examples for: Blutorden & Ritterkreuz

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 11 May 2009 18:51

Denis wrote:Hello
There was also Oberst Torsten Christ, a RKT from the Luftwaffe.
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Yes, this is confirmed by pic 243 and caption in Pitsch, Erwin: Alexander Löhr, Band 2

Another one:

Oberst i. G. Merker (Friedrich)

A good characterisation of the award and the recipients can be found in Röhricht, Edgar (Gen. d. Inf. a. D.): Pflicht und Gewissen, p. 156.

Röhricht (speaking about Merker): "Herr General, dieser Mann hier hat den Blutorden, das weiß ich positiv, er wie alle seiner Fähnrichskameraden, die in der Münchner Atmosphäre von anno 1923 in ein Abenteuer hineintappten, das sie selber unmöglich beurteilen konnten und wofür ihnen Seeckt ja dann auch gründlich die Leviten las [Anmerkung Stauffenberg II: und Generalpardon erteilte]. Im Jahr des Heils 1933 [Anmerkung Stauffenberg II: Röhricht ironisch] sahen sie sich plötzlich aus heiterem Himmel summarisch dekoriert, das mag einigen den Kopf verdreht haben, diesem Kämpen hier aber nicht."

According to Röhricht these young recipients could be excellently used to settle frictions with the party leadership. Each time when a friction occured between the troop unit and the party Merker was sent, pulled out his award (obviously not always worn!) and mounted it in front of the party members with whom frictions were to settle smashing the fist on the table and crying that this is not what he was fighting and bleeding for in Munich 1923.

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Re: Blutorden & Ritterkreuz

Post by Marcus » 22 May 2009 09:39

Does anyone have any additions or corrections to the below list of holders of both the KC and Blood order?

Generalmajor Julius von Bernuth
General der Infanterie Johannes Block
Oberst Torsten Christ
Oberst Richard Ernst
Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring
Oberstleutnant Alfred Greim
Generalmajor Theodor Kretschmer
Oberst Walther Krüger
Generalleutnant Josef “Beppo” Schmid (Luftwaffe)
Oberst Johannes Schmidt
Major der Reserve Josef Stigler
Generalleutnant Wolf-Dietrich Ritter von Xylander

Thanks.

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Re: examples for: Blutorden & Ritterkreuz

Post by Igor Karpov » 23 May 2009 14:42

Oberstleutnant Thorsten Christ and Generalfeldmarschall Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen.

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Post by FANGIO » 23 May 2009 19:19

I found this Blutorden. I think it hasn't been posted before. It's Oberst Georg-Henning von Heydebreck.
Source: Jacques http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=362&hl=blutorden
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Post by Elwyn W » 23 May 2009 23:03

Wow, Igor, great pic of Christ -- I was ready to give up looking at him in the usual pic staring at his puppy. Finally something to compare against his pic with Pohl.


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Post by Igor Karpov » 16 Jul 2009 08:25

freiherr wrote:Wow, Igor, great pic of Christ -- I was ready to give up looking at him in the usual pic staring at his puppy. Finally something to compare against his pic with Pohl.


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Thanks, Freiherr. Here is another photo from the same event. Generaloberst Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Generaloberst Hans Jeschonnek and Oberstleutnant Thorsten Christ.

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Re: examples for: Blutorden & Ritterkreuz

Post by Igor Karpov » 31 Jul 2009 13:10

Generalmajor Julius von Bernuth.
From ePier.

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Re: examples for: Blutorden & Ritterkreuz

Post by FANGIO » 14 Oct 2009 02:49

I think this one wasn't posted before. It's Oberstleutnant Jakob Gansmeier.
Source: http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.d ... -Jakob.htm
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Re: examples for: Blutorden & Ritterkreuz

Post by graveland » 03 Jul 2016 15:37

Who is he? Maybe a future Ritterkreuzträger?

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