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Manfred Beutner
Born (1914-05-23)23 May 1914
Died 8 November 2002(2002-11-08) (aged 88)
Place of birth Frauenhain
Place of death Oldenburg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Flag of Germany.png West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1935–1945
1957–1972
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr
Commands held Kampfgruppe "Beutner"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Manfred Beutner (23 May 1914 – 8 November 2002) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst 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. Manfred Beutner was captured in 1945 by Soviet troops in the Courland Pocket and was released in 1955. He later joined the Bundeswehr, retiring in 1972 as an Oberst.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 112.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. 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.
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