Cranz, Friedrich-Karl

Date of birth:
November 14th, 1886 (Culm/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
March 24th, 1941 (Neuhammer/Lower Silesia, Germany)
German (1933-1945, German Reich)


Friedrich Karl Cranz died as a result of an accident on the "Truppenübungsplatz Neuhammer", on March 14th 1941. He then was Kommandeur 18.Infanterie-Division.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Kommandeur 18. Infanterie-Division / X Armeekorps / 18. Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes


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