Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

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Post by Daniel L » 17 Dec 2002 17:15

Thanks for your help Juha, I've added them to the list. :D

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Post by Bjørn from Norway » 18 Dec 2002 18:21

Hello!

About the very famous Uboat commander "Ali" Cremer, I am not sure if he ever got the badge for single-handed tank destruction.
Here is a little on him (uboat.net):

Peter "Ali" Cremer (Uboat commander)
Born on 25 Mar, 1911 in Metz, Lorraine.
Korvettenkapitän (11 Jul, 1944)
Knights Cross winner (25 Jun, 1942)
Died on 5 Jul, 1992, Hamburg.

Korvkpt. Cremer left U-2519 in February 1945. He now became commander of the Marine-Panzervernichtungsbataillon (Naval Tank Destroying Battalion) which fought on land against British tanks attempting to occupy the city of Hamburg.

On 25 April, 1945 the daily Wehrmachtsbericht announced:


"Ein von Korvettenkapitän Cremer geführter Panzervernichtungstrupp der Kriegsmarine, zusammengestellt aus Freiwilligen eines Unterseeboot-Stützpunktes, vernichtete innnerhalb weniger Tage 24 Panzer."
(A navy tank destroying unit under command of Korvettenkapitän Cremer, including volunteers from a U-boat base, destroyed 24 tanks during the last few days.)

In the last days of the war Cremer became commander of Dönitz's guard unit.

I am also uncertain on Porsch.

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Post by Daniel L » 18 Dec 2002 18:24

Hi Björn, check the link to the other discussion about panzerknackers, there's a link there to a picture to Peter Cremer wearing the badge, perhaps it isn't the same man.

As for Porsch I know that there's been big debates regarding his claims.

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 22 Dec 2002 15:44

Just one more.

Oberst Helmut Ritgen/Panzer Lehr.

He wears a single award on page 187 on his book:The Western Front 1944.Memoirs of a Panzer Lehr Officer.He propably did won the award when he was serving in estern front with 6th Panzer Division.

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Post by Peter » 06 Jan 2003 17:04

And another

Ogefr, Mathias Winkler, Gebirgsjager.

His Deathcard has his photos with a piece of the badge showing. He was KIA 22 Jul 1943 at Mischkino/East Front. He came from Mettenheim. Awards were EK2, Panzerknacker, Infantry Assault Silver and Ostmedaille.

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Post by Daniel L » 20 Jan 2003 00:41

Hauptmann Peter Kiesgen instructing young Hitlerjugend recruits in handling of the panzerfäuste. Kiesgen served as a company commander in the first company, Infanterie Reg. 239 ( 106 Infanteriedivision) when he was awaarded with the knights cross on the 5th October 1941. In late -43 Kiesgen became an instructor. The photo was taken in October 43, you can clearly see his five silver pz. vern. abz. The photo is courtesy of Michi.

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Post by Erik E » 20 Jan 2003 01:47

A few names from ABR.


SS-Obersturmführer Werner Wolff 2/SS-Pz.Gren.Div. "LSSAH"
(1 kill)

SS-Hauptscharführer Walter Pitsch SS-Flak-Abteilung 1/1.SS Pz.Div. "LSSAH" (Atleast 1 kill)

SS-Hauptscharführer Adolf Rüd SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland"/2.SS-Pz.Div. "Das Reich" (Atleast 1 kill)

W-HStuf.d.SS Roberts Ancans Feldersatz.Btl. 19, 19.W-Gren.Div.d.SS
(1 Kill)

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Post by Peter » 20 Jan 2003 10:42

I think I nominated his name a few weeks ago, here is a photo with the badge on his arm just visible
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Post by Mark V. » 20 Jan 2003 13:35

Hi Daniel!
I've just noticed, reading your new list (BTW, great work!!), that you're actually looking only for holders of the tank destruction badge. Now, I don't know if you're aware but several Pz.knackers didn't receive them (due to the final stage of the war)-Fey, Weber, Heuer, Giesler, Appolot and others.

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 20 Jan 2003 15:09

Good job Daniel :D

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Post by Daniel L » 20 Jan 2003 15:33

Hello everyoneand thanks for the compliments! I know that the list includes soldiers who actually didn't recieve the badge but should have, I will add notes to these later on, as you can see some of them already has notes. I suspect that the picture of Peter Cremer could be a edited photograph, see for yourself: http://www.btinternet.com/~gordonwilliamson/otherawards.htm

Thanks for the contribution Erik, I will include those men in the next update.

