Erich Buschenhagen

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Erich Buschenhagen
Born 8 December 1895
Died 13 September 1994(1994-09-13) (aged 98)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1914–45
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 15th Infantry Division
LII Army Corps
Battles/wars Jassy–Kishinev Offensive (August 1944)
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Erich Buschenhagen (8 December 1895 – 13 September 1994) was a German general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany who commanded the LII Corps during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Buschenhagen surrendered to the Soviet forces in August 1944 after the Jassy–Kishinev Offensive (August 1944) and was held in the Soviet Union as a war criminal until October 1955.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 95.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 70.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 72.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2299-6. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Bronislaw Pawel
Commander of 15. Infanterie-Division
18 June 1942 – 20 November 1943
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Rudolf Sperl
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans-Karl von Scheele
Commander of LII. Armeekorps
20 November 1943 – 1 February 1944
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Commander of LII. Armeekorps
1 April 1944 – August 1944
Succeeded by
None