Kurt Andersen (general)

Kurt Georg Heinrich Andersen
Born 2 October 1898
Died 9 January 2003(2003-01-09) (aged 104)
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1915–1918)
Reichswehr (1918-1919)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Bundesgrenzschutz (1951-1961)
Years of service 1915–1919
Rank Generalmajor(Luftwaffe)
Brigadegeneral (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Commands held 23rd Flak-Division

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Kurt Georg Heinrich Andersen (2 October 1898 – 9 January 2003) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II and a Brigadegeneral in the Bundesgrenzschutz. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt Andersen was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1946. From 1919 to 1935 he also served in the German police, reaching the rank of Hauptmann.

Awards and decorations



External links

  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • specialcamp 11
Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Oskar Vorbrugg
Commander of 23. Flak-Division
30 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Brigadegeneral Anton Grasser
Inspector of the Bundesgrenzschutz
10 July 1956 – 31 March 1961
Succeeded by
Brigadegeneral Alfred Samlowski

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