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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
Action:
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
Action:
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
Action:
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
Action:
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
Action:
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
Action:
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