World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Hans Fritsche (officer)

Article Id: WHEBN0030845715
Reproduction Date:

Title: Hans Fritsche (officer)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt, Jörg Burg, Alfred Eidel, Fritz Petersen, Josef Schreiber
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Hans Fritsche (officer)

Hans Martin Fritsche
Birth name Hans Martin Fritsche
Born (1909-06-24)24 June 1909
Tillowitz, Silesia
Died 27 May 1993(1993-05-27) (aged 83)
Hanau, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 11

World War II

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

Hans Martin Fritsche (24 June 1909 – 27 May 1993) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Hans Fritsche was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in mid-June.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 185.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 157.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.