World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Heinz Frank

Article Id: WHEBN0028639576
Reproduction Date:

Title: Heinz Frank  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Karl Kennel, Johann Zemsky, Gustav Schubert, Martin Möbus, Walter Hagen (aviator)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Heinz Frank

Heinz Frank
Born 12 December 1914
Arnstadt
Died 7 October 1944(1944-10-07) (aged 29)
Yugoslavia
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–1944
Rank Major
Unit LG 2
SchlG 1
SchlG 2
SchlG 151
Commands held II./SG 2
IV. / SchlG 151
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinz Frank (12 December 1914 – 7 October 1944) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinz Frank was credited with 9 victories in 900+ missions.[Notes 1]

Heinz Frank died on 7 October 1944 in a hospital of a circulatory collapse following an accidental pistol shooting incident, the bullet was lodged in his right hip. He was interred in Arnstadt in Thuringia.[1]

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

References

Citations
  1. ^ Obermaier 1976, p. 59.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 175.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 154.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 57.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.