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Buschenhagen, Erich Otto Ludwig (LII. AK)

Date of birth:
December 8th, 1895 (Straßburg/Alsace, Germany (now France))
Date of death:
September 13th, 1994 (Oberstdorf, Kronberg/Taunus, Hesse, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Was Prisoner of War with the Soviets from 4th September 1944 until 10th October 1955.

Promotions:
26.10.1914: Fähnrich
27.01.1915: Leutnant
18.10.1918: Oberleutnant
01.12.1925: Rittmeister
01.04.1933: Major
01.10.1935: Oberstleutnant
01.03.1938: Oberst
01.08.1941: Generalmajor
10.07.1943: Generalleutnant
20.02.1944: Genral der Infanterie

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939

Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 22nd November 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1939

Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 7th October 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1941

Awarded with swords.
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka (VR 1)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Armeeoberkommando Norwegen
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1942

Award 146/28.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 15.Infanterie-Division / LII. Armee-Korps / 1.Panzer-Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1943
Following a Soviet breakthrough on the 15.10.1943 in the direction of Pjatichatki the so-called Gruppe Buschenhagen managed to stabilize the front in this sector north of Krivoi Rog. Buschenhagen would later be awarded the Knight’s Cross for this command achievement.

2398th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-General of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierende General LII.Armeekorps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Südukraine
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1944
Awarded for smashing the strong Soviet bridgeheads on the lower Dniester west of Butor and in the river bend at Koschniza on the 10. and 11.05.1944.

521st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1917
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1918
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  2. Klasse, 18 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 9th, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  1.Klasse, 25 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1938
Kungliga Svärdsorden - Commander

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