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Ernst-August Fricke

Ernst-August Fricke
Birth name Ernst-August Fricke
Born (1914-05-11)11 May 1914
Altona, Germany
Died 9 November 1943(1943-11-09) (aged 29)
Königsberg, East Prussia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–43
Rank Oberstleutnant (Posthumously)
Commands held II. / Grenadier-Regiment 76

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police Officer

Ernst-August Fricke (11 May 1911 – 9 November 1943) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst-August Fricke was wounded in August 1943 during the Battle of Kursk and died from his wounds on 9 November 1943 in Königsberg, East Prussia. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 30 November 1943.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 181.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 156.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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