Gerhard Kunert

Gerhard Kunert

Gerhard Kunert
Born (1920-02-17)17 February 1920
Died 31 August 1944(1944-08-31) (aged 24)
Jelgava, Latvia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–45
Rank Unteroffizier
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 33

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Gerhard Kunert (17 February 1920 – 31 August 1944) was a highly decorated Unteroffizier in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. He was posthumously awarded the Oak Leaves after being killed in heavy fighting in the city of Jelgava.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 429.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 229.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 75.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkeuztraeger 1939-1945