Friedrich Hochbaum

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Friedrich Hochbaum
Born 7 August 1894
Magdeburg
Died 28 January 1955(1955-01-28) (aged 60)
Woikowo Prisoner-of-war camp near Moscow
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913 - 1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 34. Infanterie-Division
XVIII. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Friedrich Hochbaum (7 August 1894 – 28 January 1955) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Friedrich Hochbaum was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 and died in captivity on 28 January 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Wehrmachtbericht references[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
14 February 1944 Im Raum von Schaschkoff hat sich die moselländische 34. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Hochbaum besonders ausgezeichnet.[4] In the area of Schaschkoff has the Moselle 34th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant-General Hochbaum particularly distinguished itself.
12 March 1944 Unter dem Befehl des Generals der Artillerie Hell haben sich in den erbitterten Abwehrkämpfen die moselländische 34. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Hochbaum, die württembergisch-badische 198. Infanteriedivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants von Horn und die württembergisch-badische 4. Gebirgs-Division unter Führung des Generalmajors Braun besonders bewährt.[5] Under the command of General of Artillery Hell, in the fierce defensive battles, the Moselle 34th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant-General Hochbaum, the Württemberg-Baden 198th Infantry Division under the leadership of Lieutenant-General von Horn and the Württemberg-Baden 4th Mountain Division under the leadership of Major General Braun, have particularly excelled.

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 287.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 189.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 71.
  4. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 34.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 55.
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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Theodor Scherer
Commander of 34. Infanterie-Division
2 November 1942 – 31 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Theobald Lieb
Preceded by
General der Gebirgstruppe Karl Eglseer
Commander of XVIII. Gebirgs-Armeekorps
24 June 1944 – 9 May 1945
Succeeded by
none