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Pliska, Fritz

Date of birth:
December 20th, 1915 (Gelsenkirchen/Western Phalia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 28th, 1995 (Dülken-Viersen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
1st October 1936: Pionier, 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19;
1st October 1937: Gefreiter;
1st October 1938: Unteroffizier;
1st November 1940: Feldwebel;
1st November 1941: Oberfeldwebel;
1st September 1944: Fahnenjunker Oberfeldwebel, Pionier Schule II Dessau-Rosslau;
1st December 1944: Oberfähnrich;
1st April 1945: Leutnant, Sonderkommando Pionier Schule II.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne zahlen)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1942
Medaille
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Beyerlein sammlung
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Frits Pliska through Beyerlein sammlung

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