Die Bandenkämpfer - Holders of Bandenkampfabzeichen

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Post by Apocalypse_Now » 15 Apr 2004 00:26

Matt Gibbs,

You seem to be some sort of authority on the APB. I had a member of this forum contact me about my grandfather (I inquired on this forum on help finding info about his service in Croatia and Russia/Poland), I have uncovered, with the (stubborn) aid of family and two members on this forum, some very interesting documents, pictures and a badge that you may be very interested in seeing.

I do not want to publicly post the name of my Grandfather on a public forum, especially given the nature of the information (I'm scared, nervous, and embarrassed :cry: ), please contact me at:

[email protected] or by PM.


Thank you,

~Heinz V.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 03 May 2004 09:31

Hello there -
Check your PM's, I have sent you a message! - sorry for the delay, I have been otherwise away. I am not an authority, but will maybe be able to help you.

Also, Joe, great photo of Rosener. I knew there must be one out there someplace. I have also got the article sorted for you. I have recopied it larger.

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Matt Gibbs

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Post by Ori Main » 04 May 2004 08:57

Hi there,
does anybody know whether Behrends got APB?

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APB

Post by JoeW » 15 May 2004 05:16

Got it Matt. Thanks

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 18 May 2004 06:00

I'm also looking for men, who were recommended for award, but they didn't get it or there is no other evidence if they got it later.

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Post by Michael Miller » 18 May 2004 18:21

No indication in his SS-Personalakte that Dr. jur. Hermann Behends received the Bandenkampfabzeichen. His SS file indicates he received the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen (unknown if bronze or silver) at some point during his Waffen-SS reserve service, but if he got the APB the award was not annotated in his file.

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Post by Ori Main » 19 May 2004 09:56

Ok.And what about mj.Erwin Thun-Hohenstein who used to lead anti-partisan unit in Slovakia?Unit: Abwehrgruppe 218 or Edelweiss which belonged to Brandenburg div.

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Post by c.g. » 19 May 2004 11:21

Could it be that you mean Rittmeister Ferdinand Graf Thun-Hohenstein ? Abwehr Officer in Italy and Slovakia, then again Italy and there in Dept. IV/III F Mil.Amt of BdS Italien?
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Post by K.Kocjancic » 03 Jun 2004 09:39

c.g. wrote:Could it be that you mean Rittmeister Ferdinand Graf Thun-Hohenstein ? Abwehr Officer in Italy and Slovakia, then again Italy and there in Dept. IV/III F Mil.Amt of BdS Italien?
C.G.
Do you know if he received APB?

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Post by JoeW » 24 Jun 2004 19:11

For the record, the gold BKA awards were made on February 11 at Himmler's Feldkommandostelle at Birkenwald. The 16 gold CCC awards mentioned in the same VB article were made February 16 along with some sniper awards. Again, the presentation was made at the Feldkommandostelle at Birkenwald.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 27 Jun 2004 09:26

JoeW wrote:For the record, the gold BKA awards were made on February 11 at Himmler's Feldkommandostelle at Birkenwald. The 16 gold CCC awards mentioned in the same VB article were made February 16 along with some sniper awards. Again, the presentation was made at the Feldkommandostelle at Birkenwald.
Do you perhaps have any of those names (from all 3 groups (BKA, CCC, Scharfschütze))?

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Post by JoeW » 28 Jun 2004 16:24

The award ceremony on Feb.11th was the one reported in the later issue of VB. Kühbandner, Prasch, Ludl and Brauer were honored. Afterwards, those four joined Himmler for lunch.

The report of the Feb 16 ceremony for CCC and Snipers did not give a listing of specific names.

But Himmler did entertain five Snipers on Jan 7th for lunch.
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Post by K.Kocjancic » 28 Jun 2004 16:38

Thanks!

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Post by Fotosammler » 01 Jul 2004 19:21

I need names of Holders from the 4.SS Police Division.

Thanks

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 01 Jul 2004 19:31

Fotosammler wrote:I need names of Holders from the 4.SS Police Division.

Thanks
Don't we all? :wink:

On the first post on this thread you'll find a list of so far known BKA-Holders and their units.

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Klemen

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