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FRIEDRICH-WILHELM BOCK (6 May 1897 – 11 March 1978) was a German 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
Iron Cross
of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
.

AWARDS

* Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(1914) 2nd Class (27 July 1917) * Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (1934) * Clasp to the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(1939) 2nd Class (21 August 1941) * Iron Cross
Iron Cross
(1939) 1st Class (16 September 1941)

* Knight\'s Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
with Oak Leaves

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

REFERENCES

CITATIONS

* ^ A B C Thomas 1997, p. 56. * ^ A B Scherzer 2007, p. 227.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

* 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2 . * Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 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
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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