Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

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

Post by Peter » 19 Dec 2008 11:44

Hi Daniel

So far how many names do we know were awarded the PzVernAbz ?

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

Post by Daniel L » 19 Dec 2008 13:13

The Knight's cross holder is Fritz Fechner.

Peter, I guess there is somewhere over six hundred names now.

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

Post by Peter » 19 Dec 2008 16:32

From Bundesarchiv/Wikipedia
Titel: Erich Löffler

Zusatz: Klappich, Erich Löffler (Mitte), Spindler

Abgebildete Personen:

Löffler, Erich: Major, Ritterkreuz (RK), Heer, Deutschland
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Re: Die Panzerknacker- the holders of the tank destruction badge

Post by Porsche » 19 Dec 2008 22:02

Daniel,
thanks for the Fritz Fechner identification, I'll pass that back to the photo's owner. :D

Cheers,

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

Post by Porsche » 22 Dec 2008 23:51

Hi,
does anyone recognize this PVA winner?

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

Post by Marcus » 28 Dec 2008 11:51

I did not see the below photo of Johannes-Matthias Hönscheid from the Bundesarchiv in the thread.

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Post by Bernd R » 30 Dec 2008 13:57

Just in case this wasn't mentioned here (should be) and/or is hidden in the pages and to bring it to attention of the newer members this very nice manual - "Der Panzerknacker" Merkblatt 77/3
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70794

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

Post by Peterpan1933 » 02 Jan 2009 19:53

Hello, I came to this site because of typing the name Heribert Staher. Somebody was wondering about the second name on the document. I am the owner of the Konvolut of Heribert Stather and will look for the name of this soldier in the papers tonight. This Konvolut is extremely complete wit all military information of Heribert between 1933 and 1945 and includes his original jacket with the "panzerknacker" decal as well as his knights cross. Cheers.

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

Post by Gastolli » 07 Jan 2009 22:27

Hello,

an update for Ogfr. d. R. Ewald Jannes (9./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 28, KC on 30.04.1945):

The recommendation for the Ritterkreuz survived at the german archives at Freiburg (to be found within RH 7/280), my short notes on his successes (6 tanks altogether):

23.03.1945 near Bauerwitz = 1 Stalin
26.03.1945 near Loslau = 1 Stalin
16.04.1945 near Klobouk = 1 T34
17.04.1945 near Klobouk = 3 T34

So he got his Ritterkreuz for 6 tanks destroyed.

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

Post by Gastolli » 08 Jan 2009 23:40

Another one (new entry ?) for this board:

Uffz. Helmut Stoecks (born 23.08.1908 at Flatzky, Kreis Flensburg, official d.o.d. 12.07.1944)
Ritterkreuz on 20.07.1944 with "Kommandant der Festung Platz Wilna"

Award recommedation for the K.C. from 13.07.1944 by Kdt. der Festung Wilna, Stahel:

„Uffz. Stoecks hat am 08.07.44 in Wilna bei einem recht bedrohlichen Panzerangriff 3 Panzer im Nahkampf abgeschossen. Erfolg war gefechtsentscheidend. Außerdem hat Uffz. Stoecks hiermit Gesamtzahl seiner Panzerabschüsse auf 14 erhöht.“

Note on the frontpage:
„Verleihung noch nicht bekanntgegeben, da vermisst! Rückfrage ob evtl. gefallen läuft! 21.07.44“

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

Post by Daniel L » 09 Jan 2009 17:56

Excellent additions, thanks Olivier!

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

Post by Porsche » 27 Jan 2009 22:47

Spotted this Soldbuch for sale on the wehrmacht-awards forum. SS unterscharfuhrer Johannes Kaluza with 1 PVA.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... p?t=331849

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

Post by Marcus » 01 Feb 2009 19:28

I don't think this Bundesarchiv photo has been posted in the thread:
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Post by bake » 08 Feb 2009 19:25

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Post by bake » 08 Feb 2009 19:28

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