Friedrich-Carl Cranz

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Friedrich-Carl Cranz
Born 14 November 1886
Died 24 March 1941(1941-03-24) (aged 54)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank Generalleutnant
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[edit]

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 132.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Erich von Manstein
Commander of 18. Infanterie-Division
26 August 1939 – 24 March 1941
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Friedrich Herrlein