Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 07 Aug 2008 18:17

Hello, Braband,

I just wanted to add to your clarification of SS-Gruppenführer Heinz Reinefarth.

Yes, he held simultaneous rank in the German Army and received his Knight´s Cross in France as a Feldwebel in the German Army.

It may also be of interest, that I tried to write to him while he was alive in 1978. He died in 1979 and was for many years the mayor of Westerland on the island of Sylt in the North Sea off the German coast.

He would not write me. Not that I didn´t write to him in German. I did. He steadfastly did not respond to my letters.
I finally sent him a registered letter, and even that was refused. I had to send a trace on that letter to see what had happened to it. He simply had not picked it up at the post office.

To my knowledge, he wrote German collectors, but never to Americans. I know, because I checked. I was finally able to get a hand-signed letter addressed to a German collector who had since passed on.

I found that very interesting. I know he spent some time in American captivity, and apparently it did not agree with him.

I thought I would pass this on. It always interested me about Reinefarth that he held such a lowly rank in the Army but rose to general officer´s rank in the SS. I am sure there are other such examples, but his particularly attracted my attention.

Take care and hope you found this interesting.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 07 Aug 2008 18:27

Apparently the pic series on page 3 never was identified completely (I reached page 25 and no further ids for that).
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 74#p281374

So, those not identified there, are :

series 1- 20 : # 3 , 5, 6 , 8 , 9 , 14 , 15 , 16
can anyone confirm, if #11 is Hans-Günther Stotten and #17 is Karl-Heinrich Banze

series 21 - 40 : # 22 , 24 , 27 , 32
can anyone confirm, if #35 is Georg Keppler ; #36 : which Schreiber ?

Thanks, Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 07 Aug 2008 19:02

page 3 : series 41 - 55 http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 78#p281378
not identified : # 41 , 44 , 48 , 49 , 50 , 51 , 52 , 55

Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ingo » 07 Aug 2008 20:15

# 44 is Hans Traupe.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ingo » 07 Aug 2008 20:18

# 52 is Herbert Hodurek and # 55 is Gerhard Werner.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 07 Aug 2008 21:25

Hello, All,

The question was posed as to who Helmut Lutze's colleague is who is standing next to him.

That is Oberfeldwebel Kurt Przyklenk.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 07 Aug 2008 23:48

Hello, All,

On PP 152, a color portrait listed as aaaa.jpg was identified as Georg Gransee. After checking my records and my collection, that soldier is in fact Oberfeldwebel Franz Zwer.

Thank you.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 00:06

Hello, again,

On PP 134, there is are 4 photographs arranged in a quadrangle. It is listed as U.2jpg.

On the second row of the quadrangle is a photograph of a naval officer sitting at a desk.

That officer is Korvetten-Kapitän zur Verfügung Karl Palmgren.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 00:16

Hello, again,

On PP 197, there is a pic listed as 86c1_1.jpg located at the bottom of the page.

Of the two officers depicted, the one on the viewer´s left is Michael Fischer.

I will try to id the one at his left.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 01:44

Hello, All,

Not sure this one was id'd. On PP 169, photo listed as unknown4.jpg is SS-Obersturmführer Johannes Göhler.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 02:00

Hello, Baumer,

This may come somewhat belated, but you asked for a translation of the back of picture you had purchased at an auction in Germany some time back.

I don´t think was translated for you. At least, I looked to see and could find nothing.

So here goes: To my dear Obergefreiter (Senior Corporal) Weiss in remembrance of his battalion commander Oberstleutnant (Lt.-Col.) Kraus 1938-40.


Hope this helps and I hope you receive this.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 02:07

Hello, again,

On PP 132, listed as SMO763.jpg is Herbert Düppenbecker. Sorry if this was already id´d.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 04:05

Hello, All,

On PP 103, a good attempt was made to interpret the handwriting on the back of the picture of Gerhard Heilbronn.

Vienna did a good job of the interpretation, but I can fill in what he was not able to decipher, albeit what I have to add is minimal.

However, here goes: Leutnant Quandt.

Everything else checks out.

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Elwyn W » 08 Aug 2008 13:44

Hi Bernd,

Definitely Schulz of IR 49. I have this same pic filed under him already. The other Schulz had a moustache.

Cheers
Freiherr

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 08 Aug 2008 16:15

Hello, Fangio,

On PP 86, listed under 21055242.jpg is a pic in which you had expressed interest.

Not sure it was identified, but it is a pic of Robert Berger.

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Terry

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