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Friedrich Mieth

Friedrich Mieth
Born 4 June 1888
Eberswalde, Province of Brandenburg
Died 2 September 1944(1944-09-02) (aged 56)
Iaşi, Romania
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1906–44
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 112. Infanterie-Division
IV. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Friedrich Mieth (4 June 1888 – 2 September 1944) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the IV. corps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Friedrich Mieth was killed on 2 September 1944 in Iaşi, Romania.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht references

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
18 February 1944 In den schweren Kämpfen im Raum von Nikopol haben ostmärkische, bayerische, rheinisch-westfälische, sächsische, mecklenburgische, pommersche und ostpreußische Division unter dem Befehl des Generals der Gebirgstruppen Schörner und der Generale Brandenberger, Mieth und Kreysing in der Zeit vom 5. November 1943 bis 15 Februar 1944 in Angriff und Abwehr starke Durchbruchsversuche der Bolschewisten mit blanker Waffe verhindert und ihnen hohe Verluste zugefügt. Dabei wurden 1754 Panzer, 533 Geschütze, zahlreiche andere Waffen und sonstiges Kriegsgerät erbeutet oder vernichtet und 56 feindliche Flugzeuge durch Infanteriewaffen abgeschossen.[5] In the heavy fighting in the area of Nikopol have the Ostmark, Bavaria, Rhineland-Westphalia, Saxony, Mecklenburg, Pomerania and East Prussia Division under the command of the General of Mountain Troops Schörner and the generals Brandenberger, Mieth and Kreysing in the time frame of 5 November 1943 to 15 February 1944 in offensive and defensive actions, prevented Bolsheviks attempts to break through with cold steel and inflicted heavy losses. Thereby have been captured or destroyed. 1754 tanks, 533 guns, many other weapons and other military equipment, 56 enemy aircraft have been shot down by infantry weapons.
8 June 1944 Bei den Kämpfen im Raum von Jassy haben deutsch-rumänische Truppen unter dem Befehl des rumänischen Generals der Kavallerie Racovita, des Generals der Panzertruppen von Knobelsdorff sowie des Generals der Infanterie Mieth, hervorragend unterstützt durch starke deutsch-rumänische Kampf- und Schlachtfliegerverbände, in harten Kämpfen die Bolschewisten aus tief gegliederten, zäh verteidigten Stellungen geworfen und die eigenen Stellungen dadurch bedeutend verbessert.[6] In the battles in the area of Jassy, German and Romanian troops under the command of the Romanian Cavalry General Racoviţă, General of Panzer troops von Knobelsdorff and the General of the Infantry Mieth, superbly supported by strong German-Romanian bomber and ground-attack aircraft units, have thrown in fierce combat out of their deeply structured, tough defending, positions, the Bolsheviks, and improved our positions significantly.


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 83.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 311.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 255.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 68.
  5. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 37.
  6. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 121.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Kurt von Tippelskirch
Commander of Infanterieregiment 27
6 October 1936 – 10 November 1938
Succeeded by
Oberst Theobald Lieb
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hans-Heinrich Sixt von Armin
Chief of the General Staff of XII. Armeekorps
10 November 1938 – 26 August 1939
Succeeded by
Oberst Maximilian Grimmeiß
Preceded by
Chief of the General Staff of 1. Armee
26 August 1939 – 24 October 1940
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Carl Hilpert
Preceded by
Commander of 112. Infanterie-Division
10 December 1940 – 10 November 1942
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Albert Newiger
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Max Pfeffer
Commander of IV. Armeekorps
December 1942 – 2 September 1944
Succeeded by
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