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Post by HT » 12 May 2004 05:02

Fangio,

Left to Rudel is Hrabak


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Post by Dieter Zinke » 12 May 2004 08:57

Denis wrote:Hi
Thanks John and Liri for posting these pics.
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As far as I remember, the first LW officer on the Reitsch picture is Oberst i.G. von Bulow, the Luftwaffe Adjutant of AH.
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Hallo Denis,

his name is Nicolaus von Below (not von Bülow !!), Hitlers Luftwaffen-Adjutant 1937 - 1945.

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Post by Denis » 12 May 2004 13:39

Hello
Thanks Oberstab for the correction (for my apologies, I quote from memory, not too bad, I had 4 good letters on 5 ! 8) :lol: )
Thanks Fangio for the Rudel et al. pic. The LW NCO is Erwin Hentschel, the machine gunner of Rudel. I would say that this photo was taken when Rudel was awarded the Swords (he is shown as a Hptm.), consequently after 25/11/43 (the bestowal date for respectively Hentschel's KC and Rudel's Swords) but before 20/03/44 when Hentschel died by drowning after Rudel's stuka was obliged to land in a Soviet controlled area (as far as I know, but correct me if I'm wrong, both Rudel and Hentschel were obliged to cross a huge river on their way to the German lines but Hentschel never reached the other bank).
Keep on posting new pictures !!!
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 12 May 2004 14:16

Hallo forum.

The pic shows the presentation of the oakleaves to Rudel and others in the Reichskanzlei Berlin in spring 1943.
From left to right:
Walter Scheunemann, Werner Baumgarten-Crusius, Rudolf Schlee, Georg Rietscher, Paul-Werner Hozzel, Werner Streib, Theodor Nordmann, Rudel, Egon Mayer, Georg Dörffel, Hinrich Schuldt.

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 12 May 2004 14:18

Oberstab wrote:Hallo forum.

The pic shows the presentation of the oakleaves to Rudel and others in the Reichskanzlei Berlin in spring 1943.
From left to right:
Walter Scheunemann, Werner Baumgarten-Crusius, Rudolf Schlee, Georg Rietscher, Paul-Werner Hozzel, Werner Streib, Theodor Nordmann, Rudel, Egon Mayer, Georg Dörffel, Hinrich Schuldt.

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The pic shows the presentation of the oakleaves to Rudel and others in the Reichskanzlei Berlin in spring 1943.
From left to right:
Walter Scheunemann, Werner Baumgarten-Crusius, Rudolf Schlee, Georg Rietscher, Paul-Werner Hozzel, Werner Streib, Theodor Nordmann, Rudel, Egon Mayer, Georg Dörffel, Hinrich Schuldt
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Post by FANGIO » 12 May 2004 17:25

HT: thanks for the data of Hrabak.

Denis: can't remember exactly but I think that it was the Dnieper, in Ukraine, where Hentschel died by drowning.

Any idea about Werner Baumbach's picture, who are those men?

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Post by HT » 16 May 2004 21:47

Fangio : The third man who standing in a row with Hrabak & Rudel is Erwin Hentschel, according to :

http://www.pilotenbunker.de/Stuka/Rudel/rudel.htm

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Post by Mark V. » 19 May 2004 10:21

Another one:

March 1942 in Führerhauptquartier:
Generalmajor Hermann Breith
General ??
Oberst Heinrich Eberbach
Oberst Karl-Wilhelm Specht
Oberstleutnant Otto Hitzfeld (on far right; not on the picture)

The picture is from: Heinrich Eberbach. General der Panzertruppe a.D., published by Kameradschaft ehem. Panzer-Regiment 35.
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 19 May 2004 21:10

Hallo Mark V.

Generalmajor Hermann Breith
Generalmajor Werner Freiherr von und zu Gilsa
Oberst Heinrich Eberbach

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Post by Mark V. » 23 May 2004 17:26

Danke Oberstab!

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Post by Denis » 24 May 2004 10:48

Hello friends,

Many thanks again to all of you for adding new elements to this thread !!
I have updated the list by taking into account the new additions. Please note that if the date is unknown, I have inserted the latest bestowal date for all the present recipients. I have sorted the data by date. New elements are clearly identified by a caption in bold.

