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Büttner, Manfred (LW-Fallschirmjäger)

Date of birth:
February 25th, 1921 (Spittelndorf/Liegnitz, Germany)
Date of death:
May 29th, 1992 (Plön, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 25th, 1943
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel
Unit:
Führer, 2. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 26, 9. Fallschirmjäger-Division, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1945
Awarded for his bravery during the heavy fighting around Greifenhagen on the Eastern front. Here he led repeated counterattacks to regain the German frontline.
No proof in Bundesarchiv; after the war FRG Bundeswehr service; not quite clear, if and how his case was investigated by the MAD (Militärischer Abschirmdienst); accepted by OdR.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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