Stefan Fröhlich (German general)

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Stefan Fröhlich
Born (1889-10-07)7 October 1889
Orşova, Austria-Hungary
Died 2 October 1978(1978-10-02) (aged 88)
Graz, Austria
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Austrian Army (1908-1938)
Luftwaffe (1938–1945)
Years of service 1908–1945
Rank General der Flieger
Commands held Kampfgeschwader 76
Fliegerführer Afrika
2. Flieger-Division
IX. Fliegerkorps
Luftwaffenkommando Südost
II. Fliegerkorps
Luftflotte 10
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Stefan Fröhlich (7 October 1889  – 2 October 1978) was a highly decorated General der Flieger in the Luftwaffe 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 157.
Bibliography
  • Alman, Karl (1998). Ritterkreuzträger des Afrikakorps [Knight's Cross Bearers of the Afrika Korps] (in German). Rastatt, Germany: VPM Verlagsunion Pabel Moewig. ISBN 978-3-8118-1457-8. 
  • 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
None
Commander of I./Kampfgeschwader 76
1 May 1939 - 17 November 1939
Succeeded by
Major Ludwig Schulz
Preceded by
Oberst Paul Schultheiss
Commander of Kampfgeschwader 76
17 November 1939 – 26 February 1941
Succeeded by
Oberst Dr. Ing. Ernst Bormann
Preceded by
None
Commander of Fliegerführer Afrika
24 February 1941 – 10 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Theo Osterkamp
Preceded by
None
Commander of 2. Flieger-Division
12 April 1942 - 1 November 1942
Succeeded by
General der Flieger Johannes Fink
Preceded by
General der Flieger Joachim Coeler
Commander of IX. Fliegerkorps
29 December 1942 – 3 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Dietrich Peltz
Preceded by
General der Flieger Martin Fiebig
Commander of Luftwaffenkommando Südost
1 September - 22 October 1944
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
General der Flieger Johannes Fink
Commander of II. Fliegerkorps
January 1945 – 1 February 1945
Succeeded by
General der Flieger Martin Fiebig
Preceded by
General der Flieger Hans-Georg von Seidel
Commander of Luftflotte 10
27 February 1945 - 30 April 1945
Succeeded by
None