29/06/41
(location and position of the 3 officers are not known)
KM ceremony
- Kaleu. Engelbert Endrass (14. EL)
- Kaleu. Heinrich Liebe (OL) (13. EL)
- Kaleu. Herbert Schultze (OL) (15. EL)

After 14/07/41, location unknown (is seemingly very close of the previous ceremony)
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Oskar Dinort (21. EL)
- Major Walter Storp (22. EL)

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED !!
07/02/42, location unknown (the previous date was "after 16/01/42")
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Obst. Hans Jordan (59. EL)
- Obst. Karl Eibl (50. EL)
- Major Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn (49. EL)
- Rittm. Georg Freiherr von Boeselager (53. EL)
- Oblt. Karl-Heinz Noak (63. EL)

After 12/03/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hans Philipp (8. Schwerter)
- Kurt Ubben (80. EL)
- Oblt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann (81. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
March of 1942, FHQ
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Major Hermann Breith (69. EL)
- Gen.Major Werner-Albrecht Freiherr von und zu Gilsa (68. EL)
- Obst. Heinrich Eberbach (42. EL)
- Obst. Karl Wilhelm Specht (60. EL)
- Obstlt. Otto Hitzfeld (65. EL)

2nd semester, 1942
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- undientified LW officer (should be a Schwerterträger)
- Oblt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann (10. Schw.)
- Hptm. Helmut Lent (98. EL)
- Oblt. Heinrich Setz (102. EL)
- Oblt. Friedrich Geisshardt (101. EL)

26/09/42
- Rommel receives his Schwerter (Große Urkunde)

After 11/10/42, location unknown
WH-LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Walter Sigel (116. EL)
- Hptm. Johannes Kümmel (133. EL)

After 28/11/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Alwin Boerst (149. EL)
- Lt. Josef Wurmheller (146. EL)

After 23/12/42, FHQ, Vinnitsa
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Ekkehard Kylling-Schmidt (150. EL)
- Hptm. Harald von Hirschfeld (164. EL)

After 08/01/43, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Kaleu. Friedrich Guggenberger (171. EL)
- Kaleu. Wolfgang Lüth (142. EL)
- Korv.Kapt. Karl-Friedrich Merten (147. EL)
- Kaleu. Werner Töniges (143. EL)

After 08/01/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Bruno Dilley (174. EL)
- Major Ernst Kupfer (173. EL)

After 25/01/43, FHQ, Vinnitsa
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. d.R. Georg Michael (187. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Konrad Hupfer (136. EL)

After 08/02/43, Wolfsschanze
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Erwin Fischer (191. EL)
- Hptm. Hermann Hogeback (192. EL)

31/03/43, location unknown
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ogruf. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich (26. Schw.)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 16/04/1943, Reichskanzlei - Berlin
WH-LW-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Walter Scheunemann (202. EL)
- Oblt. Werner Baumgarten-Crusius (199. EL)
- Ofw. Rudolf Schlee (222. EL)
- Uffz. d.R. Georg Rietscher (210. EL)
- Obstlt. Paul Werner Hozzel (230. EL)
- Major Werner Streib (197. EL)
- Oblt. Theodor Nordmann (214. EL)
- Oblt. Hans Ulrich Rudel (229. EL)
- Hptm. Egon Mayer (232. EL)
- Hptm. Georg Dörffel (231. EL)
- SS-Staf. Hinrich Schuldt (220. EL)

it is possible that other recipients (especially Heer members) also attended to this ceremony but the angle of the photo can't allow to see more people.

After 17/05/43, location unknown
WH-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified
- Obst. Karl Löwrick (247. EL)
- Obst. Franz Griesbach (242. EL)
- Hptm. Waldemar von Gazen (182. EL)
- Hptm. Erich Bärenfänger (243. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. August Dieckmann (233. EL)
- Oblt. d.R. Wilhelm Niggemeyer (241. EL)
- Ofw. Ernst Kruse (245. EL)

After 04/07/43, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Freg.Kapt. Gerhard von Kamptz (225. EL)
- Kaleu. Siegfried Wuppermann (226. EL)
- Kaleu. Otto von Bülow (234. EL)
- Kaleu. Georg Lassen (208. EL)
- Kaleu. Werner Henke (257. EL)

After 02/08/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Major Werner Streib ?? (197. EL)
- Major Gustav Rödel (255. EL)
- Major Hans-Joachim Herrmann ?? (269. EL)
- Hptm. Heinrich Ehrler (265. EL)
- Hptm. Werner Schroer (268. EL)
- Oblt. Joachim Kirschner (267. EL)

28/08/43, FHQ
WH Ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Inf. Hans von Obstfelder (251. EL)
- Gen. d. Inf. Paul Laux (237. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Gustav Hoene (238. EL)
- Major Bruno Kahl (270. EL)
- Major Karl Langesee (211. EL)

After 04/09/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Hartmann Grasser (288. EL)
- Hptm. Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (290. EL)
- Oblt. Günther Rall (134. EL)
- Oblt. Walter Nowotny (293. EL)

After 07/09/43, location unknown
WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- SS-Staf. Heinz Harmel (296. EL)
- SS-Ostubaf. Otto Baum (277. EL)

15/10/43
- Wolfgang Lüth receives his Brillanten Große Urkunde

After 03/10/43, location unknown
WH Ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Bodo Spranz (2182. RK + 308. EL)
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Joachim Lemelsen (294. EL)

