Karl Buckel

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Karl Buckel
Born 12 June 1920
Mörzheim
Died 2 September 1997(1997-09-02) (aged 77)
Wedemark
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–45
1950's–76
Rank Hauptmann of the Reserves (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 277
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Karl Buckel (12 June 1920 – 2 September 1997) was a highly decorated Hauptmann 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. Karl Buckel was captured by French troops at the end of the war, but escaped soon after. He later joined the Bundeswehr, retiring in 1976 as an Oberstleutnant.

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Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas & Wegmann 1985, p. 54.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 66.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 148.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 250.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1985). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil I: Sturmartillerie (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1447-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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