Lier, Friedrich

Date of birth:
May 22nd, 1910 (Mannheim-Rheinau/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1974 (Enzklösterle/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
x?: Leutnant;
x?: Oberleutnant;
x?: Hauptmann;
March 1st, 1944: Major (5c);
January 1st, 1945: Oberstleutnant.

Career:
November 23th, 1944: mdFb Gren.Rgt. 178;
January 5th, 1945: Führer-Reserve OKH;
February 7th, 1945: bis zum Beginn des 22. Rgt.Fhr.Lehrg. dem W.Kr. III zur Schulung als Rgt.Fhr. im Ersatzheer zur Verfügung gestellt;
March 9th, 1945: kann f. 76. Inf.Div. nicht zur Verfg. gestellt werden, da zunächst aufgrund Tauglktsgrd.f. Schulverwendung vorgeschen;
March 12th, 1945: mit Wirkung vom 10-3-1945 mit Fhrg. HOS Hannbeauftragt.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
9. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 121, 50. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 2nd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturm-Bataillon, Armeeoberkommando 6, Heer
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his bravery and leadership of the Sturm-Bataillon AOK 6 during early 1944. In this time he and his Bataillon resolved many difficult crisis situations.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe Lier, 490. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the leadership of a Regiments-Kampfgruppe in April 1945. In this time he and his men fought in the Rhine area, near Großenkneten and around Kirchhatten. At Kirchhatten Lier and his 6 Kompanien defended against the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade for some time, though a counterattack on the 23.04.1945 was ultimately unsuccessful.
Details:
Unnumbered awarding accoridng to the Dönitz Erlass, would have been the 869th Awarding.

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