Himmler's Tapferkeit und Standhaftigkeit rewards

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Himmler's Tapferkeit und Standhaftigkeit rewards

Post by GregSingh » 07 Jan 2017 02:59

Exceptional bravery and steadfastness rewards for January 1945 went to:
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Post by Bart V. » 08 Jan 2017 14:55

Interesting document! Are there more to be found? Thanks for sharing.

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Post by GregSingh » 09 Jan 2017 23:42

Hi Bart V.

Below is a list for February 1945 with a supplement for January.
Unfortunately that's all it is in folder 110-5/26 in archives of Deutsches Staatsministerium für Böhmen und Mähren.
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Post by VtwinVince » 12 Jan 2017 21:02

Very interesting documents, from the time when he was CO of Heeresgruppe Weichsel.

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Jan 2017 10:50

"Kämpfe im Westen" speaks more for his capacity as "Chef HRüst und ObdE" than as OB of HGr Weichsel :milwink:

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Post by GregSingh » 14 Jan 2017 01:48

SS units in Balkans were also mentioned...
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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 18 Jan 2017 06:23

Gentlemen,
I knew that Himmler was interested and informed about the successes of German snipers and soldiers who destroyed at least six enemy panzers each with their panzerfausts. Well Obergefreiter Sielemann who destroyed six Sherman tanks by Panzerfaust was that one example. I found out it was Kurt Sielemann who was a Knight's Cross holder as an Unteroffizier. Information came from Wikipedia.

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 28 Feb 2017 08:56

Gentlemen,
Interesting to study about the deeds of the German soldiers that were recognized by Heinrich Himmler.

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 20 Oct 2017 09:59

Gentlemen,
Himmler had certainly took interest in knowing the deeds of known ground soldiers from the Heer and Waffen-SS. I think Himmler also took note of the bravery of the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine ground soldiers too for which I wish the information about their deeds were available.

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