Schweiger, Franz

Date of birth:
March 17th, 1907 (Oberkirch/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
October 26th, 1943 (Minturno, Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Cassino
Plot: 15. Grave: 500.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Franz Schweiger reached the rank of Hauptmann.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 8. Batterie, II. Abteilung / Flak-Regiment 25, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 14th, 1942
Action:
During the course of the battles for North Africa Schweiger's battery destroyed a total of 43 tanks. During the campaign Schweiger proved himself as a great commander and example to his men, as demonstrated when he took the place of a fallen Flak gunner and proceeded to personally destroy 16 tanks. For his own bravery, as well as the achievements of his battery, Schweiger would receive the Knight's Cross.
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