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Post by Bernd R » 30 Dec 2006 15:00

working list (in progress) of
infantry divisions without a KC holder :
70. / 92. / 154. / 155. / 156. / 158. / 160. / 162. / 162.(Turk) / 166. /
181. / 182. / 199. / 209. / 210. / 219. / 223. / 226. / 228. / 230. / 231. / 232. /
237. / 242. /265. / 270. / 274. / 279. / 280. / 301. / 303. "Döberitz" / 311. / 319. /
324. / 325. / 327. / 348. / 351. / 358. / 365. / 369.(kroat.) / 372. / 379. / 386. /
393. / 395. / 399. /430. / 462.ID,VGD / 521. / 526. / 545. VGD / 554. / 555. /
556. / 557. / 600.(russ.) / 606. / 650.(russ.) / 702. / 703. / 704. / 710. / 713. /
714. / 717. / 718.

Sicherungs divisions without a KC holder :
52. / 201. / 203. / 213. / 221. / 286. / 325. / 390. / 403. / 444.

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Post by Bernd R » 30 Dec 2006 15:43

master list - page 7 - updated

Luftwaffe , Kampfgeschwader , complete
Pz.Gren-/Freiw-Gren-/Waffen-Gren-Divisionen / Brigaden, Waffen-SS complete
Infanterie-Divisionen 51-100 completed , divs numbered 1 - 150 complete now
Schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilungen, Heer expanded / completed

additions :

Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 245 : 4 KC [page 14] -> [page 5] now

III./Inf.Rgt 271 "Feldherrnhalle" / 93. Inf.Div [page 16] :
thread linked -> SA-Standarte "Feldherrnhalle" / photo

corrections :

Pz.Abt "Feldherrnhalle" [page 6] crossed out as one unit due to different headquarters /
divisions of recipients

7. Pz.Div [page 8] : added OL for Rommel, Erwin 20.03.1941 Genmaj Kdr 7. Pz.Div

12. Inf.Div [page 10] : Rämsch, Horst / Füs.Rgt 27 -> wrong
correct : 24.12.1944 Major Kdr II./Pz.Rgt 3 / 2. Pz.Div [page 9] -> added


Traditionally with the update some autographs / photos of recipients ; today three of the
most highly decorated and also fascinating personalities :
Dr. Bäke, who was a dentist ; Sylvester Stadler, who got the NKiG and Ramcke, who was
a recipient of the prussian Golden Military Merit Cross in WW1 and who got the swords
and the diamonds the same day.

Thanks all for interest and help on this project in 2006 and wish you a
HAPPY and HEALTHY new year 2007 !

luchs
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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 31 Dec 2006 15:06

Hello,

with 96. ID are necessary supplements!

The sergeant from the Füsilier battalion was called Krenz and not cross. And the first lieutenant from the same battalion was called Krug and not Kruck.

As other supplements three RKT are absent in the list!

Stick:
Most highly Adolf Fischer, leader of 96. ID, May, 1944 lieutenant-colonel i. G. Johannes Deegener, 1st GenStabOffz. 96. ID,

Füsilier battalion:
27.8.1943: I have first lieutenant Laaf in 1944, to him no other answers!

Greeting Tobias
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Post by Tobias Giebel » 31 Dec 2006 16:14

Hello,

the latest post is from me!

What do the data state? Is this the date of award?

best regards
Tobias

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Post by Bernd R » 01 Jan 2007 23:06

Hello Tobias,

as I understand you posted some corrections on the KC list for the 96. Infanterie-Division
on [page 16] (?)
Yes, the data are the award dates. Listed are the recipients who got the knight's cross
while member of the unit.

I have corrected Kreuz, Wilhelm into Krenz. Thanks for that !

According Veit Scherzer, "Die Ritterkreuzträger", 2005
Adolf Fischer and Johannes Deegener didn't get the KC with 96. Inf.Div.
No Leutnant Laaf listed.
Kruck is listed with this name.

Could you give a source or another reason for your corrections on Fischer, Deegener,
Kruck and Laaf ?

regards, luchs

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Post by Tobias Giebel » 02 Jan 2007 00:19

Hello "Luchs",

I employ me intensively with history of the 96. Infantry division!

I have the information, which I used in the last contribution, from
the division chronicle of the 96!

Hartwig Pohlmann, "Geschichte der 96. Infanterie-Division 1939-1945", Hans-Henning Podzun Verlag, Seite 434

The author calls only soldiers who got the honor as relative of the division!

The exact information from the book:

-Oberstleutnant i.G. Johannes Deegener, 1. Generalstabsoffizier der 96. ID, am 27.8.43 posthum verliehen, am 31.7.43 gefallen

-Oberst Adolf Fischer, Führer der 96. ID, im Mai 1944 verliehen, 1947 erschossen worden


The book locate Kurt as Krug and not Kruck!

Who has now the errors?

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Post by Bernd R » 02 Jan 2007 18:50

Hello Tobias,

your info on 96. Infanterie-Division is much appreciated !!

Let’s try to get a solution from this conflicting info.

Veit Scherzer, “Die Ritterkreuzträger”, 2005 has :

Deegener, Johannes 22.08.1943 Obtlt i.G. Führer Jäg.Rgt 49 [ -> 28. Jäg.Div ]
+ 31.07.1943 am Lodozskoje ozero/SU [ = Ladogasee ]

Fischer, Adolf 04.05.1944 Oberst Kdr Gren.Rgt 459 [ -> 251. Inf.Div ]

In general, I think, it is important to keep in mind ;
cross-checking of different sources often is inevitable to get precise results, especially
concerning persons/names and data.
Errors could be also errors (or incomplete info) of sources !
It is a matter of fact, that many errors/misleading info was transferred from source to
source, from book to book the last decades ; it is a phenomenon of science / world of
publishing.
To me, one main aspect and great opportunity of this fantastic forum, is to stop this
“error-transfer”, when we are able to do.

Based on this general statement two further statements :
1. The Scherzer book from the year 2005 to me is a trustworthy source, representing the
newest (re-done) scientific research.
2. The divisional history of 96. Inf.Div from Pohlmann is from the year 1959.
I’m not in the position to criticize or correct this work without further research, but I want
to point out, that in general you have to be careful concerning parts of the content of this
early after the war written histories, often from remembrance and without sufficient
(=available) sources. Especially concerning our issue here, lists of KC holders, I realized
“uncorrect” lists, means recipients are listed, who got the KC with other divisions
(example: Ritgen, Pz.Lehr).

Unfortunately, until next week I’ve no access to the Biblio series on infantry, to eventually
find detailed KC action info on Fischer and Deegener.
Maybe someone else can help here now.


Deegener obviously seems to be a case of listing a divisional member in the divs KC list,
which should mean he got the KC with another division later.
Otherwise there should be the story of his KC deed told within the book (?)
It seems clear, that he was Ia 96. ID in 1941-43, then got the KC leading Jäg.Rgt 49 in july 1943,
KIA at Ladogasee ; look here :
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Per ... nerJ-R.htm

For Fischer , it seems to be a longer time between KC action (GR 459 / 251. ID, division disbanded
nov 1943) and award date (04.05.1944). Not uncommon.
In addition, some unclearness arised about his positions in 1944.
I made a request to the forum for this data here
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=113651
Matching info from Keilig and Biblio series for command -> 367. ID later in 1944
According Biblio series arrived 03.03.1944 to temporarily command 96. Inf.Div.

Leaves it open about his KC action. We will get this :)

regards, luchs

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Post by FMModel » 02 Jan 2007 20:21

Luchs,

Just a MINOR and humble comment for Kampfgeschwader 6.

10. Lehnert, Willy 05.04.1944 Oberfeldwebel Bordfunker im Stab/K.G. 6

I was under the impression that Willy Lehnert was also part of the Hogeback crew, thus making it the only bomber crew of the war in which all members received the RK. I may be mistaken.

Here is a clip of Hogeback and Glasner during the latters RK ceremony. This is one of four photos I have of the ceremony. I do not see Lehnert in the series. Look at the awards!
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Post by Bernd R » 02 Jan 2007 23:25

FMModel,
thanks for addition ! You are right, it is stated in many sources.
Have pointed out this remarkable fact in K.G. 6 list on page 17 .

While working a bit fast towards the end of the year :) , I didn't integrate every remarkable
detail into the lists. Now, most of the basic work is done, we can add interesting and
remarkable details like this.

