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KC-holders of "Großdeutschland" Division

Post by Reader3000 » 31 Dec 2003 22:58

How many Ritterkreuzträger had the Division "Großdeutschland"? And can you give me please a list of them with prbably some bio data and/or some information for what they got the award.

edit by Mod , feb 2008 / Bernd
Take a look also on the listing here : "Großdeutschland" formations award holders

index of photographs and/or detailed info/links in this thread :
page 1 : Graf Strachwitz, Peter Frantz, Hoernlein
page 2 : Hans Bock, Peter Frantz OL celebration, Magold, Walter von Wietersheim, Konopka, Karl Lorenz, Diddens + Manteuffel, Harald Krieg, Oldwig Natzmer, von Basse, Adam Riedmüller (PGD Kurmark)
page 3 : Garski, Horst von Usedom, Remer, Walter Pössl, Niemack, Natzmer + Frantz, Konopka, Wittchow von Brese-Winiary, Wilhelm Wegener, Beck-Broichsitter + Hans Hindelang, Rantzau, Czorny
page 4 : Hans Sachs, (Hugo Schimmel), Niemack+Manteuffel+Langkeit, Langkeit, Fabich, Hans-Hermann Sturm, Klemz
page 5 : Hans Klemm, Kohlhaas, Sachs-Maaz, Kessel, Wilhelm Wegner, Spaeter, Hänert, Rudi Kirsten, Wach-Rgt. "GD" at Berlin (group photo), links: Bielig, Blumenthal, Böhnk, Böhrendt, Hans Bock ; Wandrey, Oesterwitz, von Foelkersam, von Brückner, Prohaska
page 6 : von Koenen, Knaak, Steidl, von Leipzig, Grabert, Wilhelm Walther, Pössl

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Post by Alecci » 01 Jan 2004 04:51

You will probably not get much help from my reply here, I'm afraid, though I feel I should mention that Colonel (later Major-General) Otto-Ernst Remer mentioned during his off-record report about the coup d'etat of 20 July 1944, titled My role in Berlin on July 20 states that "all officers" in his battalion were holders of the Knight's Cross.

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Re: Knight's cross holders of "Großdeutschland" Di

Post by K.Kocjancic » 01 Jan 2004 11:17

Panzerass wrote:How many Ritterkreuzträger had the Division "Großdeutschland"? And can you give me please a list of them with prbably some bio data and/or some information for what they got the award.


http://members.shaw.ca/grossdeutschland/knights.htm

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Post by Reader3000 » 01 Jan 2004 13:35

Thanks, Kocjo.

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Post by Elwyn W » 01 Jan 2004 21:15

Here's a list I downloaded from this forum a while ago. Can't remember the thread though.

Name Vorname
Anding Friedrich
Basse Hans-Dieter von
Beck-Broichsitter Helmut
Bergmann Heinz
Bielig Martin
Blumenthal Carl-Ludwig Paul Max Rudolf
Bock Hans
Böhnk Georg
Böhrendt Max
Burg Jörg
Czorny Wilhelm
Diddens Diddo
Fabich Maximilian
Famula Günther
Fischer Franz
Francois Edmund
Franke Adolf
Frantz Peter Ulrich
Garski Eugen
Gehrke Kurt
Greim Alfred
Griesberg Wilhelm
Hänert Karl
Heesemann Wolfgang
Heinrich Willi
Hensel Herbert
Herbst Josef
Hindelang Hans
Hoernlein Walter
Holm Max
Hückel Ernst-Albrecht
Kahsnitz Erich
Kapsreiter Franz
Klemz Bernhard
Kessel Wilhelm
Kirsten Rudi
Klemm Hans
Klemt Heinrich
Kohlhaas Ludwig
Konopka Gerhard
Krieg Gerhard
Krieg Harald
Langkeit Willi
Larsen Rudolf
Lehnhoff Ernst-Günter
Lex Hans
Leyck Siegfried
Lorenz Karl
Maaz Heinz
Mäder Hellmuth
Magold Karl (Hanns)
Manteuffel Hasso von
Matheja Siegmund
Moellendorff Leonhard von
Natzmer Oldwig von
Neumeyer Werner
Nuhn Heinrich
Paul ?
Pfau Otto
Plickat Fritz
Pohlmann Wilhelm
Poschusta Leopold
Pössl Walther
Rampel Josef
Rantzau Hans-Friedrich Graf zu
Riedmüller Adam
Remer Otto-Ernst
Roeger Hans
Roßmann Emil
Sachs Hans
Scheunemann Kurt
Schimmel Hugo
Schmidt Erich
Schnappauf Georg
Schöne Hans-Wolfgang
Schroedter Erich
Schwarzrock Rudolf (Udo)
Hans-Siegfried Graf von Rothkirch
Sommer Clemens
Sommer Ruprecht
Spaeter Helmuth
Störck Georg
Strachwitz Hyazinth von Gross Zauche und Camminetz
Sturm Hans-Hermann
Stützle Nepomuk
Thiessen Hans
Tornau Gottfried
Usedom Horst von
Walle Gustav
Warschnauer Horst
Watjen Rudolf
Wegner Wilhelm
Wietersheim Walter von
Wittwoch von Brese-Winiary Heinz


