First awarded DKiG

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First awarded DKiG

Post by Stauffenberg II » 03 Jun 2003 16:27

Hi gentlemen!

Do you know the persons, who where awarded the German Cross in Gold on the very first day (18.10.1941).

I know the following persons. Are there any further persons?

Becker Karl (18.10.1941)
Gareis Martin (18.10.1941)
Källner Hans (18.10.1941)

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 03 Jun 2003 16:37

btw: If anybody is interested in the first recipients of the Knight´s Cross of the Iron Cross, here they are:

Army
Blaskowitz Johannes (30.09.1939)
Bock von Fedor (30.09.1939)
Brauchitsch von Walter (30.09.1939)
Keitel Wilhelm (30.09.1939)
Kluge von Günter (30.09.1939)
Küchler von Georg (30.09.1939)
List Wilhelm (30.09.1939)
Reichenau von Walter (30.09.1939)
Rundstedt von Gerd (30.09.1939)

Air Force
Göring Hermann (30.09.1939)
Kesselring Albert (30.09.1939)
Löhr Alexander (30.09.1939)

Navy
Raeder Erich (30.09.1939)

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Post by USAF1986 » 04 Jun 2003 04:08

Here’s the Army DKiG “first day issue” recipients, names A-L. Hopefully, I didn't miss any...the tiny print in Horst Scheibert's book makes your head swim! I'll review names M-Z and the Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe and W-SS lists soon!

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Heer (A-L)
Generalmajor Hans Baeßler, 9 Pz. Div. (18.10.1941)
Oberst Karl Becker, IR 18 (18.10.1941)
Hauptmann Gerhard von Berckefeldt, 3./Schtz. Rgt. 113 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Alfred Bottler, 9./IR 41 (mot.) (18.10.1941)
Leutnant Eberhard Brandes, Kradsch. Btn. 3 (18.10.1941)
Wachtmeister Kurt Busch, 6./Reit. Rgt. 1 (18.10.1941)
Major Ernst Drewes, I./IR 87 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Kurt Ehrlicher, 7./IR 21 (18.10.1941)
Major der Reserve Dr. Herbert Freudenthal, III./IR 183 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Martin Gareis, IR 282 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Martin George, IR 120 (mot.) (18.10.1941)
Oberst Eckhard von Geyso, IR 121 (18.10.1941)
Major Alfred Greim, IR “GD” (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Georg Grüner, 1./Pz. Rgt. 33 (18.10.1941)
Leutnant Heinrich Halmschlag, 4./IR 120 (mot.) (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant René de l’ Homme Courbière, 6./IR “GD” (18.10.1941)
Oberstleutnant Hans Källner, AA 11 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Ewald Kraeber, Pz. Rgt. 33 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Rudolf-Eduard Licht, SR 40 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Max von Lofen, IR 190 (18.10.1941)

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Post by USAF1986 » 04 Jun 2003 06:17

Army DKiG “first day issue” recipients - Part II

Regards,
Shawn

Heer (M-Z)
Oberwachtmeister Ernst Neufeld, 3./Radf. Abt. 1 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Konrad Niemann, IR 31 (18.10.1941)
Rittmeister Willi Orschler, AA 263, (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Gerhard Ortler, Radf. Btl. 402 (18.10.1941)
Major Werner Rodust, III./IR 90 (18.10.1941)
Rittmeister Martin-Alex.[ander?] Rosenow, AA 106 (18.10.1941)
Major Anton Schmid, I./Pz. Rgt. 10 (18.10.1941)
Major Gustav-Albrecht Schmidt-Ott, I./Pz. Rgt. 6 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Paul Schultz, IR 308 (18.10.1941)
Major Hermann Seidel, III./AR 80 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Paul Seyffardt, IR 111 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Günter Soest, 1./Pz. Abt. 65 (18.10.1941)
Oberst Karl Freiherr von Thüngen, 1. Reit. Brig. (18.10.1941)
Oberst Hermann von Wedel, IR 208 (18.10.1941)
Hauptmann Adalbert Weitzel, I./SR 7 (18.10.1941)
Hauptmann Artur Wendland, 3./K 160 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Heinz Westhofen, 3./Schtz. Rgt. 73 (18.10.1941)
Oberleutnant Hans-Henning Freiherr von Wolff, 1./K 18 (18.10.1941)

Kriegsmarine DKiG “first day issue” recipients
None – first KM awards rendered on 20.11.1941

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 04 Jun 2003 08:03

Wow Shawn, thank you.
You had to look up the whole book? Thank you for your kind help.
Just one follow up: I think you mean Obst. Erich Baessler (IR 399) and not Gen. Maj. Hans Baessler.
Thanks, much appreciated.
Kriegsmarine DKiG “first day issue” recipients
None – first KM awards rendered on 20.11.1941
i. e. these are the first persons of the Kriegsmarine:

Böhm Hermann (20.11.1941)
Ciliax Otto (20.11.1941)
Hoffmann Kurt-Cäsar (20.11.1941)
Klüber Otto (20.11.1941)
Schrader von Otto (20.11.1941)

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Re: First awarded DKiG

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2018 14:57

Is there any record about the first recipients from the Luftwaffe or Waffen-SS?
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Re: First awarded DKiG

Post by VtwinVince » 19 Oct 2018 17:32

My old friend Heinz Altendorf was one of the first Luftwaffe holders.

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