Heinrich Busse

Heinrich Busse

Heinrich Busse
Born (1909-04-10)10 April 1909
Died 6 November 1998(1998-11-06) (aged 89)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Oberst (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Grenadier-Regiment 580

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinrich Busse (10 April 1909 – 6 November 1998) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinrich Busse joined the postwar Bundeswehr in 1956 and retired in 1967.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b c Thomas 1997, p. 96.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 128.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 77.

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945