Late October 1943, location unknown
WSS ceremony
- SS-Gruf. Walter Krüger (286. EL)
- SS-Ostubaf. Sylvester Stadler (303. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 25/11/43, location unknown
- Major Dietrich Hrabak (337. EL)
- Hptm. Hans Ulrich Rudel (42. Schw.)
- Ofw. Erwin Hentschel (RK)

December 1943, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Korv.Kapt. Friedrich Kemnade (249. EL)
- Kaleu. Carl Emmermann (256. EL)

After 10/12/43, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Major Hasso von Manteuffel (332. EL)
- Obstlt. Ernst Wellmann (342. EL)
- Obstlt. Willi Langkeit (348. EL)
- Obstlt. Karl Baacke (352. EL)

20/01/44, Wolfsschanze
14 LW officers receive their Schwerter (Große Urkunden) (sorted by alphabetical order)
- Heinrich Bär
- Werner Baumbach
- Alfred Druschel
- Adolf Galland
- Gordon Gollob
- Hermann Graf
- Joachim Helbig
- Herbert Ihlefeld
- Helmut Lent
- Günther Lützow
- Walter Nowotny
- Walter Oesau
- Dietrich Peltz
- Wolf-Dieter Wilcke

02/02/44, Rastenburg
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ustuf. Michael Wittmann (380. EL)

13/02/44, Rastenburg
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Inf. Kurt von der Chevallerie (357. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Hans Gollnick (282. EL)
- Gen. d. Inf. Friedrich Wiese (372. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Hans Schlemmer (369. EL)

13/02/44, Rastenburg ??
WH Ceremony
- Major Erich Bärenfänger (45. Schw.)

18/02/44, Rastenburg ??
WH-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- SS-Hpstuf. Léon Dégrelle (2474. RK)
- SS-Gruf. Herbert Otto Gille (47. Schw.)
- Gen.Lt. Theobald Lieb (400. EL)

After 24/03/44, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Major Kurt Bühligen (413. EL)
- Hptm. Hans-Joachim Jabs (430. EL)
- Major Bernhard Jope (431. EL)
- Major Hansgeorg Bätcher (434. EL)

After 13/04/44, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Geb.Tr. Hans Kreysing (63. Schw.)
- Gen.Lt. Johannes Mayer (453. EL)

April, May, 1944, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified WH general receiving the Schwerter
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Hermann Breith (48. Schw.)
- Obslt. d.R. Dr. med. dent. Franz Bäke (49. Schw.)
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Walther K. Nehring (383. EL)
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin (439. EL)
- Gen.Major Hans Källner (392. EL)
- then 4-5 other EL recipients who remains unidentified for the moment

05/05/44, Obersalzberg
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- Major Wilhelm Herget (451. EL)
- Major Martin Möbus (463. EL)
- Major Erich Rudorffer (447. EL)
- Hptm. Alfred Grislawski (446. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Emil Lang (448. EL)
- Lt. Günther Schack (460. EL)
- Lt. Otto Kittel (449. EL)
- Lt. Anton Hafner (452. EL)

After 14/05/44, location unknown :
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Kilian Weimer (478. EL)
- Obstlt. Max Sachsenheimer (472. EL)
- Major Wilhelm Drewes (458. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Walter Elflein (347. EL)
- Ofw. d.R. Martin Hrustak (473. EL)

25/05/44, Obersalzberg
WH ceremony
as far as I can see on the photo, at least 9 Heer officers (several generals). This photo is displayed on "on the Field of Honor" (volume 2 - see entry for von Brese) . From left to right :
- unidentified
- unidentified
- Obst. Franz Griesbach (53. Schwerter : cannot be Oakleaves since he has already been listed in the "after 17/05/43" ceremony)
- Gen.Lt. Georg-Wilhelm Postel (57. Schwerter) to be confirmed
- Gen.Lt. Friedrich Schulz (428. EL)
- Obst. Ernst-Günther Baade (402. EL)
- Obst. Herbert Schwender (442. EL)
- Major Heinz von Brese-Winiary (441. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Heinrich Hogrebe (454. EL)

After 09/06/44, Obersalzberg
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified (WH) (should be at least a Gen.Major, or upper rank)
- Gen.Major Gottfried Weber (490. EL)
- Gen.Major Wolf Hagemann (484. EL)
- Obstlt. Ernst Wilhelm Hoffmann (494. EL)
- Obstlt. Fritz Müller (477. EL)
- Hptm. Bernhard Flachs (381. EL)
- Hptm. Theodor von Lücken (469. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Konrad Zeller (495. EL)
- Ofw. Hans Strippel (485. EL)

After 24/06/44, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified (to be confirmed) : there is seemingly a sleeve which can be seen near Hartmann's one : see luft_EL_1.jpg
in the related thread posted by Freiherr)
- Lt. Erich Hartmann (420. EL) : might it be possible that Hartmann was there to be awarded the Schwerter ? This owul d be the only possiblity coming to my mind to explain why he is before Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. If so, the date would be included between 02/07/44 (Hartmann's Schwerter) and 30/07/44 (Schnaufer's ones).
- Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (507. EL)
- Major Horst Kaubisch (505. EL)
- Hptm. Eduard Skrzipek (509. EL)
- Lt. Adolf Glunz (508. EL)

