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Ewald Burian

Ewald Burian

German officer and Knight's Cross recipients
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German officer and Knight's Cross recipients
Gender male
Birth 12 July 1896 (Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine)
Death 3 November 1981 (Cologne, Cologne Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Star sign Cancer
Ewald Burian
The details
Biography

Ewald Burian (12 July 1896 – 3 November 1981) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (1 April 1942)
    • 1st Class (1 August 1942)
  • Infantry Assault Badge (3 June 1942)
  • Eastern Front Medal (21 July 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold (21 October 1943)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 October 1944 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 980
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