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Post by Denis » 05 Jan 2004 10:17

Hello

As far as I know, there were 57 KC recipients in the GD Div.
Here is a list :

ANDING FRIEDRICH 08/05/1945
BASSE (v.) HANS-DIETER 10/09/1944
BECK-BROICHSITTER HELMUT 04/09/1940
BERGMANN HEINZ 26/11/1944
BIELIG MARTIN 07/10/1944
BLUMENTHAL CARL-LUDWIG 18/09/1942
BOCK HANS 05/02/1945
BÖHNK GEORG 18/02/1945
CZORNY WILHELM 04/10/1944
FABICH MAXIMILIAN 09/05/1945
FAMULA GÜNTHER 04/05/1944
FRANTZ PETER 04/06/1942
GARSKI EUGEN 19/07/1940
GEHRKE KURT 08/02/1943
GREIM ALFRED 04/06/1942
HÄNERT KARL 23/08/1941
HEESEMANN WOLFGANG 17/02/1945
HERBST JOSEF 30/09/1943
HINDELANG HANS 04/09/1940
HÜCKEL ERNST-ALBRECHT 27/09/1943
KAHSNITZ ERICH 15/07/1943
KESSEL WILHELM 23/02/1944
KIRSTEN RUDI 28/03/1945
KLEMM HANS 10/12/1942
KLEMZ BERNHARD 04/06/1944
KOHLHAAS LUDWIG 21/11/1942
KONOPKA GERHARD 29/08/1943
LARSEN RUDOLF 23/10/1944
LEX HANS 10/09/1943
LEYCK SIEGFRIED 17/12/1943
LORENZ KARL 17/12/1942
MAAZ HEINZ 04/10/1944
MAGOLD HANNS 03/04/1943
NATZMER (v.) OLDWIG 04/09/1943
NEUMEYER WERNER 23/10/1944
PFAU OTTO 23/03/1945
PLICKAT FRITZ 09/12/1944
POSCHUSTA LEOPOLD 12/11/1943
PÖSSL WALTER 20/04/1943
RAMPEL JOSEF 14/12/1943
RANTZAU (Graf z.) HANS-FRIEDRICH 09/06/1944
REMER OTTO-ERNST 18/05/1943
ROEGER HANS 21/09/1944
ROSSMANN EMIL 23/10/1944
ROTHKIRCH u. TRACH (Graf v.) HANS-SIEGFRIED 04/10/1944
SACHS HANS 10/09/1944
SCHRÖDTER ERICH 23/10/1944
SCHWARZROCK RUDOLF 19/08/1944
SOMMER CLEMENS 18/01/1945
SPAETER HELMUTH 28/07/1943
STURM HANS-HERMANN 09/06/1944
STÜTZLE NEPOMUK 08/05/1945
WALLE GUSTAV 08/05/1945
WARSCHNAUER HORST 12/12/1942
WÄTJEN RUDOLF 14/04/1943
WEGNER WILHELM 13/06/1943
WIETERSHEIM (v.) WALTER 15/05/1944

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Post by Xavier » 14 Apr 2004 18:32

from http://www.angelfire.com/rant/grossdeut ... night.html
(data on 3or four is missing, since is in the pictures on the site mentioned)
from the same site mentioned, a very nice pict of Oberst Graf Hyazinth Strachwitz
Image


