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Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig
German general

Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig

Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig
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Quick Facts

Intro German general
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 25 July 1888
Death 10 September 1939 (aged 51 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig (25 July 1888 – 10 September 1939) was a general in the Waffen-SS who participated in the invasion of Poland. He was the first general to be killed in World War II. Von Roettig held the ranks of Generalmajor der Ordnungspolizei and SS Brigadeführer.
Von Roettig was killed on 10 September (at about 14:15), 1939, near Opoczno, Poland. He was killed when his staff car was ambushed by Polish troops armed with heavy machine guns. Von Roettig was subsequently shot in the head. The next general to die was the Polish general Józef Kustroń, who died on 16 September. The next German general to die was Werner von Fritsch, on 22 September.
As a memorial to him, a street in occupied Prague was named after him during the German occupation of the city.

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