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Post by Daniel L » 21 Jan 2003 23:19

This is the latest update, corrections and contributions are welcomed.

Panzervernichtungsabzeichenlist

Holders of the Tank Destruction Badge

A
Feldwebel Hinrich Ahrens (14./Inf.Rgt. 301) - 4 kills
SS-Sturmmann Hermann Alber (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.20) 1
SS-Obersturmführer Josef Amberger (SS-Pz.Rgt.1) 4 ¤
W-H Stuf.d.SS Roberts Ancans (Feldersatz.Btl. 19, 19.W-Gren.Div.d.SS) - 1
Oberleutnant Friedrich Anding (18 kills)
Oscha. Francois Apollot (Divisionskampfschule Charlemagne) - 6#(qualified but didn't recieve the badge)

B
Oberst Ernst-Günther Baade (1 kill)
SS-Obersturmführer Erwin Bachmann (SS-Pz.Rgt.10) 1 ¤
Gefreiter Hans Baindner (11./Jäg.Rgt. 228) - 2 kills
SS-Ustuf Johan-Petter Balstad (Rgt. Norge) - 3 kills
Stabsfeldwebel Ludwig Barth (14./Inf.Rgt. 14) - 1 kill
SS-Unterscharführer Barth (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.19) 1 ¤
Oberleutnant d.R. Hans Barthle (7./Gren.Rgt. 119) - 1 kill
Oberleutnant d.R. Rudolf Bayer (14./Gren.Rgt. 110) - 1 kill
Oberleutnant Heinz Berger (1 kill)
Oberleutnant Karl Berger (Fsch.Jag.Rgt. 15) - 2
Oberleutnant d.R. Alfons Bialetzki (4./Fallschirm-Pionier-Btl) - 2 kills
Oberfeldwebel d.R. Willi Biesenbach (6./Gren.Rgt. 2) - 4 kills
Unteroffizier d.R. Otto Binnig (7./Inf.Rgt. 463) - 1 kill
Leutnant d.R. Gustav- Adolf Blancbois (I./Schützen-Rgt. 25) - 1 kill
Lt. Helmut Bollmann (1./fallschirmjäger Pz.Jg.Abt. 3) - 1
SS-Ustuf Hermann Bolte (Das Reich) - 2 kills
Oberleutnant Hans-Georg Borck (4 kills)
Oberleutnant Born (3./Pz.AR 76) 1 ¤
Georg Bose (1 kill)
Feldwebel Rudolf Brasche (6 kills)
Oberleutnant Brandt (3./Pz.Pi.Btl.39) 1 ¤
Leutnant d.R. Christian Braun (8./Gren.Rgt. 308) - 4 kills
Briedenbach - 1
Gefreiter Wilhelm Bremann (Pz.Gren.Rgt.128) -3
Feldwebel d.R. Oskar Bremmermann (6./Gren.Rgt. 209) - 4 kills
Briedenbach - 1 kill (also holder of badge for shooting down low flying aircraft)
Uscha. Roger Albert-Brunet (Divisionskampfschule Charlemagne) - 4
Leutnant Edgar Brunk (2./Inf.Rgt. 202) - 1 kill
Feldwebel Brunn (8./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 103) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Oberfeldwebel (ph) Ottmar Bruttel - 7
SS-Sturmbahnführer Hermann Buchner (9./SS-Totenkopf-Inf.Rgt. 1) - 1 kill
Obstlt. Buck (commander Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1
Hauptmann d. R. Karl Buckel (Sturmgeschützabteilung 277) 2
Major Heinrich Busse (Führer, Füselier Batallion 328, 328 Infanteriedivision) - 1+
SS-Obersturmführer Günther Butte (1./Pol..Pi.Btl.) 1 ¤
Oberst Franz Bäke (Kdr. II.Pz.Rgt. 11) - 3
Unteroffizier Gottfried Bäumler (2./Inf.Rgt. 41) - 1 kill
Oberfeldwebel d.R. Reinhold Böhmke (13./Gren.Rgt. 162) - 2 kills

