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Franz Westhoven

Franz Westhoven
Born (1894-12-07)7 December 1894
Died 9 October 1983(1983-10-09) (aged 88)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1920)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1914–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 3. Panzer-Division
21. Panzer-Division
2. Panzer-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Franz Westhoven (7 December 1894 – 9 October 1983) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several panzer divisions. 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.

Awards and decorations



External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hermann Breith
Commander of 3. Panzer-Division
1 October 1942 – 25 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Fritz Bayerlein
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz
Commander of 2. Panzer-Division
5 May 1944 – 26 May 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Heinrich Freiherr von Lüttwitz

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