<span class="Titel">Database of Iron Cross 1st Class </span> NOTE: Due to the search limitations of this database host, I have converted all German notation into standard Roman format so for the following notation please use the corresponding English equivalent: ß = SS (eg. Grossdeutchland), Ü = U (eg. Muller), Ï = I, Ë = E, Ö = O, Ä = A

Database of Iron Cross 1st Class

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Index:EK001777
Surname:FRITZ
First Name:ADOLF
Nobility: 
Awarded Date:9/01/1943
Rank:FELDWEBEL
Unit:9. / GRENAD - RGT. 530
Comments:AWARDED "DIV.GEF.STD" CITATION ON REVERSE OF DOCUMENT. DURING THE ATTACK ON STARA LINE ON 15.7.41 UNTEROFFIZIER FRITZ AND HIS GROUP HAD THE TASK OF SECURING FLANKS DURING THE COURSE OF THE ATTACK. THIS IMPORTANT AUFTRAG WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE SHORTEST PERIOD OF TIME EXEMPLARY. LATER FRTIZ, ANOTHER GRUPPENFÜHRER ALONG WITH AN MG SCHÜTZE SUFFERED KOPFSCHÜSSE (HEAD WOUNDS) . DESPITE THE ENEMY HE CAME ACROSS AN MG WHOSE CREW WAS DEAD AND FIRED SO PRECISELY WITH THIS MG THAT THE ENEMY COUNTERATTACK IN THE FRONT SEGMENT CAME TO A STAND STILL. IN THE COURSE OF BATTLE ON THE SAME DAY FRITZ WAS WOUNDED AGAIN.
Other Awards:EK2, WB(S), IAB(S)
Feldpost Stamp:KDO. 299. INF. DIV
Signature:GENERALLEUTNANT HANS BERGEN
Branch:WH
Documented:URKUNDE
Source:WAF
Confirmation:Yes
Submitter:AKA RISE

This list seeks to eventually contain the total list of recipients of the Eiserne Kreuz 1. Klasse (Iron Cross First Class), across the whole of the Wehrmacht in World War II (Heer, Kriegsmarine & Luftwaffe). This is an ambitious undertaking and may never be completed, but its ulimate goal will be to remain be the most comprehensive list of verified EK1 recipients of the Wehrmacht outside the Bundesarchiv in Germany If you have any questions or wish to seek permission to use this information please e-mail me on:

Jeff Ooi

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