Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock

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Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
Born (1897-05-06)6 May 1897
Wreschen, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 11 March 1978(1978-03-11) (aged 80)
Hannover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1915-1945
Rank Oberführer
Commands held 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division, 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
Awards Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuz mit Eichenlaub

SS-Oberführer (Senior Colonel)[Note 1] Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock (1897–1978) was a German Waffen-SS officer who during his career commanded three SS-divisions, the 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, the 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division and the Latvian 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. He was also a winner of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ No Wehrmacht or Western equivalent: senior to Standartenführer (Colonel) and below Brigadeführer (Brigadier), it was not considered a general-officer rank.

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Citations
  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 56.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 227.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 136.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 88.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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 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 Miltaer-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. 
  • The SS: Hitler's Instrument of Terror: The Full Story From Street Fighters to the Waffen-SS by Gordon Williamson (Motorbooks International, (March 1994), ISBN 0-87938-905-2, ISBN 978-0-87938-905-5).
  • The Waffen-SS (2): 6. to 10. Divisions (Men-at-Arms) by Gordon Williamson (Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2004), ISBN 1-84176-590-2, ISBN 978-1-84176-590-7).

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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 Walter Harzer