Neumann, Friedrich-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
January 22nd, 1889 (Schloss zu Osterode/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 26th, 1975 (Bad Wiessee, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Landespolizei Regiment Stettin
Awarded on:
November 27th, 1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Stab Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Stab Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Stab Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Stab Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on:
September 22nd, 1939
For the attack on the Borowa mountain near Petrikau and the breakthrough of the Widawka line on September 5th 1939.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 17
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
For the capture of Warshaw.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 712. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1943
For building and completing the coastal defences in the region of the Dutch/Belgian border.
Deutsches Kreuz in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 712 Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1943
For building and completing the coastal defences in the region of the Dutch/Belgian border.
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 712 Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1943
For building and completing the coastal defences in the region of the Dutch/Belgian border.
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-General)
Unit:
Kommandeur 712 Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1944
In the defensive battles in Belgium, the 712th Infantry Division, led by Lieutenant-General Neumann particularly distinguished itself. The division destroyed or captured during the period of 3 to 10 September 161 "Sherman" tanks and armored cars, mostly by anti tank weapons in close quarters fighting.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Stützpunkt Oostburg, Divisiehoofdkwartier aan de Atlantikwall, 1995