Lindemann, Fritz

    Date of birth:
    April 11th, 1894 (Charlottenburg/Prussia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 22nd, 1944 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Fritz Lindemann wasinvolved in the murder attempt on Adolf Hitler on 20th July 1944. He was seriously wounded during his arrest by the Gestapo on 3rd September 1944 and died on 22nd September 1944 in the Berliner Polizeikrankenhaus.

    Promotions:
    August 18th, 1913: Leutnant mit Pat. 19-8-1911;
    October 5th, 1916: Oberleutnant (9);
    November 1st, 1923: Hauptmann (10);
    April 1st, 1932: Major mit RDA vom 1-2-1932 (3a);
    October 1st, 1934: Oberstleutnant (26);
    April 1st, 1937: Oberst (21);
    January 1st, 1942: Generalmajor (13a);
    January 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant (33);
    December 1st, 1943: General de Artillerie (4).

    Career:
    September 1st, 1939: Art.Kdr. 138;
    January 11th 1942: mdFb 132.Inf.-Div.;
    March 11th, 1942: Kdr. 132.Inf.-Div.;
    August 20th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
    October 1st, 1943: mWb d.Gen.d.Art.b. OKH;
    December 1st, 1943: Gen.d.Art. b. Chef Gen.St.d. Heeres;
    July 21st, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Artilleriekommandeur 138, LIV. Armeekorps, Heer
    Awarded on:
    September 4th, 1941
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    General der Artillerie
    Awarded on:
    July 16th, 1942
    Details:
    Royal Decree No. 2040 dated 16 July 1942.
    Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Generalmajor (Brigadier)
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, 132. Infanterie-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    August 23rd, 1942
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 25th, 1939
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 7th, 1939
    1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 23rd, 1942
    Krimschild
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberst (Colonel)
    Unit:
    Artilleriekommandeur 138, LIV. Armeekorps, Heer
    Awarded on:
    August 19th, 1941
    Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Award according to the Karteikarte.
    Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 23rd, 1942
    Medaille

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