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Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock

Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
Born (1897-05-06)6 May 1897
Wreschen, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 11 March 1978(1978-03-11) (aged 80)
Hannover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Waffen-SS
Years of service 1915-1945
Rank Oberführer
Commands held 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division, 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
Awards Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuz mit Eichenlaub

SS-Oberführer (Senior Colonel)[Note 1] Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock (1897–1978) was a German Waffen-SS officer who during his career commanded three SS-divisions, the 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, the 4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division and the Latvian 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. He was also awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub.

Summary of SS career

Dates of rank

Notable decorations


  1. ^ No Wehrmacht or Western equivalent: senior to Standartenführer (Colonel) and below Brigadeführer (Brigadier), it was not considered a general-officer rank.


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 56.
  2. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 227.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 136.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 88.

External links

  • 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen at
Military offices
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Freitag
Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division
20 October 1943 - 19 April 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner
Preceded by
SS-Gruppenführer Hinrich Schuldt
Commander of 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS
15 March 1944 - 13 April 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Obergruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner
Commander of 4th SS Polizei Division
May 1944 - 7 May 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Brigadeführer Hebert-Ernst Vahl
Preceded by
SS-Brigadeführer Sylvester Stadler
Commander of 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen
31 July 1944 - 29 August 1944
Succeeded by
SS-Oberführer Walter Harzer
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