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Adolf-Fiedrich Kuntzen
General Kuntzen (kneeling) poses with a Panzerschreck in France in 1944
Born (1889-07-26)26 July 1889
Died 10 July 1964(1964-07-10) (aged 74)
Place of birth Magdeburg
Place of death Hannover, Lower Saxony
Allegiance  German Empire (to 1918)
 Weimar Republic (to 1933)
 Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1909-1944
Rank General der Panzertruppe
Commands held Commanding General of the LXXXI Army-Corps
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

General Adolf-Fiedrich Kuntzen (26 July 1889 – 10 July 1964) was a Panzer General in the German army during World War II who served as the Commanding General of the LXXXI Army-Corps under Erwin Rommel in Normandy in 1944.

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He joined a cavalry regiment of the Imperial Army in 1909 as an officer cadet. In World War I he served in the 1st Hussar Regiment as an adjutant, rising to the rank of Rittmeister in December 1917. He was then retained in the Reichswehr where he served as a staff officer and was promoted to Major in 1929 as squadron chief of the 8th Mounted Regiment. He was then detached to study History and Philosophy at Bonn University. He served on the General Staff in the early 1930s and further promotions followed to Oberstleutnant (1932), Oberst (1934) and Generalmajor (1938).

At the outbreak of World War II he was the commander of the 3rd Light Division which became the 8th Panzer Division. In 1941 he was appointed conmmanding general of the LVII Army-Corps. He was the Commanding General of the LXXXI Army-Corps from 28 May 1942 - 4 September 1944 and held this position on D-Day when the corps was based in France. He was transferred to the Leadership reserve on 14 September 1944 and was retired in December 1944.

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