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Franz Pöschl
Born 2 November 1917
Died 25 January 2011(2011-01-25) (aged 93)
Place of birth Munich
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
1960–1978
Rank Oberstleutnant(Wehrmacht)
Generalleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held I./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100
III. Corps
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Franz Pöschl (2 November 1917 – 25 January 2011) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a Generalleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 279.
Bibliography
  • 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
Generalmajor Hubert Sonneck
Commander of the 1. Luftlande-Division (Bundeswehr)
October 1966 – 30 September 1972
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Heinrich Schwiethal
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Paul-Georg Kleffel
Commander of III. Corps (Bundeswehr)
1 October 1972 – 31 March 1978
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Gerd Niepold


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