Friedrich Herrlein

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Friedrich Herrlein
Born 27 April 1889
Ehrenbreitstein
Died 28 July 1974(1974-07-28) (aged 84)
Gießen
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 71. Infanterie-Division
18. Infanterie-Division
LV. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich Herrlein (27 April 1889 – 28 July 1974) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the LV. Corps. 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 Herrlein was captured by British troops in 1945 and was held until 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 185.
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
General der Infanterie Karl Weisenberger
Commander of 71. Infanterie-Division
15 February 1941 – 28 March 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Alexander von Hartmann
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich-Carl Cranz
Commander of 18. Infanterie-Division
28 March 1941 – 15 December 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Werner von Erdmannsdorff
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Erich Jaschke
Commander of LV. Armeekorps
6 October 1943 – January 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Horst Großmann
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Horst Großmann
Commander of LV. Armeekorps
May 1944 – 5 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt Chill