PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Pliska, Fritz
Date of birth: December 20th, 1915 (Gelsenkirchen/Western Phalia, Germany)
Date of death:  August 28th, 1995 (Dülken-Viersen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1st October 1936: Pionier, 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19;
1st October 1937: Gefreiter;
1st October 1938: Unteroffizier;
1st November 1940: Feldwebel;
1st November 1941: Oberfeldwebel;
1st September 1944: Fahnenjunker Oberfeldwebel, Pionier Schule II Dessau-Rosslau;
1st December 1944: Oberfähnrich;
1st April 1945: Leutnant, Sonderkommando Pionier Schule II.
     
DEUTSCHES SCHUTZWALL-EHRENZEICHEN
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: September 27th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: September 27th, 1939
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: June 25th, 1940
 
     
EHRENBLATTSPANGE DES HEERES UND WAFFEN-SS
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: July 8th, 1941
 
     
PANZERKAMPFABZEICHEN (OHNE ZAHLEN)
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: September 24th, 1941
Details: Silver version.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: February 22nd, 1942
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: December 1st, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel
Unit: Zugführer 3. / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 19
Awarded on: March 18th, 1944
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Beyerlein sammlung
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
- Frits Pliska through Beyerlein sammlung
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