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Becker, Fritz (370. Infanterie-Division)

Date of birth:
March 7th, 1892 (Heidberg/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
June 11th, 1967 (Herzberg/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Fritz Becker served with Infanterie-Regiment 60, 370. Infanterie-division, as stellvertretender Führer XXIV. Panzerkorps, with 389. Infanterie-Division and as Kampfkommandant Bremen. Between April 27th, 1945 and January 6th, 1948 he was a Prisoner-of-War to the British.

Promotions:
16.06.1913: Unteroffizier
18.10.1913: Fahnenjunker
20.05.1914: Leutnant
18.06.1917: Oberleutnant
01.03.1925: Hauptmann
01.04.1934: Major
01.08.1936: Oberstleutnant
01.04.1939: Oberst
20.04.1942: Generalmajor
20.04.1943: Generalleutnant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 60 (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1941
doc signed by Generalfeldmarschall v. Brauchitsch
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
in Bronze
doc signed by Generalleutnant Henrici
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 370. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1943
Awarded for distinguishing himself with his Division during the fighting for the Kuban bridgehead, where they achieved a particularly noteworthy defensive achievement. While fighting along the Protoka river (specifically in the Slawjanskaja area) they successfully fended off all attacks by the Soviet 37th Army.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1944
Kubanschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
doc signed by Generalmajor Hube
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1916
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Awarded on:
January 29th, 1938
doc signed by Oberst Schirmer
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1940
doc signed by Generalmajor Krampf
Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen

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