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Death of Phleps according to Schneider

Post by Chris.dk » 08 Jul 2002 11:13

The following is qouted from "Their Honor was loyalty!" (Verleihung genemigt!) by Jost W. Schneider page 297:

"Uncertainty prevailed concerning the situation and the actual extend of enemy activity near Arad. Phleps, accompanied only by his adjudant, SS-Untersturmführer Wagner and his driver, SS-Oberscharführer Oehl, made a personal reconnaissance trip to this area. He proceeded quite a distance past the thin German lines of defence. In one village, the inhabitants tried to warn him about advancing Soviet tanks. But it was too late. Phleps, together with his two companions, was captured. The Soviets did not realize how important their prisoner was. During a German air attack they killed the three prisoners and buried their bodies."

He, Schneider, continues:

"In 1946 these three graves were still cared for and maintained by elder inhabitants of the village in which they were located. These people passed away, and the graves location became lost for many years.
In the 1980's, Phleps daughter, travelling with some friends was provided with the information by remaining ethnic Germans which enabled her to find the the graves with the help of local residents. Now, Phleps, Wagner and Oehl's remains rest in a commen grave with dead Hungarian and Soviet soldiers."



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Oakleaves presented to the son..

Post by Chris.dk » 08 Jul 2002 11:19

Schneider also mention (Page 297) that the son personally, recieved the Oakleaves (posth. awarded his farther) on November 24, 1944, by RF-SS Heinrich Himmler.

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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 08 Jul 2002 21:09

Thank you for these details.
That was really foolish from a corps commander ! Too hasardous !!!
Which village was that ?
(with all the decorations he had, the Russians should have understood that he was important !)
I assume that the inhabitants of this village witnessed all...
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Post by Martin Månsson » 08 Jul 2002 22:06

[quote]Hello Martin,
Didn't she give you news from her brother ?
Did she learn anything new about her dad ?

[/quote]

She never wrote to me in person, I have a copy of a letter written by her, sent to a friend of mine. She wrote nothing more (In that letter) than that she was the daughter of Phleps and she gave no details regarding her brother or their investigations about their fathers fate. I'm not aware if she wrote to anyone here in Sweden about any or eventual results or progresses.

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Artur Phleps

Post by Georges M. Croisier » 09 Jul 2002 11:36

Phleps was also SS-PF Siebenbürgen (Transylvania) in September, 1944

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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Oct 2011 17:23

SS-Obergruppenführer Artur Phleps - 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Div. 'Prinz Eugen' - Yugoslavia '42/43. He's the guy in the middle with the Baseball Cap/Ear Mufflers...

Source : Doug Banks collection
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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Wessel » 29 Oct 2011 18:23

Is the one with the glases Schmidhuber?

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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Wessel » 29 Oct 2011 18:31

A couple of clearer photos from Otto Kumm's book, '7.SS-Gebirgs-Division prinz eugen in Bild'
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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Wessel » 29 Oct 2011 18:34

Phleps and Lufwaffe Lieutenant General Conrad.
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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Wessel » 30 Oct 2011 15:50

Someone previously mentioned his son, Dr. Reinhardt Phleps....here he is with his father. Plus superb one of Phleps (Look at those ribbon bars!!) (From same source as previous).
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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Wessel » 30 Oct 2011 15:51

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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Stuckes58 » 30 Oct 2011 19:31

wessel.

that last picture of Phleps is nothing short of superb, would love to see original of tht, stunning

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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by vikingdiv » 23 Apr 2014 15:48

nice picture, very nice. i m living near the place he was killed. I will try to gather some more information about it.

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Re: Phleps

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Oct 2016 00:50

Michael Miller wrote:Order of the Iron Trefoil 1st Class (Independent State of Croatia)
Does anyone have the award date perhaps?

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Re: Artur Phleps

Post by Requin Marteau » 27 Oct 2016 10:05

Kroatische d. Militärorden vom Eisernes Dreiblatt 1. kl (25 mar 1943)
Ordnung der Krone von König Zvonimir 1. kl mit Stern u. Eichenlaub (1944)

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