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Kündiger, Herbert

Date of birth:
August 3rd, 1910 (Leipzig/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 1945 (Budapest, Hungary)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
May 1st, 1940: Leutnant;
August 1st, 1941: Oberleutnant;
October 21st, 1943: Hauptmann;
December 9th, 1944: Major;
January 21st, 1945: Oberstleutnant.

Career:
February 1st, 1944: Btl.Fhr. I./Gren.Rgt. 978;
October 15th, 1944: Fhr. Gren.Rgt. 978;


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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Führer, Kampfgruppe, 271. Volksgrenadier-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
January 21st, 1945
Awarded for his actions during the fighting near Bicske and Tata, as well as the combat in Budapest which followed.
708th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for distinguishing himself during the battle for the Falaise Gap in August 1944.

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
February 19th, 1944
Nahkampfspange in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
III. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 261, 113. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 20th, 1940
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse

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