High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Michael Kenny » 28 Sep 2018 01:13

Cult Icon wrote:
28 Sep 2018 00:49
or it's not that important? nobody cares
A 13 year thread with 17 pages is proof 'nobody cares'!

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Jul 2019 04:06

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
15 Dec 2014 08:11

Like Kurt Knispel and a few other high scoring tank killers,Konrad Weinert should have gotten the Knight's Cross. I had a hunch that Weinert after his death was nominated posthumously for the Knight's Cross. 59 kills over enemy tanks was a lot for Konrad Weinert as panzer commander. What happened to his nomination remains unknown. Weinert had gotten his German Cross in Gold posthumously. By the way,there were a number of brave German soldiers of WWII that were awarded both the German Cross in Gold and the Knight's Cross posthumously.
A bit late to this one- the RK was not awarded based on an accumulated kill tally but a single outstanding leadership/combat action. Also the relationship between the soldier and his superiors also played a major role in deciding whether or not to assemble a packet and submit it.

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