|Born||23 March 1914|
|Died||1 April 1992(aged 78)|
|Place of birth||Unna|
|Place of death||Oberschleißheim|
Nazi Germany (to 1945)|
|Years of service||
|Commands held||Grenadier-Battalion 8. / 9 "Feldherrnhalle"|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Kurt Bentin (23 March 1914 – 1 April 1992) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Major in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Kurt Bentin was captured in 1945 by British troops and was released in September on that year. He later joined the Bundeswehr retiring in 1968 as a Major.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge
- in Black
- in Silver
- in Gold
- Eastern Front Medal
- Close Combat Clasp
- in Bronze
- German Cross in Gold (28 June 1944)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 12 February 1945 as Oberleutnant and commander of Grenadier-Battalion 8/9 "Feldherrnhalle"
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 110.
- Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
- Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.