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Frankewitz, Bruno

Date of birth:
December 8th, 1897 (Tiefensee/Kreis Heiligenbeil/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
August 11th, 1982 (Straelen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 161/61. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
September 21st, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 7th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 161/61. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on January 27th 1918.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Artillerie-Regiment 161 / 61.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 1st, 1942
Details:
Award 98/12.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 215. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1943
Vapaudenristin 2.luokka miekkojen kera (VR 2 mk)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 215. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
February 6th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 215.Infanterie-Division / L.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Details:
2725th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 215. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 29th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 215.Infanterie-Division / XXXVIII.Panzer-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Kurland
Awarded on:
March 16th, 1945
Details:
790th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Kurowski, F., Bridgehead Kurland – The six epic battles of Heeresgruppe Kurland, J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Axis Biographical Research

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