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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Dieter Zinke » 16 Jul 2013 13:42

I had to remove a post by “Requin Marteau” (thierry) directing to a link showing only the truly wellknown badge!
But the topic was exclusively created to show the recipients with their award!


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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Mark Costa » 16 Jul 2013 16:06

Over the years there has been some confusion as to whether French General D' Astier was one and same with a Moraglia. The fact is that these are two separate men. Hence the Colonel Jean Moraglia is our missing French recipient who was given the award at a state dinner in Berlin during General Vuillemin's visit. The French Recipients all received theirs at the same occasion -- Göring being very generous in decorating not only Vuillemin and D' Astier, and attaché Stehlin, but Vuillemin's aides: Moraglia, Petitjean-Roget, De Geffrier and a Captain Schmiedlin (first name unknown).

My updated list now shows 89 confirmed recipients.

Angerstein, Karl
Antonescu, Ion
D' Astier de la Vigerie, Francois
Balbo, Italo
Bär, Heinz
Baumbach, Werner
Below, Nicolaus von
Bernasconi, Mario
Blomberg, Werner
Bodenschatz, Karl
Boris King of Bulgaria
Bourbon, Alfonso de Orleans Y
Brauchitsch, Bernd von
Catlos, Ferdinand
Cavallero, Ugo
Christian, Eckhard
Christiansen, Friedrich
Dessloch, Otto
Dietl, Eduard
Dietrich, Josef "Sepp"
Dönitz, Karl
Druschel, Alfred
Franco y Bahamonde, Fransisco
Gablenz, Carl-Albrecht Freiherr von
Galland, Adolf
De Geffrier, Hubert-Marie Joseph
Gollob, Gordon M.
Göring, Hermann
Görnnert, Fritz Dr.-Ing
Graf, Hermann
Grauert, Ulrich Hans
Greim, Robert Ritter von
Harlinghausen, Martin
Hartmann, Erich
Helbig, Joachim
Herrmann, Hajo
Himmler, Heinrich
Hoffmann von Waldau, Otto
Horthy de Nagybánya, Miklós
Ihlefeld, Herbert
Jeschonnek, Hans
Kammhuber, Josef
Kastner-Kirdof, Gustav
Keller, Alfred
Kesselring, Albert
Kettembeil, Hans
Kindelán y Duany, Alfredo
Korten, Eduard Günther
Kren, Vladimir
Lent, Helmut
Loerzer, Bruno
Löhr, Alexander
Lützow, Günther
Mannerheim, Carl Gustav
Marseille, Hans Joachim
Milch, Erhard
Mölders, Werner
Navratil, Fredrick Miroslav
Nowotny, Walter
Oesau, Walter
Parani, Alberto
Paul of Yugoslavia, Prince
Peltz, Dietrich
Petitjean-Roget, Albert
Pflugbeil, Kurt
Ramcke, Bernhard Hermann
Reitsch, Hanna
Richthofen, Dr.- Ing. Wolfram von
Rommel, Erwin
Rudel, Hans Ulrich
Sandalli, Renato
Schmidlein, ?
Schnaufer, Heinz-Wolfgang
Seidel, Hans-Georg
Skorzeny, Otto
Sperrle, Hugo
Stauffenberg, Melitta Schenk Gräfin von
Stehlin, Paul
Student, Kurt
Stumpff, Hans Jürgen
Teucci, Giuseppe
Trettner, Heinrich
Udet, Ernst
Uzelac, Emil (Milan)
Valle, Victor G.
Vuillemin, Joseph
Wenninger, Rudolf
Wever, Walter




POSSIBLES:
Two Romanians wearing the badge thought to be General Gheorghe Jienescu and Air Ace Tudor Greceanu
Two Bulgarians wearing the badge thought to be Generals Vasil Boidev and Dimitar Airanov ( I mispelt his name as Atsasnov in a previous post)

