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Briesen, von, Kurt

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:
November 22nd, 1941
Wehrmachtbericht

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