Janke, Fritz

Date of birth:
January 13th, 1913 (Eilenburg/Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotion on 1st April 1943 to Oberfeldwebel with entry date of 1st March 1943 for bravery against the enemy in the battles against the Soviet-Union.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1940
Details:
Nr. 5/1052/40.
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
October 8th, 1941
Action:
For a single wound inflicted on 2nd October 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1944
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: H.-P. Rackete
  • Photo: H.-P. Rackete
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Award certificates and documents via H.-P. Rackete

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