Franz Xaver Dorsch Military person

Franz Xaver Dorsch (24 December 1899 – 8 November 1986) was a German civil engineer who became the chief engineer of the Organisation Todt (OT), a civil and military engineering group in Nazi Germany that was responsible for a huge range of engineering projects at home and in the territories occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. He played a leading role in many of the Third Reich's biggest engineering projects, including the construction of the Siegfried Line (Westwall), the Atlantic Wall and numerous other fortifications in Germany and occupied Europe. Following the war, he founded the Dorsch Consult consulting engineering company in Wiesbaden.

Personal facts

Franz Xaver Dorsch
Birth dateDecember 12, 1899
Birth place
Date of deathNovember 08, 1986
Place of death


Military person

(to 1918)
(1933 to 1945)
(1919 to 1933)
(1945 to 1986)
Blood Order
War Merit Cross
Golden Party Badge
military branch
Organisation Todt

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