Women awarded the Iron Cross

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by chris44 » 08 Jun 2012 23:47

new pics on norwegian EK II winner Anna Gunhild
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20.Jahrgang, Folge 15, Donnerstag 12.April 1945
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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Vikki » 09 Jun 2012 16:36

Great photos, both here and the last post on the previous page, Chris44. Thanks for posting them.

It's interesting that Anne Gunhild wears the Wiking cufftitle on her uniform.

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by nobodyofnote » 09 Jun 2012 16:53

You can also see her wearing a Frontkjemper silver medal on her left breast pocket. The Frontkjemper (Frontfighter) depicted a medieval Norwegian warrior brandishing a sword and displaying a shield.

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Helge » 09 Jun 2012 18:07

Beautiful photographs chris44
Also here you can clearly see the Wiking cufftitle on her uniform.
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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Helge » 09 Jun 2012 18:37

Anne Gunhild Moxness
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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Helge » 11 Jun 2012 07:37

Not only the second World War but also the first World War
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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Vikki » 20 Jun 2012 03:50

Great photos, Helge!

However, just want to point out that the caption of the photo of the three nurses above, at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 8#p1706598, has right and left reversed. Anne Gunhild, wearing the Iron Cross, is actually on the left. The women in the middle and on the right have just been awarded the Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern (War Merit Cross with Swords).

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Helge » 21 Jun 2012 13:51

Vikki wrote:Great photos, Helge!

However, just want to point out that the caption of the photo of the three nurses above, at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 8#p1706598, has right and left reversed. Anne Gunhild, wearing the Iron Cross, is actually on the left. The women in the middle and on the right have just been awarded the Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern (War Merit Cross with Swords).

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Thanks for the clarification. Without you everything would be less accurate.

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Vikki » 05 Aug 2012 05:08

A period postcard of Hanna Reitsch, noting her EKI and II awards on the back. From http://www.marhistorical.com/

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by chris44 » 08 Oct 2013 00:46

Award of EK II to Ilse Daub
source: Neue Vetschauer Zeitung Freitag 30.Juni 1944, 46.Jahrgang Nr.99
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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Karlaise jules » 18 Oct 2013 20:08

Maria Mandel? someone know this?

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Karlaise jules » 21 Oct 2013 17:18

Geo K wrote:look here:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Mandel

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Heimatschuss » 20 Jan 2015 16:44

Hello,

here's the name of another female recipient of the Iron Cross never listed anywhere before:

Stabshelferin Marieluise Schmitz
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Source: Vorarlberger Tagblatt of June 9th, 1944; 27. Jahrgang; No.134; p.4
http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno? ... =4&zoom=36

Translation:

From neighbouring regions

Woman from Lindau receives the Iron Cross

Army Stabshelferin Marieluise Schmitz from Lindau, daughter of retired
Oberbaurat [senior construction councellor] Wilhelm Schmitz was
decorated with the Iron Cross 2nd Class for showing exceptionally
brave behaviour in a critical situation during her service in the East.

Marieluise Schmitz has served with the Wehrmacht for four years already,
amongst them two years on the Eastern front. At the moment she's on
leave at home in Lindau.

Unfortunately no details are provided when the bestowal was or of any details of her feat. It may have happened months before appearing in the paper. At this time even deaths of Knight's Cross holders where often reported with a delay of two months or more by Vorarlberger Tagblatt.

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Re: Women awarded the Iron Cross

Post by Helge » 23 Jan 2015 08:03

The nurses Elfriede Scherhaus and Frieda Gessert, assigned to an Infanterie Regiment fighting on the Eastern Front, have received for their courage the iron cross second class in November 1914.

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/26494 ... -to-women/
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