Bock, Fedor von
|Birthname||Moritz Albert Franz Friedrich Fedor Von Bock|
|born on||3 December 1880 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )|
|Place||Küstrin, Germany, 52n36, 14e40|
|Timezone||LMT m14e40 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||12°13' 07°44 Asc. 13°04'|
German field marshal who served in the German army during the Second World War. Bock served as the commander of Army Group North during the Invasion of Poland in 1939, commander of Army Group B during the Invasion of France in 1940, and later as the commander of Army Group Center during the attack on the Soviet Union in 1941; his final command was that of Army Group South in 1942.
Bock commanded Operation Typhoon, the ultimately failed attempt to capture Moscow during the autumn and winter of 1941. The Wehrmacht offensive was slowed by stiff Soviet resistance around Mozhaisk, and also by the rasputitsa, the season of rain and mud in Central Russia. The Soviet counteroffensive soon drove the German army into retreat, and Bock was subsequently relieved of command by Adolf Hitler.
A monarchist, Bock was not heavily involved in politics. However, he also did not sympathize with plots to overthrow Adolf Hitler, and never filed protests over the treatment of civilians by the SS and his own troops. Bock was also uncommonly outspoken, a privilege Hitler extended to him only because he had been successful in battle. Bock—along with his second wife and his stepdaughter—were mortally injured by a strafing British fighter-bomber on 3 May 1945 as they travelled by car toward Hamburg. Bock died the next day.
- Relationship : Marriage 1905 (Mally von Reichenbach)
Sy Scholfield provided birth/baptismal entry from German Archives.
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
- Vocation : Military : Honors (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross)
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Field marshal, WWII)