Bartsch, Kurt

Date of birth:
November 29th, 1910 (Posen/Posen, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 1945 (Budapest, Hungary)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Written on the reverse of the Stammkarte in his SS file in the category "Orden und Ehrenzeichen" is: Ritterkreuz des E.K. (30-1-1945). However he is not listed as a winner of the Ritterkreuz in any other source.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
SS-Sturmbannführer (Major)
Unit:
Rgt.-Kommandeur, SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Regiment 53, 22. SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division "Maria Theresia", Waffen-SS
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1945
Details:
Date per Scherzer.
Horst Scheibert gives 17-1-1945 and SS-Hauptsturmführer
Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS

Sources

  • - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
    - "For Multiple Deeds of Exceptional Bravery" SS & Police Recipients of the War Order of the German Cross 1941-1945 Volume I by Michael D. Miller
    - Scheibert, Horst. Die Träger der Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und der Waffen-SS/ Die Träger der Ehrentaffelspange der Kriegsmarine/ Die Inhaber des Ehrenpokals für Besondere Leistung im Lukftkrieg. Friedberg, Ger.: Podzun-Pallas Verlag, 1986, ISBN 3-7909-0283-7
    - Axis History Forum via Awardholders / unit
    - Mark C. Yerger, German Cross in Gold, Holders of the SS and Police, Volume 4, Cavalry Brigade and Divisions, R. James Bender Publishing, San Jose, USA, ISBN 1-932970-10-X