Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 01 May 2009 15:10

Hello, Bernd,

SMO683 on Page 259 is Paul Luneburg.

Hope this helps.

Take care

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 01 May 2009 15:30

Supplements :
already identified by harmel , confirmed by chris44
page 160 : Friedrich Höhne , KC ceremony , presented by GL Ernst Rupp

already identified by herbert - in memoriam - , confirmed by chris44
page 173 : Franz Doff
this photo was/remained in a way mysterious due to the black uniform which seems to be a Panzer wrapper.
With the additional info chris44 put in it's now easy to state that herbert was right of course.
The uniform is/should be that of the NS-Studentenbund (NSDStB). Black boots, trousers and tie, brown shirt ; not quite sure, but obviously black wrapper.

This leads to the conclusion that the higher ranked personnel belongs to Reichsjugendführung / NS-Studentenbund possibly.

Per this Doff thread on http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/viewtopic ... dd2#133492 due to the wounds he was taken out from frontline service and went on to start a college time, including tasks as a speaker, subordinated to Reichsjugendführung for this duty [transl. of the relevant passage].
[the info quoted is taken (as well) from the Biblio Geb.Jg. volume I take it (not at hand right now)]
Doff wurde für seine RK Tat - nach der Verleihung zum Oberjäger (Uffz) befördert. Die Verleihung erfolgte noch als Gefreiter, in der Gebj.Kaserne Reichenhall deswegen weil Doff Verwundet zuhause war.

Nach der Verleihung wurde er vom Frondienst befreit - es folgten Studium und Rednereinsätze (Unterstellung Reichsjugendführung) - Doff beantragte 2 x Frontverwendung - wurde jedoch abgelehnt. Im Herbst 1944 wurde sein Wunsch entsprochen wenigstens als Ausbilder an einer offz. Schule verwendung zu finden.
Als Ausbilder an der Offz. Schule Wiener Neustadt - wurde im April 1945 die gesamte SChule an die Front geworfen.
Die Russen standen vor Wien. Zuletz war er Führer des Pz.Jagdkdo. Doff, hier bertreits Leutnant ! Bei Schleinz war Ende April der Kampfeinsatz bei dem er als vermisst galt - angeblich wollte er einen verwundeten Kameraden bergen - kam aber nicht mehr zurück.
Von den Knapp 1700 eingesetzen OA - kamen knapp 180 gehfähig (aber nicht unverwundet) zurück.
Später wurde Doff exhumiert bzw. indentifiziert und in Blumau in ein Soldatengrab beigesetzt.
Of note also this http://www.weltkriegsopfer.de/Kriegsopf ... 06166.html entry with another pic. Just to be sure, it's him in fact, no mistake ?

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Bernd
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by joerg » 01 May 2009 18:19

Another unidentified from ebay:
UB67.JPG
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 01 May 2009 21:21

Two LW RK

From Ebay
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by chris44 » 02 May 2009 00:10

page 258
picture SMO666
is
FRIEDRICH-WILHELM BUSCHHAUSEN

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ruslan M » 02 May 2009 04:26

Hello, Bake,

I think two Luftwaffe RK holders on your photo, it's Johannes Lutter on the left and Günther Tonne on the right.


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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 02 May 2009 04:36

Hello, Bernd,

On Page 129, to the left of the already identified photograph of Hans Schalanda, is a picture with autograph of Ofw. Adolf Weiß.

Below that one, also along with an autograph, is Hanns Heise. I do not know if those two were identified. Perhaps later on, but I can find no id of those two particular pix.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 02 May 2009 13:05

Terry, thanks, it helps ! This page 129 series was preliminary captioned so far. With the next 2nd round review I try to summarize what was all said and give the id'ed a listing on the index.
I agree to Adolf Weiß, the wrong caption Fritz Aechtner was by me.

On this occassion. In the above series appears Karl-Heinz Jaeger. Should be 100%, freiherr said it's the same photo which is in his Stockert volume. This results in one down from the questions :
page 174 : 85.jpg , same pic

Another one down is
page 125 : verleihung_06_01_45_100.jpg (id'ed already, who?)
who was id'ed as Emil Pross (for sure not Scherer)

If there is no objection these two will go index.

/ Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by chris44 » 02 May 2009 13:35

page 3
unknownritterkreuzträger.jpg
series 1-20
picture 8 is
KASPAR BRANDNER

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by chris44 » 02 May 2009 14:33

page 11 picture "b.jpg"
ist left GFM Ernst Busch und the EL on the right is Hans Freiherr von Wolff

page 17 picture "el1.jpg" is a part of the same photo
its Hans Freiherr von Wolff as well.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by John Toner » 02 May 2009 15:21

On page 4 the RKT behind Goebbles, who is shaking hands with Masario looks like Otto Benzin.

John

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by chris44 » 02 May 2009 15:53

page 36
picture "unb. RKT (54)
which is the same on page 36 "funeral dietl" picture top right

is
WILHELM VON GORIANY

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by chris44 » 02 May 2009 16:07

page 233
picture "RAD RKT"

should/could be RUDOLF BORNHOF

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by chris44 » 02 May 2009 16:34

page 212
picture "a621_1.jpg"

is Oberst KARL HENKE


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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by John Toner » 03 May 2009 07:50

UB 67 above is Rolf Knoop

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