Fritz Müller (soldier)

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Fritz Müller
Born (1907-10-03)3 October 1907
Neumark, Silesia
Died 26 January 1994(1994-01-26) (aged 86)
Eschwege
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1927–1945
Rank Oberst
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 208
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Fritz Müller (3 October 1907 – 26 January 1994) was an Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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. Fritz Müller was captured by American troops in 1945.

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Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
29 April 1944 Bei den schweren Kämpfen der letzten Tage haben sich das deutsche Grenadierregiment 208 unter Führung von Ritterkreuzträger Oberst Fritz Müller erneut und das rumänische Reiterregiment 11 unter Führung von Oberst Cheruvin besonders ausgezeichnet.[5] In the heavy fighting in recent days, the German Grenadier Regiment 208 under the leadership of Knight's Cross bearer Colonel Fritz Müller, and the Romanian Cavalry Regiment 11 under command of Colonel Cheruvin have particularly distinguished themselves.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 105.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 319.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 259.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 70.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 91.
Bibliography
  • 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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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