Franz Landgraf

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Franz Landgraf
Born 16 July 1888
Munich
Died 19 April 1944(1944-04-19) (aged 55)
Stuttgart
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–44
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 4. Panzer-Brigade
6. Panzer-Division
155. Reserve-Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Landgraf (16 July 1888 – 19 April 1944) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 231.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Werner Kempf
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
6 January 1941 - June 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
15 September 1941 - 1 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erhard Raus
Preceded by
None
Commander of 155. Reserve-Panzer-Division
1 August 1943 – 23 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Curt von Jesser
Preceded by
Generalmajor Curt von Jesser
Commander of 155. Reserve-Panzer-Division
6 September 1943 – 30 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generaleutnant Max Fremerey