Bursche, Gustav-Adolf

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1918 (Eberswalde/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 4th, 2005 (Barsbüttel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 2nd, 1937: Fahnenjunker;
May 2nd, 1938: Gefreiter;
August 1st, 1938: Unteroffizier;
April 4th, 1939: Fähnrich (as from March 1st, 1939);
August 1st, 1939: Oberfähnrich;
September 1st, 1939: Leutnant (RDA: -80-);
September 15th, 1941: Oberleutnant (RDA: October 1st, 1941 63-);
January 30th, 1942: Oberleutnant (RDA: Augustus 1st, 1940 -72a-);
February 1st, 1943: Hauptmann (RDA: -38-).

Career:
1925: Volksschule Stolp, Pommeren;
1925: Volksschule Stargard;
1929: Gymnasium Stargard;
1937: Reichsarbeitsdienst;
November 2nd, 1937: Infanterie-Regiment 25;
November 15th, 1938: Kriegsschule Wiener Neustadt;
August 26th, 1939: Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90;
July 14th, 1941: Führer, 6. Kompanie, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90;
September 2nd, 1941: Lazerett;
September 30th, 1941: Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon (motorisiert) 76;
January 1st, 1942: Führerreserve Heeresgruppe Nord;
January 8th, 1942: Chef, 6. Kompanie, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90;
July 29th, 1942: Adjutant, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90;
October 15th, 1942: Adjutant, Grenadier-Regiment (motorisiert) 90;
13 december 1942: IIa, 20. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert);
1943: Lehrgang für höhere Adjutanten;
July 23rd, 1943: IIa, 20. Panzergrenadier-Division;
August 1st, 1944: Generalstabsausbildung, 7. Gebirgs-Division;
August 19th, 1944: 21. Abteilungsführer-Lehrgang für Panzer Truppen;
August 28th, 1944: IIa, 20. Panzergrenadier-Division;
December 15th, 1944: Generalstabsausbildung 16. Lehrgang, Kriegsakademie.

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Rank:
Fahnenjunker (Officer Cadet)
Awarded on:
1937
DRL Sportabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 4th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 12th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1940
Details:
Bronze version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Führer, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1941
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1942
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 6. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment (motorisiert) 90, 20. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
IIa, 20. Infanterie-Division (motorisiert), Heer
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze

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