Yes, great photo, you posted ; "heavy" uniforms, double cuff titles !
The members of the crew got their KC at different times ; but for sure in 1944 they have
been in the air as a crew.

Following photo with Lehnert to the right is from (Hogeback entry)
http://www.luftwaffe39-45.historia.nom.br/principal.htm

regards, luchs
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Post by Tobias Giebel » 03 Jan 2007 00:08

Hello "Luchs",

I will write you an answer when I (will) be back at home! At the moment I can't read my source and I will be answer you when I be back home!

At the moment only so much:

Your objection with the early source is entitled! :wink:

I thank you for your application!

best regards
Tobias

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Ernst Kaether

Post by Guilherme » 04 Jan 2007 02:25

Hello, does anyone have informations about Colonel Ernst Kaether's career?

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Post by sgtvoss » 04 Jan 2007 16:59

What an impressive work 8O

Now, do you plan adding the fallschirmjaeger divisions/regiments too ?

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Post by Bernd R » 04 Jan 2007 19:31

Guilherme,
welcome to the forum !
I quoted your post as an own topic in this ABR subforum.
More users to see it and better chance to get the info you look for.

sgtvoss,
also welcome to the forum !
thanks for comment !
Yes, Fallschirmjäger will be listed. As there was only 1.Fallsch.Jäg.Div in the beginning
with several Rgts assigned, my thoughts so far are to list only Fallsch-Jäg-Regimenter.
Should be interesting as an own category.

regards, luchs

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Post by Bernd R » 09 Jan 2007 14:30

Tobias,

concerning Deegener from this source :
"Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945"
Teil III , Infanterie , Band 4 (C-Dow) , Thomas/Wegmann , Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1998

Dienststellung: Oberstleutnant im Generalstab und mit der Führung des
Jägerregiments 49 beauftragt; [remark from a colleague: D.h. er mag durchaus der 96. ID
angehört haben. Zur Zeit der Verleihung nahm er dort aber keine Aufgaben wahr.]

Zum Verleihungsgrund:( Biblio Zit.)

"Obslt i. G. Deegener hatte im Juli 1943 für den erkrankten
Regimentskommandeur die Führung des Breslauer JgRgts 49 übernommen. 5 Tage
wehrte er mit seinen Jägern schwerste Angriffe ab. Im Gegenangriff führte er
das Rgt am Brennpunkt der Kämpfe in vorderster Linie und übernahm nach
Verwundung des Bataillonskommandeurs auch die Führung des im Schwerpunkt
eingesetzten Bataillons. Bei diesem Gegenangriff wurde er schwer verwundet".

translation :
Deegener took over command of Jäg.Rgt 49 for the rgt cdr who was fallen ill in july 1943.
During 5 days he was repulsing the heaviest attacks with his Jäger.
He was leading the rgt into a counter-attack in foremost front line and after the wounding
of the Btl-Kdr also took over the lead of the btl which was fighting in the focal point.
With this occassion he was wounded heavily.

It is understandable why he is listed in the chronicle's KC list, just leaving his post as
Ia 96. ID to take over temporary command of Jäg.Rgt 49.
As he got the KC for action with this rgt, reported above and according the "rule"
(let's follow this) : the unit determines the recipient/award I really would count him
with Jäg.Rgt 49 / 28. Jäg.Div.

regards, luchs

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Post by Bernd R » 10 Jan 2007 23:20

Luftwaffen – Feld – Divisionen (Airforce Field Divisions)

formed as Luftwaffe ground units in 1942
under Heer command with effect on 01.11.1943 , renamed Feld-Division (L)
(lists cover entire lineage Lw-Feld-Div - Feld-Div (L) )


3. Feld – Division (L)

Knight's Cross (1)
Gareis, Wilhelm 05.02.1944 Oberst d.R. Kdr Art.Rgt 3 (L)

German Cross in Gold (3)
Berstl, Peter, 28.01.1944, Feldwebel, Felders.Btl. 3 (L)
Meyerkort, Ottmar, 26.12.1943, Major, Fhr. II./Art.Rgt. 3 (L)
Schmidl, Herbert, 17.02.1944, Oberleutnant, Pz.Jg.Abt. 3 (L)


