Josef-August Fitz

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Josef-August Fitz
Born 9 January 1910
Lustenau, Austria-Hungary
Died 1 January 1977 (1977-02) (aged 66)
Innsbruck-Arzl
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Josef-August Fitz (9 January 1910 - 1 January 1977) 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 with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 168.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 310.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 84.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

  • "Josef-August Fitz". Lexikon der Wehrmacht (in German). Retrieved 17 February 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>