Karl Burdach

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Karl Burdach
Born (1891-07-28)28 July 1891
Chemnitz
Died 30 December 1976(1976-12-30) (aged 85)
Freiburg im Breisgau
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1912–45
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 251. Infanterie-Division
XXVII. Armeekorps
11. Infanterie-Division
Battles/wars

World War I

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Burdach (28 July 1891 – 30 December 1976) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant 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. Karl Burdach was captured by American troops in April 1945 and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
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. 
  • 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
Generalleutnant Hans Kratzert
Commander of 251. Infanterie-Division
6 August 1941 – February 1943
Succeeded by
General der Artillerie Maximilian Felzmann
Preceded by
Generaloberst Walter Weiß
Commander of XXVII. Armeekorps
10 February 1943 – 8 June 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Paul Völckers
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Siegfried Thomaschki
Commander of 11. Infanterie-Division
7 September 1943 – April 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hellmuth Reymann