4. Feld – Division (L)

Knight's Cross (1)
Rakowitz von, Andreas 24.06.1944 Leutnant [Sturmgeschützführer] im Feldersatz-Btl 4 (L)

German Cross in Gold (3)
Pistorius, Robert, 02.05.1944, Generalleutnant, Kdr. 4. Feld-Div. (L)
Wirth, Konrad, 07.01.1945, Hauptmann d.R., Jäg.Rgt. 50 (L)
Würstmann, Joachim-Georg, 23.02.1944, Oberleutnant, 11./Art.Rgt. 4 (L)

Honor Roll Clasp (2)
Minetzke, Wilhelm, 07.06.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 3./Jg.Rgt. 50 (L)
Rebmann, Xaver, 17.05.1944, Leutnant, 2./Jäg.Rgt. 50 (L)


6. Feld – Division (L)

total : 5 KC

Stab :
1. Peschel, Rudolf 20.01.1944 Generalleutnant Kdr 6. Feld-Div (L)

Jäger – Regiment 54 (L) :
2. Laschet, Ulrich 15.04.1944 Fahnenjunker-Oberjäger Gruppenführer i. d. 1./Jäg-Rgt 54 (L)

Jäger – Regiment 459 (L) :
3. Reichmann, Heinz 20.01.1944 Obergefreiter MG-Schütze i. d. 8./Jäg-Rgt 459 (L)

Artillerie - Regiment 6 (L) :
4. Kreckow, Günther 06.11.1944 Leutnant Batterie-Offizier i. d. 11./Art.Rgt 6 (L)

Pionier – Bataillon 6 (L) :
5. Zurmöhle, Walter 05.04.1944 Oberleutnant d.R. Chef 1./Pi.Btl 6 (L)

German Cross in Gold (3)
Heyking, Rüdiger, 26.12.1943, Generalleutnant, Kdr. 6. Feld-Div. (L)
Maaß, Willi, 12.12.1943, Hauptmann, I./Lw.Feld-Div 6
Zabel, Wolf-Armin, 08.05.1944, Oberstleutnant i.G., Ia 6. Feld-Div. (L)

Honor Roll Clasp (3)
Dehio, Udo-Walter, 27.02.1944, Major, II./Jäg.Rgt. 54 (L)
Flierl, Georg, 17.02.1944, Hauptmann, I./Jäg.Rgt. 54 (L)
Sittek, Alfons, 05.05.1944, Major, III./Art.Rgt. 6 (L)

Unit-Level Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army for Shooting Down Aircraft (1)
Jäger-Regiment 53
Date/Place of Downing: 07.06.1944 bei Witebsk
Award Date: 01.08.1944 (522)


Luftwaffen-Feld-Division 7
[March 1943 incorporated into Lw-Feld-Div 15]

German Cross in Gold (1)
Eitel, Emil, 17.04.1943, Oberleutnant, [Fhr] IV./Lw-Feld-Div. 7


10. Feld - Division (L)

German Cross in Gold )2)
Matussek, Paul, 25.11.1943, Oberst, Kdr. Lw.Jäg.Rgt. 19
Mehnert, Karl, 01.01.1945 [Lw-Vobl.], Oberst, Kdr. Jäg.Rgt. 20 (L)


11. Feld - Division (L)

German Cross in Gold (1)
Piske, Johannes, 30.12.1944, Leutnant, 7./Jg.Rgt. 21 (L)


most highly decorated
12. Feld – Division (L) / 12. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division
(april 1944 restructured Inf.Div. n.A. by incorporation of 13. Feld-Div (L))

total : 10 KC (7 RK + 2 EL + 1 SW)

Swords
1. Kretzschmar, Wolfgang [121. Sw] 12.01.1945 Oberst Kdr Jäg-Rgt 24 (L) und Führer 12. Feld-Div (L)

Oakleaves
2. Kretzschmar, Wolfgang [600. EL] 30.09.1944 Oberstleutnant Kdr Jäg-Rgt 24 (L)
3. Weber, Gottfried [490. EL] 09.06.1944 Generalmajor Kdr 12. Feld-Div (L)

Knight’s Cross

Jäger – Regiment 23 (L) :
4. Jordan, Günther 17.03.1945 Oberst d.R. Kdr Jäg-Rgt 23 (L)

