Franz Schlieper

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Franz Schlieper
Born (1905-08-22)22 August 1905
Berlin, Germany
Died 4 April 1974(1974-04-04) (aged 68)
Hamburg, Germany
Allegiance  Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1925–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held Grenadier-Brigade 1132
32. Infanterie-Division
73. Infanterie-Division
12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Fritz Schlieper (Brother)

Franz Schlieper (22 August 1905 – 4 April 1974) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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 Schlieper was captured by Soviet forces in May 1945 and was held until 1955. His older brother, Fritz Schlieper was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 27 December 1941 for his performance in commanding the 45. Infanterie-Division.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 409.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 308.

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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Hans Boeckh-Behrens
Commander of 32. Infanterie-Division
1 February 1944 – 1 June 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Boeckh-Behrens
Preceded by
Generalmajor Kurt Haehling
Commander of 73. Infanterie-Division
7 September 1944 – 10 April 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Generalmajor Gottfried Weber
Commander of 12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
10 April 1945 –8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None