Friedrich Koch (general)

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Friedrich Koch
Born 15 January 1879
Odenkirchen
Died 3 November 1961(1961-11-03) (aged 82)
Bonn
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1931)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Waffen SS
Years of service 1897–31
1937–42
Rank General der Infanterie
Gruppenführer
Commands held 254. Infanterie-Division
XXXIV. Armeekorps
Battles/wars 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. .

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
None
Commander of 254. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 30 April 1940
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Walter Behschnitt
Preceded by
None
Commander of the XXXXIV. Armeekorps
1 May 1940 – 10 December 1941
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Otto Stapf