Kurt Andersen (general)

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Kurt Georg Heinrich Andersen
Born 2 October 1898
Died 9 January 2003(2003-01-09) (aged 104)
Allegiance  German Empire
 Weimar Republic
 Nazi Germany
 West Germany
Service/branch Prussian Army
Reichsheer
Luftwaffe
Bundesgrenzschutz
Years of service 1915–19
1935–45
1956–61
Rank Generalmajor (Luftwaffe)
Brigadegeneral (Bundesgrenzschutz)
Commands held 23rd Flak-Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Order of Merit

Kurt Andersen (2 October 1898 – 9 January 2003) was a general in the Luftwaffe of Nazi Germany during World War II and in the Bundesgrenzschutz of West Germany. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas & Wegmann 1991, p. 5.
  2. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 192.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1991). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil V: Die Flugabwehrtruppen 1: A–K [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part V: The Air Defense Troops 1: A–K] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1153-2. 
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