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Hans Konrad Busch
Born (1915-03-05)5 March 1915
Died 13 April 1998(1998-04-13) (aged 83)
Place of birth Landsberg an der Warthe
Place of death Hamburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1937–1945
1956-1975
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 300
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans Konrad Busch (5 March 1915 – 13 April 1998) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. 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. Hans Busch was captured by Soviet troops in 1945. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956, retiring in 1975.

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Reference in the WehrmachtberichtEdit

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
3 August 1944 (Addendum) In den schweren Kämpfen bei Liepna haben sich die rheinisch-westfälische 227. Infanterie-Division unter Oberst Wengler und eine Kampfgruppe unter Major Busch besonders hervorgetan.[2] The Rhenish-Westphalian 227th Infantry Division under Colonel Wengler and a battle group under Major Busch have particularly distinguished themselves in the heavy fighting at Liepna.

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
  2. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, p. 188.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, 1985. ISBN 3-423-05944-3.
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