On this date, March 23, 1942, Einsatzgruppe A Commander, Franz Walter Stahlecker was killed in action during a clash with Soviet Partisans.
Walter Stahlecker (1900-1942) – SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor der Polizei, Commander of the Einsatzgruppe A.
Franz Walter Stahlecker (10 October 1900 – 23 March 1942) was Commander of the Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo) and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) (German: Befehlshaber der Sipo und des SD; BdS) for the Reichskommissariat Ostland in 1941–42. Stahlecker commanded Einsatzgruppe A, the most murderous of the four Einsatzgruppen (death squads during the Holocaust) active in German-occupied Eastern Europe. He was killed in action during a clash with Soviet partisans; he was replaced by Heinz Jost.