Friday, 6 March 2015

Werner Thomas Ludwig Freiherr von Fritsch

Werner Thomas Ludwig Freiherr von Fritsch


Branch: Kaiserliche Heer / Reichsheer / Heer
Born: 4 August 1880 in Benrath, Düsseldorf, Germany.
Died: 22 September 1939 near Praga, Warsaw.

Generaloberst 20 April 1936
General der Artillerie 1 February 1934
Generalleutnant 1 June 1932
Generalmajor 1 November 1930
Oberst 1 March 1927
Oberstleutnant 5 February 1923
Major 16 September 1917
Hauptmann 22 March 1913
Oberleutnant 18 October 1909
Leutnant 27 January 1900
Fähnrich 22 May 1899


Oberkommando des Heeres
Takes command on February 1934
Ends command on 4 February 1938

12th Artillery Regiment
Takes command on 1939
Ends command on 22 September 1939

Personal Information:

Werner Thomas Ludwig Freiherr von Fritsch was born on 4 August 1880 in Benrath and was a serving member of the Heer during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Generaloberst on 20 April 1936 and went on to command the following 12th Artillery Regiment during the Invasion of Poland.

On 22 September 1939, in Praga during the Siege of Warsaw, a bullet tore an artery in his leg and he bled to death within a few minutes. The state funeral took place at the Heroes Memorial Hall in Berlin on 25 September 1939.


Other: Personnel


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