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Fritz Pliska

Fritz Pliska German officer and Knight's Cross recipient

German officer and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German officer and Knight's Cross recipient
Countries Germany
Occupations Association football player Association football manager
Gender male
Birth 20 December 1915 (Gelsenkirchen)
Death 28 August 1995 (Dülken)
Fritz Pliska
The details

Fritz Pliska (20 December 1915 – 28 August 1995) was an officer in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Pliska was also is a former German footballer and coach in the German Bundesliga and in the Dutch Eerste Divisie.

Awards and decorations

  • German Cross in Gold on 22 February 1942 as Oberfeldwebel in the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 26 March 1944 as Oberfeldwebel and Zugführer (platoon leader) in the 3./Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 354.
  • Scherzer 2007, p. 598.

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