Albert Buck

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Albert Buck
Born 23 January 1895
Stuttgart
Died 6 September 1942(1942-09-06) (aged 47)
Novorossiysk, Russia
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1920)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1913–20
1935–42
Rank Generalmajor
Commands held 198. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Albert Buck (23 January 1895 – 6 September 1942) was a highly decorated Generalmajor 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. Albert Buck was killed on 6 September 1942 near Novorossiysk, Russia when his car was hit by grenades.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Reference in the Wehrmachtbericht[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Sunday, 5 July 1941 In den Kämpfen im Osten zeichneten sich Oberst Buck und Oberstleutnant Thumm, Kommandeure von Infanterieregimentern sowie die Oberleutnante Pelikan in einer Sturmgeschützabteilung, Heine in einer Radfahrkompanie und Xanke in einem Infanterieregiment durch besondere Tapferkeit aus.[2] In the battles in the east Oberst Buck and Oberstleutnant Thumm, commanders of infantry regiments as well as Oberleutnant Pelikan in a Sturmgeschützabteilung, Heine of a Radfahrkompanie and Xanke in an infantry regiment distinguished themselves through exceptional bravery.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 126.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 1, p. 607

Bibliography[edit]

  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, 1. September 1939 bis 31. Dezember 1941 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 1, 1 September 1939 to 31 December 1941] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Otto Röttig
Commander of 198. Infanterie-Division
10 April 1942 – 6 September 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Ludwig Müller