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Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach
Born (1894-04-16)April 16, 1894
Died 3 April 1989(1989-04-03) (aged 94)
Place of birth Oberstdorf
Place of death Munich
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 8. Jäger-Division
L. Armeekorps
16. Armee
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach (16 April 1894 – 3 April 1989) was a highly decorated General der Gebirgstruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16. Armee. 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-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach was captured by Soviet troops in the Courland Pocket in May 1945 and was held until 1955.

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Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
3 April 1944 In diesem Kämpfen haben sich die oberschlesische 8. Jägerdivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach sowie Sturmgeschützeinheiten unter Major Erich Schmidt besonders bewährt.[2] The Upper Silesian 8th Jäger Division under the leadership of Generalleutnant Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach as well as Sturmgeschütz units under Major Erich Schmidt distinguished themselves exceptionally in these battles.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 351.
  2. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, p. 78
Bibliography
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 8. Jäger-Division
13 November 1942 – 1 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Christian Philipp
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Boeckh-Behrens
Commander of L. Armeekorps
25 October 1944 - 11 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Commander of 16. Armee
17 March 1945 - 10 May 1945
Succeeded by
None

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