Fritz Hertzsch

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Fritz Hertzsch
Born 15 June 1892
Zittau
Died 15 July 1941(1941-07-15) (aged 49)
Kutjany, Russia
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–1941
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Infanterie-Regiment 77
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Fritz Hertzsch (15 June 1892 – 15 July 1941) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Fritz Hertzsch was killed on 15 July 1941 near Kutjany, Russia. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross on 8 August 1941.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 186.

References[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich Bayer
Commander of Infanterie-Regiment 77
26 August 1939 – 15 July 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Alexander von Pfuhlstein