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Böttcher, Karl Heinrich

Date of birth:
October 25th, 1889 (Thorn/Western Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
February 9th, 1975 (Bad Wimpfen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
March 1st, 1942: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1909: Artillerie-Regiment 59;
September 1939 - December 1941: Arko 104;
December 1941 - February 1943: Kommandeur 21. Panzer-Division;
April 1943 - September 1943: Kommandeur 326. Infanterie-Division;
October 1943 - December 1943: Kommandeur 347. Infanterie-Division;
?: Führerreserve;
March 1944 - March 1945: Harko 305;
March 1945 - May 8th, 1945: ?;
May 8th, 1945 - June 25th, 1947: POW.

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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)
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 15th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 21. Panzer-Division / Heeresgruppe Afrika
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1941
Details:
723rd Award.
Submitted on December 6th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on December 14th 1941 to Panzergruppe Afrika.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 19th, 1943
Ärmelband Afrika

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