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Maximilian Richard Hans Christoph Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz
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Born (1915-01-19)January 19, 1915
Died 25 May 2011(2011-05-25) (aged 96)
Place of birth Dresden
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–1945
1956–1973
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Maximilian Richard Hans Christoph Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz[a] (19 January 1915 – 25 May 2011) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst (colonel) 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. Beschwitz joined the postwar Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1973 as an Oberst.[1]

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Citations
  1. Ritterkreuztraeger 1939–1945 German Knight's Cross holders (Ritterkreuz) (in German) Retrieved 18 September 2010
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 111.
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.

Footnotes[]

  • a Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron), which is now legally a part of the last name. The female forms are Freifrau and Freiin.

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