Theo-Helmut Lieb

Theo-Helmut Lieb

Theo-Helmut Lieb
Nickname(s) Theobald
Lion of Cherkassy
Born 25 November 1889
Died 20 March 1981(1981-03-20) (aged 91)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 306. Infanterie-Division
112. Infanterie-Division
XXXXII. Armeekorps
34. Infanterie-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Theo-Helmut Lieb (25 November 1889 – 20 March 1981) was a German general who held several divisional commands during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Theo-Helmut Lieb was captured by American troops in May 1945 in Italy and was released in 1947.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 238.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 67.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Georg Pfeiffer
Commander of 306. Infanterie-Division
21 February 1943 – 30 March 1943
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Carl-Erik Koehler
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Rolf Wuthmann
Commander of 112. Infanterie-Division
3 September 1943 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Hochbaum
Commander of 34. Infanterie-Division
31 May 1944 – May 1945
Succeeded by
Oberst Ferdinand Hippel