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Graßmel, Franz

Date of birth:
June 8th, 1906 (Mochow/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 30th, 1985 (Stade/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Franz Graßmel finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1942
Ärmelband Kreta
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 10th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1942
Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe ohne zahlen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 18th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 4, 1. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 22nd, 1943
Details:
Awarding 25/230.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1945
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 20, 7. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1945
Details:
Not numbered and uncertain awarding, with following numbers this would have been the 868th Award.
This awarding of the Eichenlaub was run through all the formal stages of the awarding with the exception of the final and last signature of Grossadmiral Dönitz as a result of the war situation.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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