25/06/44, Obersalzberg
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ostuf. Michäel Wittmann (71. Schwerter)

After 25/07/44, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Major Herbert Lamprecht (532. EL)
- Hptm. Wilhelm Batz (526. EL)
- Hptm. Heinz Strüning (528. EL)
Note that the photo doesn't allow to see if more soldiers attended to this specific ceremony

28/08/44, FHQ
WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- SS-Ogruf. Felix Steiner (86. Schw.)
- SS-Stubaf. Léon Dégrelle (EL + NKSiG)


The following ones comes from single photos wher only one soldier is seen receiving the award. Due to lack of information and until a new larger photo can be found, we can only suppose that the following soldiers received their respective award without any fellow counterparts. They are sorted by alphabetical order.

- Gen.Major Fritz Bayerlein (258. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. Georg Bochmann (246. EL)
- Gen. d. Inf. Walter Graf v. Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt (103. EL)
- SS-Ogruf. Theodor Eicke (88. EL)
- SS-Ogruf. Paul Hausser (261. EL)
- SS-Ostuf. Bruno Hinz (559. EL)
- Obstlt. Ludwig Kirschner (135. EL)
- Obst. Hartwig v. Ludwiger (163. EL)
- Obst. Kurt-Jürgen Frhr. v. Lützow (37. EL)
- Oblt. Hans-Joachim Marseille (97. EL)
- SS-Hpstuf. Erwin Meierdress (310. EL)
- Gen.Obst. Walter Model (74. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. Joachim Peiper (377. EL)
- Gen.Major Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (145. EL)
- Major Otto-Ernst Remer (325. EL)
- Gen.Major Theodor Scherer (92. EL)
- Gen. d. Geb.Tr. Ferdinand Schörner (398. EL)
- Obst. Rainer Stahel (169. EL)
- Obst. Helmuth Thumm (166. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. Christian Tychsen (353. EL)
- SS-Ostubaf. Karl Ullrich (480. EL)

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Post by Elwyn W » 24 May 2004 13:06

Denis wrote:Hello friends,

Many After 14/05/44, location unknown :
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Kilian Weimer (478. EL)
- Obstlt. Max Sachsenheimer (472. EL)
- Major Wilhelm Drewes (458. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Walter Elflein (347. EL)
- Ofw. d.R. Martin Hrustak (473. EL)

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Hi Denis
You left out the 6 guys in front of Weimer. Any comments on my guesses?

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Post by FANGIO » 28 May 2004 15:28

Not awarding the RK or Eich but here's a pic from Corbis showing Hitler awarding Prien's crew members. Raeder is also there.
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Post by Denis » 01 Jun 2004 15:36

Hello friends,

As you will see, thanks to my friend JEan-Pierre, I could include a large number of new elements to this thread. Thanks again to all people who take time to find new information about this matter.
Please note that if the date is unknown, I have inserted the latest bestowal date for all the present recipients. I have sorted the data by date. New elements are clearly identified by a caption in bold.


29/06/41
(location and position of the 3 officers are not known)
KM ceremony
- Kaleu. Engelbert Endrass (14. EL)
- Kaleu. Henrich Liebe (OL) (13. EL)
- Kaleu. Herbert Schultze (OL) (15. EL)

After 14/07/41, location unknown (is seemingly very close of the previous ceremony)
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Oskar Dinort (21. EL)
- Major Walter Storp (22. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
07/09/41, FHQ
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Hans "Assi" Hahn (32. EL)
- Kaleu. Oblt. Hans Philipp (33. EL)
- Oblt. Heirich Bär (31. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 31/12/41, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Major Walther von Seydlitz-Kurbach (54. EL)
- Obst. Franz Scheidies (43. EL)
- Oblt. Ernst-Georg Buchterkirch (44. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 31/12/41, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Kap. zS Bernhard Rogge (45. EL)
- Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock (51. EL)
- Oblt. zS Reinhard Suhren (56. EL)

07/02/42, location unknown (the previous date was "after 16/01/42")
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Obst. Hans Jordan (59. EL)
- Obst. Karl Eibl (50. EL)
- Major Günther Hoffmann-Schönborn (49. EL)
- Rittm. Georg Freiherr von Boeselager (53. EL)
- Oblt. Karl-Heinz Noak (63. EL)

After 12/03/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hans Philipp (8. Schwerter)
- Kurt Ubben (80. EL)
- Oblt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann (81. EL)

March of 1942, FHQ
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Major Hermann Breith (69. EL)
- Gen.Major Werner-Albrecht Freiherr von und zu Gilsa (68. EL)
- Obst. Heinrich Eberbach (42. EL)
- Obst. Karl Wilhelm Specht (60. EL)
- Obstlt. Otto Hitzfeld (65. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 23/04/42, location unknown
From left to right :
- Hptm. Herbert Ihlefeld (9. Schw.)
- Oblt. Wolf-Dietrich Huy (83. EL)
- Oblt. Wolfgang Späte (90. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 23/04/42, location unknown
WH-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- Obst. Wilhelm wegener (66. EL)
- SS-Brig. u. Gen.Major d. Polizei Alfred Wünnenberg (91. EL)
- Gen.Major Wilibald Frhr. v. Langermann u. Erlencamp (75. EL)EW NEW NEW !!NEW NEW NEW !!

