Franz Liebisch

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Franz Liebisch
Born 5 February 1921
Georgswalde, Czechoslovakia
Died 11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 24)
Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Obersturmführer
Unit SS-VT
8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Sudetenland Medal with Prague castle bar
Anschluss Medal

Franz Liebisch (5 February 1921 – 11 February 1945) was an Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS during World War II. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Early life[edit]

Franz Liebisch was born on the 5 February 1921 in Georgswalde. He volunteered to join the SS-Verfügungstruppe and took part in the Anschluss of Austria, the occupation of the Sudetenland in 1938, and the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia on the 15 March 1939. [1]

World War II[edit]

During World War II he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class and the Knight's Cross on the 9 February 1945 as an Obersturmführer and Oberleutnant of Schupo in Command of the 1st Squadron, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Liebisch did not survive the war but was killed in action in Budapest on the 12 February 1945. [2]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer as SS-Obersturmführer of the Reserves and Oberstleutnant of the Schupo and leader of a squadron in the 8. SS-Kavallerie-Division "Florian Geyer".[4]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "frontkjemper". 
  2. ^ "frontkjemper". 
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 291.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 505.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3384-7. 
  • Mitcham, Samuel W (2007). The German Defeat in the East, 1944–45. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 978-0-8117-3371-7. 
  • 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.