Max Burghartswieser

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Max Burghartswieser
Born 10 June 1914
Wiesen
Died 22 August 1942(1942-08-22) (aged 28)
Tosna river mouth in the Neva-Bend, Russia
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–1942
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Max Burghartswieser (10 June 1914 – 22 August 1942) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant 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.

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Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
31 May 1941 Bei den Kämpfen um Chania am 25. Mai zeichneten sich die Angehörigen eines Gebirgsjägerregiments, Oberleutnant Bauer, Oberfeldwebel Burghartswieser, Feldwebel Faltermeier und Oberjäger Kehrer durch besondere Tapferkeit aus.[2] In the battles over Chania on 25 May, the following members of a mountain regiment, Lieutenant Bauer, Sergeant Burghartswieser, Sergeant Faltermeier and Corporal Kehrer distinguished themselves by showing exceptional bravery

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
  2. ^ Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, p. 548.
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. 
  • 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. 

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