Arthur Büssecke

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Arthur Büssecke
Born (1918-07-08)8 July 1918
Heidelberg
Died 28 July 2014(2014-07-28) (aged 96)
Heidelberg
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1938–45
Rank Oberleutnant der Reserve
Unit 2./Flak-Regiment 49 (mot.)
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Arthur Büssecke (8 July 1918 – 28 July 2014[1]) was an Oberleutnant der Reserve in the Luftwaffe 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Büssecke was captured by Russian troops in May 1945, he escaped only to be captured by American troops. He was released in June 1945.

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Citations
  1. ^ "Nota de Falecimento: Arthur Büssecker". Sala de Guerra. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 127.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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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