PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Griesbach, Franz
Date of birth: December 21st, 1892 (Brück/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:  September 24th, 1984 (Lage/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
August 23rd, 1917: Leutnant;
1939: Hauptmann;
August 1st, 1940: Major;
April 1st, 1942: Oberstleutnant;
December 1st, 1942: Oberst;
August 1st, 1944: Generalmajor.

Career:
?: Volksschule,Putlitz, Westprignitz;
1907 - 1910: Präparandenanstalt, Genthin;
1910 - 1913: Lehrerseminar;
April 1st, 1914: Infanterie-Regiment „Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preußen“ (2. Magdeburgisches) Nr. 27;
1920: Lehrerprüfung;
?: Lehrer Sachsen;
March 1st, 1939: Chef 6./Infanterie-Regiment 12, Halberstadt;
? - 1940: Stabsausbildung, Königsbrück;
1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 467;
1940: Chef 10./Infanterie-Regiment 467;
August 1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 467, Blankenburg;
September 15th, 1941: Kommandeur I./Infanterie-Regiment 391/170. Infanterie-Division;
April 17th, 1942: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 399;
February 15th, 1944: Führer 170. Infanterie-Division (m.d.F.b.);
February 16th, 1944 - April 1945: Reservelazerett Görden;
April 1945 - October 21st, 1949: Soviet POW.
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: October 22nd, 1941
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on Dcember 22nd, 1914.
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: November 22nd, 1941
Details: Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on August 23rd, 1917.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Major
Unit: Kommandeur, I. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 391, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: March 14th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 399, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: May 17th, 1943
Details: 242nd Award.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB UND SCHWERTERN
Rank: Oberst (Colonel)
Unit: Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 399, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on: March 6th, 1944
Details: 53rd Award.
 
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN GOLD
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Details: Silver version.
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
     
KRIMSCHILD (STIFTUNGS AUSFÜHRING)
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 4.KLASSE, 4 JAHRE
 
     
KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ 2.KLASSE MIT SCHWERTERN
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Otto von Guericke Univ. Magdeburg
- Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945
- Wikipedia
- Wikipedia
- Die Ritterkreuztraeger der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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