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Buchner, Hermann (Waffen-SS)

Date of birth:
January 16th, 1917 (Nuremberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
November 17th, 1944 (near Warsaw, Poland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hermann Buchner was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer on June 21st 1942. He was seriously wounded on November 17th 1944 and died.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 22nd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 19th, 1941
Details:
Bronze version.
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 28th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Kompaniechef 9. / SS-Infanterie-Regiment 1
Awarded on:
November 20th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1943
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Bataillonskommandeur III. / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 5
Awarded on:
October 17th, 1943
Nahkampfspange in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit:
Bataillonskommandeur III. / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 5 "Totenkopf" / 3.SS-Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
June 16th, 1944
Details:
3229th Award
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Sammlung Beyerlein
  • - TRANG, C., Totenkopf Archives, Heimdal, 2011.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Dörr M., Die träger der Nahkampfspange in Gold, Heer- Luftwaffe- Waffen-SS 1943-1945, Biblio Verlag Bisendorf, 2006.
    - 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

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