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Fritz Schlieper
Born (1892-08-04)4 August 1892
Died 4 June 1977(1977-06-04) (aged 84)
Place of birth Koldromb, Posen
Place of death Nürnberg
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1911–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 45. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Franz Schlieper (brother)

Fritz Schlieper (4 August 1892 – 4 June 1977) was a German military officer who served during World War I and World War II, eventually gaining the rank of Generalleutnant.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Fritz Schlieper was born 4 August 1892 in Koldromb, Posen. In 1911 he joined the German Army. After the First World War Schlieper continued to serve in the Weimar Republic's Reichswehr, and when the Weimar Republic was replaced by Nazi Germany he remained in the Heer component of the Wehrmacht, and from 1935 to 1939 commanded the 17th Artillery Regiment. In 1939 he was promoted to Generalmajor and served as Chief of Staff for Military District XIII and, during the Invasion of Poland, served as the Chief of Staff for Frontier Sector Center. From 1939 to 1940 he was also the Quartermaster for the 18th Army.

During Operation Barbarossa he commanded the 45th Infantry Division in one of the initial battles, the Defense of Brest Fortress. For his part in these battles he would be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In 1942 he was transferred to Slovakia to command German occupying forces there. From 1944 until the war's end, he was the Chief of Special Staff II. After the war, Schlieper lived in Nürnberg til his death on 4 June 1977.

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Citations
  1. Scherzer 2007, p. 665.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 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
Generalmajor Gerhard Körner
Commander of 45. Infanterie-Division
27 April 1941 – 27 February 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Kühlwein


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