PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Polack, Fritz
Date of birth: October 22nd, 1892 (Gera/Fürstentum Reuß Jüngerer Linie, Germany)
Date of death:  April 6th, 1956 (England)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Presumably Dr. Fritz Pollack was also recommended for the Oak Leaves as Generalleutnant and Kommandeur of Panzergrenadier-Division 29 with notification and authorization by General der Panzertruppe and OB (Commander-in-Chief) of 10 Armee Traugott Herr (source: Fellgiebel) on April 30th, 1945. However, the award was not conferred officially due to the termination of World War Two.

Dr. Fritz Pollack died unexpectedly during a visit to England on April 6th, 1956.

Promotions:
March 22nd, 1911: Fahnenjunker;
August 18th, 1912: Leutnant (patent August 23rd, 1910);
January 27th, 1916: Oberleutnant;
December 1st, 1934: Hauptmann;
March 1st, 1937: Major;
August 1st, 1940: Oberstleutnant;
February 1st, 1942: Oberst;
July 1st, 1944: Generalmajor;
March 15th, 1945: Generalleutnant.

Career:
March 22nd, 1911: Niedersächsisches Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 10;
?: Artillerie-Offizier;
April 9th, 1920: Discharged;
?: Nationalökonomie, Universität Erfurt;
December 1st, 1934: Reichswehr;
?: Artillerie-Regiment Fulda;
October 15th, 1935: III. / Artillerie-Regiment 29;
1938: Kommandeur III. / Artillerie-Regiment 29, Kassel;
February 1st, 1940: Kommandeur V. Abteilung / Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment;
May 24th, 1941: Kommandeur Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment;
June 1941: Kommandeur Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment 2;
October 25th, 1942 - December 1942: Kommandeur Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 140;
December 1942: Führerreserve;
March 1st, 1943: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment (motorisiert) 29;
February 12th, 1944: Höherer Offizier für Panzerartillerie, General der Artillerie, Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH);
August 1944: Kommandeur 29. Panzergrenadier-Division.
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur III. / Artillerie-Regiment 29
Awarded on: September 25th, 1939
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 5th, 1914.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 140
Awarded on: December 5th, 1942
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on November 16th, 1916.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 29 (motorisiert) / 29. Panzergrenadier-Division
Awarded on: August 27th, 1943
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Otto Bauer via Axis Biographical Research
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- GÖTTE, F. & PEILER, H., Die 29. Falke-Division, Nebel Verlag GmbH, Eggolsheim, Deutschland, 2004.
- Axis Biographical Research
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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