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Bürger, Thomas

Date of birth:
December 11th, 1909 (Weiglham am Inn/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
February 22nd, 1942 (Wolubujevka near Ternopol, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Kursk - Besedino
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Thomas Bürger is entered in the register and is remembered in name on a monument at the German War Cemetery Kursk-Besedino.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 528, 299. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 4th, 1942
The following wartime excerpt describes why Bürger was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Oberleutnant Bürger has outstandingly distinguished himself throughout the entire eastern campaign. During the defensive fighting for Wolubujewka (28 km north of Belgorod) he served as the soul of the resistance as a Bataillon commander starting on the 17.02.1942. Always present in the foremost line, he successfully repelled all attacks by 2 Russian divisions and, after the enemy had broken through to both the north and south, he and his Bataillon tirelessly defended the completely cut-off village in the time period 19.-21.02.1942.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 528, 299. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 30th, 1941
176th Award.
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

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