German Cross in Gold Holders Identification

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German Cross in Gold Holders Identification

Postby Daniel L » 19 Dec 2004 13:35

It has been decided to try to gather all these in one thread. This thread is therefore dedicated to identify photos of unidentified holders of the German cross in gold. The German cross in gold was instituted one the 28 September, 1941 and 24 204 crosses were awarded.

http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=885

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Postby Daniel L » 19 Dec 2004 13:43

Here's a few that I've posted in the past.

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Postby VJK » 20 Dec 2004 08:27

Hi!

Whilst it's difficult to tell whether this General is wearing the DKiG or DKiS, I'll post this anyway. All I know is that the pic was taken in Riga at a visit to the harbour.

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Postby Elwyn W » 20 Feb 2005 20:47

Who was he? Looks awefully familiar. Just can't place him.

http://www.germanmilitaria.com/Galleries/Medals.html

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Postby Daniel L » 20 Feb 2005 21:47

That's DKiS-holder Oberstleutnant Helmut Brandt, DKis 08.07.1943 for his work in Panzer-AOK 4.

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Postby Elwyn W » 20 Feb 2005 23:52

Hi Daniel,

What about those general rank collar tabs?

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Postby Daniel L » 21 Feb 2005 00:01

It's a late war picture, probably taken in 1945, thus he later got promoted.

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Postby Elwyn W » 21 Feb 2005 00:07

Sorry Daniel,

I can't find a Gen Helmut Brandt. There was GenMj Heinz Brandt promoted posthumously for having died from the July 20 1944 bomb plot. Looks like him but Heinz had no DGiS.

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Postby Daniel L » 21 Feb 2005 00:36

Sorry, I messed up. The person on the photo is Generalmajor Helmut Kleikamp, DKiG am 19.12.1944.

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Postby Elwyn W » 21 Feb 2005 02:37

Spot on! Thank you, sure beats the civvy-clothed Kleikamp in Biblio Verlag.

You made me a happy man. :P :P

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Postby Daniel L » 11 Apr 2005 11:43

Anyone who recognize these two German Cross in Gold-holders?

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Postby Miha Grcar » 11 Apr 2005 16:19

Anyone knows him?

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Postby Daniel L » 11 Apr 2005 17:28

This might be Joachim Schmitz, but it's only a guess, although he has striking similarities with him. He received the award as Leutnant in 2./Panzerjäger-Abteilung 90 on the 19. January, 1942.

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Postby Miha Grcar » 11 Apr 2005 17:36

I know that comments on photos (too) often lie, this was supposed to be in Normandy in 1944. Is it possible?

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Postby Daniel L » 11 Apr 2005 18:44

Yes, that is correct.

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