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Fritz Breithaupt

Fritz Breithaupt
Born (1892-09-05)5 September 1892
Bromberg
Died 25 December 1944(1944-12-25) (aged 52)
French West Coast, Channel Islands
Allegiance German Empire (to 1919)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch  Kaiserliche Marine
 Reichsmarine
 Kriegsmarine
Years of service 1911–1944
Rank Fregattenkapitän of the Reserves
Commands held 12. Minensuchflottille
24. Minensuchflottille
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Fritz Breithaupt (5 September 1892 – 25 December 1944) was a Fregattenkapitän of the Reserves with the Kriegsmarine during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 78.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 242.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 144.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 78.
Bibliography
  • Dörr, Manfred (1995). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine—Band 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Surface Forces of the Navy—Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio Verlag.  
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  • Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Navy]. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag.  
  • Schaulen, Fritjof (2003). Eichenlaubträger 1940 – 1945 Zeitgeschichte in Farbe I Abraham – Huppertz [Oak Leaves Bearers 1940 – 1945 Contemporary History in Color I Abraham – Huppertz] (in German). Selent, Germany: Pour le Mérite.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Fritz Breithaupt @ Ritterkreuzträger 1939–45
Military offices
Preceded by
Korvettenkapitän Dr. Hans Gebauer
Commander of 12. Minensuchflottille
September 1940 – October 1942
Succeeded by
disbanded
Preceded by
Commander of 24. Minensuchflottille
October 1942 – 25 December 1944
Succeeded by
Kapitänleutnant Carl-Friedrich Mohr
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