C
Oberst Robert Colli (Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 547) - 1 kill
Oberleutnant der Reserve Klaus Coracino (1 kill)
Peter Cremer (kriegsmarine)- 1
Major Kurt Creuzkacher (1 kill)¨
Obergefreiter Cyganek (5./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 103) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945

D
SS-Obersturmfuhrer Christian Dall (CO of 13th Company/Regiment Norge) - 1 kill
Leutnant d.R. Dieter Damerius (5./Gren.Rgt. 273) - 1 kill
Obersturmführer Eugen Deck (commander of 11. Comp of Nordland Regiment)- 3
Oberst Rudolf Demme (Kdr. Pz.Gren.Rgt. 59) - 1 kill
SS-Sturmbahnführer Wilhelm Dietrich (I./SS-Polizei-Schützen-Rgt.) - 1 kill
Hauptmann Valentin Dietz (I./Jäg-Rgt. 204) - 1 kill
Oberleutnant d.R. Rene Dollwet (2./Gren.Rgt. 485) - 1 kill
Feldwebel d.R. Walter Dorsch (14./Gren.Rgt. 544) - 2 kills
Obergefreiter Gerhard Doss, Sturmgeschutz Brigade 276 (knocked out a number of tanks but didn't recieved any badge)
Hauptmann Paul Dowerk (5./Inf.Rgt. 215) - 1 kill
SS-Hauptsturmführer Hans Drexel (II./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. Westland) - 2 kills
Oberstleutnant Hermann Dropmann (Kdr. Gren.Rgt. 1050) - 5 kills
SS-Unterscharführer Emil Dürr (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.26) 1 ¤
SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Dörr (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.9 »Germania«) 2 ¤
Feldwebel d.R. Josef Dörries (6./Gren.Rgt. 87) - 2 kills

E
Ostuf Ernst von Eberstein (Das Reich) - 2 kills (1 as an Ustuf, 1 as an Ostuf)
Oberleutnant Eckel (2 kills)
Leutnant Eckhardt (6./SR 114) 1 ¤
Hauptmann Walter Eggers (7./Gren.Rgt. 116) - 3 kills
Leutnant Alfred Egghardt (Sturmgeschützbrigade 912) - 5 kills
Hscha. Ehlers (SS-Sturmbataillon 500) - 9
SS-Unterscharführer Ewald Ehm (2 kills)
Oberfeldwebel d.R. Johann Eisgrüber (Stab./Gren.Rgt. 62) - 3 kills

F
Wolf Fahrenberg - 2
Major Fritz Fechner (III./Pz.Rgt. 23) - 1 kill
SS-Oberscharführer Willi Fey (schw.SS-Pz.Abt. 502) - 12 kills (qualified but didn't recieve the badge)
Unteroffizier Josef Fink (7 kills)
Karlheinz Fink - ?
SS-Obersturmführer Fischer (SS-Divisionsbegleitkompanie 10/Frundsberg) 3 ¤
Oberleutnant Ferdinand Frech (4 kills)
Rttf. Otto Freiwald (19./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+
Oscha. Siegfried Friedhoff (9./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+

G
Pionier Gericke (2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 13) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Leutnant der Reserve Siegfried Gerke (1 kill)
Oberscharführer Theodor Gernt (Zugführer im Stabskomp./SS-Pz.AA1 LSSAH)- 1 kill
Oberleutnant Giesche (2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 13) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Ustuf. Karlheinz Giesler (Nordland) - 11# (qualified but didn't recieve the badge)
SS-Untersturmführer Leon Gillis (Wallonie) 3 ¤
Leutnant Josef Glantz (1 kill)
Oberscharführer Simon Grascher (SS-Pz.Gre.Rgt 4 »DF«) - 2
Feldwebel Andreas Greiner (8./Jäg.Rgt. 75) - 2 kills
Hauptmann Heinz Grimberg (1 kill)
Oberleutnant Ernst Grunau (Div. Begl. Kp.) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
SS-Untersturmführer Gstötner [sic?] (SS-Pz.AA 10) 1 ¤
Strm. Wolfgang Günter (19./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+
Hstuf Karl Heinz Gustavsson (Kdr SS Flak Abt 2/Das Reich) - 1
Oscha. Rudolf Götz (15./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+

