the most decorated soldiers of the Wehrmacht

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Dieter Zinke
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 22 Nov 2005 13:45

According to Veit Scherzer' s new book some corrections and denials were made (resp: are later to notice):

Adolf Ax, Hans-Georg Benthack, Ernst Biehler, Wilhelm Bittrich, Max Bork, Walter Botsch, Karl Decker, Heinz Fiebig, Fritz-Hubert Gräser, Desiderius Hampel, Otto Hitzfeld, Hermann Hölter, Alfred Jodl, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, Chritian-Johannes Landau, Heinrich von Lüttwitz, Robert Macher, Eugen Meindl, Hermann Niehoff, Werner Ostendorff, Hermann Plocher, Joseph von Radowitz, Georg Radziej, Franz Sensfuß, Joachim von Siegroth, Sylvester Stadler, Hans Voigt, Dr. h.c. Otto Wagener.

Falsifications, concoctions and perjured depositions are now finished.

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 30 Dec 2005 15:43

Dieter Zinke wrote:According to Veit Scherzer' s new book some corrections and denials were made (resp: are later to notice):

Adolf Ax, Hans-Georg Benthack, Ernst Biehler, Wilhelm Bittrich, Max Bork, Walter Botsch, Karl Decker, Heinz Fiebig, Fritz-Hubert Gräser, Desiderius Hampel, Otto Hitzfeld, Hermann Hölter, Alfred Jodl, Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, Chritian-Johannes Landau, Heinrich von Lüttwitz, Robert Macher, Eugen Meindl, Hermann Niehoff, Werner Ostendorff, Hermann Plocher, Joseph von Radowitz, Georg Radziej, Franz Sensfuß, Joachim von Siegroth, Sylvester Stadler, Hans Voigt, Dr. h.c. Otto Wagener.

Falsifications, concoctions and perjured depositions are now finished.

Dieter Z.
Hi Dieter!

Thanks for that info in advance. I don´t have Scherzer´s book yet. I would like to ask for Gen. Rabe von Pappenheim (30.04.1945) and Gen. Rudolf Hofmann (07.05.1945). Also falsified?

Thanks in advance!
Jürgen

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 30 Dec 2005 17:02

Stauffenberg II wrote:Hi Dieter!
Thanks for that info in advance. I don´t have Scherzer´s book yet. I would like to ask for Gen. Rabe von Pappenheim (30.04.1945) and Gen. Rudolf Hofmann (07.05.1945). Also falsified?
Thanks in advance!
Jürgen
Both are legal recipients!!

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Post by Rolf-Gunter Kolb » 12 Dec 2006 20:22

Hi Gentlemen, a list such as this one has already been made with the exception that that list does not have a listing for each iindividual General officer as the list on this site has. One thing about the list I am talking about is that it has rudementary info only such as: Rank, Name, and unit listing. The list includes also, Generals who have not been awarded the Knights Cross and covers those who became generals before the end of the war. If I am correct, the person's who created their list, did enough research that went back to covering those who were Captains and Majors, who at least made the rank og Generalmajor; by the end of the war. I will see if I can get permission to post a link to their list to be place on this site. It is a list that is also constantly updated and or corrected and is a work in progress. For that reason, that is why I will have to ask their permission to have their lists posted on this site. I will let you know more on this as soon as i hear back from them.

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Over Four Months Later!

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 17 Apr 2007 23:20

Gentlemen,

It's been over four months since the last message was given in this important topic of highly decorated Germans of World War II. Lets get rolling again please!

Sincerely,

Edward

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Post by TassosTz » 28 May 2007 23:13

Why this excellent source of info has stopped? please keep it ON!
T.T.

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Re: the most decorated soldiers of the Wehrmacht

