Fick bought the farm April 29, 1945.
Supposedly outside a POW camp in Murnau, where he was heading to deliever a letter from Himmler in regards to the execution of POWs. US forces were already in the area and Fick et al noticed too late and opened fire. The result is seen here.
I include the caveats, as I know nothing of the fact and only sifted through what I found on the web.
Here some family members are discussing the circumstances:
This response from one family member to the other who inquired about his grandfathers death:
ich bin's, dein Cousin Leo...auch ich habe mich ein wenig schlau machen wollen über unseren richtigen Opi und bin auf folgendes, leider nicht positives, gestoßen:
Kurios zunächst war, dass unser Opi in Schwabstadl auf dem Friedhof liegt (rechts hinten) und diese Kriegsgräberstätte ca. 2 km vom Haus meines Schwiegervaters entfernt liegt!! Ich war schon mehrmals dort (auch am Tag von Großis Beerdigung, da ich beim Schwiegervater übernachtet habe)
Schade, dass Du nicht da warst.
Zum 29. April 1945: Opi war anscheinend mit einem Brief Himmlers (der die Exekution der 5000 meist polnischen Kriegsgefangenen befahl) im Lager OFLAG VII A in Murnau angekommen als die Amerikaner das Lager erreichten. Wenn Du unter Google die Suchbegriffe "OFLAG Vii a" oder "Murnau POW Libertation pictures" gibt es sogar Fotos und Berichte von den letzten Minuten.
On April 29, 1945, during the oflag assembly a plane with Polish insygnia had appeared in the sky, circled above the assembly square, tried to signal something and went away. Soon on the road to the camp appeared American tanks. At the same time from the other side of Murnau 2 German cars approached. They stopped upon noticing the tanks. Germans had been taken by surprise. SS officer in the first car opened fire from the machine gun, at the same time his companion jumped out of the veihicle. Both men were killed on a spot by Americans. The same fate met the passangers of the second car. Among the killed Germans was SS general Fik. His briefcase contained the letter signed by Himmler. It was an order to kill all 5000 Polish officers in Murnau. To execute this task Fik had had at his dsposal an SS group in 40 armoured vehicles that started from Munich. Most likely the SS-man intended to assemble the POWs and killed them with the machine guns fire from guard's towers.
SS commander and his lieutenant killed by Americans
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Pic from this site - see watermark: