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Erich Buschenhagen
German general

Erich Buschenhagen

Erich Buschenhagen
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Intro German general
Was Military personnel
From Germany
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 8 December 1895, Strasbourg
Death 13 September 1994, Kronberg im Taunus (aged 98 years)
Erich Buschenhagen
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Erich Buschenhagen (8 December 1895 – 13 September 1994) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany who commanded the LII Corps during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Buschenhagen surrendered to the Soviet forces in August 1944 after the Jassy–Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held in the Soviet Union as a war criminal until October 1955.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1914) 2nd Class (22 November 1914) & 1st Class (7 October 1917)
  • Clasp to the Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (17 September 1939) & 1st Class (26 September 1939)
  • German Cross in Gold on 19 July 1942 as Generalmajor in AOK Norwegen
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 5 December 1943 as Generalleutnant and commander of 15. Infanterie Division
    • 521st Oak Leaves on 4 July 1944 as General der Infanterie and commander of LII. Armeekorps
  • Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht (12 May 1944)
  • ^ Thomas 1997, p. 95.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 70.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.

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