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Wolfgang Fischer

Wolfgang Fischer

German general
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German general
Countries Germany
Occupations Officer
Gender male
Birth December 11, 1888 (Siedlisko, Nowa Sól County)
Death February 1, 1943 (Mareth Line)
Wolfgang Fischer
The details
Biography

Wolfgang Fischer (11 December 1888 – 1 February 1943) was a an officer in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was killed on 1 February 1943 near Mareth in Tunisia when his staff car drove into a poorly marked Italian minefield and hit a land mine.

Awards

  • Clasp to the Iron Cross 2nd Class (4 September 1939) & 1st Class (17 September 1939)
  • German Cross in Gold on 22 April 1942 as Generalmajor and commander of the 10. Panzer-Division
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 3 June 1940 as Oberst and commander of the 10. Schützen-Brigade
    • Oak Leaves on 9 December 1942 as Generalleutnant and commander of the 10. Panzer-Division
  • Thomas 1997, p. 167.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 116.
  • ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 310.

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