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SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by panzerschreck » 08 Oct 2006 17:13

Looking for info on Standartenführer Martin Stange.
DoB, DoD

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When did he become Chef 7./SS-Totenkopf-Artillerieregiment?
When did he become Kdr. II./SS-T-Art.-Rgt.? (Sept. 1940?) And for how long?
When did he become Kdr. I./SS-T-ARt.Rgt.? And for how long?

Thanks in advance

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Andreas Schulz » 08 Oct 2006 17:16

panzerschreck wrote:Looking for info on Standartenführer Martin Stange.
DoB, DoD

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When did he become Chef 7./SS-Totenkopf-Artillerieregiment?
When did he become Kdr. II./SS-T-Art.-Rgt.? (Sept. 1940?) And for how long?
When did he become Kdr. I./SS-T-ARt.Rgt.? And for how long?

Thanks in advance

-Henrik-


Stange, Martin Friedrich geb. Kiel 30.03.1910, gest. 16.10.2000

10.10.1939 - 25.02.1941 Chef der 7. Batterie des Artillerie-Regiments der SS-Totenkopf-Division,
25.02.1941 - 15.01.1943 beauftragt mit der Führung der I. Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiments der SS-Totenkopf-Division

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Post by panzerschreck » 08 Oct 2006 18:13

Thanks Andreas. Much appreciated.

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Post by panzerschreck » 08 Oct 2006 18:24

So he was never commander of II./Art.Rgt. 3? Who succeeded Priess in September 1940 then?

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Post by Phil Nix » 09 Oct 2006 10:12

I have Josef Swientek
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Post by Andreas Schulz » 09 Oct 2006 11:14

Prieß: 17.10.1939 - 20.08.1940 Kommandeur der II. Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiments der SS-Division „Totenkopf“

Swientek: 20.08.1940 - 00.04.1943 Kommandeur der II. Abteilung des Artillerie-Regiments der SS-Division „Totenkopf“

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Post by panzerschreck » 09 Oct 2006 14:55

Ok, thanks.

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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 12 Oct 2012 02:27

SS-Haupsturmfuhrer Martin Strange, relaxes wearing a custom made Officer's tunic bearing the cuff title of the Oberbayern Regiment, of which he never served in. However, this cufftitle was sought after by veterans and was well liked and many men who never served in that regiment later bore this cufftitle, such as Max Seela.

Stange joined the SS on March 14, 1933, with the 3./V./20.SS-Standarte in Kiel and became an SS-Mann on November 9. That following April he began training with the first cadet class of SS-Führerschule Bad Tölz commanded by Paul Lettow. Promoted to SS-Obertruppeführer on December 20, 1934, he was commissioned as an SS-Untersturmführer April 20, 1935. He was married on June 1, 1935, he and his wife had two daughters and a son. Stange was then posted after graduation to 13./Germania in Munich as a platoon leader until April 1, 1936.

Returning to the SS Officer school system, he served as a platoon leader in the teaching detachment at the SS-Junkerschule in Braunschweg as well as being a heavy weapons instructor. Following a recovery from an illness he was posted as adjutant to the commander of SS-Junkerschule Braunschweig (Paul Hausser) for almost two years until the start of April 1938. Stange was promoted to SS-Obersturmführer on April 20, 1936, and returned to “Germania” as a platoon leader with 15.Germania.

When the armored car platoon (Panzerspähzug) of the “Germania” was established, Stange organized and then assumed command until on July 1, 1938. He served as a company commander during a training course at the Army cavalry school in Hannover. Stange led an armored car platoon of “Germania” until replaced by Rudolph Lehmann in May 1939. From September to December 1938 he was detached for training and assined to Infantry Regiment 116 as commander of a replacement company where he was recommended to command a company until his return to the SS.

Stange transferred to the artillery regiment of the SS-Verfügungstruppe in late May 1939 and was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer on August 25 that same year. With the Artillerie Regiment SS-Verfügungstruppe he served as commander of the 6.Batterie and won the EK.2k. for actions in Poland on October 2, 1939.

When the “Totenkopf” Division was formed in Early October 1939, Stange and his unit were transferred as cadre and he became commander of that Division’s 7.Batterie. With that unit he won the EK.1k. in Russia July 12, 1941, and the Infantry Assault Badge on December 10, 1941.

Stange took command of I.Abteilung in August 1940. Well liked and highly evaluated by artillery regiment commander Hermann Preiss, he was promoted to SS-Sturmbannführer on September 1, 1941. For actions as detachment commander he was awarded the German Cross in Gold on September 19, 1942, having left the front in May and being succeeded by Fritz Haas.

Stange returned SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz in mid-January 1943 as a lecturer and in mid-June took command of a teaching group. At Bad Tölz he was promoted to SS-Obersturmbannführer on November 1941. Stange was then transferred 16.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division “Reichsführer-SS” as an artillery regiment commander. He remaiend with the Division until April 1945 when he was succeeded by Carl von Oberkamp and became the last commander the 38.SS-Grenadier-Division “Niebelungen” that was formed around the final cadet class at Bad Tölz.

Personally brave and a good experienced artillery officer who contributed a significant amount of his career to duty with the SS officer schools, Martin Stange lives in retirement, He continues to maintain contact and assist comrades belonging to the veterans association of “Totenkopf” and “Reichsführer-SS.”
Source: http://fallschirmjager.tumblr.com/post/ ... n-march-14

[Photos deleted due to copyright violation by the website mentioned above. As noted in his post below, these photos are in the personal collection of author Mark Yerger and he has not consented to having them posted online - Mike Miller / Moderator]

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Mark C. Yerger » 18 Feb 2013 15:31

Nice of the site to use my photos from "Waffen-SS Commanders" and "Images of the Waffen-SS, given to me by Stange, without asking or even crediting.

And people wonder why I no longer post images.

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Michael Miller » 19 Feb 2013 14:58

Photos deleted, Mark- at least from this site.

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Ljotrulf » 20 Feb 2013 14:13

In addition to the veterans association of “Totenkopf” and “Reichsführer-SS”, Martin Stange was also a member of the Kameradenwerk Korps Steiner and regularly attended their annual meeting until his death.

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Mark C. Yerger » 25 Feb 2013 14:22

Michael Miller wrote:Photos deleted, Mark- at least from this site.

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Ljotrulf » 26 Feb 2013 13:45

Mark C. Yerger wrote:Nice of the site to use my photos from "Waffen-SS Commanders" and "Images of the Waffen-SS, given to me by Stange, without asking or even crediting.

And people wonder why I no longer post images.
I think most people who have an interest in the Waffen-SS on this site will have your book anyway Mark so will know the photos without them being posted here.
From memory I recall Stange told me that an American found some of his (Stange's) photo albums from sale in the US and returned them to him.

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Mark C. Yerger » 28 Feb 2013 09:58

A lot of what he gave me that I haven't used previously and will be in "German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police" volume 9. He was friends with Kron and other notables that will be included from both his album and what I have aside from that.

Doing "Totenkopf" in a single volume is a bit more difficult that the other 3 divisions I did using 2 volumes. At present am at 350-355 images but several more are expected.

Mark

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Re: SS-Staf. Martin Stange

Post by Niederstraßer77 » 10 Jan 2014 15:43

Hello,

My name is Keywan Niederstraßer and Martin Stange is my grand grand father and I'm very interested in our history but unfortunately I never had the chance to talk with him. I would really really appreciate when someone could tell me something about him or send me pictures of him.

It means a lot to me.

Thanks

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