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Arnold Burmeister

Arnold Hans Albert Burmeister
Born (1899-02-28)28 February 1899
Norburg, Denmark
Died 2 July 1988(1988-07-02) (aged 89)
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1916–1945
Rank Generalleutnant
Commands held 25. Panzergrenadier Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Bundesgrenzschutz

Arnold Hans Albert Burmeister (28 February 1899 – 2 July 1988) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 25. Panzergrenadier Division. 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. Arnold Burmeister was captured by British troops in May 1945, and was held until 1947.

Awards and decorations

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
24 December 1944 (addendum) In der Schlacht um Lothringen und in den Vorfeldkämpfen des Westwalls an der Saar haben sich die 11. Panzer-Division unter Führung des Generalleutnants Wend von Wietersheim und die 25. Panzergrenadier-Division unter Führung des Obersten Burmeister hervorragend geschlagen.[2] In the Battle of Lorraine and in the advance battles of the Western Wall at the Saar, the 11th Panzer-Division under the command of Lieutenant-General Wend von Wietersheim and the 25th Panzer-Grenadier-Division under the leadership of Colonel Burmeister have fought magnificently.



External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Paul Schürmann
Commander of 25. Panzergrenadier Division
10 February 1945 - 8 May 1945
Succeeded by

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