Iron Cross to woman in WWI?

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Iron Cross to woman in WWI?

Post by Germania » 31 Jan 2004 11:33

Is there an example for an woman or women who get an iron cross second or first class through WWI?

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Female Recipients Of The Iron Cross

Post by military history writer » 06 Feb 2004 03:22

Dear Sir,
There were four (4) known recipients who disguised themselves as males to enlist and fight along side their husbands:

-Johanna Stegen

-Eleonore Prochaska (alias Lutzower Jager August Renz)

-Sophie kruger (alias August Kruger)

-Friederike Kruger (alias Musketier Lubeck)

May God Bless-Major Robert A. Lynn, USMCR

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Post by Germania » 07 Feb 2004 08:49

Very interesting and they get all the EK I? This is a really good information thank you very much!

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Post by Matt » 07 Feb 2004 13:30

That is amazing, do you have any information on wether thay were discharged once their sex was discovered, where abouts they served & the actions they were decorated for?

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Post by Matt » 07 Feb 2004 13:42

Hello again.

I did a google search and the only two names I could get anything on were Johanna Stegen and Eleonore Prochaska , who were both decorated for actions during the Napoleonic wars.
Were the other 2 women you mentioned from that time as well?

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Female Iron Cross Recipients

Post by military history writer » 07 Feb 2004 13:47

Dear Sir,
The other two (2) are also from the Napoleonic Wars as well. May God Bless-Major Robert A. Lynn, USMCR

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Post by Germania » 08 Feb 2004 09:50

Oh I search for such exampls trough WWI is there any example?

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Post by military history writer » 08 Feb 2004 13:49

Dear Germania,
I found none for World War One. May God Bless-Major Robert A. Lynn, USMCR

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Post by Germania » 08 Feb 2004 15:49

I heard that first the women get the crosses and after some time they must gave it back! But I don´t know if it is right because I always can´t find anything!

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Post by Von_Mannteufel » 08 Feb 2004 19:37

On the book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers - ..." by Bryan Mark Rigg in the 3rd chapter the author mentions a woman awarded the EKI (though I'm no able to look at it now).

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Post by military history writer » 08 Feb 2004 20:13

Dear Sir,
I have a copy of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story Of Nazi Racial Laws And Men Of Jewish Descent In The German Military by Bryan Mark Rigg and did look on Chapter 3 as well as the Index under EK I and EK II and found NO mention of a woman or women receiving these two decorations. May God Bless-Major Robert A. Lynn, USMCR

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Post by Marcus » 08 Feb 2004 20:16

Von_Mannteufel wrote:On the book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers - ..." by Bryan Mark Rigg in the 3rd chapter the author mentions a woman awarded the EKI (though I'm no able to look at it now).


Two women recieved EKI in WW2: Else Grossmann & Hanna Reitsch.

A list of those who recieved EK2 can be found at http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1706

/Marcus

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Post by Von_Mannteufel » 09 Feb 2004 00:53

Dear "Military History Writer",

I'll take my time to read the chapter (and the whole book again) and if I mistaken the book I'll apologize, and tell you which book I confused it with.

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Post by Germania » 09 Feb 2004 16:00

WWI not forget!? :lol:

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