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Franz Liebisch
Born (1921-02-05)February 5, 1921
Died 11 February 1945(1945-02-11) (aged 24)
Place of birth Georgswalde, Czechoslovakia
Place of death Budapest, Hungary
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Waffen SS
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Obersturmführer
Unit SS-VT
8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st Class
Iron Cross 2nd Class
Sudetenland Medal with Prague castle bar
Anschluss Medal

Franz Liebisch was an Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) in the Waffen SS during World War II. He 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.

Early life[]

Franz Liebisch was born on the 5 February 1921 in Georgswalde. He volunteered to join the SS-VT and took part in the Anschluss of Austria, the occupation of the Sudetenland in 1938, and the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia on the 15 March 1939. [1]

World War II[]

During World War II he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class and the Knight's Cross on the 9 February 1945 as an Obersturmführer and Oberleutnant of Schupo in Command of the 1st Squadron, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Liebisch did not survive the war but was killed in action in Budapest on the 12 February 1945. [2]

References[]

Further reading[]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas, 2000. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Mitcham, Jr.Samuel, Retreat to the Reich, Stackpole books 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3384-X
  • Mitcham Samuel, The German Defeat in the East, 1944-45,Stackpole Books, 2007. ISBN 0-8117-3371-8
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