Kurd Peters

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Kurd Peters
Born 7 August 1914
Braunschweig
Died 24 July 1957(1957-07-24) (aged 42)
Fürstenfeldbruck
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Major (Bundeswehr)
Unit Aufklärungsgruppe 22
Commands held JG 300, JG 302
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurd Peters (7 August 1914 – 24 July 1957) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe 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. He was credited with four aerial victories in Defense of the Reich actions.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the II./Jagdgeschwader 300.[4]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Obermaier 1989, p. 178.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 347.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 336.
  4. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 589.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1941 – 1945] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Ewald Janssen
Commander of Jagdgeschwader 302
February 1944 – June 1944
Succeeded by
disbanded
Preceded by
Oberstleutnant Walther Dahl
Acting commander of Jagdgeschwader 300
December 1944 – January 1945
Succeeded by
Major Anton Hackl