Prager, Fritz

Date of birth:
December 17th, 1905 (Chemnitz/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
December 3rd, 1940 (Lazerett Frankfurt am Main/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Fritz Prager reached the rank of Major. He died of cancer. He lies buried in Grave V at the Taucherfriedhof in Bautzen.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Action:
Awarded for his battalion’s capture of the vital Moerdijk bridge on 10.05.1940, which they held until relieved by the soldiers of the 9. Panzer-Division. Hauptmann Prager led his men from the front despite having undergone an operation the month before, and was badly wounded during the battle while in the process of storming an enemy bunker.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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