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Bunge, Ernst

Date of birth:
May 29th, 1914 (Zerbst/Anhalt, Germany)
Date of death:
May 12th, 1944 (near Chersones/Crimea, Soviet-Union)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 1st, 1934: Reserveoffiziersanwärter;
September 25th, 1939: Leutnant der Reserve (RDA: September 1st, 1939);
November 25th, 1941: Oberleutnant der Reserve (RDA: November 1st, 1941);
May 31st, 1943: Hauptmann der Reserve (RDA: April 1st, 1943);
January 31st, 1944: Major der Reserve (RDA: December 1st, 1943).

Career:
November 1st, 1934: Heer;
1939: 5. Kompanie, Grenz-Infanterie-Regiment 121, Crossen;
November 1st, 1939: Zugführer, 13.(IG) / Infanterie-Reigment 121;
March 10th, 1940: 12.(MG) / Infanterie-Regiment 121;
?: 7. / Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment;
?: Infanterie-Geschütz-Ersatz-Kompanie Meseritz;
November 25th, 1942: Grenadier-Regiment 851, 343. Infanterie-Division;
?: Zugführer, 13.(IG) / Infanterie-Reigment 121;
February 26th, 1943: Stab, II. / Grenadier-Reigment 121;
?: Führer II. / Grenadier-Reigment 121;
?: Kommandeur II. / Grenadier-Reigment 121;
?: Kommandeur I. / Grenadier-Regiment 121.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
12. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 121, 50. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1940
Awarded for his part in the battles at Chemin des Dames.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant der Reserve (2nd Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Zugführer, 13. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 121, 50. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 30th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant der Reserve (1st Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit:
Chef, 13. Kompanie, III. Bataillon, Infanterie-Regiment 121, 50. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
August 29th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann der Reserve (Captain of Reserves)
Unit:
Kommandeur, II. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 121, 50. Infanterie-Division, Heer
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1943
Awarded for the outstanding defense of his Bataillon while it was fighting on the right flank of the Tartar wall between Citadel and Schtschemilowka along with the rightly adjacent Gruppe Major Kassner during the time period 06.-09.11.1943. Hauptmann Bunge’s energetic leadership helped ensure that the Soviets were unable to break through the Tartar wall during this time despite the bitter combat all around, particularly around the village of Schtschemilowka.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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