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Friedrich von Scotti
Born 3 May 1889
Died 16 July 1969(1969-07-16) (aged 80)
Place of birth Offenbach
Place of death Karlsruhe
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1907–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 227th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke (stepson)

Friedrich von Scotti (3 May 1889 – 16 July 1969) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
8 September 1944 (addendum) In Rumänien haben sich die Kampfgruppen des Generalleutnants v. Scotti und des Generalmajors Winkler, hervorragend unterstützt durch Verbände der 15. Flakdivision unter Führung von Oberst Simon, besonders bewährt.[4] In Romania, combat groups of Lieutenant-General v. Scotti and Major General Winkler, superbly supported by units of the 15th Flak Division under the command of Colonel Simon, have particularly proven themselves.

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 438.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 698.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 396.
  4. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 236.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). 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]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
  • (in German) Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945]. München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Friedrich Zickwolff
Commander of 227. Infanterie-Division
12 April 1941 – 7 June 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Wilhelm Berlin



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