Fritz Klingenberg was born on 17th December 1912 in Rövershagen, Germany. He joined the SS-Verfügungstruppe in 1934. In 1935 he graduated from the SS-Junker-Schule in Bad Tölz and was promoted to SS-Untersturmführer. His first assignment was with the SS-Standarte "Germania" where he was a Kompanie-Führer. After this he was assigned to the staff of the "Inspektor der SS-Verfügungstruppe". In the battle for France in June 1940 he was Kompanie-Führer in the SS-Division "Reich". Subsequently he was involved in the fightings at the Balkan. He stayed in command of a Kradschützen-Bataillon until 1942, after which he was assigned to the staff of the SS-Junker-Schule "Bad Tölz", as commander of a group of officer recruits. In January 1945 he became Kommandeur of the 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Götz von Berlichingen". He was killed on 22 March 1945, not far from Herxheim in the Palatinate. His remains have never been found.
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