Walter Fries

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Walter Fries
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Born (1894-04-22)22 April 1894
Died 6 August 1982(1982-08-06) (aged 88)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held 29th Panzergrenadier Division
XXXXVI Army Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Walter Fries (22 April 1894 – 6 August 1982) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wegmann 2010, p. 245.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 124.
  3. ^ a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 321.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Wegmann, Günter (2010). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 7: Fl–Fu [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 7: Fl–Fu] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2380-1. 
Military offices
Preceded by
29. Infanterie-Division
Commander of 29 Panzergrenadier Division
1 March 1943 – 5 March 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. rer. pol. Dr. jur. Hans Boelsen
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Dr. rer. pol. Dr. jur. Hans Boelsen
Commander of 29 Panzergrenadier Division
20 March 1943 – 24 August 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Dr. Fritz Polack
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Maximilian Felzmann
Commander of XXXXVI. Panzerkorps
20 September 1944 – 19 January 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Martin Gareis