Seydlitz-Kurzbach, von, Walther

Date of birth:
August 22nd, 1888 (Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany)
Date of death:
April 28th, 1976 (Bremen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
September 19th, 1914
Eisernes Kreuz 2.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 21st, 1915
Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse (1914)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1918
Ritter des Königlicher Preussischer Hausordens von Hohenzollern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 17th, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 19th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1940
Details:
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 21st October 1915.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 12.Infanterie-Division / II.Armee-Korps / 4. Armee / Heeresgruppe B
Awarded on:
August 15th, 1940
Action:
Awarded for his command achievements in France, specifically...

1) Breaking through the extended Maginot Line with his division to the east of Trelon on 17.05.1940, following heavy fighting. Through his personal reconnaissance of the terrain and enemy forces Seydlitz-Kurzbach was able to skillfully direct his forces to victory.

2) Forcing a crossing over the Canal de la Haute Deule on 26-27.05.1940, during which strong enemy counterattacks were repelled.

3) The crossing over the Somme on 05.06.1940.
Details:
189th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur 12.Infanterie-Division / II.Armee-Korps / 16. Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Action:
Awarded for the outstanding leadership of his division in the northern sector of the Eastern front during the first four months of Operation Barbarossa.
Details:
54th Award.

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