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Mattenklott, Franz

Date of birth:
November 19th, 1884 (Grünberg/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:
June 28th, 1954 (Braunlage/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from 28th December 1903. Was Prisoner-of-War from 21st April 1945 until 4th July 1947.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 72.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Kommandeur 72.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 72.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXII.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1941
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1944
Action:
After days of harsh fighting through the Pripyat Marshes at rough terrain, units of the Army and the Waffen–SS under the High Command of Generaloberst Weiß and under the leadership of Generals of the Infantry Hoßbach and Mattenklott have broken the enemy ring at Kowel, thus freeing their comrades from encirclement.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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