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Werner Friebe

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Werner Friebe

Werner Friebe
Born (1897-07-12)12 July 1897
Died 8 March 1962(1962-03-08) (aged 64)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 8. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Helmut Friebe

Werner Friebe (12 July 1897 – 8 March 1962) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded 8. Panzer-Division. 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. Werner Friebe was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was released in 1948. Werner Friebe was the younger brother of Generalleutnant Helmut Friebe, who was also a Knight's Cross recipient.

Awards and decorations



External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • specialcamp11
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich
Commander of 8. Panzer-Division
1 April 1944 – 21 July 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Fröhlich

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