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 09/08/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Anton Hackl (109. EL)
- Ofw. Franz-Josef Beerenbock (108. EL)

2nd semester, 1942
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- undientified LW officer (should be a Schwerterträger)
- Oblt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann (10. Schw.)
- Hptm. Helmut Lent (98. EL)
- Oblt. Heinrich Setz (102. EL)
- Oblt. Friedrich Geisshardt (101. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
23/09/42, FHQ
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Werner Ziegler (121. EL)
- Lt. d.R. Gerhard Hein (120. EL)

26/09/42
- Rommel receives his Schwerter (Große Urkunde)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 03/10/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Friedrich-Karl Müller (126. EL)
- Oblt. Wolfgang Tonne (128. EL)
- Lt. Hans Beisswenger (130. EL)
- Fw. Wilhelm Crinius (127. EL)

After 11/10/42, location unknown
WH-LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Walter Sigel (116. EL)
- Hptm. Johannes Kümmel (133. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 30/10/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff (115. EL)
- Oblt. Günther Rall (134. EL)
- Fw. Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert (131. EL)
- Ofw. Max Stotz (137. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 13/11/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Heinrich Schweickhardt (138. EL)
- Gen.Major Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke (145. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 21/11/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Wolfgang Schenck (139. EL)
- Hptm. Friedrich Lang (148. EL)
- Lt. Josef Zwernemann (141. EL)

After 28/11/42, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Alwin Boerst (149. EL)
- Lt. Josef Wurmheller (146. EL)

After 23/12/42, FHQ, Vinnitsa
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Ekkehard Kylling Schmidt (150. EL)
- Hptm. Harald von Hirschfeld (164. EL)

After 08/01/43, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Kaleu. Friedrich Guggenberger (171. EL)
- Kaleu. Wolfgang Lüth (142. EL)
- Korv.Kapt. Karl-Friedrich Merten (147. EL)
- Kaleu. Werner Töniges (143. EL)

After 08/01/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Bruno Dilley (174. EL)
- Major Ernst Kupfer (173. EL)

After 25/01/43, FHQ, Vinnitsa
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. d.R. Georg Michael (187. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Konrad Hupfer (136. EL)

After 08/02/43, Wolfsschanze
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Erwin Fischer (191. EL)
- Hptm. Hermann Hogeback (192. EL)

31/03/43, location unknown
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ogruf. Josef Dietrich (26. Schw.)

After 16/04/1943, Reichskanzlei - Berlin
WH-LW-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Walter Scheunemann (202. EL)
- Oblt. Werner Baumgarten-Crusius (199. EL)
- Ofw. Rudolf Schlee (222. EL)
- Uffz. d.R. Georg Rietscher (210. EL)
- Obstlt. Paul Werner Hozzel (230. EL)
- Major Werner Streib (197. EL)
- Oblt. Theodor Nordmann (214. EL)
- Oblt. Hans Ulrich Rudel (229. EL)
- Hptm. Egon Mayer (232. EL)
- Hptm. Georg Dörffel (231. EL)
- SS-Staf. Hinrich Schuldt (220. EL)

it is possible that other recipients (especially Heer members) also attended to this ceremony but the angle of the photo can't allow to see more people.

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 10/05/43, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. d.R. Fritz Fessmann (170. EL)
- Hptm. Hans-Günther Stotten (236. EL)
- Major Erich Klawe (227.EL)

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED !! (2 first entries have been added)
After 17/05/43, location unknown
WH-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Lt. Hans-Karl von Scheele (217. EL)
- unidentified
- Obst. Karl Löwrick (247. EL)
- Obst. Franz Griesbach (242. EL)
- Hptm. Waldemar von Gazen (182. EL)
- Hptm. Erich Bärenfänger (243. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. August Dieckmann (233. EL)
- Oblt. d.R. Wilhelm Niggemeyer (241. EL)
- Ofw. Ernst Kruse (245. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 31/05/43, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Kaleu. Wolfgang Lüth (142. EL)
- Kaleu. Robert Gysae (250. EL)
- Kaleu. Erich Topp (11. Schw.)
- Kaleu. Reinhard Suhren (18. Schw.)

