The website has become even bigger and better! WW2Awards.com has been fully merged with TracesOfWar.com. From now on, the sections Persons and Awards are available. Much more information in a larger jacket

Griesbach, Franz

Date of birth:
December 21st, 1892 (Brück/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 24th, 1984 (Lage/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
August 23rd, 1917: Leutnant;
1939: Hauptmann;
August 1st, 1940: Major;
April 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant;
December 1st, 1942: Oberst;
August 1st, 1944: Generalmajor.

Career:
?: Volksschule,Putlitz, Westprignitz;
1907 - 1910: Präparandenanstalt, Genthin;
1910 - 1913: Lehrerseminar;
April 1st, 1914: Infanterie-Regiment „Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preußen“ (2. Magdeburgisches) Nr. 27;
1920: Lehrerprüfung;
?: Lehrer Sachsen;
March 1st, 1939: Chef 6./Infanterie-Regiment 12, Halberstadt;
? - 1940: Stabsausbildung, Königsbrück;
1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 467;
1940: Chef 10./Infanterie-Regiment 467;
August 1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 467, Blankenburg;
September 15th, 1941: Kommandeur I./Infanterie-Regiment 391/170. Infanterie-Division;
April 17th, 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 399;
February 15th, 1944: Führer 170. Infanterie-Division (m.d.F.b.);
February 16th, 1944 - April 1945: Reservelazerett Görden;
April 1945 - October 21st, 1949: Soviet POW.

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1941
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on Dcember 22nd, 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1941
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on August 23rd, 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 399, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1943
Details:
242nd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 399, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1944
Details:
53rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

Sources

Photo