Franz Pöschl

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Franz Pöschl
Born 2 November 1917
Munich
Died 25 January 2011(2011-01-25) (aged 93)
Hamburg
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
1960–78
Rank Oberstleutnant(Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100
III. Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Franz Pöschl (2 November 1917 – 25 January 2011) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Generalleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 279.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Hubert Sonneck
Commander of the 1. Luftlande-Division (Bundeswehr)
October 1966 – 30 September 1972
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinrich Schwiethal
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Paul-Georg Kleffel
Commander of III. Corps (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1972 – 31 March 1978
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gerd Niepold