PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Augsberger, Franz Xaver Josef Maria "Franz" (Service number: 360 700 (NSDAP-Nr.)/139 528 (SS-Nr.))
Date of birth: October 10th, 1905 (Vienna, Austria)
Date of death:  March 19th, 1945 (Neustadt/Upper Silesia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Franz Augsberger finally reached the rank of SS-Brigadeführer and Generalmajor der Waffen-SS.
He was killed on March 19th 1945 by Soviet anti-tank gun fire while leading his divisional staff in a breakout from Soviet encirclement.

NSDAP-Nr.: 360 700 (Joined October 30th 1930)
SS-Nr.: 139 528 (Joined April 20th 1932)

Promotions:
April 20th 1932 SS-Anwärter
February 1934 SS-Mann
April 20th 1934 SS-Unterschrführer
June 1st 1934 SS-Oberscharführer
April 1st 1935 SS-Hauptscharführer (another source gives April 20th 1935)
January 30th 1936 SS-Standartenoberjunker
April 20th 1936 SS-Untersturmführer (effective from June 1st 1935)
July 1st 1936 SS-Obersturmführer
June 1st 1937 SS-Hauptsturmführer
August 1st 1939 SS-Sturmbannführer
March 21st 1940 SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS (effective from June 1st 1937)
December 1st 1941 SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS (effective from August 1st 1939)
April 20th 1942 SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS (effective from April 1st 1942)
July 1st 1943 SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (effective from June 21st 1943)
January 30th 1944 SS-Oberführer der Waffen-SS
May 25th 1944 SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS (effective from June 21st 1944)
     
JULLEUCHTER DER SS
Rank: SS-Hauptscharführer (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on: December 16th, 1935
 
     
DRL SPORTABZEICHEN IN BRONZE
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: December 1st, 1937
 
     
BRONZES SA-SPORTABZEICHEN
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: December 1st, 1937
 
     
EHRENDEGEN DES REICHSFÜHRERS-SS
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: December 1st, 1937
 
     
SS-EHRENRING
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: December 1st, 1937
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN 13. MÄRZ 1938
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: 1938
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: July 4th, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: September 15th, 1941
 
     
VAPAUDENRISTIN 3.LUOKKA (VR 3)
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain)
Awarded on: December 1st, 1941
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Awarded on: January 15th, 1942
Details: Bronze version.
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit: Führer SS-Infanterie-Regiment 7 (motorisiert)
Awarded on: May 30th, 1942
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Awarded on: July 20th, 1942
 
     
VAPAUDENRISTIN 2.LUOKKA (VR 2)
Rank: SS-Standartenführer (Colonel)
Awarded on: October 30th, 1943
 
     
WEHRMACHTBERICHT
Rank: SS-Oberführer
Awarded on: March 9th, 1944
 
     
EHRENBLATTSPANGE DES HEERES UND WAFFEN-SS
Rank: SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS (Brigadier)
Awarded on: 1945
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: SS-Brigadeführer / Generalmajor der Waffen-SS
Unit: Kommandeur 20.SS-Grenadier-Division (Estnischer Nr. 1) / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on: March 8th, 1945
Details: Recommended on February 16th 1945 and signed by OB Heeresgruppe Mitte, Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner; approved by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler.
 
     
DEUTSCHES REITERABZEICHEN IN BRONZE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER NSDAP 10 JAHRE
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER NSDAP 15 JAHRE
 
     
SS-DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG 4.STUFE (4 JAHRE)
 
     
SS-DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG 3.STUFE (8 JAHRE)
 
     
SS-DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG 2.STUFE (12 JAHRE)
 
     
EHRENWINKEL DER ALTEN KÄMPFER
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Bundesarchiv, Bild 101III-Weyer-024-05A / Weyer / CC-BY-SA
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- SCHNEIDER, J.W., Their Honor Was Loyalty!, Bender (R.James) Publishing, 1993.
- YERGER, M.C., Waffen-SS Commanders, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1999.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- SS-Personalakte of Franz Augsberger
- Axis Biographical Research
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