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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

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
Action:
Fritz Bader was awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions during the fighting for Monte Cassino and Monte LaPezzo.
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)
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1944
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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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