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Anton-Otto Frank
Born (1912-03-18)18 March 1912
Died 8 March 1945(1945-03-08) (aged 32)
Place of birth Ingolstadt, Germany
Place of death Zuckau, Silesia
Buried at German War Cemetery at Gdansk
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Rank Major
Unit 15th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Anton-Otto Frank[Note 1] (18 March 1912 – 8 March 1945) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Notes[]

  1. According to Thomas name is Anton Frank. Thomas states that Frank's files are without his first name Otto.[1]
  2. According to Scherzer as chief of the 1./Panzer-Jagd-Abteilung 15.[3]

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas 1997, p. 173.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 184, 491.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 315.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 97.
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 Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997) (in German). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 

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