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Kühme, Kurt

Date of birth:
October 3rd, 1910 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
September 8th, 1970 (Bad Aibling/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 26th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
1. / Artillerie-Abteilung 400
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280, Heer
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1944
Awarded for the vital role of his Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280 on the western front in autumn 1944. Its most important actions were during the battle of Arnhem, where it made a major contribution towards the ultimate failure of Market-Garden by participating in actions such as the interdiction of Hell’s Highway at Vegel on the 22.09.1944 and the crushing of the British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem itself. The Brigade would also later distinguish itself during the fighting around Kolmar and with the 1. Armee in the Saarpfalz.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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