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Kurt Prinz
Born (1920-04-03)April 3, 1920
Died 7 April 2009(2009-04-07) (aged 89)
Place of birth Breslau, Lower Silesia, German Empire
Place of death Kronach, Bavaria, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1937 - 1945
Rank Major der Reserve
Commands held I./Grenadier-Regiment 164
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Prinz (3 April 1920 – 7 April 2009) was a highly decorated Major der Reserve in the Wehrmacht during World War II and 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 Prinz was captured by American troops in May 1945 in the Ruhr Pocket. In 1946 he was handed over to Soviet forces and held until 1949.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 281.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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