RK still alive winners list!!

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 21 Jan 2013 09:19

Oberleutnant Ludwig Lang

* 24.03.1920
+ 05.01.2013

RK on 06.10.1944 as Chef 2./Artillerie-Regiment 7

http://trauer.sueddeutsche.de/Traueranzeige/Ludwig-Lang#

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 30 Jan 2013 22:03

Leutnant Kurt Kunkel

* 13.01.1920 Weißwasser
+ 23.09.2012

RK on 30.04.1945 as Kompaniechef 2./FschJägRgt 4

According to Fellgiebel, Kunkel is a "unofficial" RK-Träger; the award was presented to him by General Richard Heidrich and no evidence of the award can be found in the German National Archives.



Obergefreiter Kurt Bischof

* 16.12.1924 Winterstein
+ 11.01.2013 Winterstein

RK on 14.04.1945 as MG-Schütze 5./GrenRgt 337
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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Bart V. » 17 Feb 2013 21:17

Rudolf Schön was murdered after the war by partisans. He is not MIA as according to VB.

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 18 Feb 2013 18:51

Bart V. wrote:Rudolf Schön was murdered after the war by partisans. He is not MIA as according to VB.
Bart, did you have a more or less precise date of death?
In this days I'm re-checking all of those who have a date of death taken from VB; the date of death of SS-Hstuf. Walter Drexler is reported as 23.02.1945 near Budapest.
And for Rudolf König, I'm not so sure that his d.o.d. was 12.12.1941,also because he was awarded the year after.

And:
the name Adolf Franke is not correct,the real name of that RK-Trägers is

Alois Albert Frankl, awarded on 26.04.1945 as Unteroffizier in 6./Wachregiment GD

And for last,

Unteroffizier Paul Speich

* 22.08.1914 Oberglogau
+ 2005

RK on 18.11.1941 as Gruppenführer 1./Pionier-Bataillon 162

http://www.weltkriegsopfer.de/Kriegsopf ... 98326.html

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Bart V. » 19 Feb 2013 10:38

Rudolf Schön + 10.05.1945

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 19 Feb 2013 13:28

Thank you very much Bart.
About Frankl, I forgot to put his d.o.b. he was born on 16.11.1920 in Huglfing-Weilheim.

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 21 Feb 2013 15:24

Can someone please confirm if he's Major Siegfried Gerstner?

Source: http://anzeigen.pnp.de/anzeigen/trauer/ ... zeitraum=4
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 21 Feb 2013 16:08

Ste wrote:Can someone please confirm if he's Major Siegfried Gerstner?
I think it's him !
95th birthday in 2012, see
http://www.comenius-foerderverein-degge ... e/2012.pdf


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Post by Ste » 21 Feb 2013 16:27

Born on 16.11.1916, so his 95th birthday was on 16.11.2011.That file is from February 2012, so yes,it's very likely that he's him.

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Post by Ste » 22 Feb 2013 20:29

Unteroffizier Josef Pfattischer

* 24.2.1920 Bechtris
+ 31.10.2012 Ottacker

RK on 4.10.1944 as Gruppenführer 8./GrenRgt 61

Source: http://www.all-in.de/anzeigen/trauer/an ... 47,1222798
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?i ... 3158226706
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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 26 Feb 2013 12:33

Leutnant Friedrich Fischer

* 18.01.1920 Pforzheim
+ 23.06.1944 bei Alexandrowka

RK on 07.04.1944 as Führer 6./GrenRgt 278
Source: http://www.dokumentenforum.de/thread.php?threadid=7050


Major d.R. Richard Weiß

* 10.09.1914 Rüsselsheim
+ 02.05.1945 Raum Beelitz - Freitod

RK on 30.04.1945 as Kommandeur Pz.Abt. 8
Source: http://www.dokumentenforum.de/thread.php?threadid=5176


Leutnant d.R. Wilhelm Hümmerich - need confirmation!!!!

* 22.07.1917 Ehlscheid
+ 17.07.2008 Düsseldorf

RK on 18.10.1941 as Zugführer 14.(PzJäg)/InfRgt 80
Source: http://www.dokumentenforum.de/thread.php?threadid=6914


Oberleutnant Georg Bleher

* 04.02.1919 Langenau bei Ulm
+ 25.02.2013 Stuttgart-Degerloch

RK on 06.05.1945 as Adjutant Stab I./GrenRgt 358
Source: http://www.dokumentenforum.de/thread.php?threadid=7344
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... &p=5759945

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 12 Mar 2013 00:35

Obergefreiter Walther Gerhold

* 08.06.1921 Benolpe
+ 02.03.2013 Lünen

RK on 06.07.1944 as Einmanntorpedofahrer in der Kl.Kampf-Flottille 361
Nachruf here: http://trauer.ruhrnachrichten.de/Trauer ... ld-Walther

Walter Gerhold was the only Ritterkreuzträger from the Kriesgmarine who came from enlisted personnel.He received the awards for the sinking of an allied ship in early 1944 and for the sinking of the british frigate HMS Trollope in the night between 5 and 6 July 1944.
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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 12 Mar 2013 18:55

Hauptmann Paul Schneider

* 10.12.1919
+ 11.01.2013 Innsbruck

RK on 18.11.1944 as Führer II./GrenRgt 959

http://traueranzeigen.tt.com/traueranze ... ueranzeige

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by KarlReissman » 17 Mar 2013 14:46

Are there many still alive?
"In a man to man fight, the winner is he who has one more round in his magazine."

Erwin Rommel

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Re: RK still alive winners list!!

Post by Ste » 17 Mar 2013 14:54

If you want to know the number,I think that they are not more than 142 (source: http://forum.balsi.de/index.php?topic=6878.0 ).

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