Hortian, Kurt

Date of birth:
May 16th, 1903 (Groß Skirlak/Eastprussia, Germany)
Date of death:
September 23rd, 1984 (Cologne/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Stab, II. Abteilung, Flak-Regiment 241, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 25th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur, Flak-Regiment 133, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 18th, 1944
Awarded for his successful leadership of the Flak-Regiment 133 (mot), particularly during the heavy defensive battles in southern Hungary. Here his regiment showed particular steadfastness, with Hortian also distinguishing himself through his skill and dedication. He and his unit would be named in the Wehrmachtbericht for their accomplishments.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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