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Böhme, Franz Friedrich

Date of birth:
April 15th, 1885 (Zeltweg/Styria, Austria)
Date of death:
May 29th, 47 (Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

General der Gebirgstruppe Franz Böhme committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of Nürnberg Prison.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Magyar Érdemrend Középkeresztje
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1938
Ordine della Corona d'Italia - Cavaliere Commendatore
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 32. Infanteriedivision / 4. Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 12th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 32. Infanteriedivision / 4. Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 32. Infanteriedivision
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XVIII. Gebirgskorps
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1942
Details:
Received with Star on the War Ribbon and with Swords.
Magyar Érdemrend Középkeresztje
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
Awarded on:
May 13th, 1943
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XVIII.Gebirgskorps
Awarded on:
February 10th, 1944
Details:
According to the records of the IIaIIb 20 Geb.Armee, to General der Infanterie Böhme the DKiG was awarded or presented on 11th February 1944.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gareth Collins
  • Photo: Gareth Collins via Axis Biographical Research
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Kursietis, Andris J., The Wehrmacht at War 1939-1945, Aspekt, The Netherlands, 1999
    - Berger, F., Ritterkreuzträger aus Österreich und den k.u.k. Kronländern, Selbstverlag Florian Berger, Wien, Österreich, 2006
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis Biographical Research
    - Island Farm POW Camp: / Special Camp:XI

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