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Bock, Fedor von

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Born: 1880 AD
Died: 1945 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: General

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1880 - Fedor von Bock was born on the 3rd of December in Küstrin, Germany.

1897 - He attended a military academy then joined the German Army.

       - At the age of 17, von Bock became an officer candidate in the Imperial Foot Guards Regiment at Potsdam; he received an officer’s commission a year later.

       - He entered service with the rank of Sekondeleutnant.

1905 - Bock married Mally von Reichenbach, a young Prussian noblewoman, whom he had originally met in Berlin.

1908 - He was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant.

1914 - By the time the First World War began, von Bock was a Hauptmann.

       - He was assigned as a divisional staff officer in von Rupprecht’s army group on the Western Front.

1918 - Served in the First World War and had attained the rank of major.

1939 - Assigned to lead Army Group North during the successful invasion of Poland.

       - After his success with the blitzkrieg against France, Belgium, and The Netherlands, he was promoted to field marshal.

1941 - Served as Army Group Center's commander during the attack on the Soviet Union.

       - Invaded Soviet-occupied Poland, destroying the non-aggression pact between Germany and the Soviets.

       - He was dismissed from his post as Commander of Army Group Center.

1942 - Re-assigned to lead Army Group South in January.

       - In July, Hitler blamed him for the failure of "Operation Braunschweig".

1945 - Von Bock was killed in an Allied bombing raid at Hamburg on 4th of May.

 

 

 

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