Baur, Hans
Diesing, Ulrich
Fraff, ?
Koller, Karl
Körner, Paul
Manstein, Erich von
Philipp, Hans
Rüdel, Günther
Weise, Hubert
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Reason: Weise, Hubert - not Wiese, Hubert. King Boris was added too

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Dieter Zinke » 16 Jul 2013 17:02

Very nice, dear Mark and also exceedingly informative -
but where is King Boris of Bulgaria in your list ?!? :wink: 8-)

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Mark Costa » 17 Jul 2013 01:15

Dieter:

Many thanks -- I can't believe all these years I have not had King Boris on the list. I must have deleted his name along the way and never realized it. It seems that we really have 89 confirmed recipients !!

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Mark Costa » 01 May 2014 12:44

I thought I'd post of photo from the web that shows French General Vuillemin with his staff during his state visit to Germany. This shows all those French Officers who would be awarded the CPO Badge with diamonds during this visit. These men are rarely seen and although they are not wearing their badges here yet, at least one can see who they are.
From left to right are: Paul Stehlin, the French Air Attache to Berlin, General Vuillemin, Ambassador Poncet, Göring, Colonel Jean Moraglia behind Göring, General D' Astier, Capitaine Schmidlein ?, Albert Petitjean-Roget, and Hubert-Marie Joseph De Geffrier. Over the years I have seen photos of all 7 of these French Airmen wearing the badge. But in this photo there is an 8th French Officer whose shoulder and top of his head that can be seen behind D' Astier. One wonders whether this officer too was awarded a badge??

I have also included an updated list of all known recipients that have been verified through documents or photos. The number now is 89:

Angerstein, Karl
Antonescu, Ion
D' Astier de la Vigerie, Francois
Balbo, Italo
Bär, Heinz
Baumbach, Werner
Below, Nicolaus von
Bernasconi, Mario
Blomberg, Werner
Bodenschatz, Karl
Boris King of Bulgaria
Bourbon, Alfonso de Orleans Y
Brauchitsch, Bernd von
Catlos, Ferdinand
Cavallero, Ugo
Chemidlin, Marie Joseph Paul (Capitaine)
Christian, Eckhard
Christiansen, Friedrich
Dessloch, Otto
Dietl, Eduard
Dietrich, Josef "Sepp"
Dönitz, Karl
Druschel, Alfred
Franco y Bahamonde, Fransisco
Gablenz, Carl-Albrecht Freiherr von
Galland, Adolf
De Geffrier, Hubert-Marie Joseph
Gollob, Gordon M.
Göring, Hermann
Görnnert, Fritz Dr.-Ing
Graf, Hermann
Grauert, Ulrich Hans
Greim, Robert Ritter von
Harlinghausen, Martin
Hartmann, Erich
Helbig, Joachim
Herrmann, Hajo
Himmler, Heinrich
Hoffmann von Waldau, Otto
Horthy de Nagybánya, Miklós
Ihlefeld, Herbert
Jeschonnek, Hans
Kammhuber, Josef
Kastner-Kirdof, Gustav
Keller, Alfred
Kesselring, Albert
Kettembeil, Hans
Kindelán y Duany, Alfredo
Korten, Eduard Günther
Kren, Vladimir
Lent, Helmut
Loerzer, Bruno
Löhr, Alexander
Lützow, Günther
Mannerheim, Carl Gustav
Marseille, Hans Joachim
Milch, Erhard
Mölders, Werner
Moraglia, Jean
Navratil, Fredrick Miroslav
Nowotny, Walter
Oesau, Walter
Parani, Alberto
Paul of Yugoslavia, Prince
Peltz, Dietrich
Petitjean-Roget, Albert
Pflugbeil, Kurt
Ramcke, Bernhard Hermann
Reitsch, Hanna
Richthofen, Dr.- Ing. Wolfram von
Rommel, Erwin
Rudel, Hans Ulrich
Sandalli, Renato
Schnaufer, Heinz-Wolfgang
Seidel, Hans-Georg
Skorzeny, Otto
Sperrle, Hugo
Stauffenberg, Melitta Schenk Gräfin von
Stehlin, Paul
Student, Kurt
Stumpff, Hans Jürgen
Teucci, Giuseppe
Trettner, Heinrich
Udet, Ernst
Uzelac, Emil (Milan)
Valle, Victor G.
Vuillemin, Joseph
Wenninger, Rudolf
Wever, Walter




