Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, NSFK, RAD, and HJ (HJ-Führer)

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Michael Miller » 16 Jul 2020 23:49

Clemens Betzel
Generalleutnant
SA-Standartenführer



Born: 09.06.1895 in Ulm an der Donau/Württemberg.
Died: 27.03.1945 in Danzig as Kommandeur of 4. Panzer-Division.

NSDAP-Nr.: _________

Promotions:
06.08.1914 Fahnenjunker
18.01.1915 Fähnrich
31.03.1915 Leutnant (mit Patent vom 18.06.1913)
11.09.1918 Oberleutnant (01.10.1923: Granted RDA vom 01.10.1923 [15])
01.05.1928 Hauptmann (7) (15.08.1939: Granted RDA vom 01.10.1933)
01.04.1940 Major z. V.
30.09.1933 SA-Obersturmbannführer
00.00.193_ SA-Standartenführer
01.04.1941 Oberstleutnant (mit RDA vom 01.04.1940 [68c])
01.04.1942 Oberst (124)
01.07.1944 Generalmajor (13)
01.01.1945 Generalleutnant (3)

Career:
06.08.1914-00.00.1918 Entered service as a Fahnenjunker, assigned to 1. Kgl. Bayerisches Fuβartillerie-Regiment.
- Batterie-Offizier
- Batterieführer
25.08.1919- Assigned as an Ordonnanz-Offizier to Stab/Artillerie-Regiment 21.
13.09.1919- Assigned as Sport-Offizier to Stab/Artillerie-Regiment 21.
27.09.1920-01.10.1926(?) Assigned to Fahr-Abteilung 7 (with effect from 01.10.1920).
01.10.1926-30.09.1930 Batterie-Offizier in Artillerie-Regiment 7.
30.09.1930 Discharged from military service.
01.10.1930-00.00.1931 Studied economics at the Technischen Hochschule München (one semester).
01.04.1931-30.09.1933 Reentered Reichsheer service, assigned as an L-Offizier to Wehrkreis-Kommando VII/Wehrwerbestelle
Würzburg.
30.09.1933 Discharged from military service.
01.10.1933 Joined the SA, assigned as Ausbildungsführer to Stab/SA-Standarte 79.
30.09.1938 Authorized to wear the uniform of Artillerie-Regiment 7.
15.08.1939-07.01.1941(?) Reentered Heer service, assigned as a Major z. V. and Abteilungs-Kommandeur of II. Abteilung/Artillerie-
Regiment 93.
07.01.1941 Transferred to the aktiven Truppendienst.
31.03.1941 Resigned from the SA, with suspension of rank and position, at his own request due to his acceptance into
the Wehrmacht. (Der Oberste SA-Führer, “Führerbefehl Nr. 78”, München, 10.01.1942)
21.11.1941-01.03.1944 Kommandeur of Artillerie-Regiment 103.
01.03.1944 Placed in Führerreerve OKH.
20.03.1944-01.05.1944 “mit der Führung der 9. Panzer-Division beauftragt”.
01.05.1944-01.07.1944 “mit der Führung der 4. Panzer-Division beauftragt”.
01.07.1944-01.09.1944 Kommandeur of 4. Panzer-Division.
01.09.1944-27.03.1945 Kommandeur of 539. Infanterie-Division.

Decorations & Awards:
11.03.1945 Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (774.) as Generalleutnant and Kommandeur of 4. Panzer-Division/XXXXVI. Panzer-Korps/2. Armee, Eastern Front.
05.09.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Generalmajor and Kommandeur of 4. Panzer-Division/I. Kavallerie-Korps/9. Armee/Heeresgruppe Mitte, Eastern Front.
11.03.1943 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as Oberst and Kommandeur of Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment 103, Eastern Front.
19.09.1943 Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
11.10.1939 1939 Spange zum 1914 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
24.09.1939 1939 Spange zum 1914 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.191_ 1914 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
11.06.1915 1914 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
26.10.1915 Kgl. Bayerischer Militär-Verdienstorden IV. Klasse
00.00.194_ Allgemeines-Sturmabzeichen
03.11.1944 Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht
00.00.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
ca. 1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
ca. 1938 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
ca. 1934 Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern
00.00.193_ SA-Sportabzeichen in Bronze

