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Büssecke, Arthur

Date of birth:
July 8th, 1918 (Wieblingen/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
July 28th, 2014 (Hockenheim/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


Arthur Büssecke reached the rank of Oberleutnant. Sometimes his name is being referred to as Arthur Büsecker.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Second World War (1939-1945)
Geschützführer, 2.Batterie, I. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 49, 17. Flak-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1942
Büssecker received the Knight’s Cross for his actions in the Stalingrad pocket. His award recommendation reads as follows…

“From the 02. to 04.12.1942 Büssecker alone destroyed 20 tanks, 6 trucks (with mounted infantry) and 5 cannons while operating a lone 8.8 cm Flak gun. By doing so he decisively contributed to the local combat. He has been recognized by the commander of the 3. Infanterie-Division (mot) as an outstanding personality who delivered important combat results. Bearer of the Iron Cross First Class since the 19.09.1942. Büssecker was badly wounded on the 04.12.1942, this being his third wound of the war.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes