Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

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Re: Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

Postby mkrivchenko » 02 Apr 2018 22:02

RKT Horst Schimpke of 1./Fsch.Pz.Jg.Abtl. 1 and panzerknacker
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Re: Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

Postby Edward L. Hsiao » 04 Apr 2018 23:36

Gentlemen,

On page 87 of the book "Obedient Unto Death" by Werner Kindler,SS-Senior Sgt. Adolf Sellmeier,(LAH)who took out two T-34s with limpet mines. 19 year pioneer Hellmuth Kohler of No. 1 Company of the Pioneer Battalion LAH jumped aboard two T-34s and destroyed them with bundled charges. SS-Grenadier Rudi Nadler of No. 10 Company 2nd SS-Panzer Grenadier Regiment LAH destroyed a T-34 in close combat,his third during Operation Citadel.
LAH is Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler.
I wonder if Rudi Nadler had survived World War II?

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Re: Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

Postby Edward L. Hsiao » 06 Apr 2018 01:35

Gentlemen,

On page 146 of the book "Obedient Unto Death", SS-Hscha. Eduard Maron destroyed an enemy tank in close combat and was awarded the Tank Destruction Badge.

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Re: Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

Postby mkrivchenko » 11 Apr 2018 17:09

This item belonged to Hauptmann H.A., recipient of the German Cross in gold, the Close Combata Clasp in silver and holder of several Tank Destruction Badges in silver. He commanded 14./Gren.Rgt.253 which was part of 34 Infanterie-Division. Hauptmann A. defended a bridge of the Dnepr river with two Assault Guns of 3./Pz.Jäg.Abt.34 allowing the XXIV. Korps to cross the river. This avoided the destruction of 4 Wehrmacht divisions. His commander, Oberst Ferndinad Hippel (commander of 34.Inf.Div.) was awarded the Knight's Cross on the same day: 22.10.1943.
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Hauptmann Hans Augustin
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Ritterkreuzträger E.Brunk
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