Franz Schlieper

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Franz Schlieper
Born (1905-08-22)22 August 1905
Died 4 April 1974(1974-04-04) (aged 68)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 32nd Infantry Division
73rd Infantry Division
12th Luftwaffe Field Division
Battles/wars 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 general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Schlieper surrendered to the Soviet forces in May 1945 and was held in the Soviet Union as a war criminal until 1955.

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Citations[edit]

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

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. 
  • 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. 
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