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Kurz, Karl

Date of birth:
March 16th, 1920 (Hammerphilippsburg/Sulzbach-Rosenberg)
Date of death:
August 2nd, 2006 (Burglengenfeld)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef, 9. Batterie, III. Abteilung, Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 95, 5. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1945
Awarded for his actions on the Adriatic front (near Rimini) in September 1944. After his Batterie had shot off its last rounds, and learning that some nearby infantry could no longer hold their hilltop position at Montescudo for much longer, Kurz decided to take the defense of his position into his own hands. With 8 artillerymen and an MG, he defended his position long enough for reinforcements to arrive, resorting to calling down artillery fire on his own positions to do so.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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