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Post by feldmaarschalk » 05 Jan 2004 21:08

sorry for my bad writing have anybody pics of gerardus mooyman

thank you

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Post by Kiesel » 05 Jan 2004 22:21

Gerardus Mooyman (right)
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Post by Seyffardt » 07 Jan 2004 00:11

Here is another one, taken while he was on leave in Holland and visited the Nationale Jeugdstorm, march 1943
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Post by General » 07 Jan 2004 19:18

Wasn't this "kid" the first non-German who got the Ritterkreuz?

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Post by Seyffardt » 07 Jan 2004 19:54

He won his Knights Cross at the age of 19 as the first non-German volunteer, being one of the three youngest KC holders.

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Post by kokstok » 07 Jan 2004 22:25

He received the ritterkreuz in anti tank fighting on 13-02-1943 near the town of Mga (ladoga) near leningrad. He was a commander of a anti tank gun witch knocked out 13 armourd vehicles. In total he distroyed 23 tanks and held the rank of rotten fuhrer. ( EK1 EK2 RK )
In 1947 he escaped a prisson kamp, but was captured in germany several month later. He was released from prisson in 1949.
HIS GAVE HIS RITTERKREUZ TO A COLLECTOR!!!!
and died in 1989 in a car crach.

BEST REGARDS KOKSTOK.

PS. when my scan is working I will send some more pictures of him.

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Post by General » 07 Jan 2004 22:37

He was not captured in Germany, but he got homesick and went back to Holland were he was spotted and arrested in Millingen.

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Post by Seyffardt » 07 Jan 2004 22:55

Mooyman died 21.06.1987 near Anloo, prov. Drenthe.

He escaped from a US POW camp in the summer of 1945. He lived in Germany and worked in colemines in the area of Duisburg. In march 1946 Mooyman was arrested in Holland near Alphen. He wanted to visit his family and girlfriend and was recognized by the political police, 'famous' as he was as a result of many pictures in the Dutch newspapers during the war. In february 1947 Mooyman escaped again and went to Germany, back to the colemines. In august 1947 he was arrested in Millingen and was brought back to jail. After his trial in oktober he was transferred to a prisoncamp for young political prisoners. Mooyman was released by the end of august 1949.

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Post by _The_General_ » 07 Jan 2004 23:35

I know a collecter that has two Dutch Rk's given to him from two dutch rk winners, he isn't allowed to tell from who!

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Post by Seyffardt » 08 Jan 2004 00:10

_The_General_ wrote:I know a collecter that has two Dutch Rk's given to him from two dutch rk winners, he isn't allowed to tell from who!


Dear General,

Well, to be honest, I would be very surprised if that story is true.

Mooyman's first Knights Cross was taken from him by a US soldier at may 4th 1945, as he told a reporter in 1967. He bought himself a second one in Germany in the 50's. That is the one that he gave away to his closest comrade (and also a medalcollector). This man died a few years ago and his son finally sold the Cross to a well known Dutch collector who lives in the area of Rotterdam.

The Knights Cross of Derk Elsko Bruins still remains within his family.
At the picture you can see that it is shown among Bruins' other awards at his funeral.

The awards of Caspar Sporck are still missing. After being transported through Germany in the early spring of 1945 Sporck (being badly wounded) left his personal belongings and his awards in de hands of a Catholic Priest. Sporcks sister has tried to locate these things for years (with the help of the German Red Cross) but never found a trace of this priest or the awards.

And finally there is Joop Havik, who never got hold of his KC because the official approval came on the same day he became a POW

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Post by _The_General_ » 08 Jan 2004 00:25

you could be right there, it is possible that it where two belgium rk's?

i will try to find more info, give me a few days

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Post by Seyffardt » 08 Jan 2004 00:46

Yes, please.........
I am always interested. Sometimes interesting info pops up, you know. :)

Belgium (Flanders and Wallonie) had 4 KC holders to my knowledge: Remi Schrijnen, Jacques Leroi, Leon Degrelle (holder of KC plus Oakleaves) and Leon Gillis.

I know for sure that Schrijnen still owns his original KC and Degrelles awards and uniforms are still within his family in Spain.

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Post by _The_General_ » 08 Jan 2004 00:54

I was wrong, it was one rk from a german vet

Een set die ik gekregen heb van de originele drager die dat aan mij nagelaten heeft:
-W.SS helm M35 in absolute nieuwstaat met twee plaatjes,
-Soldbuch erbij van de W.SS
-Ridderkruis en enkele andere medailles
-Mein Kampf met originele handtekening (NIET gedrukt!) en Widmung.

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Post by jan willem stokkers » 08 Jan 2004 01:04

Seyffardt wrote:Yes, please.........
I am always interested. Sometimes interesting info pops up, you know. :)

Belgium (Flanders and Wallonie) had 4 KC holders to my knowledge: Remi Schrijnen, Jacques Leroi, Leon Degrelle (holder of KC plus Oakleaves) and Leon Gillis.

I know for sure that Schrijnen still owns his original KC and Degrelles awards and uniforms are still within his family in Spain.

Regards,

Seyffardt


Is it for sure that Schrijnen still owns his original KC? I have received information from a Flamish source that he does not owns his original!!!

JW

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Post by Seyffardt » 08 Jan 2004 01:05

Well, he has some really rare and highly valued objects in his collection. No wonder he is a bit carefull with his info. Still I am curious on who these things did belong to of course. 8O :D :lol:

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