Benicke, Fritz

Date of birth:
August 11th, 1894 (Berlin-Charlottenburg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
March 14th, 1975 (Starnberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Became Doktor rer. pol on 13th June 1922. Also had the title Dr.
Finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

Promotions:
December, 1913: Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier;
March 22nd, 1914: Fähnrich;
August 7th, 1914: Leutnant;
March 22nd 1918: Oberleutnant;
June 1st, 1926: Hauptmann;
August 1st, 1934: Major;
January 1st, 1937: Oberstleutnant;
January 1st, 1940: Oberst (5);
July 1st, 1943: Generalmajor (2);
May 1st, 1944: Generalleutnant (3b).

Career:
January 1st, 1939: Kdr. Pi.Btl. 47;
March 15th, 1940: Kdr. Pi.Rgt.Stab zbV 617;
December 18th, 1940: Armee-Pionier-Führer 1.Panzer-Armee;
June 5th, 1943: Führer-Reserve OKH;
June 15th, 1943: Kdt. 5.Div.Fhr.Lehrgang;
July 9th, 1943: Kdt. Pz.Tr.Schule Wünsdorf;
July 20th, 1943: mWdGb Gen.d.Pi./H.Gr.Mitte;
September 15th, 1943: Kdt. Pz.Tr.Schule Bergen;
November 5th, 1943: Kdr. 25.Pz.Gren.Div.;
April 16th, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
May 1st, 1944: Kdr. 41.Festungs-Div.;
July 30th, 1944: Führer-Reserve OKH;
August 1st, 1944: Kdt. Stb.Hö.Pi.Kdr.zbV. XI;
December 1st, 1944: Kdt. Fest.Oberschlesien.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst
Unit:
Armee-Pionier-Führer Panzer-Armeeoberkommando 1
Awarded on:
January 26th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1939
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 19th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914

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