Schulz, Adalbert, born 20-12-1903 in Berlin, the son of a civil servant, graduated from a Berliner Realgymnasium, secondary school, with his abitur and took on an apprenticeship at a bank. To fulfill his ambition in becoming a bank director he attended a merchant college Handelshochschule from 1923 to 1924. In December 1925 he changed his mind and joined the Prussian police force at the Police school, Polizeischule, in Brandenburg. After completing his training in 1927 he was promoted to Polizeiwachtmeister and after eight years on 20-04-1934 of service was promoted to Polizeileutnant, second leutnant, in Berlin. On 01-10-1935 Schulz transferred from the Police, preußischen kasernierten Landespolizei, to the Wehrmacht as an Oberleutnant. He took part in the occupations of Austria, the Anschluss and the Sudetenland During the western campaign and in 1940 was promoted to Hauptmann. He participated in the invasion of Belgium, attacks on French and British positions and assisted in the breakthrough to Cherbourg, serving under General Erwin Rommel. On the 29-09-1940 he received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross . As part of Army Group Centre, under Fieldmarshal Fedor von Bock in Klin, Schulz attacked a Soviet force eight times larger than his own. Despite being outnumbered he covered the retreat of German troops and the evacuation of a field hospital with more than 4.000 wounded. For these actions he was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross on 31-12-1941. On 06-08-1943 he received the Swords to his Knight’s Cross and was promoted to Oberst. The 7th Panzer-Division under Generalmajor Hasso von Manteuffel was an armored formation of the German Army in World War II. It participated in the Battle of France, the invasion of the Soviet Union, the occupation of Vichy France, and on the Eastern Front until the end of the war. He was promoted to Generalmajor and made commander of the 7th Panzer Division. The 7th Panzer Division is sometimes known by its nickname “Ghost Division”.
Death and burial ground of Schulz, Adalbert.
After a short vacation with his family, he on 28-01-1945 returned to his division, which was to lead a counterattack in the area Schepetowka. But since only minor burglaries could be achieved, he called his commanders to a meeting. On the way to the meeting point, a grenade struck a short distance next to his scout car. Schulz, standing in the tower hatch, was hit by a splinter on the head, was immediately taken to a nearby field hospital and was to be transported by air to a hospital; but on the way he died without regaining consciousness.
His painful death was announced only on 30-01-1945. On January 28, Oberstleunant Wolfgang Glaesemer was appointed to lead the division. As the successor to the fallen diamond bearer, Dr. Karl Mauss the glorious and battle-tested 7th Panzer Division. Oberstleunant Wolfgang Glaesemer died 10-04-1999, old age 100 in Bad Tölz Bavaria. The casket of Generalmajor Schulz rests on the old command tank of the tank commander , in which he had driven many victorious attacks. Generalmajor Schulz is buried on the German War Cemetery at Starokostiantyniv, Krasyliv, Khmel’nyts’ka, Ukraine