Franz Berger (officer)

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Franz Berger
Born 6 August 1916
Vienna
Died 29 November 1942(1942-11-29) (aged 25)
Stalingrad, Russia
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937–42
Rank Hauptmann der Reserve (Posthumously)
Unit Panzergrenadier-Regiment 79
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Berger (6 August 1916 – 29 November 1942) was a highly decorated Hauptmann der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Franz Berger was killed on 29 November 1942 during the Battle of Stalingrad. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann der Reserve.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.

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  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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