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Fritz Arndt (soldier)

Fritz Arndt
Born (1910-06-01)1 June 1910
Died 12 March 2003(2003-03-12) (aged 92)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service ?–1945
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit Panzer-Pionier-Battalion 32

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Fritz Arndt (1 June 1910 – 12 March 2003) was a highly decorated Oberfeldwebel in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a one of only four conscripted soldiers to receive the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 7.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2010, p. 4.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 101.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
  • 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.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945—Teil XI: Pioniertruppe—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Armed Forces 1939–1945—Part XI: Pioneer Troops Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Bissendorf, Germany: Biblio 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.  
  • Huß, Jürgen (2009). Ritterkreuzträger im Mannschaftsstand 1941 - 1945. Zweibrücken: VDM Nickel.  

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkrueztraeger 1939-1945
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