|Born||21 June 1885|
|Died||11 November 1946(aged 61)|
|Place of birth||Hof, Mähren|
|Place of death||Vienna, Austria|
|Years of service||
General der Infanterie (Germany)
45th Infantry Division|
World War I|
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Friedrich Materna (1885–1946) was a General in the Bundesheer (Austrian Federal Army) in the 1930s and the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War.
He became a general-major in the Austrian army in 1935, and he was also a part of the Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung (Federal Ministry of Defence), in which he acted as Head of the Training Department.
After the Anschluss he was incorporated into the Wehrmacht, where from 1938 to 1940, he commanded the 45. Infanterie-Division. Between 1940 and 1942, he commanded the XX Armeekorps, and from 1942 to 1943, the Military District XVII.
Between 1943 and 1944, he was held in reserve, and, in 1944, he retired from the Army.
He died in 1946.
- Eisernes Kreuz 2. and 1. Klasse
- Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (15 Dec 1942)
- Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (5 Aug 1940)
- Walther-Peer Fellgiebel (2000), Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5
|Commander of 45. Infanterie-Division
1 April 1938 – 25 October 1940
Generalmajor Gerhard Körner
|Commander of XX. Armeekorps
October 1940 – 10 September 1942
General der Artillerie Rudolf Freiherr von Roman
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