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Arendt, Kurt Dietrich Paul

Date of birth:
October 8th, 1917 (Danzig/West Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 9th, 1945 (near Bitsch/Alsace-Lorraine, Germany)
Buried on:
German War Graves Gleiszellen-Gleishorbach
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Abteilung 5 / 25.Panzergrenadier-Division
Awarded on:
February 24th, 1945
On the 09.01.1945 the Panzer-Abteilung of Hauptmann Arendt was involved in an attack on the city of Hatten while under the command of Kampfgruppe Huss,. The first German attacks from the southeast met heavy fire and bogged down. Arendt thus redirected his armoured group to the north and attacked from the northeast, and was able to break the Allied resistance in that part of the city. However later that same day Arendt was killed in battle. Even so his success was duly noted and he was posthumously awarded the Knight’s Cross.

Posthumously awarded.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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