POSSIBLES:
Two Romanians wearing the badge thought to be General Gheorghe Jienescu and Air Ace Tudor Greceanu
Two Bulgarians wearing the badge thought to be Generals Vasil Boidev and Dimitar Airanov.

Baur, Hans
Diesing, Ulrich
Fraff, ?
d’ Arnaud de Vitrolles, René Marie Yves Louis (Unidentified French Officer ??)
Koller, Karl
Körner, Paul
Manstein, Erich von
Philipp, Hans
Rüdel, Günther
Weise, Hubert
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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by malvinas82 » 03 May 2014 16:50

Hi Mark, do you have the name of this holder?

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by malvinas82 » 03 May 2014 16:51

Zoom on the badge.

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That seems like a Royal weeding or something...

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Dieter Zinke » 03 May 2014 17:43

It is
"Seine Kaiserliche Hoheit Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen, der letzte Chef des Hauses Preußen, anläßlich seiner Hochzeit mit Großfürstin Kira von Rußland am 4. Mai 1938"
http://www.haus-preussen.de/index4faa-2 ... =ferdinand

Louis Ferdinand is not a holder of the Pilot Badge with Diamonds !


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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by malvinas82 » 03 May 2014 18:23

Dieter Zinke wrote:It is
"Seine Kaiserliche Hoheit Prinz Louis Ferdinand von Preussen, der letzte Chef des Hauses Preußen, anläßlich seiner Hochzeit mit Großfürstin Kira von Rußland am 4. Mai 1938"
http://www.haus-preussen.de/index4faa-2 ... =ferdinand

Louis Ferdinand is not a holder of the Pilot Badge with Diamonds !


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Fantastic information Dieter, thanks a lot! :milsmile:

An interesting thing: in the photos I added here the eagle on his uniform has been removed. Postwar censorship?

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 03 May 2014 22:01

Hi,

The French officer identified as an holder, but with a garbled named Captaine Schmidlein is in fact:

Marie Joseph Paul Chemidlin

Another member of the French mission was Commandant, later Général de Division Aérienne, René Marie Yves Louis d'Arnaud de Vitrolles, so he maybe another possibility (#8). However I have only seen postwar photos of him - not wearing the badge! :D
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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Mark Costa » 03 May 2014 22:29

Steen :

Fantastic on the confirmation of the Capitaine Marie Joseph Paul Chemidlin. Hunting that name for years. The possible eighth man is definitely a French aviator. I found in my old files a better photo that actually shows the eighth man between Göring and D' Astier. Also Moraglia can be seen better behind Göring. Any ideas of the unknown man??

Malvinas:
The Prinz is definitely not wearing a Diamond Badge.

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Feb 2015 09:05

YouTube clip showing three recipients of Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen in Gold mit Brillanten (Combined Pilots and Observers Badge in Gold with Diamonds) from Kampfflieger: Joachim Helbig, Dietrich Peltz and Werner Baumbach...


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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by coburg22 » 28 Mar 2015 16:24

Did someone delete my last post regarding Luftwaffe General Moehr being a recipient?

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Yes I did - and not without eligibility!

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by coburg22 » 29 Mar 2015 04:45

Meaning what Dieter? If you have the book, you can clearly see he wears the award above all others?

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Re: Pilot Badge with Diamonds Recipients

Post by Dieter Zinke » 29 Mar 2015 07:58

Why not ?? This is absolutely no proof for the award with diamonds !
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