Wilhelm von Roettig

SurnameRoettig
Given NameWilhelm
Born25 Jul 1888
Died10 Sep 1939
CountryGermany
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseWilhelm Fritz von Roettig, who held the rank of SS-Brigade Brigadeführer and Generalmajor der Ordnungspolizei when he was killed during the invasion of Poland in 1939, became the first general to be killed in action in the European War when his staff car was ambushed by Polish troops. A street in Prague, occupied Czechoslovakia was named in his honor until 1945.

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25 Jul 1888 Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig was born.
10 Sep 1939 SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig became the first German general to die in World War II when he was killed in Action at Opoczno, Poland at about 1415 hours.




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