Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 21 Oct 2020 03:09

@91 - Karl-Conrad Mecke

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ingward » 21 Oct 2020 03:12

Page 1258 Unknown #101 Hauptmann Franz Barten

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ingward » 21 Oct 2020 05:27

Page 1258 UNknown LW KC. First from below - Oberstleutnant Arved Crüger

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by John Toner » 21 Oct 2020 18:57

Andyzor wrote:
20 Oct 2020 22:42
Hello,
pls help to recognize. Thank you.
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The four new RKTs are
Georg Ackermann, Fritz Steudel, Otto Engel & Walther Richter

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by joerg » 21 Oct 2020 19:58

P.1258: - Pic with Göring and Hajo Herrmann: the other officer with KC in the background is Werner Thierfelder, not Strelow;
- Unknown #100.jpg Heinz Gaedcke, not Ludwig

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by mkrivchenko » 21 Oct 2020 20:15

page 1258 pic @5 Leutnant d. R. Herbert Berger.von der Division Feldherrnhalle. 10.Kp IR 271.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Schuddie » 22 Oct 2020 08:50

Page 1258 regarding unkown LW OTL: Many thanks to Ingward but as far as I know Crüger was never promoted to the rank of Oberstleutnant, wasn't he? In addition this officer didn't wear a Front Flying Clasp although he has a pilot badge. Therefore it should be a picture from the very early days of the war (taken before the introduction of the FFC in January 1941). More ideas on this guy are very welcome.

KR Schuddie

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ingward » 22 Oct 2020 09:34

Page 1258 UNknown LW KC. Information about it is generally fragmentary. There are no special details about his fate from 1940 until his death in 1942 - he was awarded the Knight's cross on 19.06.1940 with the rank of Hauptmann. And 01.10.1940 was awarded the rank of major. 30.09.1941 appointed commander of Schnellkampfgeschwader 210, operating on the Ostfront, and from 13.03.1942 g. he is already commander of Kampfgeschwader 77. I doubt that the commander of the squadron would have been an officer with the rank of Major! And don't forget - Crüger was married to the famous German film actress Caroline Höhn! In the third Reich, connections with famous people may well have led to him being awarded the title of Oberstleutnant!

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Schuddie » 22 Oct 2020 14:52

@ Ingward: You are perfectly right. I had the same considerations: His predecessor and his successor as Geschwaderkommodore KG 77 held the ranks of OTL. And his promotion to Major took place in 1940 already. Furthermore the physiognomy of the pictured OTL and AC is really very similiar...

Thanks again for your thoughts & KR

Schuddie

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by mkrivchenko » 22 Oct 2020 15:15

Werner Baumbach and who richt?
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Roger » 22 Oct 2020 18:21

@34 page 1248 standing behind is Georg Jauer?!

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Roger » 22 Oct 2020 18:24

img684a page 1242 is Hans Traut

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Sinjoorke » 22 Oct 2020 21:58

Schuddie wrote:
20 Oct 2020 12:55
Hi,

a few new ones for identifivation.

Many thanks & KR

Schuddie
Unknown LW Olt with KC.jpg - Olt. Lorenz Möller.
Regards,
Hugo.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by mkrivchenko » 22 Oct 2020 23:15

Beisetzung eines Ritterkreuzträger (Panzer) in Annweiler.
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