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Student, Kurt Arthur Benno

Date of birth:
May 12th, 1890 (Birkholz, Germany)
Date of death:
July 1st, 1978 (Lemgo/Lippe, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 30th, 1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 21st, 1935
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1939
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 5th, 1939
Spange zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on September 26th 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 20th, 1939
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on August 29th 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant
Unit:
Kommandeur 7.Flieger-Division
Awarded on:
May 12th, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Action:
Awarded for the success of his airborne and air landing forces during the Battle of France, specifically in Holland and at Eben Emael. As the father of these forces, the Knight's Cross signified recognition of the ultimate role he had to play in these decisive battlefield accomplishments.
Details:
18th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 2nd, 1940
Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen mit Brillianten
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Flieger
Unit:
Kommandierender General XI.Flieger-Korps
Awarded on:
September 27th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for the important role his troops played in the Mediterranean during the summer of 1943, specifically in the battle of Sicily, the rescue of Mussolini and the disarmament of Italian forces around Rome.
Details:
305th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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