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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 06 Jan 2009 13:03

Most likely your names are correct!!!my translation is from russian and I am not sure!

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 08 Jan 2009 15:14

Grenadier Gunther Halm/Richtschütze PakZg StabsKp./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 104/Pz.Div.21 - 9 kills (22 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz - 29.07.1942
Please, all, take notice : the man depicted on the photo in the middle is NOT Günter Halm !!!
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Post by carius » 08 Jan 2009 15:20

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Post by carius » 13 Jan 2009 13:43

SS-Stur. Fritz Christen,Richtschütze 2./SS-PzJägAbt 3 "Totenkopf",Ritterkreuz - 20.10.1941,13 tank kills (+ 100 soviet soldiers killed)
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Post by Hardigan » 15 Jan 2009 11:57

Also of SS-TK :

-SS-Stubaf. Fritz Biermeier Kdr. II./SS-Pz.Rgt.3 with 31+ Panzerkills

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Post by Bernd R » 15 Jan 2009 12:20

Walther Oberloskamp, 40+
Knight's Cross on 10.05.1943, Leutnant d.R., Zugführer i. d. 3./Stug.Abt. 667 , for 40. Abschuss
KIA on 26.06.1944 eastwards Minsk/SU as Führer 2./Stug.Brig. 667, Oberleutnant d.R.

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Post by carius » 19 Jan 2009 07:05

Nice photo & information!keep them coming!!! :D

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Post by Bernd R » 25 Jan 2009 20:50

Hugo Primozic, ~68
Knight's Cross on 19.09.1942, Wachtmeister, Zugführer i. d. 2./Stug.Abt. 667
Oakleaves to the KC on 25.01.1943 [185. EL], Oberwachtmeister, Zugführer i. d. 2./Stug.Abt. 667
final rank : Leutnant ; (1914-1996)

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Post by Bernd R » 25 Jan 2009 20:56

Wolfgang von Bostell, ~48
Knight's Cross on 02.09.1944, Leutnant, Zugführer I. Zug / Stug.Abt. 1023 i. d. Pz.Jg.Abt. 23
Oakleaves to the KC on 30.04.1945 [EL ohne Nr.], Leutnant, Führer 2./Pz.Jg.Abt. 205
final rank : Oberleutnant ; (1917-1991)

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Hardigan » 26 Jan 2009 13:33

According to Mr. Mitcham Wolfgang von Bostell was credited with 28 Panzerkills :

http://books.google.nl/books?id=e__d6mE ... ng+bostell

Also Ofw. Rudolf Jaenicke is credited with 12 BT-2 Panzer , but this would be for the whole platoon.
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Post by Bernd R » 26 Jan 2009 14:38

Hm, Yes, good point. Right now and for the time being I was taking what's on the list on page 1 of the thread.
• Bostell, Wolfgang Hans Heimer Paul von –48 Kills–( Pz. Jgr. Kp. 1023, Pz. Jgr. Abt. 205)–Knight's Cross 9/2/44, Oak Leaves 4/30/45.
As I've seen on other places the number of 28 too, this "48" might be a typo.

Besides many discussions about confirmed kills and the reliability of some numbers there wasn't too much questioning and examination in depth of the numbers here. I placed a slight doubt and a question once. Most difficult all this as we all know.

With regard to Wolfgang von Bostell it might be one of the easier cases to look for a more or less secure number. The Biblio Verlag KC series Sturmgeschütz Band should provide something detailed (KC and OL award). The number is relatively low compared to others but considering the late war period it was achieved it can be rated high. Depends on how one weights different aspects.

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Hardigan » 02 Feb 2009 20:39

SS-Ostuf. Hans Loritz , (s.)SS-PzAbt.502 - 20 kills
SS-Oscha. Willi Kretzchmar , SS-PzRgt.12 - 15+ kills
SS-Ustuf. Willi Kändler , SS-PzRgt.12 - 24+ kills

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by Bernd R » 05 Feb 2009 16:24

Re: Wolfgang von Bostell

Yes, the 48 are a typo. In addition to Mitcham, per the Biblio Verlag KC series StuG Band he received the KC for 20 Abschüsse and the OL after/for 28 Abschüsse.
I will edit the list on page 1 and will also add the new names.

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Post by carius » 12 Feb 2009 07:44

Lt. Gheorghe Budu,1st romanian armored division - 2 T-34,6 anti-tank guns,? mortars (20.11.1942)

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Re: High Scorers with Panzers and Paks

Post by carius » 17 Feb 2009 08:02

Ron Klages wrote:To all,

This is a redo of an older thread on the forum that listed Panzer Aces. I have revised the list to be alphabetical and have added additional individuals. I also feel it would be far better to title it as Tank Killers or Panzer Killers rather than use the word ACE. This term was associated with combat in the air and as a result it is hard to find details on individuals and their scores for ground or sea operations.

The other consideration is the addition of other high scorers as well as high scores in single engagements that usually resulted in the award of a KC to this listing.

