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Benz, Kurt

Date of birth:
February 13th, 1914 (Altdamm/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
February 25th, 1989 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Kurt Benz reached the rank of Major. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr reaching the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, Kampfgruppe zur besonderen Verwendung 500, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelführer, Kampfgruppe zur besonderen Verwendung 500, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1943
Awarded for his successful record as a transport pilot on all fronts. By the time his award was penned (12.01.1943) he had achieved a total of 391 front flights.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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