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Buchterkirch, Ernst-Georg

Date of birth:
September 10th, 1914 (Stolp/Pomerania, Germany)
Date of death:
August 17th, 1971 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

One of 40 soldiers cited in the Wehrmachtbericht or Armed Forces Communiqué but not named in the newly established Honor Roll of the German Army (EBS) due to a change in award policy made effective 8 Aug 1941 (and beginning with award # 74). The soldiers in question, did, however, receive the Commendation Certificate (AU).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Führer leichte zuges 2. / Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3.Panzer-Division / XVI. Armee-Korps / 12.Armee
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1940
Details:
106th Award.
Submitted on June 26th 1940.
Preliminary document and decoration on June 30th 1940 to AOK 6.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1941
Details:
50th Award
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
Kompaniechef 2. / Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3.Panzer-Division / Panzergruppe 2 / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Details:
44th Award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945

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