SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
NAME: General der
Artillerie Friedrich-Wilhelm Hauck
PW NO: 340734
RANK: General der Artillerie
CAPTURED: Molveno, Italy
DATE: 2 May 1945
DATE OF BIRTH: 10
PLACE OF BIRTH: Breslau
DATE OF DEATH: 15 April 1979
PLACE OF DEATH: Überlingen
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
NEXT OF KIN: Ruth
Hauck, (American Zone)
- War Volunteer: 1 September 1914
- Gefreiter: 10 March 1915
- Unteroffizier: 5 November 1915
- Vizefeldwebel: 22 August 1916
- Leutnant der Reserve: 12 June 1917
- Leutnant: 12 September 1918 – Patent 19 February
1916; RDA later changed to 1 September 1915 (319)
- Oberleutnant: 31 July 1925 – RDA 1 April 1925
- Hauptmann: 1 August 1931 (1)
- Major: 1 January 1936 – RDA 1 December 1935 (64a)
- Oberstleutnant: 1 January 1939 (69) – RDA later
changed to 1 January 1938 (65a)
- Oberst: 1 December 1940 (30)
- Generalmajor: 1 June 1943 (1)
- Generalleutnant: 1 March 1944 (6)
- General der Artillerie: 20 April 1945
Commands & Assignments:
- 1 September 1914: Entered the Army Reserve as
a War Volunteer in the Feld-Artillerie-Regiment von Puecker (1. Schlesisches)
- 22 October 1914-6 February 1915: Sick/hospitalized
- 16 March 1915: Transferred to Field Artillery
Regiment 104 and in the field.
- 1 January 1917-28 February 1917: Detached to the
Training Course for Officer Aspirants at the Field Artillery Firing
School at Jüterbog.
- 12 September 1918: While retaining his war position
with Field Artillery Regiment 104, transferred to the Feld-Artillerie-Regiment
von Podbielski (1. Niederschlesiches) Nr.5 as an active Leutnant.
- 1 February 1919: Transferred to Field Artillery
Regiment 5 and then to Light Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 29 of Reichswehr-Brigade
- 6 August 1919: Observation Officer in the II.
Battalion of Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 29 of Reichswehr-Brigade
- 25 November 1919: Adjutant of the II. Battalion
of Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 29 of Reichswehr-Brigade 29.
- 1 March 1920:
Adjutant of the IV. Battalion of Reichswehr Artillery Regiment
6 of Reichswehr-Brigade 6.
- 15 May 1920: Second Ordonnanz-Offizier
on the staff of Reichswehr Artillery Regiment 6 of Reichswehr-Brigade
- 4 October 1920-22 December 1920: Detached to Artillery
Firing School at Jüterbog.
January 1921: Transferred to the 3rd (Prussian) Artillery Regiment upon
the formation of the new Reichsheer from the Übergangsheer or Transitional
- 1 October 1921-4 July 1922: Detached to the Cavalry
School at Hannover.
- 1 March 1922: Transferred to the staff of the
III. Battalion of the 3rd (Prussian) Artillery Regiment.
- 9 April 1923-16 May 1923: Detached to Course B
15 at Jüterbog.
- 1 October 1923: Adjutant of the V. Battalion of
the 3rd (Prussian) Artillery Regiment.
- 1 August 1927: Transferred to the 16th Battery
of the 3rd (Prussian) Artillery Regiment.
- 3 October
1927-15 February 1928: Detached to the Weapons School Course at the
- 3 June 1929-30 September 1929: Detached to the
15th Infantry Regiment.
- 1 October 1929: Detached for Leader Assistant
training with the staff of the 6th Division.
- 1 October 1931: Transferred to the 4th Artillery
Regiment and detached to the Commandant of Berlin.
- 1 August 1932: Detached to the staff of the 1st
- 1 October
1932: Transferred to the staff of the 1st Division in the Uniform of
a Leadership Staff Officer.
- 1 July 1934: Transferred to the 2nd (Prussian)
- 1 October 1934: Transferred to the II. Battalion
of Artillery Regiment “Stettin.”
- 15 September 1935: Transferred to the staff of
the Commandant of Berlin.
