Jacobeit, Fritz

Date of birth:
March 1st, 1916 (Königsberg/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 12th, 1990 (Oberhausen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 22, 1. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Füsilier
Unit:
Füsilier-Regiment 22, 1. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1944
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Private)
Unit:
Gruppenführer 6. / Füsiliers-Regiment 22 / 1.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1945
Action:
Awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions during the four-day battle of Schlossberg (which commenced on the 13.01.1945). In the midst of the bitter house-to-house fighting a favourable frontline situation suddenly presented itself to Jacobeit. On his own initiative he launched a counterthrust with a handful of men and was able to spoil an enemy infantry assault. He would be recognized appropriately for this action.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter (Private)
Unit:
Füsilier-Regiment 22
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Füsilier-Regiment 22, 1. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 16th, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Füsilier
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1943
Details:
Awarded for a wound inflicted on the 16th of September 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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