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Franz Graf von Bellegarde
Born (1912-07-28)July 28, 1912
Died 19 December 1941(1941-12-19) (aged 29)
Place of birth Bruck an der Mur, Austria
Place of death Armenskaja, Russia
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1931–1941
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 4
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Graf von Bellegarde[a] (28 July 1912 – 19 December 1941) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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. Franz Graf von Bellegarde was wounded during the Battle of Moscow and died on 19 December 1941 in a field hospital in Armenskaja, Russia.

Awards and decorations

Footnotes

  • a Regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name. The female form is Gräfin.

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 109.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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