Hans Fritsche (officer)

Hans Fritsche (officer)

Hans Martin Fritsche
Birth name Hans Martin Fritsche
Born (1909-06-24)24 June 1909
Tillowitz, Silesia
Died 27 May 1993(1993-05-27) (aged 83)
Hanau, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 11

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Hans Martin Fritsche (24 June 1909 – 27 May 1993) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Hans Fritsche was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in mid-June.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 185.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 157.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 63.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht