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Werner Friebe
Born (1897-07-12)12 July 1897
Died 8 March 1962(1962-03-08) (aged 64)
Place of birth Namslau
Place of death Stuttgart
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 8. Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Helmut Friebe

Werner Friebe (12 July 1897 – 8 March 1962) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded 8. Panzer-Division. 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. Werner Friebe was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1948. Werner Friebe was the younger brother of Generalleutnant Helmut Friebe, who was also a Knight's Cross recipient.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 156.
Bibliography
  • 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
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division
1 April 1944 – 21 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich



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