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Post by Betz » Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:03 pm

I have a prayer card for knights cross winner Franz Betz. Excellent picture with all awards showing. His listing has no photo. If interested in getting it let me know. Betz is my family name on my moms side. We have a large family tree in Germany. I will research it when I can find more time. I had relatives serve in the German side and 4 great uncles( all brothers) serve in the US army in europe. One was killed in France. All grew up in a german speaking home. I have met a few relatives from germany a long time ago. The wartime experiences were only spoken about behind closed doors and after a few beers. Great site.

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Post by M.Wittmann » Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:24 am


Feldwebel Franz-Eugen Betz,

* 28.10.1917 Grafenwiesen, Kreis. Kötzting
+ 22.08.1942 near Weckschino/Russia

Ritterkreuz am: 30.08.1942
als: Unteroffizier und Gruppenführer 7./InfRgt 41(mot.)

This is the only Franz(-Eugen) BETZ found by me.
Other Betz were a Karl, Paul and Clemens Betz as KC winners.

"Klagt nicht, kämpft!"

Info about 5.SS-Pz(Gren)Div 'Wiking' and the dutch Waffen-SS volunteers.

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