Burghardt von Saldern-Wilsnack

Burghardt von Saldern-Wilsnack
Born 9 March 1916
Died 6 October 2002(2002-10-06) (aged 86)
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held II. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 51 (motorisiert)

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Burghardt von Saldern-Wilsnack (9 March 1916 – 6 October 2002) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant 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. Burghardt von Saldern-Wilsnack was captured by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration in June 1944. He was held in captivity until 1954 and joined the Bundeswehr in 1957 serving until 1972.[1]

Awards and decorations

See also

  • House of Saldern



External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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