Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 16 Jun 2009 06:32

I think it's Hauptmann Gerhard Walther from II./Schlacht-Geschw. 4

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 17 Jun 2009 00:51

Good

Thank`s Someone from Kharkov

KM RKT From ebay
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Dieter Zinke » 17 Jun 2009 13:23

bake wrote:Good

Thank`s Someone from Kharkov

KM RKT From ebay
0031eba.jpg:
RK for Korvettenkapitän Gustav Forstmann by Kommodore Friedrich Ruge

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 17 Jun 2009 13:41

Hasso von Manteuffel (right) with Großdeutschland officers... Two man on the center?

Source : Kopierschutz collection
left to right / AHF id : Hermann Schulte-Heuthaus - Wilhelm Specht - Hasso von Manteuffel
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 17 Jun 2009 14:55

The general is Karl Wilhelm Specht.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Dieter Zinke » 17 Jun 2009 16:14

Someone from Kharkov wrote:The general is Karl Wilhelm Specht.
... and maybe the other is Hermann Schulte-Heuthaus

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 17 Jun 2009 18:31

Hi all, back from a pc crash and 10 more pages in this sticky ! But a long way to go for ~ 7.400 . :idea: :)

Index process is will go on next to catch up with the pages and I will proceed with the 2nd round reviews of course.

A belated welcome to the forum to Waffensoldat1, hi Brett !
Great series of ids and work on older pics throughout the thread ! I was going to handle your post from 11 May on page 270 first. All is done accordingly (captions, index). I would like to mention and document a few points raised to have it accurate and to rule out objections.

1) Friedrich-August Schack
Pg. 121 pic "73_1_ba.jpg" is Friedrich-August Schack according to the description of the same pic on another page
Yes, was id'ed by Gregg. Both slightly different (quality) versions on the index now.
Friedrich-August Schack
Friedrich-August Schack
Friedrich-August Schack

2) Waldemar Teige
Pg. 105 pic "Biblio 8.jpg" looks to me like Waldemar Teige but this photo does not match up to any that I have seen of his award ceremony. Some of the guys standing next to him do not appear to be his crew members that are in the other pics I have ....probably just taken at a different part of the ceremony
hm, I would agree it is him. I placed him on the confirmations list for the time being.
Waldemar Teige

One Waldemar Teige, award ceremony pic is on the index already.
Confirmations ? Comments ?

Extra posts below concerning two other cases.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 17 Jun 2009 19:01

The seeming Michael Fischer case.
Flak-Rgt. 14 recipient Michael Fischer is mentioned a number of times in the thread and there are a number of pics showing him - and not, like stated by Brett recently.

So, the distinction and state of date like indexed right now, is :
pp. 210, 213 show
Christian Lotze
Christian Lotze (award ceremony)

whereas Fischer is seen on pp. 157, 83, 197
Michael Fischer
Michael Fischer
Michael Fischer


One id is not clarified. It was suggested that Willi Hägele is to the right of Fischer on
page 197 : http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 3#p1237173
He is the only other RKT of Flak-Rgt. 14. What makes me think is that he already wears the KC, although his award date is 30.09.1944 ; Fischer was awarded at a time in May 1943 ! (award date 07.04.1943). And they were assigned to different Abteilungen of the Rgt. (basically subordinated to different Flak staffs).
So, Hägele ?? Comments ?

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 17 Jun 2009 19:13

Pg. 76, 84, 131 and 151 is the same pic. On 74 it is named "whoarethey1.jpg" and on 84 and 131 it is labeled as Johannes Baasch and on pg. 151 it is "who is RK.jpg". On the back of the photo I have the RK winner is named as Karl Baxmann. Both look close to me.....
The Johannes Baasch case.
Big in volume - I counted not less than 7 pics, some double - but could be a small or not a problem.
The index now has (pp. 76, 129, 130, 131, 151)
Johannes Baasch
Johannes Baasch
Johannes Baasch
Johannes Baasch
Johannes Baasch

and captioned are another two (double pics, pp. 84, 151).

So, who, if so, is Karl Baxmann ? Or all, in fact Baasch ? We ruled out Albert Ernst (s.Pz.Jg.) once with certainty.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 18 Jun 2009 19:52

Thanks Dieter

Bernd good job :)

From militaria321
Award ceremony, Bordfunker SG 5 : l to r : Erich Morgenstern - Erwin-Peter Diekwisch - Hans Trummer / AHF id
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Jun 2009 20:28

Someone from Kharkov wrote:The general is Karl Wilhelm Specht.
Dieter Zinke wrote:... and maybe the other is Hermann Schulte-Heuthaus
Thanks Kharkov and Dieter! :)

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Kameraden » 18 Jun 2009 20:57

Who is the Sturmbannfuhrer with the RKT?
Alledgedly taken on the Eastern Front in front of a knocked out Churchill supplied by the UK.
Source Waffen-SS -An Illustrated History by Adrian Gilbert.
Vinzenz Kaiser / AHF id
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ruslan M » 19 Jun 2009 02:22

Hello Gentlemen,

Glad to see you, Bernd! It was unplanned summer holiday. :wink: :P


Bake,

2009-05-19-018321.jpg Erich Morgenstern, Erwin - Peter Diekwisch and Hans Trummer (left to right)


Kameraden,

Your RK holder it's Vinzenz "Zenz" Kaiser


Best wishes :)

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 19 Jun 2009 11:05

Same here, Ruslan, thanks ! Exactly that was what I said to myself. :lol: Refreshing screen holiday minimum.

Supplement : another one down, from the series of 6 by Fangio on page 83, #3 is Franz Doff

- id'ed by chris44 -
/ Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 19 Jun 2009 12:23

Two more pics from Bundesarchiv.
The man on second photo is described as Willi Kroymanns, but I haven't found this name in RK list. What's the matter?
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