PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Mieth, Friedrich
Date of birth: June 4th, 1888 (Eberswalde/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  September 2nd, 1944 (Iasi, Romania)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
26th March 1906: Fahnenjunker;
16th August 1907: Leutnant;
?: Oberstleutnant;
1st March 1935: Oberst;
1st April 1938: Generalmajor;
1st March 1940: Generalleutnant;
20th April 1943: General der Infanterie.

Career:
26th March 1906: Jäger-Bataillon Nr.2;
10th June 1936 - 10th November 1938: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 27;
10th November 1938 - 26th August 1939: Chef Generalstab XII. Armeekorps;
26th August 1939 - 24th October 1940: Chef Generalstab 1. Armee;
10th February 1940: Oberquartiermeister 1, Generalstab des Heeres;
25th June 1940: Chef der Waffenstillstandskommission Frankreich;
10th December 1940 - 10th November 1942: Kommandeur 112. Infanterie-Division;
24th November 1942: Kommandierender General der Sicherungstruppen Heeresgebiet "Don";
1st April 1943: Führer Korps "Mieth";
20th July 1943 - 2nd september 1944: Kommandeur IV. Armeekorps.
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
Awarded on: December 29th, 1934
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: October 29th, 1939
Details: Had received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 17th, 1914.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: February 4th, 1940
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on March 11th, 1915.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit: Kommandeur 112. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: December 26th, 1941
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit: Kommandierender General IV. Armeekorps
Awarded on: November 2nd, 1943
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: February 18th, 1944
Action: In the heavy fighting in the area of Nikopol have the Ostmark, Bavaria, Rhineland-Westphalia, Saxony, Mecklenburg, Pomerania and East Prussia Division under the command of the General of Mountain Troops Schörner and the generals Brandenberger, Mieth and Kreysing in the time frame of 5 November 1943 to 15 February 1944 in offensive and defensive actions, prevented Bolsheviks attempts to break through with cold steel and inflicted heavy losses. Thereby have been captured or destroyed. 1754 tanks, 533 guns, many other weapons and other military equipment, 56 enemy aircraft have been shot down by infantry weapons.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit: Kommandierender General IV. Armeekorps
Awarded on: March 1st, 1944
Details: 409th Award.
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Awarded on: June 8th, 1944
Action: In the battles in the area of Jassy, German and Romanian troops under the command of the Romanian Cavalry General Racoviţă, General of Panzer troops von Knobelsdorff and the General of the Infantry Mieth, superbly supported by strong German-Romanian bomber and ground-attack aircraft units, have thrown in fierce combat out of their deeply structured, tough defending, positions, the Bolsheviks, and improved our positions significantly.
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
     
ORDINUL MIHAI VITEAZUL 3RD CLASS
 
     
HARP MADALYASI
Awarded on: January 29th, 1918
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Lexicon der Wehrmacht
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