17 October 1916|
|Died||2 March 1999
|Allegiance||Nazi Germany (to 1945)|
|Years of service||1936–45|
|Commands held||Panzer-Abteilung (Panther) 2101
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Friedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach (17 October 1916 – 2 March 1999) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht 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. Friedrich-Wilhelm Breidenbach was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was released in April 1946.
Awards and decorations
- West Wall Medal (20 March 1940)
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (3 July 1940)
- 1st Class (18 July 1941)
- Infantry Assault Badge (1 April 1941)
- Panzer Badge
- in Silver
- II Class
- III Class
- Eastern Front Medal (1 July 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 30 September 1944 as Major and commander of Panzer-Brigade 101 
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 122.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) . 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.
- 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.