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Griesbach, Franz

    Date of birth:
    December 21st, 1892 (Brück/Brandenburg, Germany)
    Date of death:
    September 24th, 1984 (Lage/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    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.

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    Period:
    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
    Period:
    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
    Period:
    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
    Period:
    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
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Details:
    Silver version.
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen

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