Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck

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Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck

Post by dakguy » 31 Jul 2003 02:10

Anyone know of any books with photos of Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck in continental or tropical uniform. Any info on his being wounded(as a Major in 1941 I believe) would also be appreciated. Thanks, John

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Post by USAF1986 » 31 Jul 2003 02:51

Here he is in tropical uniform. Note the gold crossed swords/crown device on the World War I EK II ribbon indicating his Knight's Cross with Swords of the Prussian Royal Hohenzollern House Order.

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 31 Jul 2003 07:59

Here is another pic of T. Sponeck (received it from Freiherr)
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Post by Rigsgreve » 12 Oct 2010 20:44

I have a copy of Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck's unpublished biography, a copy given to me by his son! Herein he relates the incident. If you wish me to help you with his being injured kindly let me know. GHvS
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Re: Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck

Post by askropp » 19 Jan 2016 00:00

The pictures of Sponeck's arrival in Britain show him as GL, but he is not among the officers who were earmarked for 01.05.1943 GL promotions on 20.04. and 30.04.

Can anybody give the date of his actual promotion?
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Post by askropp » 29 May 2016 23:25

Considering that this photo from Sponeck's surrender shows him still as GM, I assume that he was promoted to GL along with his peers as GM from 01.11.1942, Otto Schünemann and Helmuth Beukemann. Beukemann was promoted on 15 May, and it seems obvious that this was also the actual date of Sponeck's promotion, especially if we consider that this also was the actual date of Friedrich von Broich's promotion to GL.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Post by Cartaphilus » 28 Dec 2016 15:48

Dear friends, could you complete this list of Sponeck's decorations?:

- Prussian Iron Cross, second and first class
- Prusian Knight Cross with Swords of Hohenzollern House Order
- Honour Cross 1914-18
- 1939 Spangen for World War I Iron Crosses
- Knight Cross of the Iron Cross
- Wehrmacht Long Service Decoraions, 4, 12 and 18 years

Maybe:

- Wehrmacht Long Service Cross for 25 years.
- Ärmelband "Afrika"


Thanks for any help.

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Post by graveland » 28 Dec 2016 18:30

Cartaphilus wrote:Dear friends, could you complete this list of Sponeck's decorations?:

- Prussian Iron Cross, second and first class
- Prusian Knight Cross with Swords of Hohenzollern House Order
- Honour Cross 1914-18
- 1939 Spangen for World War I Iron Crosses
- Knight Cross of the Iron Cross
- Wehrmacht Long Service Decoraions, 4, 12 and 18 years

Maybe:

- Wehrmacht Long Service Cross for 25 years.
- Ärmelband "Afrika"


Thanks for any help.
Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von SPONECK

00.00.0000 EK II. Klasse
00.00.0000 EK I. Klasse
00.00.0000 Ritterkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern des Grossherzoglich Badischer Orden vom Zähringer Löwen
00.00.0000 Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz
00.00.0000 Ritterkreuz des Königl. Preuss. Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern
00.00.0000 Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
00.00.0000 Dienstauszeichnung I.-IV. Klasse
17.09.1939 Spange zum EK II. Klasse
16.10.1939 Spange zum EK I. Klasse
00.00.1940 Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze
12.09.1941 Ritterkreuz

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Re: Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck

Post by Dieter Zinke » 28 Dec 2016 19:09

... add:
Ärmelband “Afrika”
11.05.1943 Nennung im Wehrmachtsbericht

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Re: Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck

Post by Cartaphilus » 28 Dec 2016 20:17

Thanks to both!

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Post by willfstar » 12 Mar 2017 14:38

Rigsgreve wrote:I have a copy of Generalleutnant Theodor Graf von Sponeck's unpublished biography, a copy given to me by his son! Herein he relates the incident. If you wish me to help you with his being injured kindly let me know. GHvS
Hello! my name is William. You don't still happen to be in contact with his son are you? This seems to bizarre to be true , but I promise it is! Two years ago I was at a hostel in Zürich and met a girl from germany. It was his granddaughter! She told me all about her family and the things she knew about about her opa. I have been trying to somehow track her down. No, I am not in love, although she was beautiful and had well er...."massive tracks of land". I am going back to Germany this summer and would love to meet up with her and her family. Thank you for any info.

Sincerely,
William

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