Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper

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Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper
Born 3 August 1888
Prieborn
Died 7 October 1983(1983-10-07) (aged 95)
Bückeburg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1906–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 1.leichte-Division
81. Infanterie-Division
10. Infanterie-Division
Panzer Division Tatra
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper (3 August 1888 – 7 October 1983) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Friedrich-Wilhelm von Loeper retired from active service in February 1945, but was still taken prisoner by Allied troops in May 1945 and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 241.
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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich Hoepner
Commander of 1.leichte-Division
24 November 1938 - 12 October 1939
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Werner Kempf
Preceded by
None
Commander of 81. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1939 - 5 October 1940
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Hugo Ribstein
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Conrad von Cochenhausen
Commander of 10. Infanterie-Division
5 October 1940 - 15 April 1942
Succeeded by
Oberst Hans Traut