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Fromme, Rolf

Date of birth:
September 5th, 1914 (Hanover, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1st, 1992 (Bad Pyrmont, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1941
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer 3. / Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.Panzer-Division / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1941
On the 12.08.1941 Leutnant Fromme’s Panzers, together with a Schützen-Kompanie, struck the flank of an enemy group at Mulikowo. Despite the difficult terrain conditions and strong enemy resistance, he was able to decisively smash the enemy and destroy a large number of their heavy weapons. Through the destruction of this enemy grouping the last major obstacle preventing the exit of the XXXXI. Armee-Korps (mot) from the thick forests north of Luga was removed. Leutnant Fromme would receive the Knight’s Cross in recognition of this achievement.

Submitted on 16th September 1941.
Preliminary document on 29th September 1941 to Panzergruppe 3.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

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    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - 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
    - Kurowski F., Feldwebel Kurt Knispel, Der erfolgreichste Panzerschütze und Panzerkommandant des 2. Weltkrieges, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum

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