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Kuntzen, Adolf-Friedrich

Date of birth:
July 26th, 1889 (Magdeburg, Germany)
Date of death:
July 10th, 1964 (Hanover, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalleutnant (Major-general)
Unit:
Kommandeur 8. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
June 3rd, 1940
The following wartime excerpt describes why Kuntzen was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Generalleutnant Kuntzen particularly distinguished himself with his Panzer-Division via his especially bold forward drive and brave attitude during the breakthrough to the Channel coastline. On the 20.05.1940 his Division took Montreuil sur Mer by storm; from there he personally led his Division towards the East.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • - wikipedia.com
    - Haupt, W., Die 8. Panzer-Division im Zweiten Weltkrieg, Podzun-Pallas, Friedberg, Germany, 1987

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