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Fritz Gustav Backhauss
Born 9 February 1915
Died 7 March 1971(1971-03-07) (age 49)
Place of birth Halberstadt
Place of death Koblenz
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1945
1956–1971
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held III./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 13
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Fritz Gustav Backhauss (9 February 1915 – 7 March 1971) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. 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 Backhauss was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in June 1945. In 1956 he joined the postwar Bundeswehr serving until his death on 7 March 1971 in a military hospital in Koblenz.

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Citations
  1. 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.
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