Jacob Fick

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Jacob Fick
Born 17 January 1912
Ulm, Germany
Died 22 April 2004(2004-04-22) (aged 92)
Austria
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Obersturmbannführer
Unit 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich
17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Eastern Front Medal
Wound Badge in Black
Infantry Assault Badge

Jacob Fick (17 January 1912 — 22 April 2004) was an Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant Colonel), in the Waffen SS 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.

Jacob Fick born in Ulm on the 17 January 1912, was one of the early volunteers for the SS as can be seen by his SS service number 3 247, he was also a member of the NSDAP party number 153 672.

Fick was the commander of the I.Battalion, SS Langemark Regiment, Das Reich Division when he was awarded the Knight's Cross in April 1943. He later went on to command the 37th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment in the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen. He was also in command of the Division for 4 days in March 1945.[1]

Fick survived war and later changed his name to Jacob Briehl Fick.

References[edit]

  • Mattson, Gregory SS-The realm. The History of the Second SS division, 1939-45. Staplehurst 2002, ISBN 1-86227-144-5
  • 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. 
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Obersturmbannführer Vinzenz Kaiser
Commander of 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division Götz von Berlichingen
24 March 1945 – 27 March 1945
Succeeded by
SS-Oberführer Georg Bochmann