|Birth name||Ernst-August Fricke|
11 May 1914|
|Died||9 November 1943
Königsberg, East Prussia
|Years of service||1935–1943|
|Commands held||II. / Grenadier-Regiment 76|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
|Other work||Police Officer|
Ernst-August Fricke (11 May 1911 – 9 November 1943) 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 with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Ernst-August Fricke was wounded in August 1943 during the Battle of Kursk and died from his wounds on 9 November 1943 in Königsberg, East Prussia. He was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant and awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross on 30 November 1943.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (6 November 1939)
- 1st Class (24 July 1941)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- in Silver
- in Gold
- Infantry Assault Badge
- Eastern Front Medal (25 July 1942)
- Honour Roll Clasp of the Army (20 June 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
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- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 65.
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- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.