Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

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Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

Postby keith A » 16 Nov 2016 16:05

Can anyone tell me if there were any MSK members awarded the RK for service on the Eastern Front and if so, where and when? I had thought that German naval infantry were only used as base troops but another post on this forum alerted me to a much more combat-oriented formation.

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Re: Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

Postby keith A » 16 Nov 2016 18:10

apologies, Just found this

http://www.wlb-stuttgart.de/seekrieg/km/rk.htm

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Re: Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

Postby Dieter Zinke » 16 Nov 2016 18:26

....and what can you/we learn out of that? :? :|

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Re: Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

Postby keith A » 17 Nov 2016 07:59

Hoßfeld was awrded the RK IN 1944.

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Re: Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

Postby Dieter Zinke » 17 Nov 2016 14:35

You should always express yourself briefly, simply and clearly, but not confusingly :?
Hoßfeld was continously a member of the Marine-Artillerie and not of the Marine-Infanterie!
Nevertheless Hoßfeld's unit [Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 531] introduces successfully landing operations in the Reval-Narwa area (September 1944) - giving reason for the award with the oakleaves.

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Re: Marinestoßtruppkompanie knights cross holders

Postby keith A » 18 Nov 2016 13:50

I will try and meet your exacting standards in the future however as is often said in my country "you can't teach an old dog new tricks". I should indeed be more accurate, as it would obviously save you from the exacting task of scrutinizing my posts for minor infractions of your self-imposed rules. I am sure I echo many others when I say I do not appreciate being addressed as if I was an errant child and your disrespectful comments have the air of the pedant.

I did begin researching the naval infantry and the Marinestoßtruppkompanie and as is often the nature of these things Hoßfeld appeared during my research. Although Hoßfeld was MAA531 he did lead the Marine-Bataillon Hoßfeld earlier in 1944, which I assume was an infantry unit.

The site does state its a Naval site for those who won the Knights Cross and therefore an obvious avenue to find naval infantry winners. The connection was obscure but not undiscernible.


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