Marcus has offered to make this a sticky so this would be an excellent opportunity to add, correct, modify and embellish to the list below. We all read and as we come across data on this subject, this would be the opportunity to share with others.

Have at it.
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edit in blue : 5 Feb 2009 / Bernd

TANK KILLERS




Contributors; Ron Klages, David C. Clarke, Erich Brown, Steve Eckardt, John S.

• Adamowitsch, Felix –23 Kills (in an 8 day period, StuG Abt. 244) Knight's Cross 10/20/44.
• Amling, Fritz—42+ Kills (in 48 Hrs. with StuG Brigade 202) Knight's Cross 12/5/42.
• Arnold, Freidrich - 51 kills serving with StuG Abt. 201 [29] then StuG Abt 237 [22] and awarded the KC on 16 November 1943.
• Banze, Karl Heinrich – 24 Kills (13 on one day StuG Abt. 244) Knight's Cross 5/27/42.
• Barkmann, Ernst—82+ Kills (Das Reich)—Panther–Knight's Cross 8/27/44.
• Baurmann, Heinz -38 kills serving with StuG Abt. 667 then StuG Brigade 322 and finally StuG Brigade 300 and was awarded the KC on 4 May 1945.
SS-Stubaf. Fritz Biermeier Kdr. II./SS-Pz.Rgt.3 with 31+ Panzerkills
• Bix, Hermann – 75+ Kills (4th Panzer Division)–Knight's Cross 3/22/45.
• Bolter, Johannes (Hans)-- 139 Kills (possibly 144) (sPzAbt. 502) Tigers– Knight's Cross 4/16/44, Oak Leaves 9/10/44.
• Bose, Georg-44 kills with StuG Abteilung 300 then StuG Abteilung 177 and was awarded the KC on 26 September 1944.
• Bostell, Wolfgang Hans Heimer Paul von 28 Kills–( Pz. Jgr. Kp. 1023, Pz. Jgr. Abt. 205)–Knight's Cross 9/2/44, Oak Leaves 4/30/45. / KC for 20 ; OL for 28
• Brandner , Josef William (Sepp)– 66 Kills (StuG Brigade 912)–Knight's Cross 1/17/45, Oak Leaves 4/30/45.
• Brandt, Jurgen—47 Kills (sS.S.Abt. 101)–Tigers.
• Bromann, Karl – 66 Kills (sS.S.PzAbt. 503)–Tigers.
• Carius, Otto – 150+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tiger I--Knight's Cross 5/4/44, Oak Leaves 7/27/44.
• Carpaneto, Alfredo – 50+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 3/28/45.
• Dallmeier, Josef—50 Kills (Fhr. PzJager Kp.1183)–Hetzer–Knight's Cross 4/3/45(?).
• Deutsch, Heinz – 46 Kills (Fsch. StuG Brigade 12) Knight's Cross 4/28/45.
• Egger, Paul – 113 Kills (s SS Pz. Abt. 102)–Tigers– Knight's cross 4/28/45
• Engel, Heinrich –15 Kills (StuG Abt. 259) Knight's Cross 11/7/43
• Engelmann, Richard—54 Kills (StuG Abt. 912)–Knight's Cross 7/22/44.
• Ernst, Albert–55 Kills–(s.Pz. Jgr. Abt. 519)--Nashorn–Knight's Cross 2/7/44.
+ Fey , Willi - 80 kills (s. SS – Pz Abt. 102) - Knight's Cross / 29.04.1945 - Tiger I
• Feibig, Walter—50+ Kills (StuG Brigade 301)
• Feldheim, Hermann—16 Kills (sPzJgAbt. 654)
• Freyer, Siegfried– 11 Kills in one engagement (Pz. Abt. 24) Knight's Cross 7/23/43.
• Gaetner ( Gartner?)– 103 Kills (sPzAbt. 503)–Tigers
• Giesen, Arno – 111 Kills (Das Reich)
SS-Ustuf. Willi Kändler , SS-PzRgt.12 - 24+ kills
• Kerscher, Albert– 100+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 10/23/44.
• Kling, Heinz–51 Kills (s SS Pz. Abt. 101)--Tigers.
• Knauth, Wilhelm—68 Kills (sPzAbt. 505)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 11/14/43.
• Knispel, Kurt –168 Kills (sPzAbt. 503)
• Köhler, Heinrich -21 kills with StuG Abteilung 322 and StuG Abteilung 201 and was awarded the KC on 4/20/45.
• Köner , Karl– 100+ Kills (sS.S.PzAbt. 503)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 4/29/44.
• Kramer, Heinz– 50+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 10/6/44.
• Kretshmer, Franz– 21 Kills (sPzJgAbt. 653) Knight's Cross 12/17/43
SS-Oscha. Willi Kretzchmar , SS-PzRgt.12 - 15+ kills
• Lang, Fritz– 113 Kills (StuG. Abt. 232)
+ Langanke, Fritz - 9 + kills (SS-Pz. Rgt. 2 "Das Reich") , Knight's Cross/27.08.1944 - Panther
