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Fricke, Ernst-August

Date of birth:
May 11th, 1911 (Hamburg-Altona, Germany)
Date of death:
November 9th, 1943 (Königsberg/Eastern Prussia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Ersnt-August Fricke died on 9th November 1943, by the wounds he had inflicted on 13th August 1943. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 24th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 7. / Infanterie-Regiment 76 (motorisiert) / 20.Infanterie-Division / XXXIX.Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
January 17th, 1942
Details:
816th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1943
Details:
1872nd Award.
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Grenadier-Regiment 76 (motorisiert) / 20.Panzergrenadier-Division / LIII.Armee-Korps / 9.Armee / 4.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
November 30th, 1943
Details:
341st Award.
Awarded posthumously
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - 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
    - 20.Panzergrenadierdivision

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