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Friedrich Koch
Born (1879-01-15)January 15, 1879
Died 3 November 1961(1961-11-03) (aged 82)
Place of birth Odenkirchen
Place of death Bonn
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1931)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Waffen SS
Years of service 1897–1931
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 254. Infanterie-Division
XXXIV. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich Koch (15 January 1879 – 3 November 1961) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXXXIV corps. 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.

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  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. .
  • 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
Commander of 254. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 30 April 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Behschnitt
Preceded by
Commander of the XXXXIV. Armeekorps
1 May 1940 – 10 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Otto Stapf

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