Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

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Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby mjölnir » 02 Nov 2012 11:58

I search the dates of the awarding of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944. I have this infos. What is known about the soldiers next to the Kartenraum, whre the bomb exploded. Got they this award also or the normal Verwundetenabzeichen? Hitler visited them in the military hospital near Rastenburg.

Verwundetenabzeichen 20. Juli 1944

1. Anwesende:

(1) Hitler,
(2) Heusinger;
(3) General Günther Korten ,
(4) Oberst Heinz Brandt, ,
(5) General Karl Bodenschatz,
(6) Oberstleutnant Heinz Waizenegger,
(7) Stenograf Heinrich Berger,
(8) Generalleutnant Walther Buhle,
(9) Konteradmiral Karl-Jesko von Puttkamer,
(10) Generalleutnant Rudolf Schmundt,
(11) Oberstleutnant Heinrich Borgmann,
(12) Kapitän zur See Heinz Assmann,
(13) Major Ernst John von Freyend,
(14) Generalmajor Walter Scherff,
(15) Konteradmiral Hans-Erich Voss,
(16) SS-Hauptsturmführer Otto Günsche,
(17) Oberst Nicolaus von Below,
(18) SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein,
(19) Stenograf Heinz Buchholz,
(20) Major i. G. Herbert Büchs,
(21) Franz von Sonnleithner,
(22) General Warlimont,
(23) Jodl,
(24) Keitel

2. Zeremonien:

a) 02.09.1944:
Beliehene: Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Generaloberst Alfred Jodl (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
General der Artillerie Walter Warlimont
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
General der Infanterie Walter Buhle
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Admiral Hans Erich Voss (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Ministerialrat Franz von Sonnleithner
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Oberstleutnant Heinz Waizenegger
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Major Ernst John von Freyend
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Major Herbert Büchs (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
SS-Hauptsturmführer Otto Günsche
(Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Stenograf Heinz Buchholz (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)

b) ??.??.1944
Beliehene: Assmann (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Buhle?/ Scherff? (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)

c) ??.??.1944
Beliehene: von Below (Schwarzes Verwundetenabzeichen)

d) ??.??.1944
Beliehene: Fegelein (Silbernes Verwundetenabzeichen)

e) ??.??.1944
Beliehene: Bodenschatz (Goldenes Verwundetenabzeichen)

f) ??.??.1944
Beliehene: Oberstleutnant Borgmann (Silbernes Verwundetenabzeichen)

g) ??.??.1944
Beliehene: General Günther Korten (Goldenes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Oberst Heinz Brandt (Goldenes Verwundetenabzeichen)
[Verleihung wegen Mitwisserschaft am 20.7.1944- Attentat fraglich]
Stenograf Heinrich Berger (Goldenes Verwundetenabzeichen)
Generalleutnant Rudolf Schmundt
(Goldenes Verwundetenabzeichen)


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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby VJK » 02 Nov 2012 20:54

Hi,

Fegelein: 20 Aug 1944

Source: Knights Cross Holders Of The SS & German Police 1940-45, Michael D. Miller

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby malvinas82 » 02 Nov 2012 23:26

VJK wrote:Hi,

Fegelein: 20 Aug 1944

Source: Knights Cross Holders Of The SS & German Police 1940-45, Michael D. Miller

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby coburg22 » 03 Nov 2012 02:57

Mjolir,

The class of wound badge given depended on the type of injury as you may already know. However, if a recipient of the 20th July wound badge had already received one prior to this event (1939 wound badge) then it counted towards their next would badge class or the next class altogether. If they were wounded in battle after 20th July, they received the same style wound badge (20.07.44) in that class or the next higher grade depending on the wound and/or number of wounds.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby mjölnir » 05 Nov 2012 09:25

Thanks to all!
All documents of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944 were dated on the July 20th, 1944. But the recipients got their awards later. Hitler signed the Verordnung about this award on August 28th, 1944. The first ceremonie was on September 2nd, 1944. And the wounded persons got their awards - this is my opinion - on that day, when they returned to the Führerhauptquartier.
But I don't know why Fegelein got his award before the Verordnung was signed!

My question is, if the wounded telefonists at the next room of the exploded room got this Verwundetenabzeichen or the "normal" from 1939.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby Anil » 06 Nov 2012 15:42

Is possible to see this award in wear? I know Keitel's a photo is exist but I have never seen in it.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby malvinas82 » 07 Nov 2012 04:57

Keitel and Jodl wearing the badge:

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby mjölnir » 08 Nov 2012 18:11

And here Keitel at Berlin-Karlshorst on May 9th, 1945.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby marcel.nl » 09 Nov 2012 22:12

In a letter from Günsche to Bill Bailey (in Military Advisor volume 23, number 3 summer 2012, page 26) Günsche say's he received the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber.
No award date mentioned
Günsche states the Russians took the award.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby malvinas82 » 16 Nov 2012 20:01

Konteradmiral Karl-Jesco von Puttkamer, wearing the badge.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby Halfdan S. » 16 Nov 2012 21:09

Foto from the award-ceremony in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=45&t=131350

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby coburg22 » 19 Nov 2012 23:49

Puttkamer is standing next to Hitler's first Valet, Karl-Wilhelm Krause!!

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby Andrey » 20 Nov 2012 05:57

Another one photo of this award-ceremony with papers and boxes. :wink:
Source: http://www.dhm.de

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby VtwinVince » 24 Nov 2012 18:39

Interesting to note how Jodl does not have his tunic buttoned up, and during an award ceremony! My father would have called this 'Lumpengesellschaft'.

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Re: Recipients of the Verwundetenabzeichen 20.7.1944

Postby Dieter Zinke » 24 Nov 2012 19:09

VtwinVince wrote:Interesting to note how Jodl does not have his tunic buttoned up, and during an award ceremony! My father would have called this 'Lumpengesellschaft'.


Not so fast my dear, but this is nonsense. Jodl wears a dressing around his neck after his wounding ! :roll:


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