Fritz Darges joined 4. / 28.SS-Standarte as SS-Anwärter (SS cadet) on April 1st, 1933. From April 5th onwards he attended the Junkerschule (Cadetschool) in Tölz as SS Junker. On December 10th, 1934 he was promoted to SS-Standartenoberjunker. From January 25th to February 28th , 1935 he attended the Oberfähnrichkursus with the I. / SS-Standarte Deutschland. He was posted to II. / SS-Standarte Deutschland in the rank of SS-Untersturmführer and was employed as Zugführer from May 17th onwards.
July 1st, 1936, Darges was transferred to the SD-Hauptamt (SD Main office) and subsequently to the SS-Personalkanzlei (SS personnel department) which posted him to the Dienstleitung of Reichsleiter Martin Bormann. September 12th, 1937 he was promoted to SS-Obersturmführer. September 15th, 1938 he was transferred back to the SS-Standarte Deutschland.
From October 11th, 1939, onwards he was once more part of 1./SS Standarte Deutschland. July 1st. 1940 came his promotion to SS-Hauptsturmführer. From September 1st, 1940 onwards, Darges was acting Kompaniechef of 7./SS Standarte Der Führer. October 11th, he left for Unterführerschule Lauenburg to be posted as Kompanieführer with the Panzerabteilung Division Wiking. After having been wounded in the Caucasus, he was posted to the SS-Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung on November 1st, 1942; January 30th, 1943 saw him promoted to SS-Sturmbannführer.
From April 21st, 1944 onwards, Darges served in the SS-Personalhauptamt with the intention to be posted as Adjutant des Führers. On August 20th, 1944, the post of Kommandeur des Panzerregimentes Division Wiking became vacant and was given to Darges.
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