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Ewald Burian

German officer and Knight's Cross recipients
The basics
Date of birth Chernivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine
Date of death Nov 03, 1981 Cologne, Cologne Government Region, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, German Cross in Gold
The details

Ewald Burian (12 July 1896 – 3 November 1981) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Wehrmacht during World War II. 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

  • Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class (1 April 1942)
    • 1st Class (1 August 1942)
  • Infantry Assault Badge (3 June 1942)
  • Eastern Front Medal (21 July 1942)
  • German Cross in Gold (21 October 1943)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 4 October 1944 as Oberst and commander of Grenadier-Regiment 980
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