Afheldt, Eckert, Oberleutnant – II/ Jäger Regiment 2 Brandenburg – RK 17 March 1945
Anding, Friedrich, Leutnant – Panzer Jäger Abteilung GD – RK 20 April 1945
Basse, Hans Dieter von, Major – I/ Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 10 September 1944
Beck-Broichsitter, Helmut, Oberleutnant – 14 (Panzer Jäger)/ I.R. GD – RK 4 September 1940
Bergmann, Heinz, Oberfeldwebel – 4/ Panzer Regiment 26 (GD) – RK 26 November 1944
Bielig, Martin, Oberfeldwebel – 17 (s.IG)/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 7 October 1944
Blumenthal, Carl-Ludwig, Oberleutnant – 7 Kompanie/ I.R. GD 1 – RK 18 September 1942
Bock, Hans, Hauptmann – III/ Panzer Regiment GD – RK 5 February 1945
Böhnk, Georg, Oberleutnant – II/ Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 18 February 1945
Böhrendt, Max, Oberleutnant – Fla-Zug 52/ I.D. GD – RK 8 February 1943
Bröckerhoff, Wilhelm, Major – Panzer Artillery Regiment Brandenburg – RK 8 May 1945
Brückner, Erich von, Oberst – Kommandeur Jäger Regiment Brandenburg – RK 11 March 1945
Burg, Jörg, Oberleutnant – 7/ Panzer Regiment GD – Oakleaves (604) 4 October 1944
Czorny, Wilhelm, Gefreiter – 2 Kompanie/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 4 October 1944
Diddens, Diddo, Oberleutnant – 1/ Sturm Geschutz Brigade GD – Oakleaves (501) 15 June 1944
Fabrich, Maxemilian, Oberstleutnant – Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 8 May 1945
Famula, Günther, Leutnant – 5 (Panzer)/ Füsilier Begleit Battalion – RK 4 May 1944
Foelkersam, Adrian von, Leutnant – Lehr Regiment Brandenburg zbV 800 – RK 14 September 1942
Francois, Edmund, Hauptman – Panzer Grenadier Brigade von Werthrn – RK 20 October 1944

Hauptmann Peter Frantz was born on 24 July 1917 in Leipzig-Schleußig. He won the Knight’s Cross on 4 June 1942 and as the 228th Soldat of the German Wehrmacht the Oakleaves on 14 April 1943. He was commander of the commander of Surmgeschütz Abteilung Großdeutschland.

