Manfred Büttner

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Manfred Büttner
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1992-018-25A, Hauptmann Manfred Büttner.jpg
Born (1921-02-15)15 February 1921
Spittelndorf
Died 29 May 1992(1992-05-29) (aged 71)
Plön
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch RAD (1939–40)
Luftwaffe (1940–45)

Heer (1956–73)
Years of service 1939–45
1956–73
Rank Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel (Wehrmacht)
Hauptmann (Bundeswehr)
Unit Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 26
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Manfred Büttner (15 February 1921 – 29 May 1992) was a highly decorated Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II and a Hauptmann in the Bundeswehr. 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.

Awards and Decorations

Notes

  1. No evidence of the award can be found in the German Federal Archives. Gerhard von Seemen in his second edition of the Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945 from 1976 quotes that Manfred Büttner is listed by Böhmler Fallschirmjäger, 1. Auflage.[3] Walther-Peer Fellgiebel states about Büttner in his book: "Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipients exist, who do not have official evidence in the National Archives, but are members of the Bundeswehr and claimed to be Knight's Cross recipients. This claim in some cases was investigated by the Militärischer Abschirmdienst (MAD—Military Counterintelligence Service ) and accepted." Büttner was a member of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR).[4][5]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Thomas & Wegmann 1986, p. 36.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 127.
  3. Von Seemen 1976, p. 379.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 27.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 125.

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>
  • Kurowski, Franz (1995). Knights of the Wehrmacht Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military. ISBN 978-0-88740-749-9.<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>
  • Von Seemen, Gerhard (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 : die Ritterkreuzträger sämtlicher Wehrmachtteile, Brillanten-, Schwerter- und Eichenlaubträger in der Reihenfolge der Verleihung : Anhang mit Verleihungsbestimmungen und weiteren Angaben (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7909-0051-4. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1986). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1461-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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