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Friedrich-Carl Cranz
German General and Knight's Cross recipients

Friedrich-Carl Cranz

Friedrich-Carl Cranz
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Intro German General and Knight's Cross recipients
Was Military officer Soldier Officer
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 14 November 1886, Chełmno
Death 24 March 1941, Neuhammer (aged 54 years)
Friedrich-Carl Cranz
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Friedrich-Carl Cranz (14 November 1886 – 24 March 1941) was a German general (Generalleutnant) in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 18.Infanterie-Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, awarded by Nazi Germany to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Cranz was killed 24 March 1941 in a training accident by friendly artillery fire. He is buried in the Invalid's Cemetery in Berlin.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class &1st Class
  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class & 1st Class
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 June 1940 as Generalleutnant and commander of 18. Infanterie-Division
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 132.

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