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Burgsdorff, von, Dr.jur., Curt

Date of birth:
December 16th, 1886 (Chemnitz/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1962 (Starnberg/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major der Reserve (Major of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer Grenadier-Regiment 580 / 306. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
April 2nd, 1943
The following wartime excerpt describes why Burgsdorff was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Major von Burgsdorff, commander of the Grenadier-Regiment 580, distinguished himself on the southern sector of the Eastern front through the power of his personality, self-sacrificing bravery and independent, tactically sound judgement. His efforts ensured that the enemy’s operational breakthrough of the Bystraja position (which would have led to the collapse of this line) was prevented.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 4th, 1943
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914

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