|Born||14 November 1886|
|Died||24 March 1941(aged 54)|
|Commands held||18th Infantry Division|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Friedrich-Carl Cranz (14 November 1886 – 24 March 1941) was a German general during World War II who commanded 18th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Cranz was killed 24 March 1941 in a training accident by friendly artillery fire. He is buried in the Invalid's Cemetery in Berlin.
Awards and decorations
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 June 1940 as Generalleutnant and commander of 18. Infanterie-Division 
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 132.
- 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.
Generalleutnant Erich von Manstein
|Commander of 18. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 24 March 1941
Generalmajor Friedrich Herrlein