Post by Cartaphilus » 03 Jan 2012 14:28

Reichsmarschall Hermann GÖRING
- Pour le mérite: am 02.06.1918 als Oberleutnant und Führer der Jagdstaffel 27
- Grosskreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes: am 19.07.1940 als Generalfeldmarschall und Reichsminister der Luftfahrt u. Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe
- Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes: am 30.09.1939 als Generalfeldmarschall und Reichsminister der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe (Aushändigung des Ritterkreuzes durch Adolf Hitler)
- Ritterkreuz des kgl. Preuss. Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern: 20.10.1917
- Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse: 15.09.1914
- Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse: 22.03.1915
- Ritterkreuz II Klasse des Grossherzoglich Badischen Ordens vom Zähringer Löwen mit Schwertern: 08.07.1915
- “Ehrenbecher für den Sieger in Luftkampf”: 15.04.1916
- Ritterkreuz des Grossherzoglich Badischen Militär Karl-Friedrich-Verdienstordens: 11.02.1918
- Kgl. Preuss. Flugzeugbeobachter-Abzeichen: 15.11.1914
- Kgl. Preuss. Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen: 12.10.1915
- Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz
- Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond
- Blutorden der NSDAP (ohne Nr.): 09.11.1933
- Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP: 01.12.1933
- Grosskreuz des Kgl. Italien. Militärordens von Savoyen
- Ehrenzeichen des Deutschen Roten Kreuzes, Halskreuz mit Bruststern, Sonderstufe
- Großkreuz des Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischen Hausordens (2. Modell)
- Fliegerschaftsabzeichen (19.01.1935 von Göring gestiftet)
- gemeinsames Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen in Gold mit Brillanten, sog. Luftwaffen-“Doppelabzeichen“ (Stifter und erster Träger dieser ad personam ehrenhalber verliehenen Auszeichnung)
- Luftwaffen-Ärmelband “Jagdgeschwader Frhr. v. Richthofen Nr. 1 1917/1918“ gestiftet und am rechten Arm angelegt: 00.10.1935
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Gauehrenzeichen ”Silberner Gauadler” des Gaues Thüringen der NSDAP: 20.04.1937
- Goldenes Gauehrenzeichen des Gaues Berlin der NSDAP
- Luftschutz-Ehrenzeichen 1. Stufe: 20.04.1938
- Großkreuz des Danebrog-Ordens mit den Insignien in Diamanten und der zum Großkreuz gehörenden Ordenskette (höchster dänischer Orden): 06.08.1938
- Großkreuz des Kgl. Ital. Ordens vom Heiligen Mauritius und Lazzarus: 00.00.1938
- Großkreuz des Kgl. Schwed. Schwerterordens mit Kette: 02.02.1939
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. Klasse
- Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz II. Klasse: 00.09.1939
- Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz I. Klasse: 00.09.1939
- Kreuz von Danzig II. und I. Klasse: 00.10.1939
- Große Ordenskette des Annunziatenordens (Kgl. Orden der Heiligen Verkündigung von Italien): 22.05.1940
- Orden vom Joch und den Pfeilen, höchste Stufe (Imperial del Yugo y las Flechas de España , Spanien)
- Kgl. Rumän. Orden “Michael der Tapfere” Orden “Michael der Tapfere“ III., II. und I. Klasse: 21.10.1941
- Großkreuz des Militärordens von Savoyen mit Stern und Schulterband: 27.11.1941
- Grosskreuz des finnischen Freiheitskreuzes mit Schwertern: 25.03.1942
- Großkreuz des Kaiserl. Japan. Palowina-Ordens: 29.09.1943
- Slowakisches Kriegssiegerkreuz I Klasse
- Komturkreuz des Kgl. Rumän. Ordens Aeronautische Tugend mit der Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
- Grosskreuz des finnischen Löwenordens mit Schwertern
- Grosskreuz des Ordens der Finnischen Weissen Rose mit Schwertern
- Grosskreuz des Kgl. Italien. Ordens des Sterns
- U-Bootkriegsabzeichen, 1939 mit Brillanten
- Kgl. Rumän. Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen
- 1 Schwert des japanischen nationalen Verbandes Shochoku Seishin Shinkokai
In the this list doesn't appear the Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle, from Yugoslavia, as we can see in this pic:

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Re: the most decorated soldiers of the Wehrmacht

Post by Georges JEROME » 15 Feb 2012 23:18

outstanding post most usefull for a research upon "Medaille zur Erinnerung am den 1.October 1938 mit Spange Prager Burg"

- Glt Hans von Obstfelder Kdr. 28. ID
- Glt Friedrich Olbricht Kdr. 24. ID
- G. d. Kav. Rudolf Koch-Erpach Kdr. 8. ID

served during the occupation of the remnants of the Tchechoslovakia
Why were they not holders of this medal ?

Georges

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Re: the most decorated soldiers of the Wehrmacht

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 04 Sep 2012 04:54

Gentlemen,

I thought I should move this important subject up a bit to the present. There is still plenty of Germans that needs to be recognized by their decorations.

Sincerely,

Edward L. Hsiao

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Re: the most decorated soldiers of the Wehrmacht

Post by Dieter Zinke » 04 Sep 2012 11:41

For fundamental reasons I have severe objections to do so !
Who should handle the project as "ritterpanzer" did ? - but generally as the moderator I had always to correct, to adapt and to move alphabetically the contributions - basically a time-killing and frustrating amusement.

Much more better, such a project should be in the AH-factbook, as much as possible complete and perfected by an proved author.

Deterrent examples for failed projects are the threads "Awards (OL, Sw. & Diam.) personally bestowed by Hitler"
and the "Knight's Cross Database", they will never be finished !

I want to oversee the stickies
"Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes /all recipients/pics"
"Knight's Cross Holders Identification" and
"Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals"
and therefore I still will do my very best.

I want you to understand that an upcoming debate club with insufficient information at the end of the day is absolutely not needed - and please consider we have thousends of Heeresgenerale, how we should sift through the evidence ?!
In fact an important part of researching should be the creation of bios as possible for all Heeresgenerale and the acquisition of a pic in each case. To collect only the list of their awards as pars pro toto is completely dissatisfying !! That's just the way it is.

I'm an old man and I have still a lot to do for the elaboration and completition of "Die Generale der Waffen-SS und der Polizei", Generale des Heeres (S - Z) and Militärverwaltungschefs. Thus I'm used to capacity from morning to night.

Therefore to my regret: The thread is locked.

Dieter Z.

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