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 (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz (Iron Cross) Luftwaffe
Bundeswehrkreuz (Iron Cross) German Air Force
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 German officer (Major) in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross of Nazi Germany. He was credited with four aerial victories in Defense of the Reich actions.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Obermaier 1989, p. 178.
  2. ^ Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 347.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 589.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1939 – 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 Militaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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