Fedor von Bock was born into an old Prussian military family in Cüstrin, Germany (now Kostrzyn, Poland), a fortress city on the banks of the Oder River in the Province of Brandenburg. His father, Moritz Albert Karl von Bock, had commanded a division in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedor_von_Bock
Fedor von Bock was born into an old Prussian military family in Cüstrin, Germany (now Kostrzyn, Poland), a fortress city on the banks of the Oder River in the Province of Brandenburg. His father, Moritz Albert Karl von Bock, had commanded a division in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871.
In 1941 Bock took command of the central German armies in the Russian campaign. He dealt the Russians some of their severest defeats in the early part of the campaign, notably at Bialystok and Minsk and also, later, at Smolensk and Vyazma.
Beim Angriff fanden auch seine zweite Ehefrau Wilhelmine, seine Stieftochter Katharina von der Osten sowie sein Kraftfahrer den Tod. Fedor von Bock ist der einzige Feldmarschall des Dritten Reiches, der durch unmittelbare Feindeinwirkung zu Tode kam.
In 1944, Bock was approached by his nephew Henning von Tresckow about the possibility of joining the July Plot against Hitler. Bock refused, but did not pass details onto the Gestapo . After Hitler's suicide, Bock offered his services to the interim Doenitz government, but Bock and his wife and daughter were killed on May 4, 1945, during an ...
Fedor von Bock - nicknamed ‘Der Sterber’ or ‘the Dier’ - was a senior German Army officer during World War Two. Bock saw action in Poland, France and the USSR. Bock was a monarchist, and, though he fought loyally for Nazi Germany, had no truck with Nazisim.
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.
Fedor von Bock (fā´dôr fən bôk), 1880–1945, German field marshal. During World War II he led German armies in Poland, the Low Countries, France, and Russia. In 1941 he failed to take Moscow and was relieved of his command.
Bock, his second wife and his stepdaughter were killed by a strafing Royal New Zealand Air Force fighter-bomber on 4 May 1945 as they traveled by car towards Hamburg. Moritz Albrecht Franz Friedrich Fedor von Bock was a German Generalfeldmarschall who served in the German Army during the Second World War.
On 1 July, Fedor von Bock ordered the panzer groups to resume their full offensive eastward on the morning of 3 July. But Brauchitsch, upholding Hitler's instruction, and Halder, unwillingly going along with it, opposed Bock's order.
By the time Fedor von Bock’s army had reached the suburbs of Moscow, winter had set in. Army Group North under Wilhelm von Leeb had settled into a protracted siege of Leningrad, and German troops along the line of advance found themselves ill-equipped to battle both the elements and a group of increasingly competent Soviet commanders.