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Frantz Schatzeder
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"Last Flight of the Swan of the East"
POD: 1878
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: German Empire
Date of Birth: 19th century
Occupation: Radio operator
Military Branch: Kaiserliche Luftmarine
(Great War)

Franz Schatzeder was one of the wireless operators aboard the SMS Emden. He informed Captain Karl von Müller and Hellmuth von Mücke, the first officer, that that Austrian crown prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife Duchess Sophie had been murdered by a Serbian assassin.[1]

Schatzeder continued to report information to Müller as the world fell into war.[2] He survived the Emden's destruction in November 1914, off the coast of the Philippines, although he was badly injured.[3]

References[]

  1. Leviathans: Armored Skies, pgs. 292-293, loc. 4174-4190, ebook.
  2. Ibid., pg. 297, loc. 4250.
  3. Ibid., loc. 5185.
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