unknown Pour le Merite holder identified as Siegfried Runge

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unknown Pour le Merite holder identified as Siegfried Runge

Post by tigre » 13 Jul 2005 03:33

Hi to all

I've picked up these pictures from the website "Belgian fortresses - Belgian forts" and since I could not get in contact with the webmaster I will post here just to solve my doubt. Who is this German officer (Pour le Merite holder?), maybe the commanding officer of the regiment that conquered the Fort of Neufchateau? (the pic was attached to the article dealing with this fort).

Is there any report about the conquest of the fort from the german side?.

Thanks in advance and regards. Tigre.

Source: http://www.thissen-laboratories.com/for ... x.php3?p=0
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Uknown officer

Post by harmel » 13 Jul 2005 09:58

Hi Tigre,brilliant photos who I think is the later
Generalmajor Siegfried Runge ,-Born Breslau 8/6/1884
awarded PLM 30/8/1918
Also the Ritterkreuz 20/12/41
Kia 24/3/1945
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Post by harmel » 13 Jul 2005 15:41

Runge,was an Obstlt in 30th I D and took part in invasion of Belgium.
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U/K German Officer

Post by tigre » 20 Jul 2005 04:05

Thanks Harmel I appreciate your reply. Cheers. Tigre

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Re: U/K German Officer

Post by tigre » 14 Jun 2009 07:37

Hello to all :D; a little more about him..........

Oberst Siegfried Runge (Breslau 1884 - Königstädten 24/03/1945) awarded the Cross "Pour le Mérite" (30/08/18) as Hauptmann during WWI. Commanding Officer of Grenzwatchregiment 46 France 1940 - fort de Neufchâteau On May 21 1940. He was in command of Infanterie Regiment 279 (95 ID) during Barbarossa - Battle of Kiew - (Iron Cross) in fact RK on Dec 20 1941. Later Commander of Mainz and Wiesbaden. Generalmajor from Oct 1944.

Source: http://web.genealogie.free.fr/Les_milit ... ajor/R.htm
http://forum.vilma-wellness.de/drucken. ... t=0&id=100
http://www.fortiff.be/ifb/index.php?p=433

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: unknown Pour le Merite holder identified as Siegfried Runge

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 14 Jun 2009 08:28

Runge with Major i.G. von Consbruch:

http://de.tinypic.com/r/t9w680/5

Source is Karl Knoblauch's history of 95.I.D.

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Re: unknown Pour le Merite holder identified as Siegfried Runge

Post by tigre » 14 Jun 2009 08:35

Hello JH :D; thanks for that complement. In that picture I saw Runge with his RK so I think he was awarded the EK during France 1940 (may be after seizing the fort?). Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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