Fritz Schlieper

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Fritz Schlieper
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Fritz Schlieper
Born (1892-08-04)4 August 1892
Koldromb, Posen
Died 4 June 1977(1977-06-04) (aged 84)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 45. Infanterie-Division

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Franz Schlieper (brother)

[1]Fritz Schlieper (4 August 1892 – 4 June 1977) was a German military officer who served during World War I and World War II, eventually gaining the rank of Generalleutnant.


Fritz Schlieper was born 4 August 1892 in Koldromb, Posen. In 1911, he joined the German Army. After the First World War, Schlieper continued to serve in the Weimar Republic's Reichswehr and when the Weimar Republic was replaced by Nazi Germany, he remained in the Heer component of the Wehrmacht and from 1935 to 1939 commanded the 17th Artillery Regiment. In 1939, he was promoted to Generalmajor and served as Chief of Staff for Military District XIII and during the Invasion of Poland, served as the Chief of Staff for Frontier Sector Center. From 1939 to 1940, he was also the Quartermaster for the 18th Army.

During Operation Barbarossa, he commanded the 45th Infantry Division in one of the initial battles, the Defense of Brest Fortress. For his part in these battles, he would be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In 1942, he was transferred to Slovakia to lead German military mission at Slovakian Ministry of Defence. He was released from his position after conflict with Minister General Ferdinand Čatloš.[2] From 1944 until the war's end, he was the Chief of Special Staff II. After the war, Schlieper lived in Nürnberg until his death on 4 June 1977.




  1. ^ Scherzer. 2007. p. 665. 
  2. ^ Hrnko, Anton (2002). "Nemecká vojenská misia na Slovensku 1939-1944". História 3/2002, ISSN 1335-8316. 


  • 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. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gerhard Körner
Commander of 45. Infanterie-Division
27 April 1941 – 27 February 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Kühlwein