Wolfgang Fischer

Wolfgang Fischer

Wolfgang Fischer
Born (1888-12-11)11 December 1888
Carolath, Silesia
Died 1 February 1943(1943-02-01) (aged 54)
Mareth Line, Tunisia
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–43
Rank General der Panzertruppen (posthumously)
Commands held 10. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Wolfgang Fischer (11 December 1888 – 1 February 1943) was a German career military officer and panzer commander in World War II. He was killed on 1 February 1943 in Tunisia near Mareth when his staff car drove into a poorly marked Italian minefield and hit a mine.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 167.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 116.
  3. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 310.
Bibliography

External links

  • "Wolfgang Fischer". Lexikon der Wehrmacht website (in German). Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  • Wolfgang Fischer @ Ritterkreuzträger 1939–45
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Ferdinand Schaal
Commander of 10. Panzer-Division
2 August 1941 – 1 February 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich Freiherr von Broich