Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by Ste » 26 Dec 2011 10:15

An error, it was U 35 instead of U 36

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Last German Cross in Gold Recipient?

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 29 Jan 2012 14:52

Hauptmann der Reserve Ernst-Arthur Wriedt (3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504), received Deutsches Kreuz in Gold in 29 April 1945. According to Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis dated 29th April 1945, signed by General der Panzertruppe Traugott Herr, Kommandeur 1. Panzerarmee. Awariding not passed through Heeres-Personalamt. Awarding according to permission of 22nd April 1944 (Ermächtigung durch General der Infanterie Burgdorff, Chef des Heerespersonalamtes)...

Wriedt was the Commander (Chef) of the 3./schwere Panzer-Abteilung 504 after the reorganisation that took place unitl June 1944. He fought with them in Toscana in June-July 1944 and then since September 1944 in Emilia in the Gothic Line by San Marino. He himself came from the 18. Panzer Abteilung of the disbanded 18. Panzer-Division...

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http://www.ww2awards.com/person/41478
http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/36320 ... ur-wriedt/
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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by Doktor Krollspell » 30 Jan 2012 00:12

Thanks for the information on Hauptmann d.R. Ernst-Arthur Wriedt and his DKiG, he's yet one more holder of the DKiG who is not listed by Patzwall & Scherzer (2001)...


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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 30 Jan 2012 02:40

You're welcome, Herr Doktor... :)

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Received General Promotion On The Same Date

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 Feb 2012 20:55

Herbert-Otto Gille received his general promotion in the same date, with exactly one year interval:

SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS: 9. Nov. 1944
SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS: 9. Nov. 1943
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS: 9. Nov. 1942

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by Ste » 27 Feb 2012 09:35

Another longevity:

Rudolf von Tycowitz

+ 14.9.1907
* 19.11.2007 (100 years and 2 months)

He was holder of the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold, see
http://forum.balsi.de/index.php?topic=7147.0
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Reason: I had to add supplements to identify him !!

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Re: Died in His Birthday

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 09 Sep 2012 22:31

AlifRafikKhan wrote:Ministerialdirigent Hans Eduard von Heemskerck
Born: 28 Aug 1880 in Geestemünde
Died: 28 Aug 1942 in Berlin (Killed in an Air Raid), exactly 62 years after he was born!

Source: http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... DUARD.html
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Oberst Hermann Kessler

DKiG: 26.12.1941. Obstlt. I/IR 234
RK:17.9.1943. Oberst Gren.Rgt. 192

Born in 16 August 1899 in Rosario Santa Fe (Argentina)
Died (fallen?) in 16 August 1944, in his 45th birthday!

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Source: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 2&start=45

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by Ste » 18 Sep 2012 12:40

Another longevity:
Oberst (later Generalleutnant) Helmut Schlömer

30.5.1893 - 18.8.1995 (102 years, 2 months and 19 days!!)

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 09 Oct 2012 23:01

Another addition to "Died in his Birthday":

SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Kurt Meyer

Born in 23 December 1910 in Jerxheim, Lower Saxony
Died 23 December 1961 (aged 51) in Hagen, Germany

He was also the youngest divisional commanders in the German Army during the Second World War after replaced Fritz Witt as the Kommandeur of 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend" in 14 June 1944 at 33 years of age...

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Oct 2012 01:12

Another addition to "Died in his Birthday":

SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS und Polizei Ludolf-Hermann von Alvensleben

Born in 17 March 1901 in Schochwitz, Halle-an-der-Saale
Died in 17 March 1970 in Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, prowincja Cordoba, Argentina

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 26 May 2013 17:03

Luftwaffe pilot, the recipient of "only" Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes with highest scores of air victory (158 kills): Hauptmann Heinrich Sturm. See: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=199329

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last Fw 190 Victory

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 May 2013 00:46

On 8 May 1945 Oberleutnant Gerhard Thyben (Staffelkapitän of 7.Staffel/III.Gruppe/Jagdgeschwader 54) claimed his last victory over the Baltic Sea. He shot down a Petlyakov Pe-2 that was almost certainly looking for German refugee ships escaping from the besieged Courland Pocket. Thyben caught the reconnaissance Pe-2 at 07:54 and achieved what very well might have been the last Focke-Wulf Fw 190 victory of World War II! The Pe-2 crew, consisting of Starshiy Leytenant Grigoriy Davidenko, Kapitan Aleksey Grachev, and Starshina Mikhail Murashko were all killed in the engagement. Thyben surrendered to the British on touching down...

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by AVV » 27 May 2013 14:48

Hello!
AlifRafikKhan wrote:The Pe-2 crew, consisting of Starshiy Leytenant Grigoriy Davidenko, Kapitan Aleksey Grachev, and Starshina Mikhail Murashko were all killed in the engagement.
It should also be mentioned that both Grachev and Davidenko were Heroes of the Soviet Union.

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The Most Bail-Out in Shortest Period

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 30 May 2013 00:52

Thank you, Aleks... :)

In October 1944, Luftwaffe ace Rudolf Trenkel was forced to bail out five times in ten days!

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Last JG 51's Casualty of the War

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 06 Jun 2013 00:14

On 1 May 1945 Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Heinz "Negus" Marquardt became Jagdgeschwader 51's last casualty of the war when he was shot down by Royal Air Force Spitfires north of Berlin. Marquardt had led a flight of six Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 on an escort mission of 12 Fw 190 F-8 ground attack aircraft from Rechlin on a mission to Berlin. After completing the mission the aircraft returned to Schwerin. During the landing approach the flight came under attack of roughly 20 Spitfire Mk XIV. Marquardt ordered his flight to cover the landing of the ground attack fighters while he and his wingman, Feldwebel Radlauer, attacked the Spitfires from below. Marquardt managed to shoot down one of the attackers but was shot down as well. Radlauer saw Marquardt's Fw 190 crash in flames but did not observe any sign of life. Marquardt was initially reported as killed in action but he had bailed out injured and was taken to a hospital in Schwerin, where he was taken prisoner of war shortly after...

Source: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/marquardt.html
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