Gößmann, Franz

Date of birth:
December 18th, 1909 (Sulzwiesen/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
April 4th, 1945 (Messelhausen/Baden, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Oberfeldwebel Franz Gößmann became a soldier in 1936 with the Inf.Rgt. 199. At first he played the clarinet in the regimental band, before joining the fighting forces in 1940.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 9th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List", 57. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List", 57. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 199 "List", 57. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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