Award List - Croatian Iron Trefoil & King Zwonimir Crown

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Post by USAF1986 » 01 Aug 2003 00:12

Two more Luftwaffe recipients:

General der Flieger Albert Vierling
Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir, 1st Class with Swords (unknown if his order is with the Star…the photo shows only his head and neck!)

Generalmajor Hermann Voigt-Ruscheweyh
Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir, 1st Class with Star and Swords

Per Himmler’s Auxiliaries: The Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle and the German National Minorities of Europe, 1933-1945 (The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1993) by Valdis O. Lumans, SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Waffen-SS und Polizei Werner Lorenz received the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir from Croat leader Dr. Ante Pavelič during Lorenz’s visit to that country in January 1944. Unfortunately, Lumans does not indicate which class it was or what embellishments (if any) the order might have been awarded with.

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Post by VJK » 01 Aug 2003 08:48

Hi!

Here are 2 pics of Gottlob Berger and August Schmidhuber wearing the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir.

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Post by Requin Marteau » 01 Aug 2003 10:35

Generalleutnant Helmuth von Pannwitz received a Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir I. Kl. mit Stern u. Schwertern.

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Post by Galicia » 01 Aug 2003 21:17

Does anyone have closeup pictures of these elusive orders?

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Post by USAF1986 » 01 Aug 2003 21:47

See Kocjo's links on the previous page...superb photos of the orders!

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Post by Martin Månsson » 01 Aug 2003 23:14

If I'm not mistaken SS-Stubaf. Ralf Tiemann got one of the classes as well.

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More possible holders of this Croatian Order 1st Class

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 05 Aug 2003 21:58

SS-Standartenführer Helmuth Raithel (Waffen-SS)
Kdr. Waffen-Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment der SS 28 (kroat. Nr. 2) (13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Handschar" (kroatische Nr. 1).)

Konteradmiral Georg Waue (Commander of Fortress Pola)

Generalmajor Walter Hagen (Fliegerführer Kroatien) RKT with Oak Leaves

Oberst Ulrich Bürker (Ritterkreuz) Chief-of Staff of XXII. XXII. Gebirgskorps

Generalleutnant Johann Mickl (RKT with Oak Leaves) Commander of the 392. Infanterie-Division (kroatische)

Oberst Wolfgang Falck (Ritterkreuz) Jafü Balkan (Fighter Leader in the Balkans)

SS-Standartenführer Otto Bayer (V. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Korps ) Waffen-SS


More Later!

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 05 Aug 2003 23:34

WOW++

Thanks, and ... please keep them coming Edward.

btw: Welcome!

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Re: More possible holders of this Croatian Order 1st Class

Post by Requin Marteau » 06 Aug 2003 10:17

[quote="Edward L. Hsiao"]SS-Standartenführer Helmuth Raithel (Waffen-SS)
Kdr. Waffen-Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment der SS 28 (kroat. Nr. 2) (13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Handschar" (kroatische Nr. 1).)

SS-Standartenführer Otto Bayer (V. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Korps ) Waffen-SS[quote]

Bonjour,

Which rank did they obtain?

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 06 Aug 2003 10:20

btw: Thanks Requin for your kind help.

Thanks to all for your help so far!

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Croatian Iron Trefoil & King Zwonimir Crown

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 06 Aug 2003 23:02

Hi Fellows!

I'm sorry guys but the names that I made so far are only my guess. They need confirmation. But I imagined that all of them recieved either the Croatian Iron Trefoil First Class or the Croatian King Zwonimir Crown First Class. I know they all served on the Southeastern Front with the Croatians. There are a lot more Germans that gotten either of them.
By the way, SS-Standartenführer was the equivalent to Oberst or Colonel.

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Edward :idea:

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Some More Recipients

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 12 Aug 2003 23:03

Hello Fellows!

Three more recipient I could think of. :idea:

SS-Gruppenführer Odilo Globocnik, Higher SS and Police Leader "Adriatic Coast"
(Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir, 1st Class with Star and Swords)

SS-Standartenfuehrer Heinrich Petersen (Ritterkreuz) 18. SS-Frw. Pz. Gr. Div. "Horst Wessel"
(Croatian Iron Trefoil First Class)

These two are that I know for certain. A third needs confirmation.

Fregattenkapitän Hans Dominik (Ritterkreuz), Chief of the 9th Torpedo Boat Flotilla in the Adriatic Sea (Croatian Iron Trefoil First Class)


Latter Fellows!

Edward :wink:

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Re: Some More Recipients

Post by Requin Marteau » 13 Aug 2003 09:11

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:Hello Fellows!

SS-Gruppenführer Odilo Globocnik, Higher SS and Police Leader "Adriatic Coast" (Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir,
1st Class with Star and Swords)



Globocnik received awards on 14 November 1944.


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Post by K.Kocjancic » 09 Sep 2003 11:12

Major Friedrich Bader also received Kreuz Zweite Klasse mit Eichenlaub of the Order of King Zvonimir.

Photo of him is in Osprey's "German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939-45", page 50.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 09 Sep 2003 20:03

SS-Staf. Otto Lurker (CO of SD in Graz) also got one of Zvonimir order (on the photo I can see, that is neck-worn and with swords).

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