Jäger – Regiment 24 (L) :
5. Drescher, Georg-Wilhelm 01.02.1945 Oberleutnant d.R. Chef StabsKp/Jäg-Rgt 24 (L)
6. Iselhorst, Otto 14.04.1945 Unteroffizier Gruppenführer i. d. StabsKp/Jäg-Rgt 24 (L)
7. Kreuzer, Eduard Dr. 17.03.1945 Oberstleutnant Kdr Jäg-Rgt 24 (L)

Jäger – Regiment 25 (L) :
8. Oberhofer, Hans 23.03.1945 Hauptmann KpChef im II./Jäg-Rgt 25 (L)
9. Piehler, Franz 06.10.1944 Hauptmann Kdr I./Jäg-Rgt 25 (L)

Panzerjäger - Abteilung 12 (L) :
10. Zenker, Franz 10.09.1944 Hauptmann Kdr Pz.Jäg.Abt 12 (L)

German Cross in Gold (18)
Dannecker, Wilhelm, 28.04.1945, Feldwebel, Jg.Rgt. 23 (L)
Feiler, Karl, 08.02.1945, Major, III./Art.Rgt. 12 (L)
Fronmüller, Heinrich, 02.05.1944, Oberst d.R., Art.Rgt. 12 (L)
Hiese, Albert, 28.04.1945, Oberfeldwebel, Jg.Rgt. 23 (L)
Klingler, Walter, 15.04.1944, Oberleutnant, Jg. Rgt. 23 (L)
Kupke, Gerhard, 30.03.1945, Hauptmann, 1./Pz.Jg.Abt. 12 (L)
Ledebrink, Karl-Heinz, 18.11.1944, Leutnant, I./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Müller, Hans, 28.02.1945, Wachtmeister, 7./Art.Rgt. 12 (L)
Neubarth, Günter, 15.12.1944, Hauptmann, I./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Ohme, Günter, 26.11.1943, Oberleutnant, 4./Pz.Jg.Abt. 12 (L)
Osenbrück, Werner, 15.04.1944, Hauptmann, Jg.Rgt. 23 (L)
Osing, Helmut, 01.09.1944, Feldwebel, 3./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Pallas, Max-August-Richard, 08.02.1945, Hauptmann d.R., Jg.Rgt. 24 (L)
Praschl, Emmerich, 30.12.1944, Oberleutnant d.R., 1./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Rabe, Gustav, 02.05.1944, Leutnant d.R., 10./Jg.Rgt. 24 (L)
Ruddies, Dieter, 23.03.1944, Oberleutnant, Fla.Kp./Pz.Jg.Abt. 12 (L)
Stuchlick, Werner, 26.12.1943, Oberleutnant, x/Pz.Jg.Abt. 12 (L)
Weimer, Kilian, 08.02.1945, Oberst, Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)

German Cross in Silver (1)
Koerbler, Alois, 05.04.1945, Major, Stab/12. Feld-Div. (L)

Army Honor Roll Clasp (10)
Bachmann, Fritz-Wilhelm, 05.05.1944, Major, Art.Rgt. 12 (L)
Böcker, Friedrich, 15.12.1944, Leutnant, 4./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Eckert, Walter, 25.02.1945, Hauptmann, 3./Füs.Btl. 12 (L)
Eder, Heinrich, 00.00.1945, Hauptmann, Pi.Btl. 12 (L)
Gerken, Hermann, 15.02.1945, Major, I./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Jordan, Günter, 25.02.1945, Oberstleutnant d. R., Jg.Rgt. 23 (L)
Müller, Wolfgang, 00.00.1945, Leutnant d.R., 11./Art.Rgt. 12 (L)
Piehler, Franz, 00.00.1945, Major, II./Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Rößiger, Werner, 05.12.1944, Oberleutnant d.R., 8./Art.Rgt. 12 (L)
Strauss, Otto, 07.01.1945, Leutnant, 1./Pi.Btl. 12 (L)

Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (3)
Gerken, Hermann, 25.05.1944 (3329), Hauptmann, Btl.Fhr. I./Lw.Jäg.Rgt. 25
Hartogh, Heinz, 07.12.1944 (4786), Oberleutnant, Chef Stb.Kp./Jäg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Herian, Edwin, 25.05.1944 (3346), Oberleutnant, Kp.Fhr. 4./Jäg.Rgt. 24 (L)


13. Feld – Division (L)

total : 4 KC (3 RK + 1 EL)

Oakleaves
1. Weimer, Kilian [478. EL] 14.05.1944 Major Kdr Jäg-Rgt 25 (L)

Knight’s Cross

Stab :
2. Reymann, Hellmuth 05.04.1944 Generalleutnant Kdr 13. Feld-Div (L)

Jäger – Regiment 25 (L) :
3. Teuwsen, Adolf 14.05.1944 Obergefreiter MG-Schütze i. d. 3./Jäg-Rgt 25 (L)

Artillerie – Regiment 13 (L) :
4. Grodde, Werner 06.04.1944 Hauptmann Kdr II./Art.Rgt 13 (L)

German Cross in Gold (5)
Braun, Otto, 22.07.1943, Feldwebel, 10./Lw.Jg.Rgt. 26
Klemer, Hans-Konrad, 07.04.1944, Oberst, Art.Rgt. 13 (L)
Mühle, Georg, 11.04.1944, Oberleutnant, 3.(Fla)/Pz.Jg.Abt. 13 (L)
Stautmeister, Adolf, 11.04.1944, Major, Jg.Rgt. 25 (L)
Weinert, Willi, 24.06.1943, Feldwebel, 11./Lw.Jg.Rgt. 25

Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (2)
Lex, Otto, 15.05.1944 (3299), Leutnant, Kp.Fhr. Stabs.Kp./Lw.Jäg.Rgt. 26
Möhrke, Bruno, 25.05.1944 (3336), Oberstleutnant, Kdr. Lw.Jäg.Rgt. 26


15. Feld – Division (L) / 15. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

Knight's Cross (2)
Eitel, Emil, 08.08.1944, Hauptmann, Kdr III./Lw.Jäg.Rgt 30
Masemann, Willi 24.06.1944 Unteroffizier i. d. 4./Pz.Jäg.Abt 15 (L)

German Cross in Gold (8)
Beutter, Friedrich, 09.08.1943, Oberleutnant, Stug.Bttr./Lw.Feld-Div. 15 [= 4.(Stug)/Pz.Jg.Abt.]
Gerlach, Dietrich, 05.02.1944, Major, Kdr. Pz.Jg.Abt. 15 (L)
Kukuk, Hans-Reinhardt, 16.01.1944, Oberleutnant, IV./Art.Rgt. 15 (L)
Mann, Wilhelm, 27.10.1943, Oberst, Kdr. Art.Rgt. 15 (L)
Rackowitsch von, Andreas, 09.08.1943, Leutnant, Stug.Bttr./Lw.Feld-Div. 15 [= 4.(Stug)/Pz.Jg.Abt.]
[other spelling of von Rakowitz, later KC holder with FEB 4 (L)]
Raddatz, Heinz, 17.10.1943, Leutnant, 15. Lw.Feld-Div.
Schröppel, Alfred, 20.03.1944, Leutnant, 11./Lw.Jg.Rgt. 30
Spang, Willibald, 17.10.1943, Generalleutnant, Kdr. Lw.Feld-Div. 15


17. Feld - Division (L)

Army Honor Roll Clasp (1)
Lange, Gerhard, 27.10.1944, Hauptmann, I./Art.Rgt. 17 (L)


18. Feld – Division (L)

Knight's Cross (2)
Tresckow von, Joachim 19.09.1944 Generalleutnant Kdr 18. Feld-Div (L)
Godde, Johannes 24.01.1945 Major Kdr III./Art.Rgt 18 (L)

German Cross in Gold (2)
Erdmann, Dipl.Ing. Wolfgang, 28.12.1943, Generalmajor, Kdr. 18. Lw.Feld-Div.
Hagenow von, Gustav, 19.09.1944, Major, 18. Feld-Div. (L)


21. Feld – Division (L) / 21. Luftwaffen-Feld-Division

total : 5 KC (4 RK + 1 EL)

Oakleaves
1. Henze, Albert [709. EL] 21.01.1945 Generalmajor Kdr Gruppe Henze [21. Feld-Div (L)]

