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Augsberger, Franz Xaver Josef Maria "Franz"
- Date of birth:
- October 10th, 1905 (Vienna, Austria)
- Date of death:
- March 19th, 1945 (Neustadt/Upper Silesia, Germany)
Franz Augsberger finally reached the rank of SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor der Waffen-SS.
He was killed on March 19th 1945 by Soviet anti-tank gun fire while leading his divisional staff in a breakout from Soviet encirclement.
NSDAP-Nr.: 360 700 (Joined October 30th 1930)
SS-Nr.: 139 528 (Joined April 20th 1932)
April 20th 1932 SS-Anwärter
February 1934 SS-Mann
April 20th 1934 SS-Unterschrführer
June 1st 1934 SS-Oberscharführer
April 1st 1935 SS-Hauptscharführer (another source gives April 20th 1935)
January 30th 1936 SS-Standartenoberjunker
April 20th 1936 SS-Untersturmführer (effective from June 1st 1935)
July 1st 1936 SS-Obersturmführer
June 1st 1937 SS-Hauptsturmführer
August 1st 1939 SS-Sturmbannführer
March 21st 1940 SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS (effective from June 1st 1937)
December 1st 1941 SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS (effective from August 1st 1939)
April 20th 1942 SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS (effective from April 1st 1942)
July 1st 1943 SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (effective from June 21st 1943)
January 30th 1944 SS-Oberführer der Waffen-SS
May 25th 1944 SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS (effective from June 21st 1944)
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS
- Kommandeur 20.SS-Grenadier-Division (Estnischer Nr. 1) / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- March 8th, 1945
Recommended on February 16th 1945 and signed by OB Heeresgruppe Mitte, Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner; approved by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler.
- Photo 1: Bundesarchiv
- Photo: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Weyer-024-05A / Weyer / CC-BY-SA
- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- SCHNEIDER, J.W., Their Honor Was Loyalty!, Bender (R.James) Publishing, 1993.
- YERGER, M.C., Waffen-SS Commanders, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1999.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- SS-Personalakte of Franz Augsberger
- Axis Biographical Research