SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
NAME: Generalmajor Gottfried Frölich
PW NO: 560252
CAPTURED: Pamblow, Northern
DATE: 2 May 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 3
PLACE OF BIRTH: Dresden
DATE OF DEATH: 30 July 1959
PLACE OF DEATH: Heidenheim
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
COLOUR: Dark Brown
NEXT OF KIN: Liselotte
Froehlich, (British Zone)
12 August 1914
9 October 1914
23 December 1914
16 May 1915 (Patent 23 May 1914; later changed to 1 September 1915)
1 April 1925
1 October 1929
1 October 1935
1 June 1938
1 July 1941 (RDA later changed to 1 August 1940)
1 December 1943
August 1914: Entered the Army as a Fahnenjunker in the II. Replacement
Battalion of Royal Saxon 4. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 48.
February 1915: In the field with Field Artillery Regiment 48.
August 1915-16 August 1915: Detached to the Gas Course in Leverkusen.
May 1916: Wounded/in hospital.
July 1916: Allocated to the II. Replacement Battalion of Field Artillery
August 1916: In the field with Field Artillery Regiment 48.
August 1917-7 December 1917: Adjutant of the I. Battalion of Field Artillery
January 1918-20 February 1918: Detached to the Firing School at Remberlow.
December 1918: Court Officer and Board of the Mobilization Detachment
of the II. Replacement Battalion of Field Artillery Regiment 48.
August 1919: Regimental Adjutant of the Timed Volunteer Field Artillery
December 1919: Transferred to Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 12.
October 1920: Detached to the 4th Transport Battalion.
January 1921: Transferred to the 4th Transport Battalion.
- 1 February 1921-27 February 1921: Detached to the Signals
Course at the 4th (Saxon) Signals Battalion.
- 1 October 1922: Transferred to the 4th (Saxon) Medical
- 20 September 1923-19 October 1923: Detached to the Firing
Course in Königsberg.
- 11 November 1924-26 November 1924: Detached to the 4th
(Prussian) Pioneer Battalion.
- 1 February 1925: Returned to the 4th Transport Battalion.
June 1926-31 July 1926: Detached to the Transport- and Equipment Course
October 1926-20 February 1927: Detached to the Officers Weapons School
Course in Dresden.
- 1 October 1927: Battalion Adjutant of the 4th Transport
- 1 October 1929: Transferred to the 6th Battery of the
4th Artillery Regiment.
- 25 September 1930-5 November 1930: Detached to the Firing
Course for Artillery Officers in Jüterbog.
- 1 October 1930: Hauptmann on the Staff of the II. Battalion
of the 4th Artillery Regiment.
- 1 October 1931: Chief of the 5th Battery of the 4th Artillery
- 1 April 1934: Adjutant of Artillery Leader IV.
- 1 October 1934: Commander the I. Battalion of Artillery
- 15 October 1935: Commander the I. Battalion of Artillery
- 29 July 1937-27 August 1937: Detached to strengthen the
Demonstration Staff of the Jüterbog Artillery School.
November 1938: Commander of the II. Battalion of Artillery Regiment
76 of the 1st Light Division. [Commanded by Generalleutnant Friedrich-Wilhelm
von Löper, the division took part in the invasion of Poland in September
October 1939: Commander of Panzer Artillery Regiment 78 of the 7th Panzer
Division. [Commanded by Generalmajor (later Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin
Rommel from February 1940-February 1941, the famous 7th Panzer Division
(“Ghost Division”) played a key role in the invasion of France in May-June
1940. After taking part in the fighting in Russia from July 1941-May
1942, the division was based in France from May 1942-February 1943 before
again returning to the Eastern Front.]
Delegated with the leadership of Grenadier Regiment 7 of the 252nd Infantry
Division on the Eastern Front.
June 1943: Army High Command Leader Reserve.
September 1943: Delegated with the leadership of the 36th Infantry Division
on the Eastern Front.
September 1943: Delegated with the deputy leadership of the 8th Panzer
Division on the Eastern Front for the duration of the absence of the
divisional commander (Generalleutnant Sebastian Fichtner).
November 1943: Delegated with the leadership of the 8th Panzer Division
on the Eastern Front.
December 1943: Commander of the 8th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front
April 1944: Army High Command Leader Reserve/in hospital.
July 1944: Commander of the 8th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front.
January 1945: Army High Command Leader Reserve/in hospital.
March 1945-9 April 1945: Leader of Corps Group “von Tettau” (named after
the former corps commander, General der Infanterie Hans von Tettau)
in Pomerania on the Eastern Front.
April 1945-2 May 1945: Higher Artillery Commander (Harko) 313 of the
3rd Panzer Army (General der Panzertruppe Hasso von Manteuffel) on the
May 1945-19 May 1945: Prisoner of war in British captivity.
- 9th January 1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from
- 12th May 1948 transferred to Camp 186 for repatriation.
Cross of the Iron Cross: 20 December 1943, Oberst, Commander of the
8th Panzer Division.
Cross in Gold: 2 January 1942, Oberst, Commander of Artillery Regiment
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941/1942 (“East Medal”)
Military St. Henry Order, Knight’s Cross: 15 April 1918.
Merit Order, Knight 2nd Class with Swords
Albert Order, Knight 2nd Class with Swords
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)