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How many DKIG-wearers were there in this division? It seems here was only one (Major dr.Schulze) and he had been awarded it before being assigned to this division.
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The only (eventual) one that I could find is Oberst Josef Brandl who commanded Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 903 of the 188. Gebirgs-Division. This regiment was based on the Reserve-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 that originally was the Ersatz unit for the 3. Gebirgs-Division. Oberst Josef Brandl could possibly be the same as the Josef Brandl who received the DKiG on 14.04.1942 as a Major commanding I./Geb.Jg.Rgt. 138.
I looked through Scherzer & Patzwall's "Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945" (2001) for the other named officers that Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht provides for the 188. Gebirgs-Division but there was no other matches in Scherzer & Patzwall. Furthermore there is no mentioning of any Carl Schulze as a DKiG-Träger that fits, there was Fallschirmjäger Oberleutnant Karl Schulze and a SS-Sturmbannführer Karl-Willy Schulze who received the DKiG but that's it.
https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... 8GebD.htm