After 04/07/43, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Freg.Kapt. Gerhard von Kamptz (225. EL)
- Kaleu. Siegfried Wuppermann (226. EL)
- Kaleu. Otto von Bülow (234. EL)
- Kaleu. Georg Lassen (208. EL)
- Kaleu. Werner Henke (257. EL)

After 02/08/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Major Werner Streib ?? (197. EL)
- Major Gustav Rödel (255. EL)
- Major Hans-Joachim Herrmann ?? (269. EL)
- Hptm. Heinrich Ehrler (265. EL)
- Hptm. Werner Schroer (268. EL)
- Oblt. Joachim Kirschner (267. EL)

28/08/43, FHQ
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Inf. Hans von Obstfelder (251. EL)
- Gen. d. Inf. Paul Laux (237. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Gustav Hoene (238. EL)
- Major Bruno Kahl (270. EL)
- Major Karl Langesee (211. EL)

After 07/09/43, location unknown
WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- SS-Staf. Heinz Harmel (296. EL)
- SS-Ostubaf. Otto Baum (277. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 13/09/43, location unknown
WH ceremony
from left to right :
- Obst. Paul Schultz (284. EL)
- Obst. dR. Walter Lange (300. EL)
- Major Theodor Tolsdorff (302. EL)
- Obst. Günther Pape (301. EL)
- Major d.R. Franz Bäke (262. EL)

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED !!
After 22/09/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Hptm. Hartmann Grasser (288. EL)
- Hptm. Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (290. EL)
- Hptm. Günther Rall (34. Schw.)
- Oblt. Walter Nowotny (37. Schw.)

15/10/43
- Wolfgang Lüth receives his Brillanten (Große Urkunde)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 03/10/43, location unknown
WH ceremony
- Gen.Lt. Emilio Esteban-Infantes receives his RK as Kdr. 250. ID (span.)

After 03/10/43, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Oblt. Bodo Spranz (2182. RK + 308. EL)
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Joachim Lemelsen (294. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 25/10/43, FHQ
WH ceremony
From left to Right :
- Gen.Lt. Julius Ringel (312. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Horst Grossmann (292. EL)

Late October 1943, location unknown
WSS ceremony
- SS-Gruf. Walter Krüger (286. EL)
- SS-Ostubaf. Sylvester Stadler (303. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 24/11/43, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Obst. Dr. med. dent. Karl Mauss (335. EL)
- Major Bernhard Sauvant (260. EL)
- Hptm. Ernst Ziemer (317. EL)

After 25/11/43, location unknown
LW ceremony
from left ot right :
- Major Dietrich Hrabak (337. EL)
- Hptm. Hans-Ulrich Rudel (42. Schw.)
- Ofw. Erwin Hentschel (RK)

December 1943, location unknown
KM ceremony
From left to right :
- Korv.Kapt. Friedrich Kemnade (249. EL)
- Kaleu. Carl Emmermann (256. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 09/12/43, location unknwon
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Pz.Truppen Sigfrid Henrici (350. EL)
- Obst. Eugen König ?? (318. EL)
- Obst. Heinrich Voigtsberger (351. EL)
- Major d.R. Adolf Weitkunat (346. EL)
- Hptm. Willy Johannmeyer (329. EL)

After 10/12/43, Wolfsschanze
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Major Hasso von Manteuffel (332. EL)
- Obstlt. Ernst Wellmann (342. EL)
- Obstlt. Willi Langkeit (348. EL)
- Obstlt. Karl Baacke (352. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
09/01/44, location unknown
WH ceremony
- Obst. Adalbert Schulz (9. Brill.)

20/01/44, Wolfsschanze
14 LW officers receive their Schwerter (Große Urkunden) (sorted by alphabetical order)
- Heinrich Bär
- Werner Baumbach
- Alfred Druschel
- Adolf Galland
- Gordon Gollob
- Hermann Graf
- Joachim Helbig
- Herbert Ihlefeld
- Helmut Lent
- Günther Lützow
- Walter Nowotny
- Walter Oesau
- Dietrich Peltz
- Wolf-Dieter Wilcke

NEW NEW NEW !!
30/01/44, Wolfschanze, Rastenburg
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Obstlt. Albert Graf v.d. Goltz (316. EL)
- Obstlt. Karl Koetz (374. EL)
- Major Josef-Georg Mulzer (367. EL)
- Rittm. Andreas Thorey (349. EL)
- Fw. d.R. Heinrich Boigk (370. EL) wearing a patch on one of his eye

02/02/44, Rastenburg
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ustuf. Michäel Wittmann (380. EL)

13/02/44, Rastenburg
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Inf. Kurt von der Chevallerie (357. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Hans Gollnick (282. EL)
- Gen. d. Inf. Friedrich Wiese (372. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Hans Schlemmer (369. EL)

13/02/44, Rastenburg ??
WH ceremony
- Major Erich Bärenfänger (45. Schw.)

