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Werner Friebe

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Years of service  1914–45
Relations  Helmut Friebe
Service/branch  German Army

Name  Werner Friebe
Rank  Generalmajor
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Born  12 July 1897 Namslau (1897-07-12)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)  Weimar Republic (to 1933)  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War I World War II Invasion of Poland Battle of Belgium Battle of France Operation Barbarossa Battle of Brody (1941) Battle of Uman Battle of Stalingrad Lvov–Sandomierz Offensive
Died  March 8, 1962, Stuttgart, Germany
Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Battles and wars  World War I, Invasion of Poland

Commands held  8th Panzer Division

Werner Friebe (12 July 1897 – 8 March 1962) was a German general (Generalmajor) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 8th Panzer Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Friebe surrendered to the British forces in May 1945 and was released in 1948. He was the younger brother of General Helmut Friebe, who was also a Knight's Cross recipient.

Awards and decorations

  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 April 1944 as Oberst and commander of 8. Panzer-Division
  • References

    Werner Friebe Wikipedia

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