10 May 1889|
8 November 1964
German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1907–45|
|Rank||General der Panzertruppe|
16th Infantry Division
XXXX Panzer Corps
World War I
World War II
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves|
He joined the Imperial German Army as an officer cadet in the 11th Artillery Regiment in 1907 and was commissioned as a Leutnant in an artillery regiment in 1909. He became a flying observer in World War I and was then the leader of a flying battalion.
He was not retained in the Reichswehr and in 1920 he joined the police, reaching the rank of Colonel of Police (Oberst Polizei) on 1 October 1935. He then moved back to the Army in December of that year and commanded the 29th Artillery Regiment from 1936. He was promoted to Generalmajor on 1 June 1939.
With the start of World War II, he was the commander of the 16th Infantry Division (motorised). He was promoted to Generalleutnant on 1 June 1941 and General der Panzertruppe on 1 January 1943. He commanded the XXXX Panzer Corps until October 1943 when he became seriously ill and was moved to the leadership reserve. In November 1943 he returned to active service and the command of the XXXX Panzer Corps. He was taken prisoner by the Red Army on 9 May 1945 and was released from Soviet captivity in 1955. He died on 8 November 1964.
Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class (14 September 1914)
- 1st Class (24 December 1915)
- Knight's Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords (12 February 1918)
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Sudetenland Medal
Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (20 September 1939)
- 1st Class (20 May 1940)
- Eastern Front Medal
- German Cross in Gold (13 August 1943)
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
- Knight's Cross on 13 October 1941 as Generalleutnant and commander of 16 Infanterie-Division (mot)
- 350th Oak Leaves on 9 December 1943 as General der Panzertruppe and commander of XL. Panzerkorps
- Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (1 September 1943)
- Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.
- Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.
- Sigfrid Henrici @ Axis Biographical Research at the Wayback Machine (archived October 29, 2009)
- Sigfrid Henrici @ Lexikon der Wehrmacht
General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
Commander of 16. Infanterie-Division
15 March 1941 – 13 November 1942
Generalleutnant Johannes Streich