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Fritz Jacobeit
Born (1916-03-01)1 March 1916
Died 12 April 1990(1990-04-12) (aged 74)
Place of birth Königsberg
Place of death Oberhausen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Unteroffizier
Unit Füsilier-Regiment 22

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Fritz Jacobeit (1 March 1916 – 12 April 1990) was a highly decorated Unteroffizier 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 and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold; only 631 were ever awarded.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berger 2004, p. 197.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 198.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Berger, Florian (2004). Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold. Selbstverlag Florian Berger ISBN 3-9501307-3-X.
  • 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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