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Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock (6 May 1897 – 11 March 1978) was a German Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
commander during World War II
World War II
who led three SS divisions, the SS Division Hohenstaufen, 4th SS Polizei Division, Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian). He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
of Nazi Germany. Awards[edit]

Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(1914) 2nd Class (27 July 1917)[1] Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
(1934) Clasp to the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(1939) 2nd Class (21 August 1941)[1] Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(1939) 1st Class (16 September 1941)[1] Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
with Oak Leaves

Knight's Cross on 28 March 1943 as SS- Obersturmführer
Obersturmführer
and Oberstleutnant of the Schupo
Schupo
and commander of the II./SS-Polizei-Artillerie-Regiment 4[2] 570th Oak Leaves on 2 September 1944 as SS- Oberführer
Oberführer
and commander of the 9. SS-Panzer-Division "Hohenstaufen"[2]

References[edit] Citations[edit]

^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 56. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 227.

Bibliography[edit]

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
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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.  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. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

Military offices

Preceded by SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Freitag Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division 20 October 1943 – 19 April 1944 Succeeded by SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner

Preceded by SS-Gruppenführer Hinrich Schuldt Commander of 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS 15 March 1944 – 13 April 1944 Succeeded by SS-Obergruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach

Preceded by SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division May 1944 – 7 May 1944 Succeeded by SS-Brigadeführer Hebert-Ernst Vahl

Preceded by SS-Brigadeführer Sylvester Stadler Commander of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen 31 July 1944 – 29 August 1944 Succeeded by SS- Oberführer
Oberführer
Walter Harzer

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