Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

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MarmiteMan
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Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by MarmiteMan » 06 Nov 2009 13:08

The commander of II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125 (21. Panzer-Division) on D-Day 6th June, 1944, is usually given as HAUPTMANN KURON; he succeeded to command of the Bataillon when its commander, Major Hans von Luck, was appointed temporary (later full) command of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125. However, in his memoirs Colonel Hans von Luck refers to him as "CAPTAIN KURZON," that he was killed on 7th June, and that "He was promoted posthumously to Major and awarded the Knight's Cross." [Hans von Luck, Panzer Commander (1989 edition), p. 181]. There is no record of either a Kurzon or Kuron being in receipt of the Ritterkreuz (perhaps it was proposed but not awarded?).

A Hauptmann d.R. Wilhelm Kurz succeeded Kurzon/Kuron and was awarded the Ritterkreuz (20 Oct 1944) for actions later on in the Normandy campaign.

Queries:
  • - Correct name: KURON or KURZON?
    - Can it be that von Luck has mistaken "Kurzon" for Kurz in his memoirs when referring to the RK award ...???
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Re: Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by chris44 » 06 Nov 2009 13:33

could this be "your" man?

Nachname: Kuron
Vorname: Horst
Dienstgrad: Major
Geburtsdatum: 08.04.1916
Geburtsort: Falkenstein/Schl.
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 07.06.1944
Todes-/Vermisstenort: St.Honorine

Horst Kuron ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in La Cambe (Frankreich) .
Endgrablage: Block 9 Reihe 10 Grab 352

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Re: Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by MarmiteMan » 10 Nov 2009 11:42

Methinks 'tis indeed he. Vielen Dank!

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Re: Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by HistoryBufff » 31 Oct 2014 20:40

Hi Guys.
I can see this thread is more than 8 years old but I thought I'd share this iage with you. I was at the DEUTSCHE SOLDATEN cemetery today near Carentan, Normandy. Guess who I found...?

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Re: Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by HistoryBufff » 01 Nov 2014 03:48

Major Horst Kuron in Normandy.
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Re: Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by gallus » 21 Sep 2019 15:29

It´s definitely KURON, here is a picture, taken in Deauville in May 1944, showin from left to rigth: Hauptmann Kuron, Oberleutnant Liebeskind, Leutnant Wiedemann, Leutnant Spangenberger
DSC_0025 - Kopie.JPG
DSC_0025 - Kopie.JPG
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Re: Kuron or Kurzon? (Kdr. II./PGR 125)

Post by harmel » 23 Sep 2019 19:44

Nice update my friend.
Regards Harmel

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