PLMs awarded to Marinekorps

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PLMs awarded to Marinekorps

Post by Peter H » 20 May 2006 04:41

Three naval pilots received the PLM (Christiansen,Osterkamp,Sachsenberg) but I'm having difficulty establishing if any were awarded to members of the Marine divisions serving as infantry.

Can anyone help?

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Post by Regulus 1 » 21 May 2006 12:57

Peter,

I'm not aware of any, but will have to check this later today. For the moment I'm off to Koekelare to visit the museum on the 'Long' Max 38 cm gun which once stood there and fired upon Dunkirk, 44 kilometres away from this location. A museum I know very well as I did the whole concept of it at the time.

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Post by Peter H » 21 May 2006 14:04

Johan,

Thanks.Enjoy your trip.I wish I could step out of my front door and visit a WW1 site!

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Post by Regulus 1 » 21 May 2006 17:17

Hi Peter, that is nice indeed, I'm fully aware of this.

Now concerning the PlM, there is only one I could find back who seems to have had the honour :
Captain Siegfied Runge, Batt.Komm. 2 Mar.Inf.Reg. on 30 August 1918

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Post by Peter H » 23 May 2006 12:27

Thanks Johan.

The Pour le Merite website ( http://www.pourlemerite.org/ ) incorrectly lists him as Army,not Navy.

I guess Ludwig von Schroeder as the Marinekorps commander should also be mentioned.

If 533 PLMs were awarded to army,infantry,ground troop members in 1914-18 this equates to roughly 2 PLMs awarded for every division in existence(251 German Divisions were raised in the war).In theory the 2 divisions of the Marinekorps should contain 4 men awarded the PLM.Just fiddling with figures but the impression I get is that the naval infantry were under-represented in the awards scheme of things.

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Post by krichter33 » 25 May 2006 22:18

Along with Siegfried Runge, Ludwig von Schroeder (commander of Marine Corps Flanders), and Guido von Usedom (commander of Marine Corps Turkey).

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Post by Peter H » 19 Jun 2007 05:50

Siegfried Runge,also awarded the RKT in 1941:

http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de/index_sea ... wert1=5387


Runge,in Belgium 1940,with 30th ID

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