Fedor von Bock, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Fedor von Bock

German field marshal

Date of Birth: 03-Dec-1880

Place of Birth: Kostrzyn nad OdrÄ…, Lubusz Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 04-May-1945

Profession: military officer

Nationality: Germany

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About 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.
  • 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. Bock commanded Operation Typhoon, the ultimately failed attempt to capture Moscow during the autumn and winter of 1941.
  • The Wehrmacht offensive was slowed by stiff Soviet resistance around Mozhaisk, and also by the rasputitsa, the season of rain and mud in Central Russia.
  • The Soviet counteroffensive soon drove the German army into retreat, and Bock was subsequently relieved of command by Adolf Hitler. A monarchist, Bock was not heavily involved in politics.
  • However, he also did not sympathize with plots to overthrow Adolf Hitler, and never filed protests over the treatment of civilians by the SS and his own troops.
  • Bock was also uncommonly outspoken, a privilege Hitler extended to him only because he had been successful in battle.
  • Bock—along with his second wife and his stepdaughter—were killed by a strafing British fighter-bomber on 4 May 1945 as they traveled by car toward Hamburg.

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