Kurt Kühme

Kurt Kühme
Born (1910-10-03)3 October 1910
Berlin
Died 18 April 1978(1978-04-18) (aged 67)
Rosenheim
Allegiance Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1932–1945
1956–1967
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Kühme (3 October 1910 – 18 April 1978) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. 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 Kühme was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. He was held until 1955 and in 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr. He retired in 1967 as an Oberstleutnant.

Medals and Decorations

References

Citations
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

External links

  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945
  • World War 2 Awards.com

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