Kurt Versock

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Kurt Versock
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Kurt Versock in 1943
Born (1895-02-14)14 February 1895
Died 17 March 1963(1963-03-17) (aged 68)
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army (Wehrmacht)
Rank General
Commands held 24th Infantry Division
XXXXIII Army Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt Versock (14 February 1895 – 17 March 1963) was a German general who was awarded the Knight's Cross during World War II.

Versock joined the army in 1914, taking part in World War I. After the war he was retained in the Reichswehr and then served in the Wehrmacht. He took part in the Invasion of Poland in 1939 and Operation Barbarossa as front-line commander. In August 1942, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. In May 1943 he appointed commander of the 24th Infantry Division.

In September 1944, he was appointed commander of the XXXXIII Army Corps and tasked with the organization of the coastal defense of the Courland operation. In November 1944 he was promoted to General der Gebirgstruppe and at the end of the war he surrendered to the American forces.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scherzer 2007, p. 757.

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. 
Military offices
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Hans von Tettau
Commander of 24. Infanterie-Division
23 February 1943 – 24 February 1944
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Hans Freiherr von Falkenstein
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Hans Freiherr von Falkenstein
Commander of 24. Infanterie-Division
3 June 1944 – 2 September 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Harald Schultz