Database of Kriegsmarine Admirals

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Re: Database of Kriegsmarine Admirals

Post by Nicolas7507 » 12 Feb 2020 19:08

You are right. My apologies! Maybe you can add it to the other photos of Fuchs, then.

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Re: Database of Kriegsmarine Admirals

Post by Nicolas7507 » 12 Feb 2020 19:24

Two excellent photos of Rolf Carls.
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Re: Database of Kriegsmarine Admirals

Post by graveland » 12 Feb 2020 19:51

Kriegsmarine Großadmiral wrote:
12 Feb 2020 19:05
Nicolas7507 wrote:
12 Feb 2020 18:59
Here is another photo of later Generaladmiral Witzell, taken in November 1939. On his ribbon bar the "Vor dem Feinde" clasp is clearly visible. In my opinion the second ribbon looks like a BM4X.

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This is Admiral Werner Fuchs, not Witzell.
That´s right.

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Re: Konteradmiral Günther Schubert (1898-1974)

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 07 Mar 2020 23:21

Thanks to Gregg, who identified Konteradmiral Günther Schubert on this photo, we have a new update for him.

Please add: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2190620&hi ... t#p2190620

-Spange (1939) zum Eisernen Kreuz II. Klasse
-Eisernes Kreuz (1939) I. Klasse


Add the awards below the Eisernes Kreuz (1914) II. Klasse.

You can delete the part of the text that says "I also don't know if he was awarded the Spange zum EK II and the 1939 EK I.".

Also, please add this new photo for both Schubert and Admiral Otto Backenköhler with the photo description written below it.
Link to Backenköhler: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2178739&hi ... r#p2178739

Thanks
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Re: Database of Kriegsmarine Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 14 Mar 2020 20:29

Some new awards, dates and photos for admirals.

Generaladmiral z.V. Otto Schultze viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2178383&hi ... e#p2178383

Please add the award date for his:

-k.u.k. Österreichischer Orden der Eisernen Krone III. Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration (04. 05. 1918)

Vizeadmiral z.V. Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2180678&hi ... d#p2180678

Please add the same award date for his:

-Ritterkreuz des k.u.k. Österreichischen Leopold-Ordens mit der Kriegsdekoration (04. 05. 1918)

Konteradmiral Arno Schmidt viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2190556&hi ... t#p2190556

Update his OFA2 like this:

-Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz II. Klasse mit Spange “Vor dem Feinde”

Also add this new photo:
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Konteradmiral Hans Mirow viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2189174&hi ... w#p2189174

Add the new awards (add them at the bottom of his list):

-Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
-Spanienkreuz in Silber ohne Schwerter (06. 06. 1939)
-Verdienstkreuz I. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (1965)


Also add this new photo:
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Konteradmiral Hans-Paul Leithäuser viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2188707&hi ... r#p2188707

Add the new awards (add them at the bottom of his list):

-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) II. Klasse mit Schwertern
-Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) I. Klasse mit Schwertern


You can delete all the text at the bottom.

Also add this new photo:
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Konteradmiral z.V. Dr.jur. Paul Meixner viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2188953&hi ... r#p2188953

Thanks to Frech, we have some updates. Add the new award dates for two of his awards:

-k.u.k. Österreichische Bronzene Militär-Verdienst-Medaille (“Signum Laudis”) am Bande des Militär-Verdienstkreuzes (29. 03. 1915)
-k.u.k. Österreichische Silberne Militär-Verdienst-Medaille (“Signum Laudis”) am Bande des Militär-Verdienstkreuzes (22. 12. 1915)

Also, a new award (add it below the k.u.k. Österreichisches U-Boots-Abzeichen):

-k.u.k. Österreichische Verwundetenmedaille (1919)
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Re: Database of Kriegsmarine Admirals

Post by luftk » 20 Mar 2020 21:04

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris

Please add Finnish Order of the White Rose, First Class Commander (Grand Officer), awarded circa 1936.

Source below (thanks to Mikko, who also translated this for me)
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Re: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945)

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 20 Mar 2020 21:20

Thank you luftk and Mikko!

Moderators, please add the new award for Admiral Wilhelm Canaris: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2178934&hi ... s#p2178934

-Kommandeurkreuz I. Klasse des Ordens der Weißen Rose von Finnland (1936)

Add it below the Königlich Ungarische Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern.

P.S. Can Mikko confirm the two awards of the Orden des Freiheitskreuzes that were awarded 3 days apart?
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Re: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945)

Post by luftk » 20 Mar 2020 21:36

Kriegsmarine Großadmiral wrote:
20 Mar 2020 21:20
Thank you luftk and Mikko!

Moderators, please add the new award for Admiral Wilhelm Canaris: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2178934&hi ... s#p2178934

-Kommandeurkreuz I. Klasse des Ordens der Weißen Rose von Finnland (1936)

Add it below the Königlich Ungarische Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern.

P.S. Can Mikko confirm the two awards of the Orden des Freiheitskreuzes that were awarded 3 days apart?

There is a list of recipients posted on this forum which notes Canaris as follows:
Order of the Cross of Liberty, 1st Class with Star and Swords, 16 September 1941

What is the source for the addition of oak leaves 3 days later? I would think there is an error here with one of these entries.

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Re: Admiral Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945)

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 20 Mar 2020 21:57

luftk wrote:
20 Mar 2020 21:36
Kriegsmarine Großadmiral wrote:
20 Mar 2020 21:20
Thank you luftk and Mikko!

Moderators, please add the new award for Admiral Wilhelm Canaris: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2178934&hi ... s#p2178934

-Kommandeurkreuz I. Klasse des Ordens der Weißen Rose von Finnland (1936)

Add it below the Königlich Ungarische Weltkriegs-Erinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern.

P.S. Can Mikko confirm the two awards of the Orden des Freiheitskreuzes that were awarded 3 days apart?

There is a list of recipients posted on this forum which notes Canaris as follows:
Order of the Cross of Liberty, 1st Class with Star and Swords, 16 September 1941

What is the source for the addition of oak leaves 3 days later? I would think there is an error here with one of these entries.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=239341&p=2179151&hi ... o#p2179151
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