Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall who served in the German Army during the Second World War.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_von_Bock
Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) was a German Generalfeldmarschall who served in the German Army during the Second World War.
Fedor von Bock, (born December 3, 1880, Küstrin, Germany [now Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland]—died May 1945, Lensahn, Holstein), German army officer and field marshal (from 1940), who participated in the German occupation of Austria and the invasions of Poland, France, and Russia during World War II.
Fedor von Bock was born in Kustrin, Germany, on December 3, 1880. He joined the German Army and during the First World War won the Pour le Mérite. By 1918, Bock had reached the rank of major. Bock was promoted to field marshal in 1940 for his part in Germany 's victorious blitzkrieg campaign against France and the Low Countries.
Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock (3 December 1880 – 4 May 1945) was a German Field Marshal who served in the German army during the Second World War. As a leader who lectured his soldiers about the honor of dying for the German Fatherland, he was nicknamed "Der Sterber" (literally... Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von ...
Last, in the centre, north of the Pripet Marshes, the main blow was delivered by Gen. Fedor von Bock’s army group, with one armoured group under Gen. Heinz Guderian and another under Gen. Hermann Hoth, thrusting northeastward at Smolensk and Moscow.
Army Group A was supported to the east by Army Group B commanded by Fedor von Bock and by the remaining 4th Air Fleet aircraft (1,000 aircraft in all). The land forces, accompanied by 15,000 oil industry workers, included 167,000 troopers, 4,540 guns and 1,130 tanks.
On 29 June, Hitler, through the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army Walther von Brauchitsch, instructed the commander of Army Group Centre Fedor von Bock to halt the advance of his panzers until the infantry formations liquidating the pockets caught up.
Bock served as the commander of Army Group North during the Invasion of Poland in 1939, commander of Army Group B during the Invasion of France in 1940, and later as the commander of Army Group Center during the attack on the Soviet Union in 1941; his final command was that of Army Group South in 1942.
Operation Typhoon is launched. On October 2, 1941, the Germans begin their surge to Moscow, led by the 1st Army Group and Gen. Fedor von Bock. Russian peasants in the path of Hitler ’s army ...
The Sixth Army and the remnants of the Fourth Army (formerly commanded by Fedor von Bock) were surrounded by a massive Soviet counteroffensive that was launched on November 19, 1942. The German high command pressed Hitler to allow Paulus to break out of the encirclement, but Hitler refused to concede the ground that had been gained.