Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 14 Sep 2008 10:45

Thanks Terry,

just to avoid confusion with all this jpg numbering, I have listed now on the index
Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
and added to the "not identified" section like the others from this series
this one - RKT.27.jpg, who is not v. Chappuis and not yet indentified

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 14 Sep 2008 19:58

Hello, Bernd,

Many thanks for your response and I am glad that I was able to help.

I have been looking for a photo that was posted which was labeled as "Admiral Lütjens addresses crew of the Scharnhorst". Was this removed?

In any case, I wanted to say that the officer addressing that crew was not Admiral Lütjens, but Admiral Otto Ciliax, Commander-in-Chief Battleships. The commanding officer of the ship is the third one from the right on the front row. He was Captain Kurt-Cäsar Hoffmann.

I have gone through every page of the previous postings, and somehow, I must have missed that pic, but wanted to offer a correction as to the identity of the officer on that platform speaking to the crew of the Scharnhorst.

Thank you very much and thank you for all you do.

Sincerely

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 15 Sep 2008 02:42

Hello, all,

On P 196, listed as wet5ey5.jpg is a pic showing a submarine commandant being awarded the KC by Admiral Dönitz.
The recipient is Engelbert Endraß or Endrass.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 16 Sep 2008 01:16

Thank's Terry for RK: Engelbert Endraß

This one from : http://www.militaria.com
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 16 Sep 2008 01:17

And

Maybe Gräbe ???
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by John Toner » 16 Sep 2008 02:13

bake wrote:This one from : http://www.militaria.com
Ernst Jetting

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 16 Sep 2008 15:17

bake,

the last which looks like slightly mis-captioned Grabe - Inf.-Pion.-Zugf.
is
Groebe, Manfred 17.03.1945 Leutnant d.R. Pi.Zugführer i. d. StabsKp/Gren.Rgt 278 / 95. Inf.Div.
decorated by Div.Kdr. Genmaj Joachim-Friedrich Lang.
should be one of the very last photographs of those two, as both were KIA near PILLAU in april 45 - Lang, 16 Apr and Groebe, 24 Apr [per Scherzer]

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 16 Sep 2008 15:31

page 21 : not identified
Luft1.jpg , Luft2a.jpg and Luft2b.jpg
Luft5.jpg - scroll down a bit please, the linking is not working precisely always
not (?) Walter Oesau , Siegfried Lemke maybe
Luft6.jpg

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 16 Sep 2008 15:51

page 22 : not identified
eicke and eicke2.jpg

Kriegsmarine series : 2.jpg , 3.jpg
kriegsmarine1.jpg group pic : from left to right : Walter Käding - Ernst Kals - ? -> Horst von Schroeter, confirmed ?

kriegsmarine4.jpg

no_id_2a and 2b.jpg - Hans-Dietrich Frhr von Tiesenhausen maybe

no_id_4.jpg

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by FANGIO » 16 Sep 2008 22:47

Could somebody confirm if this is Paul Lange? The site gives the last name but not the first.
http://www.militaria321.com/auktionsdet ... ID=5449575

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 16 Sep 2008 23:56

Thank's John and Bernd
From Ebay.

A new LW RK
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 17 Sep 2008 09:03

To FANGIO

You're right. It's Paul Lange.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 17 Sep 2008 12:34

Unknown RKT. Photo and reverse side.
Source: http://www.militaria321.com/auktion/548 ... nd-Portait
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 18 Sep 2008 12:58

I have installed an index section group photographs
Before adding to the index I would like to finally present a series of three for final calls of confirmation or objections.
Those have been more or less in discussion, but didn't belong to the difficult/unsolved ones and should have been identified correctly in the end. If things are clear in the meantime this is for reassurance only.

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Führerhauptquartier "Felsennest" , Rodert near Bad Münstereifel , 13 May 1940 :
Award ceremony for Fsch.Jg.-Sturm.Abt. "Koch" / EBEN-EMAEL

The id is added to the pic with the best quality. I have slightly edited the original correct id by Fangio and have expanded those id with some more material.

Another confirmation for that is to find also here (with a close-up view also) :
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 1#p1120941
As clearly can be seen Zierach, Ringler and Jäger have been not decorated that day (all three with award date 15.05.).

Thanks for taking a look
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 18 Sep 2008 13:06

page 40
Wagner-Festspielhaus Bayreuth , not before April 1944

#2, the second from left - is it Johann Sandner ?
the also suggested Karl Kurz is out IMO as he had no DKiG ; in addition he received the KC in March 1945, which appears too late for that Wagner concert.

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