"Awarded for the successes of his Heeresgruppe during the Polish campaign. Bock was credited with being a great leader during this time, driving around 6000 km during the first days of the combat in order to ensure that every opportunity was being utilized. He made particular care to ensure that the artillery and heavy weapons were always in a position to support the infantry’s swift advance." from his Knight Cross to the Iron Cross citation, awarded on September 30th, 1939 as Generaloberst of the Heeresgruppe Nord.
He received the Order of Micheal the Brave 1st Class on September 1st, 1942 as Generalfeldmarschall of the Heersgruppe Süd.
Another capable enemy elite,