Kurt Witschel

Kurt Witschel

Kurt Witschel
Born 26 March 1915
Brieg
Died 14 April 1992(1992-04-14) (aged 77)
Vallendar
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1934–45
1956–67
Rank Hauptmann
Unit Jäger-Regiment 28
Battles/wars

World War II

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

Kurt Witschel (26 March 1915 – 14 April 1992) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II and in the Bundeswehr. 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.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 364.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 82.
Bibliography

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com