18/02/44, Rastenburg ??
WH-WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- SS-Hpstuf. Léon Dégrelle (2474. RK)
- SS-Gruf. Herbert Otto Gille (47. Schw.)
- Gen.Lt. Theobald Lieb (400. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
March, 1944, Rastenburg
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ostubaf. Albert Frey (359. EL)


UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED !! (new entries from Wiese have been added)
After 26/03/44, Berghof
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Major Kurt Bühligen (413. EL)
- Hptm. Hans-Joachim Jabs (430. EL)
- Major Bernhard Jope (431. EL)
- Major Hansgeorg Bätcher (434. EL)
- Major Johannes Wiese (418. EL)
- Major Dr. jur. Maximilian Otte (433. EL)
- Major Reinhard Seiler (419. EL)
- Hptm. Horst Ademeit (414. EL)
- Oblt. Walter Krupinski (415. EL)
- Lt. Erich Hartmann (420. EL)
- Wm. Fritz Petersen (438. EL)

After 13/04/44, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Geb.Tr. Hans Kreysing (63. Schw.)
- Gen.Lt. Johannes Mayer (453. EL)

April, May, 1944, location unknown
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified WH general receiving the Schwerter
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Hermann Breith (48. Schw.)
- Obslt. d.R. Dr. med. dent. Franz Bäke (49. Schw.)
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Walther K. Nehring (383. EL)
- Gen. d. Pz.Tr. Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin (439. EL)
- Gen.Major Hans Källner (392. EL)
- then 4-5 other EL recipients who remain unidentified for the moment

05/05/44, Obersalzberg
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- unidentified (LW)
- Major Wilhelm Herget (451. EL)
- Major Martin Möbus (463. EL)
- Major Erich Rudorffer (447. EL)
- Hptm. Alfred Grislawski (446. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Emil Lang (448. EL)
- Lt. Günther Schack (460. EL)
- Lt. Otto Kittel (449. EL)
- Lt. Anton Hafner (452. EL)

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED !! (new entries until Eggemann have been added)
After 14/05/44, location unknown :
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen.Obst. Heinrich von Vietinghoff (456. EL) ??
- Friessner or Hitter or von Neindorff ??
- unidentified
- Obst. d.R. Maximilian Wengler (404. EL) or Gen.Major Rudolf Frhr. von Waldenfels (476. EL)
- Obstlt. d.R. Erich Lorenz (467. EL)
- Obstlt. Wilhelm Eggemann (468. EL)
- Obstlt. Kilian Weimer (478. EL)
- Obstlt. Max Sachsenheimer (472. EL)
- Major Wilhelm Drewes (458. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Walter Elflein (347. EL) A source gives Hptm. d.R. Walter Mix (405. EL) instead of Elflein
- Ofw. d.R. Martin Hrustak (473. EL)

NEW NEW NEW !!
14/05/44, location unknwon
WH ceremony
- Gen.Lt. Hasso von Manteuffel (50. Schw.)

UPDATED UPADTED UPDATED !!
25/05/44, Obersalzberg
WH ceremony
as far as I can see on the photo, at least 9 Heer officers (several generals). This photo is displayed on "on the Field of Honor" (volume 2 - see entry for von Brese) . From left to right :
- Gen.Lt. Dietrich von Saucken (46. Schw.) (previously as unidentified)
- Gen.Lt. Georg-Wilhelm Postel (57. Schw.)(previously as unidentified)
- Obst. Franz Griesbach (53. Schwertern)
- Gen. d. Art. Maximilian Fretter-Pico (368. EL) (previously idientifed as Postel)
- Gen.Lt. Friedrich Schulz (428. EL)
- Obst. Ernst-Günther Baade (402. EL)
- Obst. Herbert Schwender (442. EL)
- Major Heinz von Brese-Winiary (441. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Heinrich Hogrebe (454. EL)

UPDATED UPADTED UPDATED !! (new entries until Hochbaum have been added)
20/06/44, Obersalzberg
WH ceremony
From left to right :
- Gen. d. Art. Ernst-Eberhard Hell (487. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Ludwig Müller (440. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Friedrich Hochbaum (486. EL)
- Gen.Major Gottfried Weber (490. EL)
- Gen.Major Wolf Hagemann (484. EL)
- Obstlt. Ernst Wilhelm Hoffmann (494. EL)
- Obstlt. Fritz Müller (477. EL)
- Hptm. Bernhard Flachs (381. EL)
- Hptm. Theodor von Lücken (469. EL)
- Hptm. d.R. Konrad Zeller (495. EL)
- Ofw. Hans Strippel (485. EL)

