- Date of birth:
- November 5th, 1914 (Kriegsbach/Silesia, Germany)
- Date of death:
- March 17th, 1977 (Löhne/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Franz placzek served with the Bundeswehr after World War Two, reaching the rank of Hauptfeldwebel.
Participated in a total of 354 sorties, including 66 in the West.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
- Beobachter 2. / Kampfgeschwader 55
- Awarded on:
- April 3rd, 1943
Awarded for his success as a bomber observer during the course of 329 sorties.
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