Gerhard Franz

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Gerhard Franz
Born 26 February 1902
Died 24 December 1975(1975-12-24) (aged 73)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1917–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 256. Volksgrenadier-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Franz (26 February 1902 – 24 December 1975) was a German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 155.

References[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
None
Commander of 256. Volksgrenadier-Division
17 September 1944 – 8 April 1945
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Fritz Warnecke