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Karl Buckel
Born (1920-06-12)June 12, 1920
Died 2 September 1997(1997-09-02) (aged 77)
Place of birth Mörzheim
Place of death Wedemark
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–1945
1950's–1976
Rank Hauptmann der Reserve (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 277
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Buckel (12 June 1920 – 2 September 1997) was a highly decorated Hauptmann der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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. Karl Buckel was captured by French troops at the end of the war, but escaped soon after. He later joined the Bundeswehr, retiring in 1976 as an Oberstleutnant.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 126.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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