Kurt Bentin

Kurt Bentin
Born (1914-03-23)23 March 1914
Unna
Died 1 April 1992(1992-04-01) (aged 78)
Oberschleißheim
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Bundeswehr
Years of service 1934–1945
1956–1968
Rank Oberleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Major (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Grenadier-Battalion 8. / 9 "Feldherrnhalle"
Battles/wars

World War II

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

References

Citations
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939-1945

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