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Egon Franz

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Battles/wars  World War II
Died  1945
Service/branch  Waffen-SS
Years of service  1939–1945
Name  Egon Franz
Battles and wars  World War II
Rank  Unterscharfuhrer

Awards  Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross Iron Cross 1st Class Iron Cross 2nd Class Close Combat Clasp in Silver Eastern Front Medal 1941/42
Unit  5th SS Panzer Division Wiking

Egon Franz (19 August 1921 – July 1945) was a Unterscharfuhrer in the Waffen SS during World War II who was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross which was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership by Nazi Germany during World War II.

He was born in the Sudetenland on the 19 August 1921. He volunteered to join the SS and was posted to the SS Division Wiking. He was awarded the Knight's Cross in October 1944 when a platoon commander in the 3rd Company, 9th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment Germania.

The official record states he died from severe wounds near Jungbusch.


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