- Date of birth:
- September 20th, 1921 (Salisfeld/Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia)
- Date of death:
- April 28th, 1945 (near Vlasatice/Moravia, Czechoslovakia)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Kurt Knispel finally reached the rank of Feldwebel. He destroyed a total of 168 enemy tanks. He was seriously injured in a battle near Stronsdorf, Austria and died of his wounds in a hospital in Vrbovec on April 28th, 1945. After the war his grave was lost. Czech authorities confirmed on April 10th, 2013 that his remains were discovered during archeological research.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Unteroffizier (Corporal)
- Awarded on:
- April 25th, 1944
"The Unteroffizier Knispel in a heavy tank detachment in the east destroyed 101 tanks in the timeframe from July 1942 and March 1944."
- Photo 1: Wikimedia Commons
- - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Kurowski F., Feldwebel Kurt Knispel, Der erfolgreichste Panzerschütze und Panzerkommandant des 2. Weltkrieges, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007