Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach

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Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach
Born 16 April 1894
Died 3 April 1989(1989-04-03) (aged 94)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 8th Jäger Division
L Army Corps
16th Army
Battles/wars Courland Pocket
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach (16 April 1894 – 3 April 1989) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II who commanded the 16th Army. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

Kirchensittenbach surrendered to the Red Army in 1945 in the Courland Pocket. Convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, he was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 351.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppe Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 8. Jäger-Division
13 November 1942 – 1 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Christian Philipp
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Boeckh-Behrens
Commander of L. Armeekorps
25 October 1944 - 11 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Commander of 16. Armee
17 March 1945 - 10 May 1945
Succeeded by
None