Hochbaum, Friedrich

Date of birth:
August 7th, 1894 (Maagdenburg/Saxon, Germany)
Date of death:
January 28th, 1955 (Ivanovo, Sovjet-Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 34. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
August 22nd, 1943
Awarded for achieving remarkable defensive successes with his Division during the summer of 1943, which included the defensive battles in the Orel salient and the subsequent fighting withdrawals to Briansk via Karatschew.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 34. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1944
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his Division’s achievements during early 1944. Particularly important was the role it played during the relief of the Cherkassy pocket. In this time it helped to guard the southern flank of the III. Panzer-Korps during its advance to the trapped German forces.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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