Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann

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Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann
Born (1889-01-22)22 January 1889
Osterode Castle (Schloß Osterode) in Osterode in Ostpreußen, East Prussia, German Empire
Died 26 January 1975(1975-01-26) (aged 86)
Bad Wiessee, Upper Bavaria, West Germany
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1921)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1906–21
1935–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 340. Infanterie-Division
LXXXIX. Armeekorps
712. Infanterie-Division
XXX. Armeekorps
XXXIII.Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police Officer

Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann (22 January 1889 – 26 January 1975) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who held several divisional and corps level commands. 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]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
26 September 1944 (Addendum) Bei den Abwehrkämpfen in Belgien hat sich die 712. Infanteriedivision unter Führung von Generalleutnant Neumann besonders ausgezeichnet. Die Division vernichtete bzw. erbeutete in der Zeit vom 3. bis zum 10. September 161 "Sherman"-Panzer und Panzerspähwagen, größtenteils durch Panzernahbekämpfungsmittel.[2] In the defensive battles in Belgium, the 712th Infantry Division, led by Lieutenant-General Neumann particularly distinguished itself. The division destroyed or captured during the period of 3 to 10 September 161 "Sherman" tanks and armored cars, mostly by anti tank weapons in close quarters fighting.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 264.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 262.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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 Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • 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
Generalmajor George von Döhren
Commander of 712. Infanterie-Division
16 April 1942 - 25 February 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Joachim von Siegroth
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich von Unger
Commander of XXXIII. Armeekorps
5 April 1945 - 7 May 1945
Succeeded by
None (Unit Surrendered)