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Walter Fries

Walter Fries

German general
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Quick Facts
Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth April 22, 1894 (Gusternhain, Hesse, Germany)
Death August 6, 1982 (Weilburg, Limburg-Weilburg, Giessen Government Region, Hesse)
Walter Fries
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Biography

Walter Fries (22 April 1894 – 6 August 1982) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Awards

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd and 1st Class
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (24 September 1939) & 1st Class (9 October 1939)
  • Eastern Front Medal (18 July 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold on 9 October 1942 as Oberst in Infanterie-Regiment 87 (mot.)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    • Knight's Cross on 14 December 1941 as Oberst and commander of the Infanterie-Regiment 87 (mot.)
    • Oak Leaves on 29 January 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 29. Panzergrenadier-Division
    • Swords on 11 August 1944 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 29. Panzergrenadier-Division
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