H
Oberst Hermann Haderecker (1 kill)
Brig Fhr Heinz Harmel - 1
Ogefr. Willi Haschke - 2
Hauptmann Josef Heichele (2 kills)
SS-Oberscharführer Heiermann (SS-Pz.Pi.Btl.9) 2 ¤
Olt. d. Schupo Heinz Heuer (KG Berlin 5) - 3 (but is reported to have destroyed 13 russian tanks in Berlin, 21 April and was awarded with KC of the IC for that)
Ustuf Emil Hilber (Das Reich) - 1
SS-Oberscharführer Hans Hirning (1 kill)
Oberleutnant Paul Hollenweger (4./Krad.Btl. 64) – 1 tank on 3.7.1942
Leutnant Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid (Kriegsberichterstatter der Fallschirmtruppe) - 2+
Oberfeldwebel Hanns Hönscheid (3 kills)

J
Jahn - 3
Hans Heinrich Jescheck - 1
SS-Oberscharführer Jensen (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.19) 1 ¤
Hauptmann Hermann-Gustav Jochims (4 kills)
Uffz Franz Juschkat ( 1st btn, 43rd inf rgmt, 1st inf div) -4 kills

K
SS-Hauptsturmführer Vincenz Kaiser (4 kills)
SS-Obersturmführer Alois Kalls (1./schw.SS-Pz.Abt. 502) - 2 kills
SS-Oberscharführer Sepp Kammerer (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.4) 1 ¤
Major Wolfgang Kapp (SturmgeschützLehr Brigade 920) - 1+
Hstuf. Georg Karck (Kdr. II./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+
Leutnant Peter Kiesgen (5 kills)
Willi Kleemann (1 kill)
Hauptmann Hans Klärmann (1 kill)
Oberleutnant Gerhard Konopka - 4 kills (by using satchel charges)
Major Hermann Krenzer (3 kills)
Oberleutnant Harald Krieg (1 kill)
SS Oberscharführer Ernst-Günther Krätschmer - 1
SS-Untersturmführer Joachim Krüger (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.4 »DF«) 1 ¤
Oberleutnant Wilhelm Kuhlwilm (2 kills)
Obergefreiter Walter Kuhn (4 kills)
Leutnant Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt (3 kills)
Uscha. Eberhard Köpke - 1

L
Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel d.R. Werner Lang (2 kills)
Gren. Hans-Jürgen Larsen (9./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+
Karl Lauch - 1
Major Heinz-Georg Lemm (12. Inf.Div.) 1 ¤
Ustuf Jacques Leroy (Zugführer in Wallonie) - 3
Ustuf. Hans Leykauf (SS-Pz.Pi.Btl.9/Hohenstaufen) - 4
Hauptsturmführer Alfred Lex (Das Reich, ritterkreuzträger) - 2
SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl-Heinz Lichte (5./SS-Pz.Rgt. 5) - 2 kills
SS-Obersturmführer Gerhard Lotze (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.10 »Westland«) 2 ¤
Hauptmann Erick Löffler (4 kills)
Oberleutnant der Reserve Karl-Willi Lumpp (1 kill)
Major Erich Lorenz (2 kills)
Leutnant Johannes Lutz (Div.Begl.Kp./116.Pz.Div.) - 5 kills

M
SS-Sturmbannführer Heinz Macher (1 kill)
Mangold - 8
Fw. Marunowski - 2
Hauptmann d.R. Wilhelm Massa (3 kills)
Bruno Meineke - 1
Obergefreiter Metzl (2 kills)
Leutnant der Reserve Georg Michael (2 kills)
Oberstleutnant Hubert Mickley (1 kill)
Johannes Modick - 5
Oberjäger Herbert Muller [sic] (Jäg.Rgt. 741, Jäg.Div. 114.) - 1
Emil Möller - 1
Oberleutnant Möllhoff (3./Pi.Btl.39) 1 ¤

N
Bruno Namyslo - 1
Unteroffizier Georg Nietert (5 kills)
Leutnant Wilhelm Niggemeyer (4 kills)

O
Unteroffizier Heinrich Ofenloch (Gruppenführer 1./PiBtl 323) - 1
Major Wilhelm Osterhold (3 kills)
Felix Ostermann - 1
Hauptmann Hans Arno Ostermeier (1 kill)
Oberleutnant der Reserve Helmuth Ott (2 kills)
Ustuf Wolfgang Otto (Das Reich) - 2

