PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Albrecht, Fritz Wilhelm Karl
Date of birth: December 23rd, 1905 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  April 29th, 1977 (Cologne/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
December 1st, 1929: Leutnant (Polizei);
May 1st, 1933: Oberleutnant (Polizei);
October 1st, 1936: Hauptmann (RDA - 35);
June 18th, 1941: Major (RDA January 1st, 1941 - 73 / October 1st, 1940 - 6a);
April 20th, 1943: Oberstleutnant (RDA February 1st, 1943 - 38);
November 8th, 1943: Oberst (RDA August 1st, 1943 - 58b);
December 21st, 1959: Brigadegeneral (Bundesheer, as from October 1st, 1959).

Career:
?: Landespolizei;
October 15th, 1935: Artillerie-Regiment 3;
1938: Chef 1. / Artillerie-Regiment 13;
May 1940: Kommandeur I. / Artillerie-Regiment 13;
October 1941 - February 27th, 1942: Kommandeur, Artillerie-Regiment 13;
May 1st, 1942: Stab, Höheren-Artillerie-Kommandeur 311;
December 16th, 1942: Führer Panzerartillerie-Regiment "Großdeutschland";
January 16th, 1943: Kommandeur, Panzerartillerie-Regiment "Großdeutschland";
?: Führerreserve;
November 25th, 1944: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 15;
April 1945: Führer, Kampfgruppe Magdeburg;
1956 - September 30th, 1963: Bundeswehr.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on: October 7th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Hauptmann (Captain)
Awarded on: May 29th, 1940
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur, Artillerie-Regiment 13, 13. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on: January 14th, 1942
 
     
EHRENBLATTSPANGE DES HEERES UND WAFFEN-SS
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur, Panzerartillerie-Regiment "Großdeutschland", Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland", Heer
Awarded on: February 17th, 1944
Action: Awarded for action at Krementschug on September 29th, 1943.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Führer, Kampfgruppe Magdeburg, Heer
Awarded on: April 19th, 1945
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Ehrenblatt des Deutschen Heeres dd. 17 Februar 1944
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