Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock

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Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
Born (1897-05-06)6 May 1897
Died 11 March 1978(1978-03-11) (aged 80)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1915–45
Rank Oberführer
Commands held SS Division Hohenstaufen, 4th SS Polizei Division, Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock (6 May 1897 – 11 March 1978) was a German Waffen-SS commander during World War II who led three SS divisions, the SS Division Hohenstaufen, 4th SS Polizei Division, Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian). He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 56.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 227.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Militaer-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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Freitag
Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division
20 October 1943 – 19 April 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner
Preceded by
SS-Gruppenführer Hinrich Schuldt
Commander of 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
15 March 1944 – 13 April 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner
Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division
May 1944 – 7 May 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Hebert-Ernst Vahl
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Sylvester Stadler
Commander of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
31 July 1944 – 29 August 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Oberführer Walter Harzer