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Busch, Ernst

Date of birth:
July 6th, 1885 (Steele near Essen, Germany)
Date of death:
July 17th, 1945 (Camp Aldershot near London, Great Britain)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Cannock Chase
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Field Marshall. Commander of the 16.Armee.

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
June 14th, 1917
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1918
Pour le Mérite
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
VIII.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
VIII.Armeekorps
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 16.Armee
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst (General)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 16.Armee
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generaloberst
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1943
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshall)
Unit:
Oberbefehlshaber 16.Armee
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1943
Details:
274th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer, Netherlands
  • - Kursietis A.J., The wehrmacht at war 1939-1945 the units and commanders, ISBN 907532338-7
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Axis Biographical Research

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