Friedrich Friedrichs had already been awarded the Knight's Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order. He had also been recommended for the Pour le Merite. Reportedly, it was awarded on 20 July, five days after his death. However, the rolls of the order do not list him as a recipient. The decoration was an order of chivalry of the House of Hohenzollern awarded to military commissioned officers and civilians of comparable status.