SS-Obersturmbannführer Franz Hack

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 31 Jul 2006 18:26

In that ebay photo, between Hack and Dorr is Johan Velde, the Germania Reg. Adjutant. He was a Wolhynian resettled in Nordschleswig (Denmark) who won the DKiG and EBS during the war. After the war, he was one of the few former Waffen-SS veterans to rise to the rank of Oberst in the Bundesheer (Oberstleutnant was the usual cut-off). He died during 1995.

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Post by William Kramer » 22 Oct 2006 07:09

Hello again,

Thank you for the above information.

http://www.frikorps-danmark.dk/Danske/R ... tagere.htm

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Post by William Kramer » 14 Jul 2009 04:46

Hello there,

Two new additions.

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Post by William Kramer » 05 Apr 2010 03:15

Two more.
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Post by Michael Miller » 05 Apr 2010 14:27

Wonderful photos, all, particularly the second one. May I ask the source?

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Post by William Kramer » 05 Apr 2010 16:06

Michael Miller wrote:Wonderful photos, a1k, particularly the second one. May I ask the source? If possible, I'd love to use them in my illustrated edition of "Knight's Cross Holders of the SS & German Police"...

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http://wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/member.php?u=22 - he is the man to ask.

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Re: SS-Obersturmbannführer Franz Hack

Post by Jedinight2012 » 15 Oct 2012 10:42

Hi all I'm lee in England. I have a photo of hack being presented his nights cross. I all so have the nights cross and oak leafs in its box and the red folder with the document in side with a gold guilt eagle on the front and many of his other personal things. If you would like me to share wot I have with you all then please respond to my reply thanks all

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Post by William Kramer » 15 Oct 2012 16:55

Jedinight2012 wrote:Hi all I'm lee in England. I have a photo of hack being presented his nights cross. I all so have the nights cross and oak leafs in its box and the red folder with the document in side with a gold guilt eagle on the front and many of his other personal things. If you would like me to share wot I have with you all then please respond to my reply thanks all
please do.

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Post by Mark C. Yerger » 16 Oct 2012 01:03

I have most posted from a Russian collector with original prints and negatives along with 8-10 others. A number are from the album of Mahn (GC) with others of award ceremony with Schumacher and other Abt/Kp commanders,etc. The field shot with Hack and Gille posted (Dorr partly hidden) is part of a group I was given but I used others in the group with better clarity (and Dorr and others shown more visible) in volume 7 when I gave it to the publisher. I also used several "known" photos that have the correct exposure (being from originals) and superior quality to previously used examples, allowing me to see who was actually in the image unlike prior low quality examples in other books. Aside from those mentioned, I was given all of Mahn's portraits and award documents, one of 4 complete award sets I have for my 2 "Wiking" volumes. Below Hack and Mahn whose album contained many with a 2nd small one have the balance:
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Post by GrenadierHack » 07 Nov 2016 22:46

Hi, i know this threads 10 years old but im really interested to see if any more information has turned up about franz Hack.

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Post by John P. Moore » 07 Nov 2016 23:29

Have you purchased Vol 7 of Mark Yerger's "Wiking" German Cross in Gold book that was published in 2014 by Bender? There are 6 pages about Franz Hack in that book plus Hack has his photo on the cover

https://www.amazon.com/German-Cross-Hol ... ark+Yerger

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Post by GrenadierHack » 07 Nov 2016 23:43

Thank you John, I didn't know about this but I will get a copy. Thank you for the link
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Post by gunter83 » 15 Feb 2017 10:35

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Post by tigre » 23 Feb 2020 19:20

Hello to all :D; although the photo is already here, something more detailed about it ................................

Ritterkreuzträger der SS-Wiking.

The SS-Sturmbannführer Franz Hack, a battalion commander in the SS-Germania Regiment of the SS-Wiking Division was awarded the Knight's Cross for the extraordinary offensive spirit of his battalion, as well as for his own personal bravery during the effort of relieving Kovel in Ukraine, in which his assault teams overwhelmed enemy positions in close combat.

The recommendation of the Hack Knight's Cross read as follows: “During the night attack on April 17, 1944 against Hill 189.5 and the high terrain to the south (1.5 km southwest of Kovel) the SS-Sturmbannführer Hack, commander of the III./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. Germania, particularly distinguished himself for his exceptional bravery before the enemy ....... he was injured by splinters of hand grenades on the face and right hand. However, Hack continued the attack without being discouraged by his injuries. The enemy could not resist the attack spirit of the Battalion, with the commander himself fighting on the line of attack. After a short and hard melee battle, the enemy was expelled from their positions on Hill 189.5 and forced to retreat south. In a rapid chase, recognizing its importance for the continuation of the attack, Hack attacked further south along the railroad line on his own initiative, snatching control of one Soviet strong point after another. With the first lights, the Battalion had captured and occupied enemy positions in the overpass 400 meters southwest of Hill 188 ......... Only now, after having organized the defense, Hack allowed to be treated for his wounds. Through his prudent leadership and his personal audacity, he has a decisive participation in the success of this offensive operation, one of great importance for the relief of the "Fortress" Kovel.

Source: https://images.offerup.com/NHaCUgwqB7BB ... c32987.jpg
https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/8802/Hack-Franz.htm

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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