Kurt Knispel

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Kurt Knispel
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Kurt Knispel
Born (1921-09-20)20 September 1921
Salisfeld (Salisov), Czechoslovakia
Died 28 April 1945(1945-04-28) (aged 23)
Urbau, Czechoslovakia
Allegiance Nazi Germany Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–45
Rank Feldwebel
Unit 12th Panzer Division
503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion
Battles/wars World War II
Awards German Cross in Gold, Iron Cross First Class, Tank Assault Badge in Gold

Kurt Knispel (20 September 1921 – 28 April 1945) was a German tank commander in the Wehrmacht during World War II.

World War II[edit]

On April 10, 2013 Czech authorities confirmed that Knispel's remains were found with 15 other German soldiers behind a church wall in Vrbovec. He was identified by his dog tags.[1][2] On November 12, 2014 his remains were reburied at the military cemetery in Brno together with 41 other German soldiers who fell in various places in Moravia and Silesia.[3]



  • 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. 
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945] (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2.