Service/branch German Army
Years of service 1940–45
|Awards German Cross in Gold|
Name Kurt Knispel
|Born 20 September 1921Salisfeld (Salisov), Czechoslovakia (1921-09-20) |
Battles/wars World War IIEastern FrontNormandy
Died April 28, 1945, Vrbovec, Czech Republic
Battles and wars World War II, Eastern Front, Invasion of Normandy
Unit 12th Panzer Division, 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion
Fw. Kurt Knispel best german tank ace - BRNO částečný záznam prezentace
Kurt Knispel (20 September 1921 – 28 April 1945) was a German tank ace during World War II, notable for his 168 confirmed tank kills, making him the most successful fighter in armored warfare. .
- Fw. Kurt Knispel best german tank ace BRNO částečný záznam prezentace
- Grave of kurt knispel hrob kurta knispela cz
On 10 April 2013 Czech authorities confirmed that Knispel's remains were found with 15 other German soldiers behind a church wall in Vrbovec, identified by his dog tags. On 12 November 2014 German War Graves Commission reburied his remains at the military cemetery in Brno together with 41 other German soldiers who died in various places in Moravia and Silesia.