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Franz Griesbach

Franz Griesbach
Born (1892-12-21)21 December 1892
Died 24 September 1984(1984-09-24) (aged 91)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–45
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held I./Infanterie-Regiment 391
Grenadier-Regiment 399
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Other work Teacher

Franz Griesbach (21 December 1892 – 24 September 1984) was a German Generalmajor, serving during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves and Swords was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.



  1. ^ a b c d Thomas 1997, p. 222.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 203.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 69.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 42.

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Walther Krause
Commander of 170. Infanterie-Division
15 February 1944 – 16 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Siegfried Haß
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