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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
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:
Decoration was awarded for his part in the San Grasso raid in which Mussolini was liberated.
Details:
305th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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