Franek, Friedrich

Date of birth:
July 16th, 1891 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:
April 8th, 1976 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Infanterie-Regiment 405, 121. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 44. Reichsgrenadier-Division Hoch- und Deutschmeister, Heer
Awarded on:
February 8th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"Northwest in the tough multi-day defensive battles at Cassino, the 44. Reichs-Grenadierdivision "Hoch- und Deutschmeister" under the leadership of Generalleutnant Franek with a subordinate battalion of the Grenadier Regiment (mot) 8 and a battle group under the leadership of Oberst Baade particularly distinguished themselves."
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