Francois, Edmund

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1915 (Prüm,Rheinland)
Date of death:
March 6th, 1945 (Graudenz,West Prussia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
2. Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Lehr-Regiment, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer und Flak-Batteriechef, Panzer-Grenadier-Brigade “von Werthern”, XXVI. Armeekorps, 4. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Francois and his Flak-Batterie were attached to the Panzergrenadier-Brigade von Werthern during its battles in August-September 1944. Its commander, Oberstleutnant von Werthern, was wounded during the start of its operations and thus Hauptmann Francois took over the Brigade’s leadership. He would receive the Knight’s Cross for his successful leadership of the Brigade during its brief period of operations.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Panzer-Grenadier-Brigade “von Werthern”, XXVI. Armeekorps, 4. Armee, Heer
Awarded on:
February 15th, 1945
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

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