Alfred Hugo Karl Frantz

Alfred Hugo Karl Frantz

Death 3 May 1942 (aged 47)
Sofiyska, Bulgaria
Burial Sofia, Stolichna Obshtina, Sofia-grad, Bulgaria
Memorial ID 16912641 · View Source
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My grandfather:

Alfred Hugo Karl FRANTZ
born 10. December 1894 Dirschau, Prussia, Germany
died 3. May 1942 Sofia, Bulgaria

Son of:
Heinrich Wilhelm Frantz
born 13. Apr. 1865 Cziskowke, Poland
died 24. Feb. 1932 Chorin, Germany
Emma Antonie Jagelski
born 28. July 1868 Dirschau, Prussia, Germany
died 30. Sep. 1958 Chorin, Germany

Grandson of:
Johann Carl Wilhelm Frantz and
Laurentine Friederike Elisabeth Glasshagen Frantz
Carl Jagelski
died about 1920 and
Regine Juliane Fietz Jagelski
born 1. Nov. 1844 Klein Zünder, Germany
died about 1920

Great-Grandson of:
Michael Fietz and Marie Elisabeth, maiden name: Wilm

Husband of:
First wife: unkn. Kressin
married and divorced during the WWI
(this information I have from his cousin S. Marquardt)

Second wife:
married 26. Nov. 1922 Sofia, Bulgaria
Sorka Petrowa-Katerowa
born 22. Sep. 1900 Tschirpan, Bulgaria
died 13. Nov. 1979 Linz, Austria

Father of:
Heinrich Manfred Peter Frantz
born 9. June 1924 Sofia, Bulgaria
died 9. Feb. 1984 Linz, Austria
married 3. March 1949 Linz, Austria
with Charlotte von Lang Frantz
born 3. May 1927 Linz, Austria
died 19. July 1984 Linz, Austria

Grandfather of:
Charlotte, born 30. June 1949, Linz, OÖ, Austria

Halfbrother of:
Hildegard Wanda Dorothea Frantz Orthbandt
born 31. Dec. 1890 Berlin-Kreuzberg
died 29. Oct.1983 Bad Kösen, Germany
buried in Burgwenden, Germany
married 14. July 1956 Buchfart, Germany
with Johannes Friedrich Franz Orthbandt
born 8. Apr. 1892 Groß Muckrow, Kreis Lübben, Germany
died 27. Nov. 1974 Kölleda, Germany
no children

He was Pilot in WW I
I suspect that I found him in one of the Kofl reports - probably 7th Armee, but I admit I really can't remember.
To answer your other question, Schustzstaffel 3 was formed on 1Jan17 by renaming KG 3/Ks 15. For 1917 it's primary duty was to escort the 2-seater FA(A) aircraft and protect them from attacking enemy aircraft.
Then in 1918 their role changed, they became ground support units, and their name was changed to Schlachtstaffel 3 supporting the ground troops by bombing and straffing.
I've written an entire book on these units called "Schlachtflieger!". It's 400 pages with 20 plus color aircraft drawings by Dan Abbott. It's a bit pricey at $80.00 USD. It's available from Schiffer Publications.
Hope this at least answers a few of your questions.
Yours, Rick Duiven
Grossenhain/Sachsen, Germany 1915/16
Verdun, France 1916/17
Schlacht an der Aisne, in der Champagne
7. Armee, Schusta 3 (Schutzstaffel 3)
Please visit Frontflieger

1922 he goes to Sofia, Bulgaria to work by Lufthansa, Germany.
Few weeks later he falls in love to my beautiful grandmother and 26. Nov. 1922 he married. He was a man with great charm and intellect.

He loved the cooking of my grandmother and her temperament, the house, the flowergarden and cats. He was Protestant - with Jewish roots.

Additional info can be found here.

Please remember his friend: Berthold Guthmann --33229524-- Mein Großvater war der Pilot und er der Bordschütze - Thank you !

Fliegerstaffel Schusta 3 und Schlasta 3
Hauptmann SCHEFFER
Ernst DIEZ, died 16. Feb. 1917 WWI
Franz HAMANN, died 12. Feb. 1917 WWI
Wilhelm HEISSENBERG, died 22. May 1918 WWI
Mathias KONZ, died 7. Aug. 1918 WWI
Otto KRÄMER, died 2. Aug. 1918, WWI
Karl TEGTMEIER, died 7. Aug. 1918, WWI

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Hugo Karl Frantz (10 Dec 1894–3 May 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16912641, citing Sofia Central Cemetery, Sofia, Stolichna Obshtina, Sofia-grad, Bulgaria ; Maintained by Charlotte (contributor 46617978) .