Notes:
* Son of the Bavarian Generalmajor Adam Betzel (Born 07.07.1839 in Fuchsstadt, died 27.02.1922 in München) and his wife Maria, née Clemens. See https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Betzel
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Michael Miller » 17 Jul 2020 00:29

Wilhelm August Dietrich Heinz Fahlbusch
Major im Generalstab (Luftwaffe)
Brigadegeneral (Bundeswehr [Luftwaffe])
SA-_____________



Born: 08.11.1914 in Hannover.
Died: 12.06.2006 in Bonn.

NSDAP-Nr.: _______ (Party membership status not known at this time)

Promotions:
Luftwaffe:
01.04.1935 Fahnenjunker
20.04.1937 Leutnant (mit RDA vom 01.04.1937 [358])
01.09.1939 Oberleutnant
01.04.1942 Hauptmann (mit RDA vom 01.04.1942 [195])
01.05.1944 Major i. G. (mit RDA vom 01.05.1944 [67])
Bundeswehr (Luftwaffe):
16.08.1956 Major
12.12.1957 Oberstleutnant (mit Wirkung vom 01.12.1957)
17.11.1960 Oberst (mit Wirkung vom 01.09.1960)
13.08.1965 Brigadegeneral (mit Wirkung vom 01.06.1965)

Career:
00.00.193_-00.00.193_ Assigned to SA-Sturm 13/35 (SA-Gruppe Niedersachsen).
07.05.1934-27.08.1934 Compulsory labor service with Reichsarbeitsdienst Abteilung 2/181 (Neuhaus/Elbe)
01.04.1935-31.12.1935 Entered military service as a Fahnenjunker, assigned to I. Abteilung/Flak-Regiment 7 (Wolfenbüttel).
01.01.1936-31.10.1936 Attended the Heereskriegsschule in Dresden (end date per Dermot Bradley, et al, Die Generale und
Admirale der Bundeswehr, 1955-1997, Band 1, Adam-Fuhr, or 24.10.1936 per Henry DeZeng and Douglas Stankey).
01.11.1936-07.05.1938 Assigned as a Batterieoffizier to I. Abteilung/Flak-Regiment 7 (Wolfenbüttel).
08.05.1938-15.08.1940 Adjutant of I. Abteilung/Flak-Regiment 8 (Wien).
00.06.1939-00.08.1939 Participated in a Lehrgang at the Flak-Artillerieschule Rerik.
16.08.1940-24.10.1941 Batteriechef of 8. Batterie/Flak-Regiment 11.
24.10.1941-03.01.1942 Severely wounded, resulting in the loss of his left eye, then hospitalized.
04.01.1942-31.12.1942 Assigned as a Hilfsreferent to 6. Abteilung/Gruppe IV (Flakgrossgerät)/Generalquartiermeister der
Luftwaffe.
01.01.1943-31.03.1943 Generalstabsvorausbildung (preliminary general staff training) at the front.
01.04.1943-30.06.1943 Participated in a Generalstabslehrgang at the Luftkriegsakademie in Berlin-Gatow.
01.07.1943 in Führer-Reserve Ob.d.L. (K.L.F.), ordered to Luftwaffen-Befehlshaber Mitte for temporary duty
(per DeZeng/Stankey)
05.07.1943-16.07.1943 Hospitalized in the Luftwaffenlazarett Berlin-Reinickendorf.
22.07.1943-19.08.1943 Hospitalized in the Luftwaffenlazarett Bad Gastein.
01.09.1943-15.08.1944 1. Generalstabsoffizier (Ia) of 22. Flak-Division (Dortmund).
16.08.1944-08.05.1945 Chef of 6. Abteilung/Gruppe IV (Rüstung Flakartillerie, Flakgerät, Waffen, Munition)/Generalstab der
Luftwaffe/Generalquartiermeister der Luftwaffe).

