Gierga, Kurt

Date of birth:
March 3rd, 1909 (Pritzwalk/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 25th, 1961 (Geesthacht/Schleswick-Holstein, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In service from October 1st 1929.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
October 2nd, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Chef 5. / Panzer-Regiment 5 / Heeresgruppe Afrika
Awarded on:
June 30th, 1941
Details:
Submitted on June 18th 1941.
Preliminary document and decoration on July 2nd 1941 to Afrikakorps.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
schwere Panzer-Abteilung 509
Awarded on:
March 2nd, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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