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Buschhausen, Friedrich-Wilhelm

Date of birth:
December 11th, 1908 (Düsseldorf-Benrath, Germany)
Date of death:
October 1st, 2004 (Köln, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Was on 31st December 1938 promoted to Rittmeister with entry date of 1st January 1939.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Rittmeister
Unit:
Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. / Schützen-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
10. / Schützen-Regiment 3
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1939
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
6. / Schützen-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
6. / Schützen-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
September 18th, 1941
Details:
Bronze version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
6. / Schützen-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1941
Action:
For a single wound inflicted on 23rd September 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef 6. / Schützen-Regiment 10
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1941
Details:
Preliminary award document dated on 24th December, the definitive "Verleihungsurkunde" is dated on 28th December 1944.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 69 / 10.Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Details:
Award date of 10 May 1944 according to the "Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis" that was dated 1st October 1943.

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - KUROWSKI, F., Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrikakorps, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, United States, 1996.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - 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
    - Kurowski F., Knight's Cross Holders of the Afrikakorps
    - Award documents and promotion document via H.-P. Rackete

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