Gerhard Fischer (Waffen SS)

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Gerhard Fischer
File:Gerhard Fischer 5ss.jpg
Born (1922-11-12)12 November 1922
Zwickau, Germany
Died 1 January 2013(2013-01-01) (aged 90)
Bad Berleburg, Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Oberscharführer
Unit 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Panzer Assault Badge in Silver 50
General Assault Badge
Eastern Front Medal 1941/42
Wound Badge

Gerhard Fischer (12 November 1922 – 1 January 2013)[1] was an Oberscharführer in the Waffen SS during World War II who 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.

Early life

Fischer was born on 12 November 1922 in Zwickau.

World War II

Fischer volunteered for the SS-VT and was posted to the 5th SS Division Wiking. He served as a platoon commander in the 3rd Battery, 5th SS Panzerjäger Battalion.

References

Further reading

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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>