Garski, Eugen, Oberstleutnant – III/ I.R. GD – RK 19 July 1940
Gehrke, Kurt, Oberstleutnant – I/ Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 8 February 1943
Geisberg, Wilhelm, Oberleutnant – 3/ Panzer Regiment Führer Begleit Division – RK 14 April 1945
Grabert, Siegfried, Hauptmann – Lehr Regiment Brandenburg zbV 800 – RK 10 June 1941 – Oakleaves 6 November 1943
Greim, Alfred, Oberstleutnant – II/ I.R. GD 1 – RK 4 June 1942
Hänert, Karl, Oberleutnant – 4/ I.R. GD – 23 August 1941
Heesemann, Wolfgang, Oberst – Kommandeur Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK – 17 February 1945
Heinrich, Willi, Oberleutnant – 1/ Panzer Abteilung Führer Grenadier Brigade – RK 9 December 1944
Hensel, Herbert, Hauptmann – Panzer Füsilier Battalion/ Führer Grenadier Brigade – RK 5 March 1945
Herbst, Josef, Oberleutnant – II/ Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 30 September 1943
Hindelang, Hans, Oberfeldwebel – 14 (Panzer Jäger)/I.R. GD – RK 4 September 1940
Hoernlein, Walter, Generalleutnant – Infantry Division (motorized) GD – Oakleaves (213) 15 March 1943
Holm, Max, Oberwachtmeister – II/ Panzer Regiment Führer Begleit Brigade – RK 19 January 1945
Hückel, Ernst-Albrecht, Hauptmann – Panzer Pionier Battalion GD – RK 27 September 1943
Kahsnitz, Erich, Oberst – Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 15 July 1943
Kapsreiter, Franz, Oberfeldwebel – 4/ Sturm Geschutz Brigade Führer Grenadier Brigade – RK 14 January 1945
Kessel, Willi 23 february 1944 while 3 kompanie
Kirsten, Rudi, Hauptmann – Panzer Grenadier Abteilung GD – RK 28 March 1945
Klemm, Hans, Unteroffizier – 2/ I.R. GD 1 – 10 December 1942
Klemz, Bernhard, Hauptmann – 5/ Panzer regiment GD – RK 4 June 1944
Knaak, Hans-Wolfram, Oberleutnant – 8/ Lehr Regiment Brandenburg zbV 800 – RK 3 November 1942
Koenen, Friedrich von, Hauptmann – 4 Regiment Division Brandenburg – RK 16 September 1943
Kohlhaas, Ludwig, Oberstleutnant – III/ I.R. GD 2 – RK 21 November 1942
Konopka, Gerhard, Oberleutnant – II/ Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 29 August 1943
Krieg, Gerhard, Oberwachtmeister – Sturm Geschutz Brigade 243 (FBB) – RK 28 March 1945
Lange, Erhard, Oberleutnant – Abwehr Kommando Brandenburg – RK 15 January 1943
Larsen, Rudolf, Unteroffizier – 1/ Panzer regiment GD – RK 23 October 1944
Lau, Werner, Leutnant – 5/ Lehr Regiment Brandenburg zbV 800 – RK 9 December 1942
Lehnhoff, Ernst-Günter, Major – Panzer Füsilier Battalion Führer grenadier Brigade – RK 12 December 1944
Leipzig, Hellmut von, Leutnant – Panzer Abwehr Abteilung Brandenburg – 28 April 1945
Lex, Hans – Oberleutnant – 7/ Panzer regiment GD – RK 10 September 1943
Leyck, Siegfried, Hauptmann – III/ Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 17 December 1943
Lorenz, Karl, Oberst – Panzer Grenadier Division GD – RK 17 December 1942 – Oakleaves (395) 12 February 1944
Maaz, Heinz, Obergefreiter – 3/ Panzer Abwehr Abteilung GD – RK 4 October 1944
Mäder, Hellmuth, Generalmajor – Führer Grenadier Division – Swords (143) 18 April 1945
Magold, Hanns, Oberleutnant – 1/ Sturm Geschutz Brigade GD – RK 3 April 1943
Möllendorff, Leonhard von, Rittmeister – III/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment Führer Begleit Brigade – RK 8 January 1945
Müller-Rochholz, Friedrich, Hauptmann – Panzer Sturm Pionier Brandenburg – RK 8 May 1945
Natzmer, Oldwig von, Oberstleutnant – Infantry Division (motorized) GD – RK 4 September 1943
Neumeyer, Werner, Leutnant – I/ Panzer Regiment 26 (GD) – RK 23 October 1944
Niemack, Horst, Oberst – Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – Swords (69) 4 June 1944
Nuhn, Heinrich, Hauptmann – Panzer Pionier Battalion Führer Grenadier Division – RK 9 May 1945
Oesterwitz, Karl Heinz, Oberstleutnant – Jäger Regiment 2 Brandenburg – RK 30 April 1943


