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Werner Friebe

Werner Friebe

Highly decorated Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II
The basics
Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
Gender male
Birth July 12, 1897 (Namysłów, Gmina Namysłów, Namysłów County, Opole Voivodeship)
Death March 8, 1962 (Stuttgart, Stuttgart Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Werner Friebe
The details

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
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