FRANKEN, Wilhelm August  
 
PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Franken, Wilhelm August
Date of birth: Unknown
Date of death:  January 13th, 1945
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Wilhelm Franken died in an accident on 13th January 1945. At that moment he was Referent in the Stab Kommandierender Admiral der U-Boote with the rank of Korvettenkapitän.
     
CROCE AL VALORE DI GUERRA
Awarded on: March 30th, 1942
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Kapitänleutnant
Unit: Kommandant "U 565"
Awarded on: April 30th, 1943
 
     
MEDAGLIE AL VALORE MILITARE BRONZO
Rank: Kapitänleutnant
Awarded on: May 29th, 1943
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
   
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