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Jörg Burg
Born (1919-09-25)September 25, 1919
Died 21 August 1944 (1944-08-22) (aged 24)
Place of birth Berlin-Wilmersdorf, Germany
Place of death field hospital near Šiauliai, Lithuania
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service –1944
Rank Hauptmann of the Reserves (posthumously)
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (posthumously)

Jörg Burg (25 September 1919 – 21 August 1944) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a posthumously promoted to Hauptmann and posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 254.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 89.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 


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