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Zickwolff, Friedrich

Date of birth:
August 1st, 1893 (Bayreuth, Germany)
Date of death:
September 17th, 1943 (Brittany, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 113. Infanterie Division
Awarded on:
June 2nd, 1942
Awarded for his achievements commanding the 113. Infanterie-Division during the Second Battle of Kharkov. In this time Zickwolff and his Division played an invaluable role in preventing a Soviet breakthrough along the northeastern edge of the salient, being vital for stabilizing the German frontline along the Berestovaya river for two days. By skillfully extracting his forces Zickwolff was able to threaten the northern flank of the Soviet advance, forcing them to divert strong forces to face Zickwolff’s Division. This sufficiently weakened the Soviet assault wedge to a point where it was unable to capture Krasnograd.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Scherzer, V., 113. Infanterie-Division: Kiew - Charkow - Stalingrad, Weg und Einsatz einer Infanterie-Division, Scherzers Militär Verlag, Jena, Germany, 2007

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