Fritz Vehse

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Fritz Vehse
Born (1924-04-23) 23 April 1924 (age 90)
Berlin
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Nazi Germany Heer
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Gefreiter
Unit 3. / Pionier-Battaillon, 342nd Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class

Fritz Vehse (born 23 April 1924) is a former Gefreiter in the Wehrmacht during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. This was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

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  • 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.