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Burgemeister, Alfred

Date of birth:
July 22nd, 1906 (Perleberg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 23rd, 1970 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Career:
1926: Reichtswehr;
1928 - 1934: Heeresfachschule für Verwaltung und Wirtschaft;
1938 - 1939: Kriegsakademie in Berlin;
?: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 524;
1945 - 1946: Leiter Flüchtlingslagers, Helmstedt;
1953 - 1970: Mitglied Bundestag (CDU).

Received also the Großes Bundesverdienstkreuz in 1968.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Grenadier-Regiment 524, 297. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
May 2nd, 1945
Awarded for his leadership achievements during the evacuation of Heeresgruppe E from the Balkans in late 1944. In this context he and his Regiment opened up the road through Montenegro for the 104. Jäger-Division, were significantly involved in the breakout near Sarajewo and provided the rearguard for the withdrawal movement of the XXI. Gebirgs-Armee-Korps to Croatia.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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