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- Date of birth:
- February 3rd, 1916 (Hamburg, Germany)
- Date of death:
- October 31st, 1945 (Soviet Union)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Franz-Wilhelm was officially declared dead on 31st October 1945 by the Landesgericht, Vienna, Austria. According to the WASt het was convicted on 26th February 1946 after a failed attempt to escape from Soviet captivity and dissappeared since.
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- - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9