P
Oberleutnant Dr. Walter Paulus (Pz.Jg.Abt.263) - 2
SS-Untersturmführer Adolf Peichl (11 kills)
SS-Sturmbahnführer Joachim Peiper (SS.Pz.Rgt. 1) - 1 kill
Hauptsturmführer Hans- Gösta Pehrsson (3./SS-Pz.-Aufkl.-Abt. 11, SS Pz. Gren. Div. Nordland) (destroyed one tank but didn't recieve the badge)
Unteroffizier Pelz (8./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 103) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Oberfeldwebel Erich Petermann (4./Krad.Btl. 64) – 3 tanks on 3.7.1942
Willi Peters - 5
Strm. Willi Pfeiffer (14./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+
SS-Hauptscharführer Walter Pitsch (SS-Flak-Abteilung 1/1.SS Pz.Div. "LSSAH") - 1 (atleast)
Ustuf. Frithjof-Elmo Porsch (SS-Sturmbataillon 500) - 20-24#
Oberleutnant d.R. Peter Prien (Pz.Rgt. 3) - 2 kills
Unterscharführer Prinz (SS-Pi.Btl.9) - 2
Leutnant Puchta (2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3) 1 ¤

R
SS-Untersturmführer Rappl (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.4) 2 ¤
Rttf. Karl-Ludwig Raymond (9./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.2) - 1+
Leutnant Egon Reifner (3./Pz/Pi.Btl. 40) – 2 badges (for the destruction of an armoured train on 31.8.1942 west of Stalingrad)
Hauptmann Emil Heinrich Rentschler (2 kills)
Feldwebel Adam Riedmüller (2 kills)
Unteroffizier Georg Rietscher (14./Inf.Rgt. 513) - 2 kills
Oberleutnant Karl Rinklef (Kradsch.Btl.17) - 2
Oberst Helmut Ritgen (6th Panzer Division) - 1 kill
Panzergrenadier Ritting (Div. Begl. Kp.) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Unteroffizier Hans Röger (3 kills)
Olt. Babo von Rohr (Pz.Rgt.25/7.Pz.Div.) - 3
SS-Rottenführer Roth (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.19) 1 ¤
SS-Hauptscharführer Adolf Rüd (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3 "Deutschland"/2.SS-Pz.Div. "Das Reich") - 1 (atleast)

S
Major Fritz Sann (1 kill)
Oberwachtmeister Emil Schareina (1 kill)
Ostuf Reinhold Scharfe (Das Reich) - 1
Leutnant Schenk (2./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 3) 1 ¤
Dr. Eberhard Schleppler - 2 kills
Hans Schlott (2 kills)
Oberfeldwebel Jakob Schmitt (2 kills)
Oberfeldwebel Georg Schmitz ( 4./Fsch.Pi.Btl., Fj Rgt.31) - 1 kill
Ernst Schneck (1 kill)
Oberfeldwebel Josef Schneider (11./Jäger-Rgt. 270/97. l. Inf. Div.) - 3
Feldwebel Josef Schneider (5./Gren.Rgt. 521) - 1 kill
Sturmmann Schneider (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. »H«/Hohenstaufen)-3
Alfred Schneidereit - 1 (at least)
Obergefreiter Leopold Schrems (3 kills)
Albert Schröder - 1
Ostuf Viktor Schubert (Das Reich) - 1
Panzergrenadier Schuh (Div. Begl. Kp.) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Uscha. Schuler (SS-Sturmbataillon 500) - 9
SS-Oberscharführer Schulz (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.19) 1 ¤
Major Paul Schulze (Pz.Abt. 21) - 1 kill
Stabwachtmeister Schwarzbach, StuG Brigade 276 (knocked out a number of tanks but didn't recieve any badge)
Feldwebel Johann Schwerdfeger (2 kills)
Hauptmann Fritz Schöck (2./Pz.Abt. 507) - 1 kill
SS-Hauptsturmführer Max Seela (Totenkopf) 1 ¤
Jäger Hans Siegler (3 kills)
Unterscharführer Alf-Erik Silfverberg (III/Norland Regiment) - 1
Oberleutnant Bodo Spranz (4 kills)
Hauptmann der Reserve Eberhard Steinborn (5 kills)
Hauptmann Herbert Stenzel (I./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 108) – 1 tank
SS-Rottenführer Stefan Strapatin (4 kills)
SS-Oberscharführer Stefan Strapatin (SS-Freiw.Pz.Gren.Rgt.49 »De Ruyter«/Nederland) 2 ¤ (the same as above?)
Nepomuk Stützle (Pz.Jg.Abt. GD/GD) - 7
Leutnant Störck (SR 394) 1 ¤

