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Alfred Fischer (SS officer)


Alfred Fischer (SS officer)

Alfred Fischer
Born 14 December 1907
Vienna, Austria
Died 28 July 1945(1945-07-28) (aged 37)
Landsberg an der Warthe, Germany now Poland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1934–1945
Rank Sturmbannführer
Unit 5th SS Division Wiking
11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross I Class
Iron Cross II Class
German Cross in Gold
Honour Roll Clasp of the Army

Alfred Fischer (14 December 1907 — 28 July 1945) was a Sturmbannführer (Major) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Alfred Fischer was born on the 14 December 1907 in Vienna, Austria. During World War II he volunteered to join the Waffen SS. He was awarded the German Cross in Gold while assigned to the I.Battalion, 5th SS Artillery Regiment SS Division Wiking in January 1943.

In March 1945 he was added to the Honour Roll Clasp of the Army and the Knight's Cross was awarded at the end of the war on the 9 May 1945, while in command of the II.Battalion, 11th SS Artillery Regiment, 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division Norland.[Notes 1]

Fischer survived the war but died in the prisoner of war camp hospital at Landsberg an der Warthe, Germany now Poland on the 28 July 1945.



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