Most decorated german unit

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Most decorated german unit

Post by Ezboard » 29 Sep 2002 13:48

Panzer
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(7/5/00 8:08:20 pm)
Reply Most decorated german unit
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What is the most decorated german unit of WW2 ?

Chad Crompton
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(7/7/00 5:55:45 pm)
Reply Waffen-SS
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Hello,

I dont about the most decorated Heer unit, but the most decorated Waffen-SS unit was the 2nd SS Panzer division, Das Reich. The men of Das Reich had accumulated 69 Knights Crosses, even surpassing the 1st SS division Liebstandarte which held 58 KC's.

Cheers,
Chad

Jerry
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(7/12/00 2:37:59 am)
Reply most decorated unit
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I think that the Luftwaffe "divisions" (Flieger Divisionen, Jagd Divisionen, Nachtjagd Divisionen, etc.) were the most highly decorated units because of the individual daring of their pilots. However, for "ground" units I nominate 4th Panzer Division.

160 ~ D. Kreuz in Gold
73 ~ Ritterkreuz
10 ~ Eichenlaub
1 ~ Schwertern

Jerry

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