After 24/06/44, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- unidentified (to be confirmed) : there is seemingly a sleeve which can be seen near Hartmann's one : see luft_EL_1.jpg
in the related thread posted by Freiherr)
- Lt. Erich Hartmann (420. EL) : might it be possible that Hartmann was there to be awarded the Schwerter ? This would be the only possiblity coming to my mind to explain why he is before Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. If so, the date would be included between 02/07/44 (Hartmann's Schwerter) and 30/07/44 (Schnaufer's ones).
- Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer (507. EL)
- Major Horst Kaubisch (505. EL)
- Hptm. Eduard Skrzipek (509. EL)
- Lt. Adolf Glunz (508. EL)

25/06/44, Obersalzberg
WSS ceremony
- SS-Ostuf. Michael Wittmann (71. Schwerter)

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 11/07/44, location unknown
WH-KM ceremony
from left to right :
- Gen. d. Inf. Erich Buschenhagen (521. EL)
- Gen.Lt. Ernst Sieler (502. EL)
- Obst. d.R. Werner Kolb (514. EL)
- Major Hermann Wulf (520. EL)
- Major Clemens-Heinrich Graf von Kageneck (513. EL)
- Major Joachim Domaschk (496. EL)
- Major Heinz-Otto Fabian (522. EL)
- Korv.Kapt. Karl Palmgren (523. EL)
- Hptm. Willi Thulke (424. EL)

After 25/07/44, location unknown
LW ceremony
From left to right :
- Major Herbert Lamprecht (532. EL)
- Hptm. Wilhelm Batz (526. EL)
- Hptm. Heinz Strüning (528. EL)
Note that the photo doesn't allow to see if more soldiers attended to this specific ceremony

NEW NEW NEW !!
After 19/08/44, location unknown
WH ceremony
from left to right :
- Obst. Hinrich Warrelmann (555. EL)
- Obstlt. Gerhard Pick (553. EL)

28/08/44, FHQ
WSS ceremony
From left to right :
- SS-Ogruf. Felix Steiner (86. Schw.)
- SS-Stubaf. Léon Dégrelle (EL + NKSiG)

NEW NEW NEW !!
19/09/44, FHQ
WH ceremony
from left to right :
- Obst. Rudolf Holste (561. EL)
- Major Walter Misera (569. EL)


The following ones comes from single photos wher only one soldier is seen receiving the award. Due to lack of information and until a new larger photo can be found, we can only suppose that the following soldiers received their respective award without any fellow counterparts. They are sorted by alphabetical order.

- Gen.Major Fritz Bayerlein (258. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. Georg Bochmann (246. EL)
- Gen. d. Inf. Walter Graf v. Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt (103. EL)
- SS-Ogruf. Theodor Eicke (88. EL)
- SS-Ogruf. Paul Hausser (261. EL)
- SS-Ostuf. Bruno Hinz (559. EL)
- Obstlt. Ludwig Kirschner (135. EL)
- Obst. Hartwig v. Ludwiger (163. EL)
- Obst. Kurt-Jürgen Frhr. v. Lützow (37. EL)
- Oblt. Hans-Joachim Marseille (97. EL)
- SS-Hpstuf. Erwin Meiedress (310. EL)
- Gen.Obst. Walter Model (74. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. Joachim Peiper (377. EL)
- Major Otto-Ernst Remer (325. EL)
- Gen.Major Theodor Scherer (92. EL)
- Gen. d. Geb.Tr. Ferdinand Schörner (398. EL)
- Obstlt. Adalbert Schulz (33. Schw.)
- Obst. Rainer Stahel (169. EL)
- Obst. Helmuth Thumm (166. EL)
- SS-Stubaf. Christian Tychsen (353. EL)
- SS-Ostubaf. Karl Ullrich (480. EL)

Best regards
Denis

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Post by Denis » 22 Jun 2004 10:06

Hello guys
Here is a new pic that I have found on the web.
Unfortunately, most of soldiers who are displayed are not identified except Major Benzin.
Let me know what are your thoughts about them. Here are my guess

1- my guess : Obst. HH Behrend (421. EL)
2- unidentified : should be a Obst. or Obstlt. : the possible ones should belong to this list given the date :
- H. Hohn (doubtful)
- AH Reinhardt (don't look like)
- Josef Bregenzer (don't have pic)
- Karl Lorenz (don't look like and the GD cufftitle should be seen)
- Walther Sievers
- Kurt Walter (don't have pic)
- HW Bronsart v. Schellendorff (don't look like)
- Wilhelm Schmalz (don't look like and should be in LW uniform)
3- my guess : Obstlt. Meinrad von Lauchert (396. EL)
4- Major Otto Benzin (406. EL)
5- unidentified : should be a Major or Hauptmann : the possible ones should belong to this list given the date :
- Walter Mix (don't look like)
- Robert Kästner (don't have pic)
- Günther Hilt (don't look like)
- Helmut Kalbitz (don't have pic)
- Alfred Müller (don't have pic)
- Walter Elflein
- HG Pestke (don't have pic)
- HM Fritsche (don't have pic)
6- my guess : Walter Möse (can also be Josef Karl but I don't have pic)
I wait for your ideas/comments.
Regards
Denis
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