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Bühler, Karl-Heinz

Date of birth:
August 7th, 1912 (Mannheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
July 6th, 1984 (Tübingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmführer (Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Batterie, III. Abteilung, SS-Artillerie-Regiment 5, SS-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
March 14th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Obersturmbannführer (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 "Germania", 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
May 6th, 1945
Details:
No evidence of the award to Karl-Heinz Bühler can be found in the German Federal Archives. The award was presumably awarded by SS-Oberstgruppenführer Sepp Dietrich, which would make it an unlawful presentation. The Order Commission of the OdR processed this case in 1977 and decided: "Knight's Cross no, 1 May 1945". The case Bühler was again processed in the fall of 1983. Whether or not additional or new evidence materialized remains unknown. The Order Commission decided this time: Knight's Cross yes, 8 May 1945. Von Seemen lists him on 7 May 1945, Krätschmer states 1 May 1945. Fellgiebel later re-dated the award on 6 May 1945. It remains subject to speculation why this was done. Bühler was a member of the OdR.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1941
Details:
Date per Scherzer and Schneider. Document supplied by Dr. Bühler gives 10-8-1941.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 4th, 1940
Details:
Date per Schneider. Document supplied by Dr. Bühler gives 15-6-1941. Scherzer gives 21-6-1940.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Abteilung, SS-Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 5, 5. SS-Panzer-Division "Wiking", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
December 25th, 1944
Details:
4961st Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1945
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1942
Details:
Date per document in his SS file. Document supplied by Dr. Bühler gives 15-3-1942. Scherzer gives 14-5-1942.
(Allgemeines) Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1945
Details:
Date per document in his SS file.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1942
Details:
Date per document in his SS file. Document supplied by Dr. Bühler gives 10-10-1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1942
Details:
Date per document in his SS file. Document supplied by Dr. Bühler gives 9-11-1942.
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Bronze version.
SA-Sportabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 1938
Julleuchter der SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Nr. 74826
SS-Zivilabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 1934
Ehrenwinkel der Alten Kämpfer

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