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Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach

Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach
Born 16 April 1894
Died 3 April 1989(1989-04-03) (aged 94)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–1945
Rank General der Gebirgstruppe
Commands held 8. Jäger-Division
L. Armeekorps
16. Armee

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach (16 April 1894 – 3 April 1989) was a highly decorated General der Gebirgstruppe in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 16. Armee. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Friedrich-Jobst Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach was captured by Soviet troops in the Courland Pocket in May 1945 and was held until 1955.

Awards and decorations

Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
3 April 1944 In diesem Kämpfen haben sich die oberschlesische 8. Jägerdivision unter Führung des Generalleutnants Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach sowie Sturmgeschützeinheiten unter Major Erich Schmidt besonders bewährt.[2] The Upper Silesian 8th Jäger Division under the leadership of Generalleutnant Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach as well as Sturmgeschütz units under Major Erich Schmidt distinguished themselves exceptionally in these battles.


  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.

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  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Gerhard Graf von Schwerin
Commander of 8. Jäger-Division
13 November 1942 – 1 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Christian Philipp
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Boeckh-Behrens
Commander of L. Armeekorps
25 October 1944 - 11 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Ernst-Anton von Krosigk
Commander of 16. Armee
17 March 1945 - 10 May 1945
Succeeded by
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