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Röpke, Kurt

Date of birth:
November 29th, 1896 (Solingen/Rhineprovince, Germany)
Date of death:
July 21st, 1966 (Göttingen/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
April 24th, 1914: Fahnenjunker;
November 24th, 1914: Leutnant (Patent February 18th, 1915);
?: Oberleutnant;
April 1st, 1929: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
April 1st, 1938: Oberstleutnant;
April 1st, 1941: Oberst;
August 1st, 1943: Generalmajor;
February 1st, 1944: Generalleutnant;
October 15th, 1944: General der Infanterie (RDA December 1st, 1944).

Career:
April 24th, 1914: In service;
November 24th, 1914: Infanterie-Regiment 57;
November 10th, 1938: Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 67;
September 1st, 1939: Kommandeur II. / Infanterie-Regiment 203;
December 15th, 1939: 2. Infanterie-Schule;
August 1st, 1940: Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 50;
September 1st, 1942: Lehrer 2. Infanterie-Schule;
May 26th, 1943: Führer 320. Infanterie-Division;
August 20th, 1943 - July 10th, 1944: Kommandeur 46. Infanterie-Division;
September 1st, 1944 - May 8th, 1945: Kommandierender General XXIX.Armeekorps.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1941
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 1er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Infanterie-Regiment 50, 111. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
October 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Generalmajor (Brigadier)
Unit:
Kommandeur, 46. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 17th, 1943
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1944
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General der Infanterie (Lieutenant-general of Infantry)
Unit:
Kommandierender General, XXIX. Armeekorps, Heer
Awarded on:
April 14th, 1945
Details:
830th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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