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Herzog, Kurt

Date of birth:
March 27th, 1889 (Quedlinburg/Harz, Germany)
Date of death:
May 8th, 1948 (Lager Workuta, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Died as Soviet Prisoner-of-War on 8th May 1948.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 2nd Claas on 26th October 1914.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 29th, 1939
Had already received the Iron Cross 1st Class on 6th November 1916.
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 291.Infanterie-Division / XXXVIII.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
October 18th, 1941
Awarded for his actions during the German approaches to Leningrad in 1941. His Division played a key role in pushing Soviet forces back across the line Peterhof-Petrowskaja. This was of crucial importance for the prosecution of the war near Leningrad, as it enabled German heavy artillery to be positioned within range of the Petersburg tank factory, the Kronstadt fortress and the Soviet battleships adjacent to this island.
596th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Artillerie
Unit:
Kommandierender General XXXVIII.Armeekorps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1945
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Awarded for his Korps’ defensive success during the Third Battle of Courland from its positions along the Frauenburg-Libau road.
694th Award.

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