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Bruno Frankewitz
Born (1897-12-08)8 December 1897
Died 11 August 1982(1982-08-11) (aged 84)
Place of birth Tiefensee
Place of death Straelen
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1920
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 215. Infanterie-Division
Infanterie-Division Theodor Körner

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Police Officer

Bruno Frankewitz (8 December 1897 – 11 August 1982) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 215. Infanterie-Division. 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. Bruno Frankewitz was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 155.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Baptist Knieß
Commander of 215. Infanterie-Division
12 November 1942 – 6 April 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Formed from the remnants of 215. Infanterie-Division
Commander of Infanterie-Division Theodor Körner
6 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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