Kurt Andersen (general)

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Kurt Georg Heinrich Andersen
Born 2 October 1898
Hohenrode
Died 9 January 2003(2003-01-09) (aged 104)
Bonn
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1919)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1915–1918)
Reichswehr (1918-1919)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Bundesgrenzschutz (1951-1961)
Years of service 1915–1919
1935–1945
1956–1961
Rank Generalmajor(Luftwaffe)
Brigadegeneral (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Commands held 23rd Flak-Division
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Police officer

Kurt Georg Heinrich Andersen (2 October 1898 – 9 January 2003) was a highly decorated Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II and a Brigadegeneral in the Bundesgrenzschutz. 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 Andersen was captured by British troops in May 1945 and was held until 1946. From 1919 to 1935 he also served in the German police, reaching the rank of Hauptmann.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 99.
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. 
  • 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
Oberst Oskar Vorbrugg
Commander of 23. Flak-Division
30 January 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
Brigadegeneral Anton Grasser
Inspector of the Bundesgrenzschutz
10 July 1956 – 31 March 1961
Succeeded by
Brigadegeneral Alfred Samlowski