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Fischer, Gerhard (WH-Panzer)

Date of birth:
1915
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Panzer-Regiment 201
Awarded on:
November 28th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. / Panzer-Regiment 23
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1943
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 8. / Panzer-Regiment 23 / 23.Panzer-Division / 1.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
December 28th, 1943
Details:
Submitted on December 19th 1943.
Preliminary document and decoration on December 31st 1943 to Pz.AOK 1.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
8. / Panzer-Regiment 23
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
8. / Panzer-Regiment 23
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen IV Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 23
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen IV Stufe

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
    - Onderzoek via Panzer-Archiv Forum

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