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Bülow, Freiherr von, Karl-August

Date of birth:
June 13th, 1904 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
June 11th, 1986 (Braunfels/Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

In service from April 1st 1923.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
III. / Panzer-Regiment 21
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 24, 24. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 12th, 1944
Awarded the Knight’s Cross for his actions near Tarnow. On the 23.08.1944 Oberst von Bülow led the armoured group of the 24. Panzer-Division in a thrust east of Tarnow that managed to capture the villages of Roza and Borowa. The armoured group then went on to smash advancing Soviet forces over the course of the next two days, distinguishing itself to the point where the Division would be named in the Wehrmachtbericht of the 28.08.1944.
Submitted on December 6th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on December 15th to AOK 8.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - WEGMANN, GÜNTER, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Biblio-Verlag, 2004.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000
    - 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
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001

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