- Knud Børge Martinsen
Infobox Military Person
name=Knud Børge Martinsen
November 30 1905- June 25 1949
serviceyears=1941 - 1945
Frikorps Danmark, Jun 2 1942- Jun 9 1942 Frikorps Danmark, Jun 11 1942- May 20 1943
Knud Børge Martinsen was born in Sandved in 1905 and became a soldier in 1928. After only ten years of services he was an officer with a rank of
Captain Lieutenant. In 1940 he was attending the general staffcourse on Frederiksberg Palaceand were looking forward to a promising career.
Occupation of Denmarkon April 9, 1940 was a big shock to him but on April 26, 1940 he joined the Danish National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark(DNSAP) and he took part of several demonstrations in his uniform which ended up in his military papers and prevented a further career move. He therefore resigned and joined the Waffen-SSand commanded Frikorps Danmark's 2nd company under Christian Peder Kryssingand the 4th company under Christian Frederik von Schalburg. Actually Martinsen was temporarily commander of Frikorps Danmark between Kryssing's resignation and von Schalburg's appointment.
Martinsen was again temporarily commander between von Schalburg's death and
Hans Albert von Lettow-Vorbeck's appointment. When von Lettow-Vorbeck was killed only two days after his appointment, Martinsen took over as commander and remained as commander until the disbandment of Frikorps Danmark on May 20, 1943. Together with most of Frikorps Danmark he was transferred to SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 24 Danmark under 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. July 28, 1943 Martinsen left his command and returned to Denmark to establish and command the Schalburg Corpsas a recruitment unit for the Waffen-SS. In October 1944 he was relieved from his position and then arrested and imprisoned in Gestapo's prison in Berlin. Later he was transferred to the Sicherheitsdienstwhere he escaped and returned to Denmark. May 5, 1945Martinsen was arrested in his home and sentenced to death and shot for his involvement in the Schalburg Corps and two murders including an incident where he shot and killed one of his fellow officer colleagues in the Schalburg Corps, Kurt von Eggers, because he believes that he has committed adultery with Martinsen's wife.
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