T
Oberleutnant Arno Taulien (Komm. 7 Pz. Regt. 6 3 Panzerdivision, rkt) - 1
Gefreiter Tichy (2./Pz.Pi.Btl. 13) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Obergefreiter Tietz (1./SR 3) 1 ¤
Oberleutnant Treppe (4./Pz.Gren.Rgt.3) 1 ¤

V
Uscha. Eugene Vaulot (Divisionskampfschule Charlemagne) - 8#
Oberleutnant Günther Viezenz (10./Gren.Rgt. 7) - 21 kills
Stubaf. Fritz Vogt (I. /Wiking) - 3 (knocked out some tanks in Pettend, Hungary,Jan 45)
Oberfeldwebel Walter ""Panzer-Voigt" Voigt (Panzerjägerabteilung 24/ 24 Pz. Div)- 5 (22?)

W
Maj. Gustav Walle (Pz.Jg.Abt. GD/GD) - 9
SS-Hauptscharführer Alois Weber (1 kill)
Ostuf. Wilhelm "der Zyklon" Weber (Divisionskampfschule Charlemagne) - 13 (qualified but didn't recieve the badge)
SS-Hauptscharführer Gustav Wedrinsky (SS-Pz.Jg.Abt.8 ) 2 ¤
Obergefreiter Willi Wenk, Sturmgeschutz Brigade 276 (knocked out a number of tanks but didn't recieve any badge)
Oberwachtmeister Wiedermann (II./Pz.AR 76) 1 ¤
Obergefreiter Mathias Winkler (Gebirgsjäger) - 1 kill
SS-Obersturmführer Werner Wolff (2/SS-Pz.Gren.Div. "LSSAH") - 1
Hauptsturmführer Oskar Wolkerstorfer (SS-Pz.Gre.Rgt 4 »DF«) -4

X

Z
Obergefr. Rudolf Ziegenhalg (Infanterie Regiment 552) - 2
Panzergrenadier Zimmermann (7./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 103) – 1 tank on 29.1.1945
Oberscharführer Zinnöcker (III/Norland Regiment) - 1
Leutnant Zobel (Pz.Rgt.11) 2 ¤
Oberleutnant Züchner (Pz.Nach.Abt. 4) – 2 tanks on 5.3.1945
SS-Oberscharführer Zumbusch (SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.19) 1 ¤

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# These ones aren't KC holders but were considered as such for sometime, this of course doesn't mean they didn't destroy the number of panzers in question. I guess either the documents about the award don't exist anymore or they just thought they should have received it. Another thing you must understand is that Hitler gave an order to decorate any soldier, who destroyed more then 6 tanks with a Pz.Faust or Pz.Schreck, with KC. ( Mark V's note)

¤ Please note that the list contains names of soldiers who qualified for the badge but didn't recieve it, this has been noted when possible.

A total of 18.541 of the silver and 421 of the gold badges were handed out making a total of 20 646 knocked out tanks.

I apologize for the inconsistency of the list, this will eventually be corrected. Thanks to everyone who has contributed with information to this list. I'm truly grateful for your kind help.

Last update on 9 feb 2003


Best regards/ Daniel
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Post by Madsen » 22 Jan 2003 03:31

What do you have too do to get the bagde? was it counted in number of tanks or in wich way you destroyed them? and one thing that i saw on the list. there were wery few privates on the list?? didn't they survive long enough to get the bagde?

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Post by Daniel L » 22 Jan 2003 11:30

Hi Lillebror, the panzervernichtungsabzeichen also known as the Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer was handed out to soldiers who had single- handedly knocked out a enemy tank with a panzerfaust, anti- tank mine, grenade bundle or a similar weapon.

There were indeed privates who were pz. vern. abz. holders. That there are so many officers on the list is mostly due to that many are ritterkreuzträgers, that there exists photographic evidence etc. It's very hard to identify privates in pictures. If you check the first post you'll find a link to another great panzerknacker- discussion which explain more about the badge.

Best regards/ Daniel

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Post by Daniel L » 24 Jan 2003 01:03

I have updated the list again.

Best regards/ Daniel

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