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Hans-Jürgen Burmester

Hans-Jürgen Burmester
Born (1916-06-11)11 June 1916
Died 22 September 1998(1998-09-22) (aged 82)
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberst (Bundeswehr)
Unit schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503
Commands held schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Hans-Jürgen Burmester (11 June 1916 – 22 September 1998) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberst 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. Hans-Jürgen Burmester was captured by American troops in 1945. He joined the Bundeswehr in 1956, retiring in 1974.

Awards and decorations


  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939–1945

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