Grohmann, Franz

Date of birth:
October 16th, 1919 (Nixdorf/Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia)
Date of death:
April 7th, 2000 (Erlangen/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

SS-Nr.: 423.601 (V)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Untersturmführer der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Adjutant, I. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Deutschland", SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Das Reich", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1943
Details:
According to Patzwall / Scherzer on 24-4-1943, as SS-Untersturmführer in the 2./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. "D".
Vorschlag signed by Btl.-Kdr. Otto Weidinger; seconded 12-4-1943 by Rgt.-Kdr. Heinz Harmel via Vorschlagliste Nr. 7, which was countersigned on 15-4-1943 by Div.-Kdr. Walter Krüger.
Date of award per Yerger, citing a promotion recommendation (Beförderung in the Waffen-SS) for the rank of SS-Obersturmführer d.R., dated 16-4-1943 and signed by Fritz Ehrath (in his SS file) which references the award. Yerger writes that this document shows the award was given earlier than the date given in postwar texts.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland", 2. SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, I. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland", 2. SS-Panzer-Division "Das Reich", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
April 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1941
Details:
Silber version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1943
Details:
Date per DKiG recommendation. Yerger gives 20-4-1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Bronze version.
SA-Sportabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS

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