Kurt Brennecke

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Kurt Brennecke
Born 16 December 1891
Ringelheim
Died 30 December 1982(1982-12-30) (aged 91)
Bonn
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1945
Rank General der Infanterie
Commands held XXXXIII. Armeekorps
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Brennecke (16 December 1891 – 30 December 1982) was a highly decorated General der Infanterie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the XXXXIII. Armeekorps. 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 Brennecke was captured by American troops in May 1945 and was released in March 1948.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 123.
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
None
Chief of Staff of 4. Armee
1 August 1939 - 25 October 1940
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Günther Blumentritt
Preceded by
Previously Heeresgruppe C
Chief of Staff of Heeresgruppe Nord
22 June 1941 - January 1942
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Wilhelm Hasse
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Gerhard Berthold
Commander of XXXXIII. Armeekorps
1 February 1942 - 28 June 1942
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Joachim von Kortzfleisch
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Joachim von Kortzfleisch
Commander of XXXXIII. Armeekorps
15 August 1942 - 23 January 1943
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Karl von Oven