Schall, Franz

Date of birth:
June 1st, 1918 (Graz/Styria, Austria)
Date of death:
April 10th, 1945 (Parchim/Mecklenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Franz Schall was killed on 10th April 1945 when he had to make a forced landing near Parchim. At tha moment he was Staffelkapitän 10. / Jagdgeschwader 7. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

Flew a total of ~550 sorties, during he achieved an unknown number of victories (presumably 137, including about 14 with the Me 262 in the defense of the Reich).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer I. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelführer I. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after 117 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein sammlung
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Studien zur Geschichte der Auszeichnungen, Band 6, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008, ISBN 978-3-931533-08-3
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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