– Oakleaves (734) 10 February 1945
Plickat, Fritz, Feldwebel – II/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 9 December 1944
Pohlmann, Wilhelm, Hauptmann – Kampfgruppe Führer Begleit Brigade – RK 14 March 1943
Poschusta, Leopold, Unteroffizier – 2/ Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 12 November 1943
Pössl, Walter, Major – I/ Panzer Regiment GD – RK 20 April 1943
Prohaska, Ernst, Leutnant – 8/ Lehr Regiment Brandenburg zbV 800 – RK 16 September 1942
Rampel, Josef, Feldwebel – 11/ Panzer Regiment GD – RK 15 December 1943
Rantzau, Hans-Friedrich, Hauptmann – 1 (Panzer Haubitz)/ Panzr Artillery Regiment GD – RK 9 June 1944
Remer, Otto Ernst, Major – I/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 18 May 1943 – Oakleaves (325) 12 November 1943
Riedmüller, Adam, Feldwebel – 2/ Panzer Jäger Abteilung Kurmark – RK 8 February 1945
Röger, Hans, Unteroffizier – 1/ Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 21 September 1944
Rossmann, Emil, Leutnant – I/ Panzer Regiment 26 (GD) – RK 23 October 1944
Rothkirch, Graf von – I/ Panzer Regiment 26 (GD) – RK 4 October 1944
Röseke, Erich, Oberleutnant – 6/ Jäger Regiment 1 Brandenburg – RK 8 April 1945
Sachs, Hans, Obergefreiter – 5/ Panzer Füsilier Regiment GD – RK 10 September 1944
Sommer, Clemens, Major – II/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 18 January 1945
Spaeter, Helmuth, Rittmeister – 2/ Panzer Abwehr Abteilung GD – RK 28 July 1943
Scheunemann, Kurt, Feldwebel – 2 Panzer Regiment Führer Begleit Brigade – RK 8 January 1945
Schmidt, Erich, Oberstleutnant – Panzer Regiment Führer Grenadier Division – Oakleaves (877) 9 May 1945
Schnappauf, Georg, Oberstleutnant – Panzer Regiment Führer Begleit Division – RK 19 April 1945
Schöne, Hans-Wolfgang, Oberleutnant – II/ Führer Regiment 1242 – RK 23 March 1945
Schroedter, erich, Rittmeister – Panzer Abwehr Abteilung GD – RK 23 October 1944 – Oakleaves (808) 28 March 1945
Schulte, Hubert, Hauptmann – I/Panzer Grenadier Regiment Führer Begleit Division – RK 30 April 1945
Schwarzrock, Rudolf, Major – I/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment GD – RK 19 August 1944
Steidl, Konrad, Hauptmann – I/ 2 Regiment Division Brandenburg – RK 26 January 1944
Störck, Georg, Hauptmann – I (SPW)/ Panzer Grenadier Regiment Führer Begleit Division – Oakleaves (880) 9 March 1945
Sturm, Hans-Hermann, Oberleutnant – 3/ Sturm Geschutz Brigade GD – RK 9 June 1944
Stützle, Nepomuk, Obergefreiter – Panzer Jäger Abteilung GD – RK 20 April 1945
Thiessen, Hans, Leutnant – 2/ He. Flak Abteilung GD – RK 9 May 1945
Tornau, Gottfried, Hauptmann – Sturm Artillery Brigade Führer Grenadier Division RK – 5 March 1945
Voshage, Werner, Major – He. Flak Abteilung Brandenburg – RK 9 May 1945
Walle, Gustav, Major – Panzer Jäger Abteilung GD – 20 April 1945
Walther, Wilhelm, Oberleutnant – 4 Baulehr Battalion zbV 800 – RK 22 June 1940
Wandrey, Max, Major – Jäger Regiment 1 Brandenburg – RK 9 January 1944 – Oakleaves (787) 16 March 1945
Warschnauer, Horst, Hauptmann – Panzer Sturm Pionier Battalion GD – RK 12 December 1942

– Oakleaves (753) 24 February 1945
Wätjen, Rudolf, Major – Panzer Abwehr Abteilung GD – RK 14 April 1943
Wegner, Wilhelm, Oberwachtmeister – 1/ Sturm Geschutz Brigade GD – RK 27 June 1943

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Post by Denis » 15 Apr 2004 06:28

Hello Xavier
In my thread, I have originally listed only RKT from the Pz.Gre. Div. "GD" but it is true that there are severla others ones who belongs to units affiliated with the GD such as the Führer Begleit Brig./Div. or the Brandenburg Div. for instance.
The pic you have posted was published by Film Foto Verlag, a competitor of the well known Hoffmann firm. IMHO, Film Foto Verlag postcards are more attractive than their Hoffmann counterparts. Most of these came from photos made by Tita Binz, a female photographer who had begun her career by photographying 20s and 30s movie stars. She operated her own studio.
Here is another gorgeous photo from Strachwith coming from the same sery.
Enjoy!
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Post by Denis » 15 Apr 2004 06:29

And here is PEter Frantz, the EL recipients you refered to.
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Post by Xavier » 15 Apr 2004 15:39

@Denis:

Yes, I noticed the portraits were nicer than the usual Hoffmann stuff, thanks for the comments

If I were a woman, Strachwithz would bemy kind of man, I have to admit, he was handsome!! :oops:

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Post by Denis » 15 Apr 2004 17:00

The German Clark Gable ? :lol:

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Post by Elwyn W » 15 May 2004 18:49

Who was this RKT? The occasion was Hoernlein saying farewell to GD as division commander.

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Post by Elwyn W » 15 May 2004 18:56

Here is an interesting pic. From left:

Hoernlein, von Natzmer, Hans Dieter von Basse?, X?, Y?, Ernst Günther Lehnhoff?, Z?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 14 Aug 2006 21:03

How is it possible that Hensel got his RK as Kdr. of PzFüsBtl./FGB as this unit was already FGD and had no FüsBtl. ( as far as I know ) ??

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Post by harmel » 14 Aug 2006 21:23

Hi J-H according to Helmuth Spaeter in
my copy in Panzerkorps GD there is a
photo of him without his KC.
he is listed as Pz Fus Bn/FGD
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