Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 29 Jan 2012 16:25

Must be a Stuka pilot!
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 29 Jan 2012 16:46

Another Stuka!
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ruslan M » 29 Jan 2012 18:56

Hi,

Foto 118 - Werner Weihrauch.
Foto 119 - Adolf Weiss.

Page 301 - Foto 29.jpg - This man looks like Franz Berger, what do you think?

Edit: page 379 - Untitled-139.jpg - Also Werner Weihrauch (damn, it is hard work for the brain - to remember where you saw this face before, in this giant thread :lol: )

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Who is this RKT?

Post by einwehrmann2 » 30 Jan 2012 00:10

Do you know who this is? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Dieter Zinke » 30 Jan 2012 10:26

It's Dr. Horst Krafft !

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Griffin brigade » 30 Jan 2012 14:44

Someone from Kharkov wrote:Yes, Pz.Rgt 7. It's Wolfgang Ryll.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by zenzk » 01 Feb 2012 06:14

Hello Docarchiv,
Foto 115 : Vinzenz Kaiser : 100% !

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Denis » 01 Feb 2012 19:54

John Toner wrote:What is the small emblem below the Close Combat Clasp worn by Heinrich Wiese in the image at the bottom of page 451? It seems to be a man on a horse and appears in a number of portraits.

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Hello John
This is the so-called "Springender Reiter" which was an in insignia persoannly bestowed by General Baade (Kdr. of 90. Pz.Gre.Div., and former calvaryman himeself) to meritorious members of this division. This was not an automatic reward, it was only decided by General Baade and was usually given when the soldier was bestowed a "high" award (e.g. Deutsche Kreuz or Ritterkreuz).
Only one non-member of the Division would have received this unit: General von Senger und Etterlin.

Regarding 90. Pz.Gren.Div., it is worth also noting that all members were allowed to wear the so-called "Sardinienschild", a little badge of Sardinia on the left part of their cap (Feldmütze, Schirmmütze).

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 02 Feb 2012 06:59

New in my collection, bought on ebay!
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 02 Feb 2012 14:19

Interesting case from http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... p?t=565048. Description says "He served in the Caucasus with the 97. Gebirgsjäger "Spielhahnjäger" Division." But 1) 97. Gebirgsjäger "Spielhahnjäger" Division never existed. There was 97. Jäger-Division nicknamed "Spielhahn-Division"; 2) I've not found "Einhellinger" in the list of Knight's Cross recipients. So it need to be solved.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Doktor Krollspell » 02 Feb 2012 16:35

Hello SfK!

Georg Einhellinger is listed as a DKiG-Träger by Patzwall & Scherzer (2001). He received the award on 04.02.1944 as a Leutnant in I./Jg.Rgt. 207 (Part of the 97. Jäger-Division), but he is not listed as a RKT by Scherzer (2005).


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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 02 Feb 2012 17:09

In that case it was not nice for him to wear undeserved award.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 02 Feb 2012 20:17

RKT on upper pic (02022012b.jpg) is Christian Lotze.

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