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Post by USAF1986 » 20 Dec 2004 06:07

And one more closeup of writing on the Cossack painting...

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Post by VJK » 20 Dec 2004 08:20

Hi Shawn!

It reads polkovnik (colonel) I.N. Kononov.

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Post by Elwyn W » 20 Dec 2004 14:29

Hi Shawn,

Could this be a winner of the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir?

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... ge=3&pp=15

Pic#33 from Bill Petz regarding 5 LF Div in the Krim bridgehead.
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Post by USAF1986 » 20 Dec 2004 15:07

VJK,

Thank you! Colonel Ivan N. Kononov commanded the Don-Kosaken-Regiment 5 (Kosaken-Reiter-Brigade Kaukasus II) of von Pannwitz's 1. Kosaken-Kavallerie-Division. Several online sources indicate Kononov was the only non-German regimental commander in the division. Thank you again!

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Post by USAF1986 » 20 Dec 2004 15:20

Freiherr,

Just a guess, but could that be General der Flieger Albert Vierling? He commanded Feldluftgau Rostov-Don from 24 Oct 1941-June 1943 and then Feldluftgau XXV (Southern Russia) from June 1943-15 Aug 1944. Vierling was a recipient of at least the 1st Class with Swords of the Croatian Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir and the German Cross in Silver.

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Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 21 Dec 2004 21:46

Dear Sir,

The unknown SS-Sturmbannführer (Zvonimir).jpg of the 7th SS-Freiwilligen-Gebrigs Division "Prinz Eugen" is Josef Schwörer(the "o" should have two dots on top),a supply officer. I don't have anything in my computer that can have the two dots go on top of the ''o''.
Source:"Hitler's Samurai" by James Lucas.

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Post by USAF1986 » 22 Dec 2004 01:58

Edward,

Thank you for the identification! I found a larger version of this same photo in another of my books that shows him wearing the "Prinz Eugen" cuff title. Thanks again!

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Post by USAF1986 » 06 Mar 2005 04:21

Hello! This interesting site on the “The Hostage Case” (see link) lists some of the defendants as recipients of the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir.

Generalfeldmarschall Maximilian Freiherr von und zu Weichs an der Glon: class not specified (probably Grand Cross)

General der Pioniere Walter Kuntze: Grand Cross (I would imagine it was embellished with at least the swords)

General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner is listed as receiving the “Orden vom Heiligen Zvonimir.” I presume this is actually meant to be the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir.

http://real-ale.wcl.american.edu/etp/Mi ... eCase.html

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Post by USAF1986 » 06 Mar 2005 07:05

Hello! A correction to the list: per the attached photo, SS-Standartenführer Heinrich Petersen is displaying the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir, 1st Class with Oakleaves and the Order of the Iron Trefoil, 2nd Class. He was previously listed with the 1st class of the latter order.

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SOURCE: Thomas, Franz & Wegmann, Günter. Die Ritterkreuzträger der Gebirgstruppe, Band 2: L-Z. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, Germany, 1994.
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Re: Josef Schworer

Post by Phil Nix » 06 Mar 2005 10:28

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:Dear Sir,

The unknown SS-Sturmbannführer (Zvonimir).jpg of the 7th SS-Freiwilligen-Gebrigs Division "Prinz Eugen" is Josef Schwörer (the "o" should have two dots on top),a supply officer. I don't have anything in my computer that can have the two dots go on top of the ''o''.
Source:"Hitler's Samurai" by James Lucas.

Sincerely,

Edward :wink:
Try pressing Alt button and numbers 0252 to get ü and 0246 to get ö
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 06 Mar 2005 11:04

USAF1986 wrote:VJK,

Thank you! Colonel Ivan N. Kononov commanded the Don-Kosaken-Regiment 5 (Kosaken-Reiter-Brigade Kaukasus II) of von Pannwitz's 1. Kosaken-Kavallerie-Division. Several online sources indicate Kononov was the only non-German regimental commander in the division. Thank you again!

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Shawn
For Shawn and VJK:

Kononow, Iwan Nikitsch

00.00.1941 als Major Kommandeur der Kosaken-Abteilung 102, in Kosaken-Abteilung 600 umbenannt
12.07.1943 in Kosaken-Reiter-Regiment 5 umbenannt
03.08.1943 in Donkosaken-Reiter-Regiment 5 umbenannt
04.11.1944 - 00.02.1945 im Rahmen der Kosaken-Reiter-Brigade (Kaukasus) II in die 1. Kosaken-Kavallerie-Division eingegliedert unter Oberstleutnant Oberst Kononow. In die Waffen-SS überführt und dieser unterstellt (siehe von Pannwitz)
25.02.1945 als Generalmajor Kommandeur der 3. Kosaken-Plastun-Brigade mit der Aufstellung der daraus zu bildenden 3. Kosaken-Division beauftragt. Dem XV. SS-Kosaken-Kavalleriekorps unterstellt

Bilder von ihm bei Erich Kern “General von Pannwitz und seine Kosaken“, Verlag K. W. Schütz KG, 4994 Preußish Oldendorf, 1971

Kononow trug mehrfach die Tapferkeitsauszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker:
2. Klasse in Bronze am dunkelgrünen Band, 2-mal
2. Klasse in Silber am grünen, weißgeränderten Band, 1-mal
2. Klasse in Gold am hellgrünen, rotgeränderten Band, 2-mal
1. Klasse in Silber, 1-mal

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Post by USAF1986 » 06 Mar 2005 19:29

Dieter,

Thank you for the great information on Kononov; I didn’t know he achieved the rank of Generalmajor! Although I’m not 100% certain it’s him, it looks like Kononov in the attached photo receiving a decoration from von Pannwitz. Thanks again!

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Post by Requin Marteau » 07 Mar 2005 11:47

Dieter Zinke wrote:
Requin Marteau wrote:Generalleutnant Helmuth von Pannwitz received a Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir 1. kl mit Stern u. Schwertern.

Thierry
Hi Thierry,

I don't think so. In his personal file, tere is nothing about this, but: 00.12.1942 "Kgl. Rumän. Orden Michael der Tapfere, III. Class".

From Romania, not from Croatia

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Bonjour,

Pannwitz photo.

Thierry
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Post by USAF1986 » 07 Mar 2005 12:03

Thank you for that great picture! We can now formally add Generalleutnant von Pannwitz as a recipient of the Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir, 1st Class with Star and Oakleaves! Also note his Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd Class pinned to his tunic.

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Post by USAF1986 » 12 Mar 2005 06:36

Per photographic evidence:

SS-Obersturmbannführer Bernhard Dietsche: Order of the Crown of King Zvonimir, 2nd Class with Oakleaves

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