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Kempf, Werner

Date of birth:
March 9th, 1886 (Königsberg/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:
January 6th, 1964 (Bad Harzburg/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Division Kempf
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 15th September 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur Panzer-Division Kempf
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1939
Had alredy received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 28th February 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 6. Panzer-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
Awarded for:
Operation Fall Gelb
Awarded for his successful command of the 6. Panzer-Division during the Battle of France, especially in its crossing of the Meuse river.

Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppen (Lieutenant-General of Armoured Forces)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XXXXVIII. Panzerkorps, Heer
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his command achievements on the Eastern front. He distinguished himself during the breakthrough of the Stalin Line, the encirclement battles at Uman and Kiev, the capture of Kursk in 1941 and in the next year the capture of Voronezh and the thrust into the southern part of Stalingrad.

111th Award.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Panzertruppe (Lieutenant-general)
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXXVIII.Panzerkorps
Awarded on:
November 6th, 1942
Ordinul Mihai Viteazul Clasa 3

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