Guderian also received the Yugoslav Order of St. Sava before the war.
As I mentioned, wartime awards of non-German awards are rarely mentioned in German personnel files. The Dienstlaufbahn, where all awards are supposed to be listed, was rarely updated after mobilization, and the wartime Beurteilungen only ask for German awards to be listed. So for awards with swords, we pretty much have to rely on photos or other sources.
Oskar van Ginkel's award was in his Dienstlaufbahn, although I suspect it was actually awarded in 1940 and 22.3.41 was the approval date (Genehmigung zur Annahme
). His 1944 Beurteilung only lists the KVK1X and 2X and the Spange to the EK2.
The others are mainly from sources in Germany, whom I consider reliable, but mistakes can be made. They rely mainly on photographic evidence or evidence from auctions of Nachlässe.
Are there photos for Johannes Frießner and Siegfried Haenicke? The last award entered in Frießner's Dienstlaufbahn is the Commander's Cross of the Order of the Italian Crown (27.8.40), and his 1944 Beurteilung only lists German awards. Haenicke's personnel file was not in the archives. As I said, it is really hard to find documentation for wartime awards, so any little bit helps.
Cartaphilus wrote:We can also add some politicians that received the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Merit Order:
- Minister Walther Darré
- Minister Otto Meissner
- Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop
- Reichskommisar and Minister Arthur Seyss-Inquart
- State Secretary Hermann Esse
- State Secretary Werner Zschintzsch
- Ambassador Hans-Georg von Mackensen
- Chieff of Protocol Alexander von Dörnberg
- Reichsleiter Philipp Bouhler
- Reichsleiter Karl Fiehler
- Reichsleiter Franz Ritter von Epp
- Gauleiter Ernst Wilhelm Bohle
- Kospführer (NSKK) Adolf Hühnlein
- Reichsportführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten
For government officials, I also have Franz v. Papen and Ernst Freiherr v. Weiszäcker with the Grand Cross. Can anyone confirm?