Postwar Confinement & Business Activities:
08.05.1945-03.04.1947 Captured at Silberstedt and held as a prisoner of war (Bradley, et al, or 05.12.1945 per DeZeng/Stankey)
01.06.1947-31.03.1949 Volontär and apprentice with the firm of Steinweg in Hermannsburg.
01.04.1949-30.06.1950 Commercial employee with Steinweg in Hermannsburg.
01.07.1950-00.01.1956 Commercial employee and, from 01.09.1954, Handlungsbevollmächtigter (authorized representative) in
Hannover, working for Dr. Georg Peine.

Bundeswehr Service:
23.01.1956-30.09.1956 Participated in an Einweisungslehrgang (familiarization training).
01.10.1956-30.11.1959 Hilfsreferent Abteilung VI Arbeitsstab Fla, later Referent Fü L VII 1 BMVg, Bonn.
01.12.1959-30.09.1964 Referatsleiter Fü B III 5 BMVg, Bonn.
01.04.1964-30.09.1964 Familiarization training as an Unterabteilungsleiter Fü L I BMVg, Bonn.
01.10.1964-30.09.1967 Unterabteilungsleiter Fü L I BMVg, Bonn.
01.10.1967-30.09.1969 Deutscher Bevollmächtigter MITTE, Heidelberg.
01.10.1969-31.03.1970 Bearbeiter Sonderaufgaben im BMVg, Bonn.
31.03.1970 Retired from the Bundeswehr.

Decorations & Awards:
31.12.1941 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Oberleutnant and Chef of 8. Batterie/II. Abteilung/Flak-Regiment 11 (mot.), Eastern Front.
00.00.194_ 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
00.00.194_ 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.194_ Flak-Kampfabzeichen
00.00.1942 (?) Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber
15.12.1969 Legion of Merit (United States), awarded “for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding
service” during the period October 1967 to September 1969.

Sources:
Dermot Bradley/Heinz-Peter Würzenthal/Hansgeorg Model: Die Generale und Admirale der Bundeswehr, 1955-1997, Band 1,
Adam-Fuhr. Biblio Verlag, 1998.
DeZeng, Henry L. IV and Stankey, Douglas G.: Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries, Section A-F. Version: April 2020, at
http://www.ww2.dk/Lw%20Offz%20%20-%20A- ... 020%20.pdf
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by krichter33 » 18 Jul 2020 06:30

I'm so glad all this great information on all your RK threads are coming out! Wonderful!!!

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by laurens » 03 Aug 2020 21:35

Mike, this is a wonderful thread. I like to share some of mine...

Have fun, and let them coming....
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by laurens » 03 Aug 2020 21:39

Püschel, Martin a -Kriegsblätter d. Gr. Om. 1941 Folge 23.JPG
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by laurens » 03 Aug 2020 21:39

Schulz, Karl-Heinz a -Nachrichtenblatt d. Stabes d. Gr. Ha. 1943 Nr.19.JPG
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by laurens » 03 Aug 2020 21:41

Misera, Walter -Wir berichten aus der Sächsichen SA 1943 Folge 28.JPG
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Michael Miller » 05 Aug 2020 20:21

Exceptionally fascinating contributions, Laurens!
Thanks so much for adding them here.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Igor Karpov » 17 Aug 2020 12:12

Michael Miller wrote:
11 Jul 2020 04:41
I'm still working on the following lists, but here is what I've found thus far:

SA

Best wishes,
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Some additions from me:

SA-Obersturmführer and Hauptmann Adolf Hahlbohm - Führer des SA-Sturmbannes II/16

SA-Sturmführer and Major d. R. Gerhard Streit - Stab der SA-Brigade 61 (Hannover)

SA-Rottenführer and Oberfeldwebel Alfred Peters - SA-Sturm 11/79

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Michael Miller » 17 Aug 2020 13:23

Quite a list we're amassing here.

Thank you, Igor!

