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Büsing, Otto

Date of birth:
August 22nd, 1896 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
March 8th, 1944 (Rovnoye/Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

On March 8th, 1944, Oberst Büsing was fatally injured by enemy artillery fire 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.

Promotions:
January 27th, 1915: Fähnrich;
March 4th, 1915: Leutnant;
August 12th, 1919: Charakter als Oberleutnant;
September 1st, 1934: Rittmeister (64);
January 1st, 1939: Major (26);
March 1st, 1941: Oberstleutnant (24);
December 1st, 1942: Oberst (52a);
March 1st, 1944: Generalmajor.


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Period:
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
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1940
Details:
According to the Karteikarte the Spange EK 1 was awarded on the 13-5-1940.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 39, 17. Panzer-Division, Heer
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
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1942
Details:
Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Panzer-Regiment 39, 17. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1942
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 26th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

Sources

  • Photo 1: Gareth Collins
  • Photo: Gareth Collins via Axis Biographical Research
  • - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
    - Scheibert, Horst. Die Träger der Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und der Waffen-SS/ Die Träger der Ehrentaffelspange der Kriegsmarine/ Die Inhaber des Ehrenpokals für Besondere Leistung im Lukftkrieg. Friedberg, Ger.: Podzun-Pallas Verlag, 1986, ISBN 3-7909-0283-7
    - Axis History Forum via Awardholders / unit
    - NARA Roll T-78 R884
    - 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
    - geocities.ws

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