High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 10 Sep 2008 09:15

Another one for the list should be Lt. Hans Giese (DGiG and RK), metioned as Fhr. of 2.Kp./PzAbt. 5 in a Tagesmeldung dated 27.03.45 for destroying 18 enemy tanks in 48 Hours with his Panther tank.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Hardigan » 14 Sep 2008 10:04

SS-Standartenoberjunker Frans Johann Goedhart destroyed fifteen Soviet Panzer on one day as a (temporary) Geschützführer of a PAK in the 4./SS-PzGrRgt 48 in March '44 .

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Gastolli » 16 Sep 2008 19:52

Jan-Hendrik wrote:Another one for the list should be Lt. Hans Giese (DGiG and RK), metioned as Fhr. of 2.Kp./PzAbt. 5 in a Tagesmeldung dated 27.03.45 for destroying 18 enemy tanks in 48 Hours with his Panther tank.
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Hi Jan-Hendrik,

you can blow up his score by looking into the RK-recommendation from 27.03.45 by Pz.Abt. 5 (Fhr., Hptm. Schmid) - Bundesarchiv (RH 7/278):

The achievment (in short):
Served just for a few weeks as Kompanie-Führer with Pz.Abt. 5. On evening of 22.03.1945 during counter-attack on Railstation Golzow destroyed 3 tanks. On 23.03.1945 from 06.30h to 10.00h south of Railstation Golzow destroyed 15 tanks out of an russian "Panzerrudel", until the evening he had scored 19 tanks. On 24.03.1945 with 2 tanks night-attack against Gorgast, during retreat remaind in position as the last vehicle, despite being wounded. Total score for Lt. Giese was 2 SU-76, 13 T43 and 4 Josef Stalin.

awards until that date:
EK2 21.05.40 / EK1 06.09.41 / DKiG 22.09.44 / Ostmed. 15.08.42 / VA schwarz 20.09.44 / PzKpfAbz. II 15.12.44

his career:
up to 01.03.40 Bekleidungs-Feldwebel with Pz.Jg.Lehr.Abt. Wünsdorf / up to 01.06.43 Zugf. with Pz.Abt. 90 (I'm sure they mean Pz.Jg.Abt. 90 ???) / up to 01.05.44 Ausbildungs-Offizier with Pz.Jg.E.u.A.Abt. 1 / up to 15.11.44 Zugf. Pz.Brig. 2101 / up to 26.01.45 Zugf. in II./Pz.Rgt. 21 / up to 12.02.45 Kp.Fhr. Lehrgang Bergen / since 13.02.45 Kp.-Fhr. 2./Pz.Abt. 5

You can see, that his PANZER-career actually was a short one (just one year, 05.1944 to 05.1945) !

A N D, most important for this thread:
according to message from AOK 9 from 10.04.1945: Lt. Giese is wounded, total score until now 58 tanks according to commander of Pz.Abt. 5 (Gesamtabschüsse bisher 58 Panzer lt. Auskunft Kommandeur Pz.Abt. 5).

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PS: what exactly is an T43, please excuse my ignorance !

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 16 Sep 2008 20:53

T34 Modell 1943 :wink:

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Gastolli » 16 Sep 2008 21:09

Jan-Hendrik wrote:T34 Modell 1943 :wink:

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Hallo Jan-Hendrik,

are you sure on that? This was also my first thought...

But most surviving award recommendations are from 1945, the therm T43 was used very often in that respect and I can't believe that the Russians have so much of T34 Mod. 1943 left those days. They will have a lot of them of course, but my thougth was that it was a "more modern" vehicle used by the russians ?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 16 Sep 2008 21:11

are you sure on that?
I am..the designation was also used for the T34/85 :D

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 23 Dec 2008 08:52

Otto Riehs - Inf. Div. 17,7,5 cm Pak crew commander - 10 tank kills for 12 minutes (september 1942)
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Post by carius » 23 Dec 2008 09:27

