Kühn, Dr. Walter.

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Kuhn, Dr. Walter

Kühn, Dr. Walter, born 04-02-1893 in Danzig, joined the Army, age 18, on 14-03-1911, as a Fähnrich in the 1st Foot Artillery Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war as a Battery Officer, retired on 31-08-1919 and joined the Police Service. Kühn reactivated in the Army service again on 01-10-1939, shortly before the outbreak of World War II and became the Department Chief OKH until 31-10-1942. Delegated with the temporary command of the 13th Panzer Division , lost this command to Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Helmut von Chevallerie. The division was reformed in July and it received modern equipment, including the Mark V Panther G tank and the Jagdpanzer IV Tank Destroyer . In the Battle of Debrecen, the division helped to annihilate three Soviet tank corps; however, it was encircled in Budapest at the end of 1944 and destroyed in January 1945. Kühn was Staff Officer of Artillery as an Oberst with the Commander in Chief South, under General Field Marshal, Albert Kesselring, until 16-11-1943. The same position with the Commander in Chief West, under Generaloberst, Gerd von Rundstedt  and Army Group C, under General Field Marshal, Freiherr Wilhelm von Leeb, until 15-03-1944. Delegated, again temporary, with the leadership of the 20th Panzer Division, he replaced General der Panzertruppe, Mortimer von Kessel

    and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) until 01-01-1945. Delegated meanwhile a Major General with the leadership of the 246th Volks Grenadier Division, succeeded Generalfeldmarschall der Infanterie, Wilhelm List and landed in Allied captivity on 08-05-1945.

Death and burial ground of Kühn, Dr. Walter.

Released Kühn retired in Sonthofen where he at the very old age of 91 died, on 01-11-1984. Kühn is buried on the Stadtfriedhof of Sonthofen, alas his gravestone is removed shortly. Close by the grave of General der Gebirgstruppe, Kommandeur LIX ArmeekorpsGeorge Ritter von Hengl.

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