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Franz Landgraf
Born (1888-07-16)July 16, 1888
Died 19 April 1944(1944-04-19) (aged 55)
Place of birth Munich
Place of death Stuttgart
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909–1944
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 4. Panzer-Brigade
6. Panzer-Division
155. Reserve-Panzer-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Landgraf (16 July 1888 – 19 April 1944) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 231.
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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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Werner Kempf
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
6 January 1941 - June 1941
Succeeded by
General der Panzertruppen Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
Preceded by
General der Panzertruppen Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma
Commander of 6. Panzer-Division
15 September 1941 - 1 April 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Erhard Raus
Preceded by
None
Commander of 155. Reserve-Panzer-Division
1 August 1943 – 23 August 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Curt von Jesser
Preceded by
Generalmajor Curt von Jesser
Commander of 155. Reserve-Panzer-Division
6 September 1943 – 30 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generaleutnant Max Fremerey

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