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Bader, Friedrich Wilhelm "Fritz"

Date of birth:
June 21st, 1908 (Forst in der Lausitz/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
May 16th, 1997 (Bonn/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
1. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1943
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur Hochgebirgsjäger-Bataillon 3
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1944
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Bataillon during the fighting near Ceccano. Here Major Bader achieved success in bitter forest combat against attacking Moroccan forces, and by doing so he majorly contributed to fulfilling his Kampfgruppe’s task of covering the German retreat.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 12th, 1941
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 13th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Hochgebirgsjäger-Bataillon 3, Heer
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945.
    - 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
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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