Fritz Vogt

Fritz Vogt
Born (1918-03-17)17 March 1918
Munich, German Empire
Died 3 April 1945(1945-04-03) (aged 27)
Fürstenfeld, Greater German Reich
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank SS-Sturmbannführer
Battles/wars World War II

Fritz Vogt (17 March 1918 – 3 April 1945) was a Sturmbannführer in the Waffen-SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Vogt volunteered for the SS in April 1935; in April 1939 he was posted to the SS Panzer Division Das Reich as a platoon leader. In September 1939 he took part in the Polish Campaign, and in 1940 the Battle of France. He was awarded the Knight's Cross on the 4 September 1940. He took part in the Operation Marita and Operation Barbarossa.

At the end of October 1943, he took over command of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Panzer Grenadier Regiment Norge, 11th SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nordland at Leningrad. His battalion suffered heavy casualties during the Soviet winter offensive and was withdrawn to Germany to refit. At the end of 1944 his regiment was relocated to Hungary to reinforce the 5th SS Panzergrenadier Division Wiking. In March 1945 he was awarded the Oak leaves to the Knight's Cross. Vogt was killed in action on 3 April 1945.


Fritz Vogt (second from right) with Heinrich Himmler and other SS officers on tour of Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, June 1941.



  1. 1 2 Thomas 1998, p. 404.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 488.
  3. 1 2 Scherzer 2007, p. 761.


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  • 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. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
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