Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by Ian Sayer » 10 Mar 2005 13:58

Hi Vienna,
Apologies for not acknowledging your input of 26Feb re Spindler and Hilgemann before now. Many thanks. Any ideas on 223?
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Post by Vienna » 10 Mar 2005 19:40

Hi Ian!

223 - possibly Dedo von KROSIGK, KC 15.5.42, Hauptmann
(227 very difficult, any other advice?)

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Post by Vienna » 10 Mar 2005 20:09

Ian!

One idea to 227 is Hans Gotthard PESTKE,KC, 15.11.1941, Obl., 1942 Hauptmann ?

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Post by Ian Sayer » 11 Mar 2005 11:12

Hi Vienna,
I think you are right on both counts. I actually have post war examples of those two and although their writing has changed over the years I'm positive about Pestke and pretty sure about von Krosigk. Well done! The only one I'm unsure of at the moment is 211 who you thought could be Alfred Bopp. You can't see it very well but I THINK there is an umlaut over the second letter. Any ideas?
Thanks again. Brilliant ID!
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Post by Vienna » 11 Mar 2005 16:32

Hello Ian!

Today's identification to 211 is Helmut Kopp, KC 2.6.42, Olt

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Post by Ian Sayer » 12 Mar 2005 13:26

Hello Vienna,
Brilliant. You're absolutely spot on....again! I actually had another signature of Kopp in the same visitors book and it's definitely him. You have now solved all my RK queries. Very much appreciated. I still have a few other signatures to decipher. I'm not sure if you have looked at them bu if not they are listed under 'Wehrmacht Officers Award Document ID' and 'Signature Identification German POWs March 1946'
Once again Vienna many thanks
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WHO ARE THESE OFFICERS PLEASE

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 13 Mar 2005 17:23

These are Mountain troop officers I think one is a general, who are they please. One is a Knights Cross Winner.

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Karl Eglseer (l) and August Sorko (r) ?? / AHF id
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Post by Jeremy Dixon » 13 Mar 2005 17:28

4 - Is not Wilhelm Malachowski

Number 4 is Otto-Ernst Remer, awarded RK on 18 May 1943 and then Oakleaves on 12.11.1943.

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Post by VJK » 13 Mar 2005 17:31

Hi!

The Gebirgsjäger General is Karl Eglseer. The RKT looks familiar but I can't at the moment put a name to him.

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Post by VJK » 13 Mar 2005 17:47

Hi!

Can anyone please identify this General der Infanterie?

Many thanks in advance and regards,

VJK

I believe I've solved it myself - Fischer von Weikersthal? VJK
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Mar 2005 17:51

VJK wrote:Hi!

Can anyone please identify this General der Infanterie?

Many thanks in advance and regards,

VJK
Dear VJK,
this is Fischer von Weikersthal
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Post by VJK » 13 Mar 2005 17:52

Hi Dieter!

You beat me to it - many thanks!

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Re: WHO ARE THESE OFFICERS PLEASE

Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Mar 2005 18:19

trbooks wrote:These are Mountain troop officers I think one is a general, who are they please. One is a Knights Cross Winner.

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I think the KC-winner is August Sorko

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Post by Jeremy Dixon » 13 Mar 2005 18:21

Thanks. It might be, he died on 19 July 1941 as Oberst in Russia.

Does that ring a bell for anyone??

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Post by Elwyn W » 13 Mar 2005 20:17

Yes, Sorko it was.

Sorko, RK 20.06.40 as Kmdr GbJgRgt 137.
Eglseer, 25.10.40 as Kmdr 4 Gb Div
Eglseer, GenMj 01.11.40
Sorko, 15.11.40 as Kmdr, GbJgRgt 13, 4 GB Div .... so picture taken around this time...it looked cold!
Sorko, dead 19.07.41

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