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Battlefield grave of German Corporal Heinz Kühl, who was killed at the Battle of Kursk on 21 Jul 1943

Caption   Battlefield grave of German Corporal Heinz Kühl, who was killed at the Battle of Kursk on 21 Jul 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-022-2948-19
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Photos on Same Day 30 Jul 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 9 Feb 2009
Licensing  Creative Commons. According to the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv), as of 21 Jul 2010, photographs can be reproduced with if these preconditions are met:
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1. willypete2171 says:
2 Feb 2010 11:40:31 AM

I felt compelled to comment about this picture of Cpl. Heinz Kuhl. May he rest in peace.
I noticed that the Germans took great effort to bury their dead. I wonder if there is anyway to find out more information about this man, such as what unit he was with and where&how he died.
2. brian v says:
24 Feb 2010 09:17:16 AM

this German corporal died at the same battle as my great-grandfather who was an artillery man. My Russian comrades used a lot of artillery to pound down on German offenses. Although this grave is very neat, i believe only high ranking dead Germans received this luxury.
3. Kühl says:
2 Sep 2015 11:19:26 PM

Cpl. (in german Gefreiter) Heinz Kühl is my grandfather. He served in the heavy tank battalion 503/ Stab.
at 21.07.43 he should pose a armored ambulance wounded from the battlefield where the vehicle was destroyed by an artillery strike.
4. Mark says:
30 Jul 2016 10:22:48 AM

At the time this photo was taken, the Nazi's probably still believed they could defeat the Russians and could keep the land the grave is in. I'm no fan of the Russians in particular, but I'm glad they ended up in Berlin and played a huge role in pounding the Nazi's into the ground.

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