Hochbaum, Friedrich, born 07-08-1894 in Magdeburg, entered the Army Service on 24-05-1913 with the 1st Schlesisches Grenadier-Regiment “König Friedrich Wilhelm II.” Nr. 10, age 18. He was on the battlefields of the first war and was wounded in hospital , in the autumn of 1914 and received both the Iron Crosses. He remained in the new 100.000 men Reichswehr and with the beginning of World War II he was Replacement General Command II Army Corps, under command of Generaloberst Adolf Strauß, . On 26-07-1940 he was appointed to commander of the 253rd Infantry Regiment in Stettin. Promoted to Oberst in December 1940 and involved in the battles in Mid Russia. He was awarded with the German Cross in Gold on 25-04-1942. He was transferred as commander to the 34th Infantry Division succeeding Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Theodor Scherer who died in a car accident, age 61, on 17-05-1961, in Ludwigsburg where, in 1966, SS Oberstgruppenführer, Kommandeur der SS-Div “LSSAH”, Josef “Sepp” Dietrich
would die too. Promoted to Generalmajor on 01-01-1943 and to Generalleutnant on 01-07-1943 Hochbaum received the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for bravery leading in Brjansk. After the destroying of his 34th Infantry Division at the beginning of 1944, he was awarded with the Oak Leaves. He thus lost his command and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). He was sent to a course for Commanding Generalsand on 24-06-1944 assigned with the command of the XVIII Mountain Army Corps, succeeding General der Gebirgstruppe Karl Eglseer General der Gebirgstruppe Karl Eglseer died in a aircrash with Generaloberst Eduard Dietl on 23-06-1944, aged 53, near Rettenegg,
Death and burial ground of Hochbaum, Friedrich.
He got the rank of General of the Infantry on 01-09-1944 and lands in Russian captivity on 09-05-1945 in the prison camp of Woikowo where he died on 28-01-1955, age 60 and buried on the cemetery of Cherntsy, Row 3, Grave 1. On this little cemetery are also buried General der Artillerie, Kommandeur IV Heeresgruppe, Max Pfeffer, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur of Warschau, Rainer Stahel, Generalmajor, Commander 290th Infantery Division, Hans-Joachim Baurmeister,
Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Grenadier Regiment 70, Louis Tronnier, General der Infanterie, Grenadier Regiment 70, Karl Specht, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander 32nd Infantry Division and L Army Corps, Hans Boeckh-Behrens, Generalmajor and commander of the 570th Infantry Regiment. Erwin Hans Barends, Generalleutnant and Commander of the 431st Landesschützen Division Heinrich “Heinz” Thoma, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander of a Field Training Division, Friedrich Bayer, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander of the 44th Infanterie Division , Heinrich Deboi and Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Pioneer Commander, Wilhelm Runge.
Cemetery and grave location of Hochbaum, Friedrich.