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Juschkat, Franz

Date of birth:
February 13th, 1917 (Groß-Warkau/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 3rd, 1967 (Hartingerorde, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
Zugführer Stabskompanie / Grenadier-Regiment 43 / 1.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1943
The following wartime excerpt describes why Juschkat received the Knight’s Cross…

“Feldwebel Franz Juschkat… received the Knight’s Cross on the 17.02.1943 as a Zugführer in a Grenadier-Regiment. He received this award for his actions during the defense against Bolshevik attacks south of Lake Ladoga. Here he launched a counterattack on his own initiative that succeeded in throwing back enemy forces that had penetrated into the neighbouring sector.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Zugführer Stabskompanie / Grenadier-Regiment 43 / 1.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 1st, 1942
Nahkampfspange in Silber

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945, Podzun-Pallas, 2000
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.
    - Unteroffiziere des Heeres mit dem Ritterkreuz - Sammelbilder

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