PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Böttcher, Karl
Date of birth: October 25th, 1889 (Thorn/Western Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:  February 9th, 1975 (Bad Wimpfen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
March 1st, 1942: Generalleutnant.

Career:
1909: Artillerie-Regiment 59;
September 1939 - December 1941: Arko 104;
December 1941 - February 1943: Kommandeur 21. Panzer-Division;
April 1943 - September 1943: Kommandeur 326. Infanterie-Division;
October 1943 - December 1943: Kommandeur 347. Infanterie-Division;
?: Führerreserve;
March 1944 - March 1945: Harko 305;
March 1945 - May 8th, 1945: ?;
May 8th, 1945 - June 25th, 1947: POW.
     
EHRENKREUZ FÜR FRONTKÄMPFER
Awarded on: January 1st, 1935
 
     
DIENSTAUSZEICHNUNG DER WEHRMACHT 1.KLASSE, 25 JAHRE
Awarded on: October 2nd, 1936
 
     
MEDAILLE ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DIE HEIMKEHR DES MEMELLANDES
Awarded on: December 10th, 1939
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 2ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: June 5th, 1940
 
     
1939 SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZES 1ER KLASSE 1914
Awarded on: November 15th, 1940
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit: Kommandeur 21. Panzer-Division / Heeresgruppe Afrika
Awarded on: December 13th, 1941
Details: 723rd Award.
Submitted on December 6th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on December 14th 1941 to Panzergruppe Afrika.
 
     
ÄRMELBAND AFRIKA
Awarded on: November 19th, 1943
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - S. Wieslaw
Information source(s):   - FEDERL, CH., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2000.
- FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
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