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Hans Buntemeyer

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Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Years of service  1936–45
Service/branch  Heer
Name  Hans Buntemeyer
Died  17 March 1945(1945-03-17) (aged 30) Zinten, East Prussia
Rank  Major of the Reserves (Posthumously)
Commands held  II./Grenadier-Regiment 399

Hans Buntemeyer (3 April 1914 – 17 March 1945) was a highly decorated Major of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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. Hans Buntemeyer was killed on 17 March 1945 near Zinten, East Prussia. He was posthumously promoted to Major der Reserve.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939)
  • 2nd Class
  • 1st Class
  • Eastern Front Medal
  • Crimea Shield
  • German Cross in Gold
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 18 February 1945 as Hauptmann of the Reserves and commander of the II./Grenadier-Regiment 399
  • References

    Hans Buntemeyer Wikipedia


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