Knight’s Cross

Jäger – Regiment 41 (L) :
2. Klos, Otto 09.12.1944 Hauptmann Führer Jäg-Rgt 41 (L)

Jäger – Regiment 42 (L) :
3. Janz, Siegfried 05.11.1944 Obergefreiter Gruppenführer i. d. 1./Jäg-Rgt 42 (L)

Divisions – Füsilier – Bataillon 21 (L) :
4. Oelker, Heinrich 26.03.1944 Hauptmann Führer Div.Füs.Btl 21 (L)

Feldersatz – Bataillon 21 (L) :
5. Schwöppe, Heinz 26.03.1945 Hauptmann Kdr FEB 21 (L)

German Cross in Gold (22)
Auer, Rupert, 12.10.1944, Oberjäger, 1./Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
Bialluch, Willi, 12.10.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 1./Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
Griebel, Theo, 08.05.1944, Oberjäger, 2./Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
Henne, Walter, 18.12.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 2./Pz.Jg.Abt. 21 (L)
Hilpmann, Ernst, 23.11.1944, Feldwebel, 2./Pz.Jg.Abt. 21 (L)
Hohenhoff, Helmut, 27.11.1944, Oberjäger, 6./Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
Jakob, Alfred, 23.11.1944, Hauptmann d.R., I./Jg.Rgt. 41 (L)
Klos, Otto, 08.05.1944, Hauptmann, I./Jg.Rgt. 41 (L)
Krause, Heinz, 17.09.1944, Oberleutnant, Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
Kuntscher, Friedrich, 23.11.1944, Feldwebel, 6./Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
* Lahousen (Edler von Vivremont), Erwin, 20.07.1944, Oberst, Kdr. Jäg.Rgt. 41 (L)
[Führerreserve HGr. Nord, zugl. kommandiert zum Gren.Rgt. 96 zur Einarbeitung als Rgts.Kdr. ; Kdr. des Jg.Rgts. 41]
Langer, Alfred, 27.11.1944, Hauptmann, II./Jg.Rgt. 41 (L)
Leppich, Walter, 09.10.1944, Leutnant d.R., Jg.Rgt. 41 (L)
Pech, Alois, 18.11.1944, Oberfeldwebel, 3./Jg.Rgt. 43 (L)
Ruegenberg, Horst, 27.11.1944, Hauptmann d.R., I./Art.Rgt. 21 (L)
Schmidtseck Freiherr von, Rudolf, 05.03.1944, Hauptmann d.R., Pz.Jg.Abt. 21 (L)
Schrader, Willi, 23.11.1944, Hauptmann d.R., I./Jg.Rgt. 43 (L)
Schreiber, Werner, 12.09.1944, Hauptmann d.R., Felders.Btl. 21 (L)
Seibold, Karl, 23.11.1944, Oberleutnant d.R., I./Jg.Rgt. 41 (L)
Seiler, Josef, 30.08.1944, Hauptmann, Jg.Rgt. 42 (L)
Stübner, Erhart, 26.09.1944, Leutnant d.R. Stu.Gesch.Abt. 1021 (L)
Wehrstedt, Otto, 17.09.1944, Oberleutnant, 4./Div.Füs.Btl. 21 (L)

* belongs to a group of soldiers who have "credibly proven" ("glaubhaft nachgewiesen") to have been awarded the decoration. The "Nachauflage" (1992) [addendum/2nd ed.] of the book by Horst Scheibert lists 50 recipients like that. 11 of them have been listed in the new standard work by Patzwall/Scherzer (2001,2003,2007) in the meatime and therefore can be regarded as confirmed. To enable further research, open for final confirmations as well as for rejections/proof of the contrary the status of the remaining 39 soldiers should be regarded as "credibly proven" per Scheibert and therefore this group is listed here for the time being.

