Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by Mark V. » 02 Dec 2004 08:23

Hi freiherr,

It's Otto Brakat, not Brachat. He won the KC as a Gruppenführer in 2./RadfAbt 1 on 27 July 1941.

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Post by FANGIO » 04 Dec 2004 19:55

This pic is posted in the "Militaria Collecting Forum" by "Phil". It's not identified but the photo has been signed, could anybody ID this RKT?
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Post by Boby » 05 Dec 2004 14:27

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Who is this KC winner?
Wilhelm Schöning, "FHH" / AHF id

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 05 Dec 2004 14:45

Looks like he's wearing Feldherrnhalle cuff-title...

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Post by Elwyn W » 05 Dec 2004 16:40

It's Wilhlem Schöning, EL#707, Kmdr, I/FusRgt Feldherrnhalle
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Post by Boby » 05 Dec 2004 16:44

Wow! 8O

Many Thanks Freiherr

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Post by Ingo » 05 Dec 2004 21:04

Hello Fangio,

your picture shoes Günter Braake.

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Post by FANGIO » 07 Dec 2004 13:08

Ingo wrote:Hello Fangio,

your picture shoes Günter Braake


Thanks a lot Ingo!
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FANGIO

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Post by FANGIO » 07 Dec 2004 13:28

This pic was posted by "Mogdala" (forum member of http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com) It shows Hpmt Frank (left) and Mj Heinz Unger (right).
Making a search in http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de I found out that there were three Franks (without photos):
1- Mj Anton Otto Frank (1./PzJagAbt (SF) 15) --- RKE
2- Mj d Res Erich Frank (Kdr III./GrenRgt 116) --- RK
3- Mj Otto Frank (Kdr I./GrenRgt 278) --- RK

Who could this one be?
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Post by Sturmman » 07 Dec 2004 19:51

Who is this, one vote goes for Gen.d.Geb. Hubert Lanz! What do you think?
Hubert Lanz / AHF id

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Post by VJK » 07 Dec 2004 21:56

Hi!

i can see a certain resemblance to Lanz, nevertheless I'd like to offer a possible alternative - Gen.d.Art. Johann Sinnhuber. Just a thought.

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Post by Elwyn W » 08 Dec 2004 07:28

Hi Fangio,

It's not Anton Otto Frank, as there is photo of him with DKiG without RT. As to the other two, Erich was from GrRgt 116 and Otto Frank was from GrRgt 278. What's the connetion with Heinz Unger, SchutzRgt 10?

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Post by hec801 » 09 Dec 2004 14:21

Sorry, no ID but I think "in good hands here"..


What about this!? All sources are telling that Anding got his RK on May 8th 1945!

Why did he write April 20 1945 in the caption of his photo in this eBay auction!?

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=34624&item=6137119514&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

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Hannes

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Post by FANGIO » 10 Dec 2004 05:25

Freiherr wrote:Hi Fangio,

It's not Anton Otto Frank, as there is photo of him with DKiG without RT. As to the other two, Erich was from GrRgt 116 and Otto Frank was from GrRgt 278. What's the connetion with Heinz Unger, SchutzRgt 10?

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Hi Freiherr!
That was my thought, no connection with Heinz Unger since he's from SchutzRgt 10 but "Mogdala" wrote in his post that these men were "Hptm Frank and Mj Unger". Maybe they knew each other? Could it be Mj Otto Frank? "Mogadala" wrote Hptm and not Hptm d Res so maybe it's not Mj d Res Erich Frank, but I may be wrong.
Well, who could this Frank be??? :?
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Post by Elwyn W » 10 Dec 2004 05:55

(1) The man in the photograph was identified as
Obst Rolf Latz,
kmdr InfRgt 47/ 22 Div
born 04.06.1896
died 06.11.1943

(2) Schmitz, Thies, Ergmann, Zweng has a ObstLt Albert Rudolf Latz of InfRgt 47 winning the DKiG on 27.10.41, but he did not stay on with 22 Inf Div to win the RK

(3) http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de has a RKT Obst Albert Latz, RKT
born 04.07.1896
died 06.11.1943
Führer, KmpfGr "Latz"

Same man? or did someone get some of the details wrong? What was KmpfGr "Latz"?
Albert Latz / AHF id
this should be indeed Albert Latz , full name Albert-Rudolf , short version (nick, common in german Rolf for Rudolf) "Rolf"
who earned the KC : 30.12.1943 p.m., Oberst z.V., Führer Divisionsgruppe 323 (Kampfgruppe Latz) and was decorated before with 22. Inf.Div. :
Latz, Albert-Rudolf, 27.10.1941, Oberstleutnant, Inf.Rgt. 47 / DKiG
Latz, Albert-Rudolf, 03.10.1941 (403), Oberstleutnant, Fhr. Inf.Rgt. 47 / AU


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