Karl Bock (officer)

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Dipl.-Ing. Karl Bock
Born (1899-11-09)9 November 1899
Legelshurst
Died 20 January 1943(1943-01-20) (aged 43)
Ssamurskaja, Soviet Union
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
SS
Years of service 1917–20
1930–43
Rank Major der Reserve (Heer)
Brigadeführer (SS)
Service number NSDAP #411630
SS #8,569
Commands held III./Infanterie-Regiment 97
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Dipl.-Ing. Karl Bock[Notes 1] (9 November 1899 – 20 January 1943) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve 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. Karl Bock was killed on 20 January 1943, near Ssamurskaja, Soviet Union. He was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve and Brigadeführer.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In German an engineer's degree is called Diplom-Ingenieur (abbreviated Dipl.-Ing.)

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 116.

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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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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