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Fritz Axtmann
Born (1914-12-07)December 7, 1914
Died 13 September 1943(1943-09-13) (aged 28)
Place of birth Burglengenfeld
Place of death Kiev, Ukraine
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1933–1943
Rank Oberleutnant (Posthumously)
Unit Infanterie-Regiment 20
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Fritz Axtmann (7 December 1914 – 13 September 1943) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant 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 Axtmann died 13 September 1943 in a field hospital in Kiev. He was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant.

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas and Wegmann 1987, p. 132.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 102.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz and Wegmann, Günter (1987). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 1: A–Be (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-1153-6.

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