Burgholte, August

Date of birth:
September 25th, 1914 (Eisdorf/Harz, Germany)
Date of death:
July 14th, 1982 (Hannover/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from April 4th 1934.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Junior Sergeant)
Unit:
7. / Panzer-Regiment 6
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 6/3. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1941
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
5. / Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Action:
For receiving a single wound on November 19th 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
February 21st, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
5. / Panzer-Regiment 6 / 3.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1942
Action:
Received for a triple wound received on November 17th 1942.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Awarded on:
October 3rd, 1944
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
Zugführer 3. / Panzer-Regiment 102 / 299.Infanterie-Division / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1944
Details:
Submitted on November 29th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on December 15th 1944 to AOK 2.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer, Elite of the Third Reich - The Recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-45: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, England, 2003
    - Federl, C., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, Germany, 2000