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Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
Born (1897-05-05)5 May 1897
Died 11 June 1978(1978-06-11) (aged 81)
Place of birth Wreschen, Kingdom of Prussia
Place of death Hannover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen-SS
Years of service 1915-1945
Rank Oberführer
Commands held 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division, 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
Awards Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuz mit Eichenlaub

SS-Oberführer (Senior Colonel)[1] Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock (1897–1978) was a German Waffen-SS officer who during his career commanded three SS-divisions, the 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, the 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division and the Latvian 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. He was also a winner of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub.

Summary of SS career[edit | edit source]

Dates of rank[edit | edit source]

Notable decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • The SS: Hitler's Instrument of Terror: The Full Story From Street Fighters to the Waffen-SS by Gordon Williamson (Motorbooks International, (March 1994), ISBN 0-87938-905-2, ISBN 978-0-87938-905-5).
  • The Waffen-SS (2): 6. to 10. Divisions (Men-at-Arms) by Gordon Williamson (Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2004), ISBN 1-84176-590-2, ISBN 978-1-84176-590-7).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. No Wehrmacht or Western equivalent: senior to Standartenführer (Colonel) and below Brigadeführer (Brigadier), it was not considered a general-officer rank.

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Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Freitag
Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division
20 October 1943 - 19 April 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner
Preceded by
SS-Gruppenführer Hinrich Schuldt
Commander of 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
15 March 1944 - 13 April 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner
Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division
May 1944 - 7 May 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Hebert-Ernst Vahl
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Sylvester Stadler
Commander of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
31 July 1944 - 29 August 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Oberführer Walter Harzer



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