- Date of birth:
- November 1st, 1920 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
- Date of death:
- June 25th, 1960 (Balearic Islands, Spain)
- German (1933-1945, Third Reich)
Kurt Tanzer reached the rank of Leutnant. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr reaching the rank of Major. He was killed in a crash near the Balearic Islands on June 26th, 1960.
Over the course of the war he flew 723 sorties (including 187 as a fighter-bomber), during which he achieved a total of 143 aerial victories (including 17 in the West, of which 4 were four-engined bombers).
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