DoD Herbert Kündiger

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DoD Herbert Kündiger

Post by vanthomas » 27 Feb 2007 20:17

Hi All,
I need info about date of death of Eichenlaubträger Herbert Kündiger, Kommandeur I./GrenRgt 978.
Thanks in advance.
VT

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Post by harmel » 28 Feb 2007 18:38

Hi VT-kia 14/2/1945 Budapest
last rank Major
Harmel :D

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Post by Michael Miller » 28 Feb 2007 21:55

For some reason I have his last rank (maybe a posthumous promotion?) as Oberstleutnant - I don't recall the source... Do you perchance have any of his promotion dates?

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Herbert Kündiger
Oberstleutnant



* 03.08.1910 in Leipzig-Möckern / Sachsen.
+ 14.02.1945 in Budapest (Killed in Action).

Promotions:
00.00.19__ Leutnant
00.00.19__ Oberleutnant
[21.10.1943] Hauptmann
[09.12.1944] Major
[21.01.1945] Oberstleutnant

Decorations & Awards:
21.01.1945 Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (708.) as Oberstleutnant and Fhr. of Divisions-Kampfgruppe 271 / 13.Panzer-Division / IX.SS-Gebirgs-Korps / Heeresgruppe Süd (Festung Budapest) (immediate award via telex)
09.12.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Major and Kdr. I.Bataillon / Grenadier-Regiment 978 / 271.Volks-Grenadier-Division / 3rd Hungarian Army / Heeresgruppe Süd
21.10.1943 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as Hauptmann and Kdr. III.Bataillon / Grenadier-Regiment 261, Eastern Front
03.11.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
26.06.1940 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse


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~ Mike

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Post by vanthomas » 28 Feb 2007 22:37

Dear harmel and Mike,
In my major source, Franz Thomas: Eichenlaubträger by Biblio Verlag not mentioned as Kia or Mia. Why? His fate is not cleared, maybe still was in living when the book published (1997/1998)?
What's your sources?

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Post by harmel » 28 Feb 2007 22:39

Hi Mike my mistake Oberstleutnant it is.
1/5/1940-Leutnant
1/8/1941-Oblt
Regards Harmel :oops:

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Post by Michael Miller » 28 Feb 2007 22:47

Thanks for those dates, Harmel.

Must admit that I entered the date of death based on Harmel's post; and of course, you're right- no date of death is given in Franz Thomas' book.

I just checked the volksbund.de site and although there are a number of Kündigers listed, Herbert is not among them (not always definitive proof that a soldier survived the war, of course).

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Post by harmel » 28 Feb 2007 23:18

Hi Mike add Close Combat Clasp (Bronze)
Inf Assault Badge (Silver)
Harmel :D

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