- 1 July 1936-30 September 1936: Detached to the
General Staff of Group Command 2.
- 1 October 1936: Operations Officer (Ia) in the
General Staff of the 2nd Division.
November 1938: Operations Officer (Ia) in the General Staff of the V
Army Corps. [Commanded by General der Infanterie Richard Ruoff, the
V Army Corps took part in the invasions of Poland in September 1939
and France in May-June 1940.]
June 1940-18 February 1941: Chief of the General Staff of Higher Command
for Special Employment XXXVII. [Commanded by General der Infanterie
Alfred Boehm-Tettelbach, this special employment staff served on occupation
duty in the Netherlands. From 1 July 1940-15 March 1941, Boehm-Tettelbach
performed concurrent duty as Commander of Army Troops in the Netherlands.]
February 1941: Senior Quartermaster in the General Staff of the 11th
by Generaloberst Eugen Ritter von Schobert, the 11th Army took part
in the invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941 as a component of
Army Group South. Following the death of Ritter von Schobert on 12 September
1941, General der Infanterie Erich von Lewinski genannt von Manstein
received command of the army. Tasked with conquering the Crimea and
Sevastopol, the 11th Army attacked across the narrow Perekop
18 October 1941 and by mid-November all of the Crimea except Sevastopol
lay in German hands. Supply problems and a major Soviet counteroffensive
across the Kerch Peninsula prevented the Germans from seizing Sevastopol
quickly. After recapturing the Kerch Peninsula in May 1942, the 11th
Army and its attached Romanian troops turned their full attention to
the besieged city of Sevastopol. Attacking on 7 June 1942 under a massive
artillery barrage and heavy Luftwaffe air support, the 11th Army and
the attached Romanian Mountain Corps assaulted the fortification belts
surrounding the city. On 13 June 1942, Infantry Regiment 16, commanded
by Oberst Dietrich von Choltitz, opened the first major breach when
it captured Fort Stalin. On the night of the 28-29 June 1942, von Manstein
directed an amphibious assault through Severnaya Bay causing the final
fortification belt of the city to fall. The battle within the city continued
until 4 July 1942 when the last 30,000 Soviet defenders surrendered.]
- 18 September 1942: Detached to the General Quartermaster in the General Staff
of the Army.
- 27 November 1942: Delegated with the leadership
of Grenadier Regiment 386 of the 218th Infantry Division on the Eastern
- 5 March 1943: Delegated with the leadership of
the 305th Infantry Division in France.
- 1 June 1943: Commander of the 305th Infantry Division
in France (division transferred to Italy from August 1943).
- 24 November 1944: Delegated with the leadership
of the LXXVI Panzer Corps in Italy.
December 1944: Army High Command Leader Reserve.
- 5 January 1945-15 January 1945: Detached to the
Course for Commanding Generals in Hirschberg/Silesia.
- 15 January 1945-24 January 1945: Delegated with
the leadership of the LXIV Army Corps in Alsace, France.
- 2 March 1945: Delegated with the leadership of
the LI Mountain Army Corps in Italy
- 20 April 1945-2 May 1945: Commanding General of
the LI Mountain Army Corps in Italy.
- 2 May 1945-7 February 1948: Prisoner of war.
- 19th June
1947 transferred from Rimini to Island Farm Special Camp 11
- 15th January
1948 transferred to LDC (London District Cage)
Published the divisional history Eine deutsche Division im Rußlandfeldzug
– 305. Infanterie-Division (A German Division in the Russian
Campaign – 305th Infantry Division).
Decorations & Awards:
- Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross: 11 June 1944,
Generalleutnant, Commander of the 305th Infantry Division.
- German Cross in Silver: 6 July 1942, Oberst, Senior
Quartermaster in the General Staff of the 11th Army.
- Prussian Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914) with 1939
- Prussian Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914) with 1939
- War Merit Cross, 1st Class with Swords
- War Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords
- Medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941/1942
- Cross of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
- Armed Forces Long Service Award, 1st Class (25-year
- Armed Forces Long Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year
- Wound Badge in Black – World War I award
- Crimea Shield
- Order of the Star of Romania, Commander with Swords
on the Ribbon of Military Virtue: 19 September 1941 (Royal Decree No. 2628).