|Born||3 October 1910|
|Died||18 April 1978(aged 67)|
|Place of birth||Berlin|
|Place of death||Rosenheim|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)|
Nazi Germany (to 1945)
|Years of service||
|Commands held||Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Kurt Kühme (3 October 1910 – 18 April 1978) was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht and an Oberstleutnant 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 Kühme was captured by Soviet troops in May 1945 in the Courland Pocket. He was held until 1955 and in 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr. He retired in 1967 as an Oberstleutnant.
Medals and Decorations[edit | edit source]
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black
- Eastern Front Medal
- General Assault Badge
- German Cross in Gold (28 February 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 9 December 1944 as Major and commander of Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 280
References[edit | edit source]
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 227.
- 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.