Pitsch, Walter

Date of birth:
June 13th, 1920 (Saarbrücken/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
July 29th, 2005
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptscharführer
Unit:
4. / SS-Flak-Abteilung 1 / 1.SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler” / I.SS-Panzer-Korps
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Action:
Pitsch received his Knight’s Cross as commander of a small combat group of SS-Flak-Abteilung 1 of the LSSAH, which distinguished itself during the fighting on the Southeastern front.
Details:
Awarded immediately by Supreme Commander of 6. Panzer-Armee (Dietrich), Southeastern Front. Confirmation is not clear.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher collection
  • - 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

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