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Kirchner, Kurt

Date of birth:
March 19th, 1911 (Berlin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 31st, 1944 (Avranches, France)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Mont-de-Huisnes
Plot: 26. Grave: 17.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Kurt Kirchner reached the rank of Oberwachtmeister.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Geschützführer, Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 667, Heer
Awarded on:
February 20th, 1942
Awarded for the following achievements…

I.) Helping to defeat major Soviet infantry attacks in the time period 19-27.08.1941 northwest of Luga.

II.) Preventing a Soviet breakthrough of the frontline of the XXVIII. Armeekorps in the area around Pogostje (in the Leningrad sector) during fierce fighting in mid-February 1942. Here, according to Wehrmachtbericht citations of the 15. & 17.02.1942, he destroyed at least 18 enemy tanks including several heavy ones with his Sturmgeschütz.

III.) Raising his total of enemy tanks destroyed to 30.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Wachtmeister
Unit:
Sturmgeschütz-Batterie 667, Heer
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1942
Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres

759th Award.

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