Degel, Franz

Date of birth:
August 7th, 1920 (Regensburg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
June 10th, 1946 (Großenpinning/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In more older sources the name is mostly spelled as Franz Degl. Also sometimes is stated that Franz Degle was an Austrian, born on 3th February 1915 in Karlsbad, Austrian-Hungarian Empire and passed away on 15th November 1990 in Neu Ulm, Bavaria. New research by Veit Scherzer and the comemmorative plaque of Franz Degel however seem to confirm the here used data. If readers here can confirm any data by primary sources, these would be very welcome.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gefreiter
Unit:
8. / Infanterie-Regiment 62. / 7.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
Gruppenführer 8. / Grenadier-Regiment 62 / 7.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier der Reserve
Unit:
Gruppenführer 8. / Grenadier-Regiment 62 / 7.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - 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
    - Axis History Biographical Research via Axis History Forum
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945