TracesOfWar needs your help! Every euro, pound or dollar you contribute greatly supports the continuation of this website. Go to and donate!

Homeyer, von, Friedrich

Date of birth:
October 16th, 1899 (Berlin, Germany)
Date of death:
July 3rd, 1942 (El Alamein, Egypt)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery El Alamein
Grave: 5.
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Second World War (1939-1945)
Rittmeister der Reserve
Chef Aufklärungs-Kompanie 580 i. d. 90.le.AfrikaDiv
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1942
The following press article (dated 11.07.1942) describes why Homeyer was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“The Knight’s Cross for Friedrich von Homeyer:

The Führer has awarded the Knight’s Cross to Rittmeister Friedrich von Homeyer, commander of an independent reconnaissance group, and who recently died in North Africa.

Rittmeister Friedrich von Homeyer had a major share in the successful combat around Tobruk. His flexible and determined leadership tied down strong enemy forces that threatened to break the encirclement ring around Tobruk. His personal bravery and aggressiveness likewise inspired his men to achieve great successes. He died in battle during the combat around Tobruk.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes