Hauck, Friedrich Wilhelm, born 10-01-1897 in Breslau, did the emergency abitur at the Elisabet-Gymnasium (Breslau) and wanted to study law at the Silesian Friedrich-Wilhelms-University. At the outbreak of the First World War he reported himself as a volunteer to the 1st Silesian Field Artillery Regiment “von Peucker”; But he was already at Borussia Breslau , his father’s relationship corps (Guestphalia Hall). Since he could not study, he soon asked the Corps for his permission to leave.
With the Field Artillery Regiment No. 104, Hauck moved to the West Front . There he was appointed as a leutnant on 05-11-1915, on 22-08-1916 as Vice-Sergeant, and on 12-06-1917 as Leutnant of the Reserve. For his achievements Hauck received both classes of the Iron Cross as well as the wounded badge in black When he was transferred to the active service in September 1918, Borussia carried him to the Corpsschleife. He remained a faithful and dedicated Corps brother.
In the Reichswehr , he served with several artillery regiments. Friedrich Wilhelm Hauck was married to Ruth, born Viebig (1900–1996), she was the sister of the officers Wilhelm Viebig, born 03-06-1899 in Horst (Brandenburg); † 16-01-1982 in Wiesbaden and Hasso Viebig and the cousin of the Knight’s Cross holder Hans Viebig (possibly vice versa). The marriage gave birth to four children.
In 1936 he came to the General Staff of the Army as Major of the Wehrmacht . By the time of the World War II, he was an Operations Officer in the General Staff of the V Army Corps , commander General der Infanterie, Dr. Franz Beyer. Over the course of the war, he took leadership of various units, including the LXXVI Panzer Corps, commander General der Infanterie, Dietrich von Choltitz and the 305th Infantry Division, nickname “Bodensee Division” . The 305 Infantry Division was under the command of Generalleutnant Kurt Oppenländer during the Battle of Stalingrad. Infanterie-Regiment 578 was disbanded on the 21st of December, due to the Divisions inability to maintain three line regiments, and its constituent Bataillone were redistributed to the Divisions remaining Infanterie Regiments. The remnants of the Division surrendered in the northern peninsula on 02-02-1943. General Opperlander died 17-03-1947, aged 55. At the end of the war Hauck was commanding the LI Mountain Army Corps, where he succeeded General Valentin Feurstein, In Italy, he was arrested on 02-05-1945, during the capitulation of Army Group C, under General der Panzertruppe Hans Röttiger , which he spent in various prison camps in Rimini, Taranto and Bridgend (Wales). He was awarded the Knights Cross on 11th June 1944. General Röttiger was diagnosed with cancer in the late 1950s and spent his last years undergoing treatment. In the morning of 15-04-1960 he died in office, one day before his 64th birthday.
Death and burial ground of Hauck, Friedrich Wilhelm.
Retiring in Stuttgart he died at the old age of 82, on 15-04-1979. Hauck left his wife and four children and is buried with his wife Ruth, born Vlebie, who died old age 95, on 15-02-1996, on the Waldfriedhof of Stuttgart, next to his comrade Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur “Kommando von Bünau”, Rudolf von Bünau
, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 237th Infanterie Division, Hans von Graevenitz and Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur Wehrmacht Süd, Hellmuth Laegeler.
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