Lieb, Theo-Helmut "Theobald"
- Date of birth:
- November 29th, 1892 (Freudenstadt/Württemberg, Germany)
- Date of death:
- March 20th, 1981 (Freudenstadt/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
November 16th, 1910: Fähnrich (Patent March 20th, 1910);
August 18th, 1911: Leutnant;
August 18th, 1915: Oberleutnant;
September 20th, 1918: Rittmeister (13);
February 1st, 1932: Major;
October 1st, 1934: Oberstleutnant;
April 1st, 1937: Oberst;
June 1st, 1941: Generalmajor;
April 1st, 1943: Generalleutnant.
March 20th, 1910: Infanterie-Regiment 123;
?: Chef 2. Eskadron / 6. (Preußisches) Reiter-Regiment;
1920: Stab Wehrkreiskommando V;
1923: Kompaniechef Infanterie-Regiment 15;
?: Lehrer Infanterie-Schule, Dresden;
1934: Stab 4. Division, Dresden;
October 1st, 1936 - October 1st, 1937: Kommandeur 38. Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilung;
October 12th, 1937 - November 10th, 1938: Kommandeur Panzer-Abwehr Truppen XII, Wiesbaden;
November 10th, 1938 - September 9th, 1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 27, Rostock;
?: Kommandeur Wuppertal;
September 17th, 1941: Führer 290. Infanterie-Division (m.d.F.b.);
November 10th, 1941: Führerreserve;
April 16th, 1942: Kommandant Frankfurt;
February 21st, 1943: Führer 306. Infanterie-Division (m.d.F.b.);
Aeptember 3rd, 1943: Kommandeur 112. Infanterie-Division;
November 2nd, 1943 - Fwebruary 1st, 1944: Kommandeur Korps-Abteilung B;
February 1st, 1944: Kommandierender General XXXXII. Armeekorps;
May 31st, 1944: Kommandeur 34. Infanterie-Division.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Generalleutnant (Major-general)
- Führer, XXXXII. Armeekorps, Heer
- Awarded on:
- February 7th, 1944
Awarded for holding the north and northwestern front of the Cherkassy pocket in early 1944 as the commander of the XXXXII. Armee-Korps.
Awarded for his further achievements during the battle for the Cherkassy pocket. Especially during the breakout from the pocket he would show great bravery and energy. He collected a Bataillon of stragglers from the Korpsabteilung B and the 5. SS Panzer-Division “Wiking” and broke through a Soviet armoured group south of the road Potschapinzy-Lissjanka. With his horse Lieb then swam over the Gniloi-Tikitsch and reached safety at Lissjanka. For his role in this battle he would be christened the “Lion of Cherkassy” and be awarded the Oakleaves directly from Hitler himself.
- Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
- Photo: Norbert Beyerlein
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- THOMAS, FRANZ & WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 1998.
- Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001