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Meinigke, Alfred

Date of birth:
March 13th, 1907 (Sangerhausen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
September 28th, 1943 (Sanko 2/327 Glebowka, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
January 1st, 1938: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
September 1st, 1943: Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
I. / Infanterie-Regiment 169
Awarded on:
August 3rd, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 188
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1943
The following newspaper excerpt (dated 07.04.1943) describes why Meinigke was awarded the Knight’s Cross…

“Major Meinigke and his Bataillon launched bold attacks that cleared open the way for the southern march group near Voronezh on two separate occasions.”
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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