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Briesen, von, Kurt (General der Infanterie)

Date of birth:
May 3rd, 1883 (Anklam/Pommerania, Germany)
Date of death:
November 20th, 1941 (Derijewka/Ukrain, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Kharkiv
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Kurt von Briesen probably lies buried as an unknwon soldier at the German War cemetery of Kharkiv.

Kurt von Briesenwas son to General der Infanterie Alfred von Briesen (1849 - 1914) and was married to Charlotte von Gynz-Rekowski.

Promotions:
August 1st, 1940 General der Infanterie.

Career:
1904: Eintritt Heer;
1920: Abschied Heer;
1934: Reaktiviert;
1935 - 1938 Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 69;
1938 - 1940: Kommandeur 30.Infanterie-Division;
November 25th, 1940 - November 20th, 1941: Kampfgruppe LII. Armeekorps.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 30. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 27th, 1939
Briesen’s Knight’s Cross recommendation reads as follows…

“I would like to request the award of the Knight’s Cross to the Iron Cross for Generalleutnant von Briesen. The 30. Division delivered invaluable results during the initiation of the battle along the Bzura, and their persistence throughout the battle was recognized in the Führer’s Reichstag speech of the 06.10.1939, during which the exemplary behaviour of the divisional commander was also praised. The fearless devotion to duty of Generalleutnant von Briesen and his return to the unit after creating the first formation warrants particular recognition and honour. Due to the ever-changing subordination status of the 30. Division, this submission is being sent through me.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
December 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernes Kreuz 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Awarded on:
1908
Jubiläums-Kreuz 1908
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
April 1918
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
1934
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht  3.Klasse, 12 Jahre
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1936
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 22nd, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 11th, 1941

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