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Igor Karpov » 20 Aug 2020 21:41

Michael Miller wrote:
11 Jul 2020 04:41

Josef Gollas; Oberleutnant / SA-Sturmführer

Hans Hoffritz; Hauptmann / SA-Obersturmführer

Alois Zmugg; Unteroffizier / SA-Sturmbannführer

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Thank you, Mike. We'll keep 'em coming.

Gollas - SA-Sturm 27/J 2, SA-Gruppe Franken

Hoffritz - SA-Standarte 27, SA-Gruppe Franken

Zmugg - SA-Standarte 25 (Aachen), SA-Gruppe Niederrhein

And a new add:

SA-Standartenführer and Rittmeister d.R. Friedrich von Homeyer - SA-Führer z.V. der SA-Gruppe Berlin-Brandenburg

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Igor Karpov » 20 Aug 2020 21:58

Michael Miller wrote:
14 Jul 2020 17:04
Walter Evers
Major der Reserve
SA-Sturmbannführer



Born: 03.08.1912 in Harburg an der Elbe/Regierungsbezirk Lüneburg/Provinz Hannover.
Died: 28.12.1943 at Dymanovo as Kommandeur of I. Bataillon/Grenadier-Regiment (mot.) “Feldherrnhalle”.

NSDAP-Nr.: ______ (Joined ca. 1932)

15.11.1943-28.12.1943 Kommandeur of I. Bataillon/Grenadier-Regiment (mot.) “Feldherrnhalle”.
Sturmbann VII, SA-Standarte Feldherrnhalle.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Igor Karpov » 20 Aug 2020 22:01

Michael Miller wrote:
11 Jul 2020 04:41

Alexander Leschke; Oberst d. R. / SA-Oberführer

Karl Georg Feig; Oberstleutnant d. R. / SA-Standartenführer

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Leschke - SA-Brigade 35, SA-Gruppe Sachsen

Feig - SA-Standarte 80, SA-Gruppe Kurpfalz

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Igor Karpov » 30 Aug 2020 14:04

Michael Miller wrote:
11 Jul 2020 04:41

Karl Kaehne

Bruno Kohnz

Leopold Steinbatz

Gustav Kilian

Wolfgang Kaden

Otto Brakat

Friedrich Guggenberger

Fritz Hengstler

Josef Häfele

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SA-Sturmbannführer and Major Karl Kaehne - Stab der SA-Standarte 9 (Würzburg), SA-Gruppe Franken.

SA-Obersturmführer and Oberfeldwebel Bruno Kohnz - Sturm 12/23, SA-Gruppe Mittelrhein.

SA-Sturmführer and Oberfeldwebel Leopold Steinbatz.

SA-Sturmführer Gustav Kilian.

SA-Truppführer Otto Brakat - SA-Sturm 6/141, SA-Gruppe Ostland.

SA-Scharführer and Kapitänleutnant Friedrich Guggenberger.

Kapitänleutnant Wolfgang Kaden - Stab des SA-Marinesturmbanns Leipzig, SA-Marinestandarte 2 (Chemnitz), SA-Gruppe Sachsen.

Oberstleutnant Josef Pausinger - Führer des Sturmes 17/16 (Herrngiersdorf), SA-Gruppe Bayernwald.

Carl Helmut Haun - SA-Sturm 8/174 and SA-Sturm 4/160, SA-Gruppe Westfalen.

Fritz Hengstler - SA-Sturm 1/124, SA-Gruppe Südwest.

SA-Mann Josef Häfele - SA-Standarte 12, SA-Gruppe Hochland.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK

Post by Igor Karpov » 30 Aug 2020 19:04

From l to r: SA-Sturmbannführer Alois Zmugg, SA-Sturmbannführer Walter Evers, SA-Oberführer Alexander Leschke, SA-Sturmführer Josef Gollas, Viktor Lutze, SA-Obersturmführer Hans Hoffritz, SA-Standartenführer Georg Feig and SA-Rottenführer Karl Brüggemann.

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