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Friedrich Wiese

Friedrich Wiese
Born 5 December 1892
Died 13 February 1972(1972-02-13) (aged 79)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1919)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer
Years of service 1914–19
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held 26. Infanterie-Division
XXXV. Armeekorps
VIII. Armeekorps
19. Armee
XI. ArmeeKorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police officer

Friedrich Wiese (5 December 1892 – 13 February 1972) was a German general who commanded the 19. Armee during World War II. 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.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1998, p. 442.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 361.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 66.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
  • Friedrich Wiese @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived January 22, 2011)
Military offices
Preceded by
Generaloberst Walter Weiß
Commander of 26. Infanterie-Division
15 April 1942 – 5 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Johannes de Boer
Preceded by
Generaloberst Lothar Rendulic
Commander of XXXV. Armeekorps
August 1943 – January 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Horst Großmann
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Horst Großmann
Commander of XXXV. Armeekorps
February 1944 – June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Kurt-Jürgen Freiherr von Lützow
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Georg von Sodenstern
Commander of 19. Armee
June 1944 – December 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Siegfried Rasp
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Commander of XI. Armeekrops
6 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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