Kurt von Briesen

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Kurt von Briesen
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Kurt von Briesen, Paris, June 1940
Born (1886-05-03)3 May 1886
Died 20 November 1941(1941-11-20) (aged 55)
Kharkov, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Army
Rank General of the Infantry
Commands held 30th Infantry Division
LII Army Corps
Battles/wars

World War I


World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Kurt von Briesen (3 May 1886 in – 20 November 1941) was a general in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. Briesen led the 30th Infantry Division in the invasion of Poland in 1939. On 1 Aug 1940, Briesen was promoted to the rank of general. On 25 November 1940 he was appointed commanding general of the LII Army Corps. Briesen was killed by Soviet aircraft near Isjum on the Seversky Donets River, southeast of Kharkov, on 20 November 1941.

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thomas & Wegmann 1993, p. 114.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 123.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1993). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil III: Infanterie Band 3: Br–Bu [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part III: Infantry Volume 3: Br–Bu] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1734-3. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
4 February 1938 – 1 July 1939
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Franz Böhme
Preceded by
Generalleutnant Franz Böhme
Commander of 30. Infanterie-Division
19 July 1939 – 25 November 1940
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Walter Buechs
Preceded by
None
Commander of LII. Armeekorps
25 November 1940 – 20 November 1941
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Albert Zehler