• Litztke, Eric—76 Kills (sPzAbt. 509)--Tigers– Knight's Cross 10/20/44
SS-Ostuf. Hans Loritz , (s.)SS-PzAbt.502 - 20 kills
• Mausberg ,Heinz - 50+ Kills (s.Pz. Abt. 505)–Tigers.
• Metzger, Eugen—23 Kills (StuG Abt. 203) Knight's Cross 9/29/41.
• Moj–12 Kills (StuG Abt. 190)
+ Muller , Alfred - 16 kills (at least) (StuG. Brig. 901) , Knight's Cross/20.02.1943,15.12.1943/Oak Leaves
• Muller, Johann–50 Kills ((sPz. Abt. 502)--Tigers–Knight's Cross 10/23/44.
• Naumann, Horst—21 Kills (StuG Abt. 184) Knight's Cross 1/4/43
• Oberloskamp, Walter – 40+ Kills (StuG Brigade 667) Knight's Cross 5/15/43.
• Pfreundtner, Karl—30 Kills (StuG Abt. 244) Knight's Cross 9/18/42.
• Primozic, Hugo– 68 Kills (StuG Abt. 667)–Knight's Cross 9/25/42, Oak Leaves 1/25/43.
• Rade –23 Kills (StuG Abt. 244)
• Reginitor, Alfred–10 Kills (StuG Abt. 279) Knight's Cross (date unknown).
• Rohr, Hans-Bobo von – 58 Kills (25 Pz. Abt., 7th Pz. Division)–Knight's Cross 11/15/44, Oak leaves 4/8/45 (Posthumously).
• Rondorf—106 kills (sPzAbt. 503)–Tigers
• Roy, Rudolf—36 Kills (12 S.S. PanzerJager Abt. HJ)–JP IV–Knight's Cross 10/16/44.
+ Sandrock , Hans - 123 kills (III. Fsch. Pz. Rgt. “Hermann Goring”) , Knight's Cross/18.10.1944 - Tiger I
• Scharf, Heinz—40+ Kills (StuG Brigade 202) Knight's Cross 9/5/44.
• Schram, Richard—30 Kills (StuG Brigade 202) Knight's Cross 12/12/42.
+ Sholl , Joachim - 42 kills (s.SS-Pz.Abt. 102) - Tiger I
• Seibold, Emil – 69 Kills (Das Reich)–Pz IV+ Captured T-34s
• Senghas, Paul -40+ serving with SS Wiking and awarded the KC in December 1944.
• Spranz, Bodo Heinrich Ferdinand Otto -76 kills serviving with StuG Abteilung 185 and the StuG Abteilung 237. He was awarded both the KC and Oakleaves on the same day 10/3/43.
• Staudegger, Franz—22+ Kills (sS.S.Pz Abt. 101) Knight's Cross 7/10/43.
• Stier, Gottwald—30+ Kills (StuG Brigade 667) Knight's Cross (date unknown).
• Strippel, Hans – 70 Kills (4. / II/ PzAbt. 1, 1st Pz. Division)–Pz. IV–Knight's Cross 6/4/44.
• Tadje, Fredrich—39 Kills (StuG Abt. 190) Knight's Cross 10/24/42.
• Teriete, Heinrich – 22 Kills (in one engagement, sPzJgAbt. 653) Knight's Cross 7/22/43.
• Trager, Josef – 30+ Kills (StuG Brigade 667) Knight's Cross (date unknown).
• Tychsen, Christian-8 kills in a single engagement with SS Das Reich in November 1943. He undoubtly scored more but this is the only detail I could find on his own vistories. He received Oakleaves to his KC on 12/10/43 for this action.
• Wagner, Klaus – 18 Kills (in two days, StuG Abt. 667)
• Warmbrunn, Karl Heinz -- 57 Kills, 44 as gunner (s SS Pz. Abt. 101)–Tigers
• Wegner, Wilhelm- 12 kills in a single engagement in March 1943 with StuG Abt. GD. He received the KC on 6/13/43 for this action.
• Wendorff, Helmut —84 Kills (sS.S.Pz Abt.101)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 2/12/44.
• Wittman, Michael – 138 Kills (sS.S.PzAbt. 101 Leibstandarte)–Tiger I–Knight's Cross 1/14/44, Oak Leaves 1/14/44 with Swords, 6/25/44.
• Woll, Balthazar (Bobby)–100+ Kills, 81 as Gunner (sSS Pz. Abt. 101)–Knight's Cross–1/16/44.

Also Ofw. Rudolf Jaenicke Pz.Jg.Abt. 205] is credited with 12 BT-2 Panzer , but this would be for the whole platoon.

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• Christen, Fritz-15 kills with PJA Totenkopf in a single engagement using a towed 5cm Pak for which he received the KC as the first enlisted man and the youngest man in the Waffen SS to be awarded the KC on 10/20/41.
Grenadier Gunther Halm/Richtschütze PakZg StabsKp./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 104/Pz.Div.21 - 9 kills (22 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz - 29.07.1942

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