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Feßmann, Fritz

Date of birth:
December 25th, 1913 (Urbach/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 11th, 1944 (near Tilsit/East Prussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 7 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
May 1940
Details:
Awarded in May/June 1940 for military merit during the battle of France. Exact date unknown.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 7 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
June 1940
Details:
Awarded somewhere in June/July 1941 for military merit during the invasion of the Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa). Exact date unknown.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer 1. / Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 7 / 4.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef 1. / Kradschützen-Bataillon 64
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1943
Details:
170th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 5
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Details:
103rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

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