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Büsing, Otto

Date of birth:
August 22nd, 1896 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
March 8th, 1944 (Rovnoye/Ukraine, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German

Biography

On March 8th, 1944, Oberst Büsing was fatally injured by enemy artilleryfire near Losovatka. He died the same day from his injuries in the medical clearing station at Rovnoye, Soviet Union. He was promoted pothumous to the rank of Generalmajor from March 1st onwards.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Adjutant 5.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 39 / 17.Panzer-Division / 2.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1942
Details:
Submitted on November 9th 1942.
Preliminary document on November 27th 1942 to Pz.AOK 2.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gareth Collins
  • Photo: Gareth Collins via Axis Biographical Research
  • - 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
    - Spaeter, H., The History of the Panzerkorps Großdeutschland (vol.2), J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc., Winnipeg, Canada, 1995
    - Axis Biographical Research

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