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Hack, Franz

Date of birth:
February 3rd, 1915 (Mannheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
June 9th, 1997 (Reinbek/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment Germania, SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
January 8th, 1943
Details:
Award 266/11.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania, 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
May 14th, 1944
Details:
3129th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 Westland, 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1945
Details:
Franz Hack was the first person whose awarding of the Eichenlaub did not occur with a number. According to his own words the award was made by SS-Obergruppenführer Gille and SS-Oberführer Ulrich. The awarding was confirmed by an entry between 15th - 20th April in the recommendations book of OKH/PA/P 5 and an entry in the Soldbuch of Hack with the date of 20th April 1945. According the countings it would have been the 844th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 10 Westland, 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Gold

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