Finnish StuG III & T-34 aces :
SturmGeschutz III :
2nd liutenant B. Brotell 11 kills (6 T-34,4 T-34-85,1 ISU-152) Ps.531-10 "Bubi"
Lieutenant O.Aulanko 8 kills (4 T-34,3 ISU-152,1 ?) Ps.531-6 "Liisa"
Lieutenant M. Kiuaspera 7 kills (6 T-34,1 ISU-152) Ps.531-9 "Toini"
Corporal S. Karukka 7 kills (5 T-34,2 "Light tanks") Ps.531-12 "Lea"
Liutenant M. Sartio 7 kills (6 T-34,1 ?) Ps.531-19 "Marjatta"
Sergeant E. Halonen 7 kills (3 T-34,2 KV-1,2 ISU-152) Ps.531-24,Ps.531-25 "Kyllikki"
Lieutenant A. Peltonen 6 kills (6 T-34) Ps.531-4 "Lisbeth",Ps.531-8 "Aili"
Corporal I. Koskiniemi 5 kills (4 T-34,1 ISU-152) Ps.531-5
Sergeant A. Merivirta 5 kills (5 T-34) Ps.531-14 "Vappu"
Captain C.B. Kvikant 3 kills (2 T-34,1 ISU-152) Ps.531-29
Staff Sergeant P. Hyytiainen 2 kills (2 T-34) ?
Captain Y.K.K. Talvitie 2 kills (2 T-34) Ps.531-8 "Aili"
Captain T. Kumlin 2 kills (1 T-34,1 KV-1) Ps.531-20 "Meeri"
Sergeant E. Vartia 2 kills (1 T-34,1 KV-1) Ps.531-7
Sergeant V. Kuusisto 2 kills (2 ISU-152) Ps.531-12 "Lea"
Sergeant P. Nertamo 1 kill (1 ISU-152) Ps.531-4 "Lisbeth"
2nd lieutenant Y. Ruokkola 1 kill (1 T-34) Ps.531-5

T-34 :
Sergeant Lehvaslaiho 5 (7 ?)kills T-34,ISU-152 Ps.231-3

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Hardigan » 29 Dec 2008 19:59

RKT SS-Ostuf. Franz Riedel , Chef 7./ SS-Pz.Rgt.10 , SS-Pz.Div."Frundsberg" who had 40+ Panzerkills and numerous Pak with his PzKpfw. IV .
He also destroyed 13 T-34 in one action. (Krätschmer)
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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Benoit Douville » 30 Dec 2008 17:53

Carius,

Where Otto Riehs achieved his 10 tank kills in 12 minutes, on what front and in what Battle?

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 31 Dec 2008 18:51

The action was in Russia,but i have no information the exact battle! :( if i found the source,i wiil write....... :D

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 31 Dec 2008 18:52

Hardigan wrote:RKT SS-Ostuf. Franz Riedel , Chef 7./ SS-Pz.Rgt.10 , SS-Pz.Div."Frundsberg" who had 40+ Panzerkills and numerous Pak with his PzKpfw. IV .
He also destroyed 13 T-34 in one action. (Krätschmer)
Thank you for the information! :D

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 05 Jan 2009 07:30

Otto Riehs have total 23 panzer kills
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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 05 Jan 2009 15:22

Capt. Erwin Tarchai (Pz.VI "Tiger") from 2. Hungarian armored division - at least 10 kills (soviet T-34 & Sherman).
Lt. Ion Dimitru (Pz.IV) from 1. Romanian armored division - 10 + kills
Capt. Florea Parvanesku (Pz.IV) from 1. Romanian armored division - 4 kills (T-34)
Lt. Aleksandru Velikanu (Pz.III) from 1. Romanian armored division - 3 kills (T-34)
Sgt. Stefan Raducu (Pz.IV) from 1. Romanian armored division - 2 kills (T-34) & 2 anti-tank guns (22.11.1942)

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Marcus » 05 Jan 2009 22:47

carius wrote:Capt. Erwin Tarchai (Pz.VI "Tiger") from 2. Hungarian armored division - at least 10 kills (soviet T-34 & Sherman).
Lt. Ion Dimitru (Pz.IV) from 1. Romanian armored division - 10 + kills
I have their names as Ervin Tarczay and Ion Dumitru, which is correct?

A good thread on Romanian tank aces: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=8113

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