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Dr.-Ing. Fritz Wilhelm Johann Below
Born (1909-03-18)18 March 1909
Died 30 August 1959(1959-08-30) (aged 50)
Place of birth Eberswalde
Place of death Unknown
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 669
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Dr.-Ing. Fritz Wilhelm Johann Below[Notes 1] (18 March 1909 – 30 August 1959) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. In German a Doctorate in engineering is abbreviated as Dr.-Ing. (Doctor-Ingenieur).

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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