Army Honor Roll Clasp (1)
Douglas, Morton, 25.02.1945, Oberstleutnant, Jg.Rgt. 43 (L)

attached :
Reschke, Theodor, 27.02.1944, Hauptmann, Kampfgruppe Schütze [ex Lw.Feld.Rgt. 1]

Commendation Certificate of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army (1)
Großmann, Fritz, 17.03.1944 (2979), Oberleutnant, Chef 3./Div.Füs.Btl. 21 (L)


20. Feld – Division (L) in nov 1943 was restructured -> Radfahr-Verband (bycicle unit)
and was used as an occupation unit in Denmark
june 1944 renamed

20. Luftwaffen – Sturm – Division
[transferred june 1944 for action in Italy ; nov 1944 disbanded]

Knight's Cross (2)
Proehl, Georg 09.12.1944 Rittmeister Chef 2./Jäg-Rgt 39 (L)
Vischer, Kurt 18.12.1944 Obergefreiter Gruppenführer i. d. 6./Jäg-Rgt 40 (L)

German Cross in Gold (6)
Albowitz, Herbert, 22.12.1944, Leutnant d.R., 6./Jg.Rgt. 40 (L)
Beerden, Gerhard, 30.12.1944, Oberwachtmeister, 7./Jg.Rgt. 39 (L)
Fischer, Klaus, 30.12.1944, Rittmeister, II./Jg.Rgt. 39 (L)
Littmann, Eberhard, 23.11.1944, Leutnant d.R., 3./Jg.Rgt. 40 (L)
Schmidt, Horst, 20.01.1945, Rittmeister, Div.Füs.Btl. 20 (L)
Schönbrodt, Kurt, 07.01.1945, Wachtmeister, 7./Jg.Rgt. 39 (L)

Army Honor Roll Clasp (2)
Adam, Walter, 25.11.1944, Oberleutnant, II./Jg.Rgt. 40 (L)
Arnim von, Hans-Jürgen, 25.08.1944, Oberstleutnant, Jg.Rgt. 40 (L)



Luftwaffe - Other Ground Units

Luftwaffen-Division Meindl
[Lw.Feld-Rgt structurally assigned to Div. Meindl ; the Btls. were distributed to the security troops of AOK 16 / HGr. Nord - service with II. , X. , XXXIX. AK - most of the time]

German Cross in Gold (3)
Meindl, Eugen, 27.07.1942, Generalmajor, Kdr. Lw.Div. Meindl
Müller, Herbert, 24.06.1943, Leutnant, 16./Lw.Feld-Rgt. 1
Pfeifer, Josef, 29.04.1943, Oberleutnant, 16./Lw.Feld-Rgt. 1


Luftwaffen-Infanterie-Regiment Moskau

German Cross in Gold (1)
Jacobs, Willi, 04.01.1943, Oberleutnant, 8./Lw-IR Moskau


Luftwaffen-Feld-Bataillon zbV 3
[Bewährungstruppe ; HeTr ; Ilmensee]

German Cross in Gold (1)
Zander, Arthur, 17.10.1943, Hauptmann, x/Lw.Feld.Btl. z.b.V. 3


LW-Schützen-Bataillon z.b.V. III
[status unknown so far ; Bewährungs-Einheit ?]

German Cross in Gold (2)
Heinemann, Fritz, 27.07.1942, Oberfeldwebel, 10./Lw-Schützen-Btl. z.b.V. III
Schmitz, Rudolf, 27.07.1942, Leutnant, x/Lw-Schützen-Btl. z.b.V. III


IV. / Regiment Wehl / Festung Breslau
[alarm unit built from airfield companies]
German Cross in Gold (1)
Hofmeister, Wilhelm, 27.04.1945, Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel, Btl. IV/Rgt. Wehl


Lw-Festungs-Bataillon XVIII

German Cross in Gold (1)
Bomnüter, Otto, 22.03.1945, Hauptmann, Lw.Fest.Btl. XVIII [Hürtgenwald] / AOK 7


Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1006 (Lw)
/ Pz.AOK 3

German Cross in Gold (2)
Haas, Willi, 09.03.1945, Oberfeldwebel, Stu.Gesch.Abt. 1006 (Lw)
Willberg, Richard, 09.03.1945, Leutnant d.R., Stu.Gesch.Abt. 1006 (Lw)


open points / unit not determined , assignment unknown

Barg, Walther, 14.04.1942, Major, Kdr. Lw.Gef.-Abt. Barg
[abbr. "Gef." used on Karteikarte ; possible meaning : Gefechts , or also Gefangenen ]


luchs / listed by teamwork, june 2007 / Bernd
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