Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Postby Baumer » 24 Feb 2007 15:41

Hello,

I have recently purchased a box full of a veterans old decorations and documents from an auction in Germany. So far I know that this veteran was named Hermann Weiss, he is a soldier and was awarded the silver wound badge, iron cross 2nd class and the occupation of the Sudetenland medal. It seems to me that he was also a photographer due to all the photos that came in this box and a few portraits of himself and some of the places hes been to. There is one photo of a Knights cross holder who I think was his CO during 1938-1940. There is a note on the back of the card from the officer but its hard to make out his name. Some help would be much appreicated.

Note the holes on his tunic for the ribbon bars.
Fritz Iwand / AHF id

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Postby ttvon » 24 Feb 2007 15:52

Can someone help me identify them?
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Postby bake » 24 Feb 2007 17:30

Thank's Harmel for all these info :)


Some LW RK to I.D.

From: http://www.militaria321.com & Ebay

from left to right / AHF id
Christmann, Karl Oberfeldwebel Beobachter 6./KG 53 "Legion Condor" 4/5/1944
Gutmann, Heinz Oberleutnant Staffelführer 3./KG 53 "Legion Condor" 4/5/1944
Zöllner, Heinz Hauptmann Staffelkapitän 6./KG 53 "Legion Condor" 4/5/1944
Gobert, Ernst-Ascan Hauptmann Staffelkapitän 3./KG 53 "Legion Condor" 4/3/1944
Dreher, Johann Oberleutnant Flugzeugführer 5./KG 53 "Legion Condor" 4/5/1944
Rauer, Karl Major Kommandeur I./KG 53 "Legion Condor" 2/29/1944
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Postby John Toner » 24 Feb 2007 18:46

czsd is Franz Staudegger

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Postby harmel » 24 Feb 2007 19:50

Hi Bake,the last one is Albert Spieth of
KG 51(Edelweiss) Won his as a Ofw in 3/KG 51
on 24/3/1943.
Kia-at Bobruisk or Zaporoshye according to other info
on 4/10/43,also awarded DKiG 16/7/42
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Postby harmel » 24 Feb 2007 20:04

Bake-last LW pic is Fw Albert Spieth
also a DKiG recipient
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Postby bake » 26 Feb 2007 20:18

Thank's again Harmel.

More request

From: http://www.militaria321.com

A)

B)

C)
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Postby ttvon » 27 Feb 2007 06:15

Can someone help me identify them
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Postby Ingo » 27 Feb 2007 13:53

@ttvon

The first is Viktor Oehrn.

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Postby Hardigan » 28 Feb 2007 22:34

As far as I can see this looks like Gebirgs-General Hans Kreysing , can somebody tell me of which unit the car-pennon is ?

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Postby FMModel » 28 Feb 2007 23:07

Hardigan,

The pennant is for a Division and of course for Gebirgsjager.

The General, in my opinion, looks more like Hubert Lanz to me. I think Lanz had a "fuller" face and Kreysing had sharper features. BUT, if there are swords beneath the Oak leaves, then it must be Kreysing. I cannot tell if that is the case.

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Postby John Toner » 01 Mar 2007 02:51

The face is Lanz.

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Postby harmel » 01 Mar 2007 02:53

John is right looks more like Lanz
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Postby Hardigan » 02 Mar 2007 01:58

Yes , I also think it's Lanz now .
And then who's this General who's ID as Kreysing on http://www.eismeerfront.com , but is it him ? , he looks more like Lanz ! :?
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Postby ttvon » 02 Mar 2007 06:28

Who is he?
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