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Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
5 May 1897(1897-05-05) – 11 June 1978 (aged 81)
Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock
Place of birth Wreschen, Kingdom of Prussia
Place of death Hannover, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg 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)[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 a winner of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub.


Summary of SS career


Dates of rank

Notable decorations


  • The SS: Hitler's Instrument of Terror: The Full Story From Street Fighters to the Waffen-SS by Gordon Williamson (Motorbooks International, (March 1994), ISBN 0879389052, ISBN 978-0879389055).
  • The Waffen-SS (2): 6. to 10. Divisions (Men-at-Arms) by Gordon Williamson (Osprey Publishing (March 25, 2004), ISBN 1841765902, ISBN 978-1841765907).


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

External links

9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen at

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


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