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Buschenhagen, Erich

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

Biography

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

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 17th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 22nd November 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 7th October 1917.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 26th, 1941
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka miekkojen kera (VR 1 mk)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor
Unit:
Armeeoberkommando Norwegen
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1942
Details:
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
Details:
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)
Unit:
Kommandierende General LII.Armeekorps / 6.Armee / Heeresgruppe Südukraine
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1944
Details:
521st Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Ritterkreuztraeger 1939 - 1945

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