Walter, Kurt

Date of birth:
February 27th, 1908 (Seedorf/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
August 13th, 1944 (Grodno/Belarus, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Kurt Walter was reported missing in action near Grodno on August 3rd, 1944. At that moment he served as Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 11 with the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 8th, 1942
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
II. / Infanterie-Regiment 32
Awarded on:
August 17th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 32
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1942
Action:
At the end of the first week of September Walter's division began an attack north towards Gaitolovo with the aim of linking up with the 121. Infanterie-Division, which would cut off a Soviet penetration. A corridor was forced and the linkup achieved on 24.09.1942. Walter's battalion, being at the forefront of this advance, played a major role in this success and he was consequently awarded the Knight's Cross.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
December 5th, 1943
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the role his regiment played in the defensive battles near Smolensk during mid to late 1943. Through the efforts of his regiment and other German units the Soviets were prevented from breaking through towards Vitebsk.
Details:
345th Award.

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