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Dr.-Ing. Fritz Wilhelm Johann Below
Born (1909-03-18)18 March 1909
Died 30 August 1959(1959-08-30) (aged 50)
Place of birth Eberswalde
Place of death Unknown
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 669
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Dr.-Ing. Fritz Wilhelm Johann Below[Notes 1] (18 March 1909 – 30 August 1959) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant 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.

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  1. In German a Doctorate in engineering is abbreviated as Dr.-Ing. (Doctor-Ingenieur).

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
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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