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Beaulieu-Marconnay, Freiherr von, Sigurt-Horstmar

Date of birth:
December 31st, 1900 (Charlottenburg/Brandenburg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 8th, 1953 (Krasnopolje/Belarus, Soviet Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Career:
31st December 1920: discharge as Leutnant;
1933: enlistment Reichsheer;
1940 - 1942: Adjutant Korps-Kommando X;
?: Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 29 (motorisiert).
31st January 1943 - 8th October 1953: Sovjet POW;
8th October 1953: passed away as POW.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1935
Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 29 (motorisiert) / 3.Infanterie-Division
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1943
After Stalingrad had been encircled by the Soviets in November 1942 the 3. Infanterie-Division (mot) was sent to the area Marinowka—Dimitrijewka, a southwestern salient of the pocket. Dubbed the “Nose of Marinowka”, the Soviets did all in their power to collapse this salient from the 28.11.1942. The Germans recognized the value of this frontline projection for either breaking out or linking up with relief forces, and so they in turn defended it bitterly. In this time Kampfgruppe Beaulieu-Marconnay held off all Soviet attacks, and over the course of the next month and a half they frustrated all the Soviet attempts to pinch off this frontline salient. Oberst Freiherr von Beaulieu-Marconnay would be awarded the Knight’s Cross for his stalwart defense of this vital location.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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