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Knispel, Kurt

Date of birth:
September 20th, 1921 (Salisfeld/Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia)
Date of death:
April 28th, 1945 (near Vlasatice/Moravia, Czechoslovakia)
Nationality:
German

Biography

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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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1944
Action:
Mentioning:
"The Unteroffizier Knispel in a heavy tank detachment in the east destroyed 101 tanks in the timeframe from July 1942 and March 1944."
Wehrmachtbericht
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier (Corporal)
Unit:
1. / schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503
Awarded on:
May 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Details:
Silver version
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne zahlen)

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