Pöschl, Franz

Date of birth:
November 2nd, 1917 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
January 25th, 2011 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

After the Second World War Franz Pöschl served with the Bundeswehr, where he finally reached the rank of Generalleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
3. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100, 5. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100, 5. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1944
Action:
On 12.01.1944 the French expeditionary corps launched an attack on the German positions in Italy. One of the attacking units was the 3rd Algerian Division, which had the aim of taking the summits of Mount Casale and Mount Acquafondata, and thereafter moving to S.Elia. During this attack Hauptmann Pöschl prevented the bypassing of the defenses of the 5. Gebirgs-Division in a decisive location, which resulted in him being recommended for the Knight’s Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Awarded on:
1973
Großes Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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