Johannes Franz Leopold Heinrich Viktor Franke
(10.03.1858 - 00.00.1935)
place of birth: 
Königreich Preußen:  Feldzeugmeister,  Generalleutnant

Imperial German Generalleutnant Johannes Franke was the officer in charge of Prussia's Ordnance Department (Feldzeugmeisterei) as the Great War broke out in August 1914. In this capacity, he was charged with overseeing the procurement, production, and maintenance of all war materiel and field equipment. General Franke was replaced in September 1916 by Carl Coupette, when the Ordnance Department was reorganized into the
Department for Procurement of Arms & Munitions and subordinated to the War Ministry.

Generalleutnant  17.02.1914

Curriculum Vitae
12.12.1872 Sekonde-Lieutenant
11.06.1881 Premier-Lieutenant
23.03.1887 Hauptmann
18.04.1893 Major
15.09.1904 Preußisches Kriegsministerium, Gewehr-Prüfungskommission - Berlin  (Chief of Arms Inspection Committee)
16.03.1905 Oberstleutnant
21.03.1908 Preußisches Kriegsministerium, A2 - Berlin  (Chief of Infantry Dept, War Ministry)
21.12.1909 7. Rheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 69 - Trier  (Cdr)
21.04.1911 Generalmajor
21.04.1911 50. Infanterie-Brigade - Mainz  (Cdr)
27.06.1913 Feldzeugmeisterei - Berlin  (Chief of Ordnance Department, replaced von Buecking)
17.02.1914 Generalleutnant
Great War
02.08.1914 Feldzeugmeisterei - Berlin
24.09.1916 unknown
27.11.1918 General der Infanterie  (Charakter)




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