Sieling, Bruno

Date of birth:
January 10th, 1918 (Thorsholt/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
May 11th, 2002 (Bad Zwischenahn/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1940
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
8. Kompanie, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 401, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
December 13th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Führer, I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 401, 170. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
March 5th, 1945
Action:
Bruno Sieling was awarded the Knight’s Cross for continuous actions in East Prussia against a numerically superior enemy. He particularly distinguished himself through the prolonged holding of Hill 252.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945
    - ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de

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