KC-holders visiting the Reichsjugendführung

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KC-holders visiting the Reichsjugendführung

Post by Dieter Zinke » 18 Mar 2004 16:18

Both pics show KC-holders visiting the Reichsjugendführung.
Marked with “X” is Hans Becker (KC on 28.11.1940), since 01.03.1943 commissioner of the army with the youth organization of the Reich (Beauftragter des Heeres bei der Reichsjugendführung); since 01.03.1944 he was in the Chefgruppe Abteilung Heeresnachwuchs (department for recruiting for the army) beim Generalinspekteur für den Führernachwuchs beim Chef HRüst u. BdE (with the Inspector of the after-growth of officers within the Chief of Army Equipment and Commander of the Replacement Army).
Far right in the first pic (frontal bald headed) is Max Sachsenheimer.
I hope anybody can identify some persons.



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Post by Daniel L » 18 Mar 2004 16:36

Could you post a close-up of the tank destruction badge holder please? It's too hard to say who it is when it's so small.

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Post by Denis » 18 Mar 2004 17:52

It is very difficult but the surrounded soldier (see pic below) might be Karl Langesee.
I think this photo is displayed in Biblio Verlag's book dealing with RKT from Infanterie. Does the caption on the book contain some identifications ?
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 18 Mar 2004 18:51

The book out of the Biblio-Verlag (I am working for) has unfotunately no other suggestions than Becker. Here the enlargement of the officer with the Tank Destruction Badge.
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Post by Daniel L » 18 Mar 2004 19:49

Oberstab, when was this photo taken? I don't recognize this person. It would be interesting to hear if anyone else have any opinions about this unknown knight's cross holder.

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Post by Waland66 » 18 Mar 2004 19:49

Hi!

Can it be Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt?

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Post by Waland66 » 18 Mar 2004 19:51

Here is a picture of Kylling-Schmidt.

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Post by Daniel L » 18 Mar 2004 19:53

I believe you are correct Pål. The parting of his hair is the same and there's a strong resemblance of the jaw and ears. The awards are also the same with the usual positioning that Ekkehard used.

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Post by J.N. Houterman » 19 Mar 2004 00:35

Perhaps easier to compare this way.

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Post by Daniel L » 19 Mar 2004 01:34

It's definately Kylling-Schmidt, one can tell it by the parting of his hair.

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Post by Denis » 19 Mar 2004 09:37

Hello
Yes I agree with both of you. He is seemingly Ekkehard Kylling Schmidt.
Giving a date to the photo might help us in narrowing the scope of the search.
This sery of photos were taken between March, 1942 and December of the same year.
Indeed, Kylling Schmidt is shown wearing a TDB. This badge was instituted in March, 1942. Kylling Schmidt was awarded the EL on 04/12/42 and the photo shows him as RKT and not an Eichenlaubträger.
If the surrounded guy is Karl Langesee, the scope might be consequently reduced : Langesse was awarded the RK on 10/08/42 but this remains to be proved that this guy is really Langesee.
Seeing the trees with leaves is also an interesting element.
Just my 02 eurocents
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PS : what is the mutual link between all those RKT ? Did they all belong to HJ at a time ?

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Post by Waland66 » 19 Mar 2004 15:53

And here is an even better picture:

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Post by Elwyn W » 20 Mar 2004 04:03

Looks very much like Sachsenheimer on the extreme right. That would put the picture to an even tighter time frame. Sachsenheimer won his RK 05.04.42. That would then put the picture to March, early April 42.

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Post by Elwyn W » 20 Mar 2004 15:56

Sorry, my logic was all screwed up. It was most likely Langesee as he had a penchant for wearing his gebirgstruppe outfit to such functions. So the picture was indeed taken between 10.08.42 and 04.12.42. The leaves said August of course.

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