Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 03 Aug 2008 03:24

Hello, All,

On PP 74, there is a pic listed as Ernst Udet rk unknown. This is the later Generalmajor Oskar Dinort.

I noticed that the profile I wrote is listed in the area of Introductions.

Hope the above id helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 03 Aug 2008 17:35

Hello, All,

On PP 87, there is a sketch-portrait photograph listed as 6059[1].jpg and was at first believed to be General Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, but according to the captioning associated with this pic, it was claimed that, given the assertion that it was of a general who participated in "Operation Zitadelle", it could not be that of General von Seydlitz.

Whatever the captioning and whatever the information given to support the belief that it could not be that of von Seydlitz, it is in fact a sketch-portrait of the man.

On PP 90, there are two large pix listed as those being of Ewald Quest, who is wearing an RAD uniform. Well, according to my research and comparing those pix of the same man, I believe that those pix are of Feldmeister im RAD Heinz Korn, who received his KC on 14 Jan 1945 as Messoffizier in the 4th Kompanie of schwerer Flak-Abteilung 232 (RAD 8/60).

After comparing Quest's pic I have and that of Heinz Korn, I am of the opinion that the depicted individual is that of Heinz Korn.

If there is any feedback, I welcome it.

Thank you very much.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 03 Aug 2008 18:04

Hi Terry,

a belated welcome to the forum !
I've just read your introduction which has its proper place over in the other sub-forum. Thanks for that. What can I say about your short report about your collection - outstanding, incredible, great !! Congratulations !
You are very welcome with all that background to help, assist and discuss here !

As you have treated a number of lower pages and it appears that you've identified some holders who weren't done so far I just got the idea to compile an index for this thread. Placed on page 1 and listing all the results.
What do you think about this, colleagues ? Worth the work ?

Best regards
Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 03 Aug 2008 18:05

Thank's robertmoore

For the I.D. of : On PP 74, there is a pic listed as Ernst Udet rk unknown

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 04 Aug 2008 01:29

Hello, All,

On PP 120, there is a request to identify two unknown RKT's. One is Luftwaffe.

I perused the site "Joanna's Militaria" and the only LW RKT I saw listed as unknown is a photograph of General der Flakartillerie Walther von Axthelm. His widow sent me that pic many years ago.

I do not know if that was identified, and apologize if this is the case.

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 04 Aug 2008 03:58

Hello, All,

On PP 105 under the listing findrktaolh.jpg which depicts the award of the KC to a large officer. This individual was not identified.

That is Oberst (Bw) Helmut Reichel.

I spoke with him on the telephone once while I was in Germany and he sent me that pic along with others.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 04 Aug 2008 04:25

Hello, again.

On PP 117, there was some discussion about that photo of Osterkamp with a beard. he is wearing the collar tabs of a Generalleutnant. I have a post-war photograph of General Osterkamp attending a civilian function with his wife and this picture shows him with a beard, basically the same type as shown in the photo on PP 117.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Ingo » 04 Aug 2008 08:59

Any ideas who this could be?
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 04 Aug 2008 17:15

Hello, All,

Going back to PP 105, photo identified as Oberstleutnant (Oberst BW) Helmut Reichel, there was some interest in the officer placing the decoration around his neck.

According to the information I have on this pic, it is the deputy divisional commanding officer Generalleutnant von Basse, who was not a KC-holder.


Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 04 Aug 2008 21:00

Hello, Freiherr,

I noticed that you had requested id's of the two pix labeled grassmann1qr3.jpg on PP 125. Attempts were made to decipher the handwriting. I offer you another possibility.

They are, as follows: Oberst Kunke
Oberst Müller
Dr. Mair
Kreisleiter Ochsner
Standortenführer Gabelmahn
Landrat Christ

I will try to do the same with the second pic.

Hope you are well.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 04 Aug 2008 21:12

Hello, again, Freiherr,

Here goes with the second pic labeled grassmann2qr3.jpg.

Here is the decipherment of that handwriting, and I feel very confident about these, as I do the others.

Here goes: Bannführer Kaiser (Hitler Youth. He can be seen at the rear)
Oberstleutnant Hillmeier
Major Julier, Landau

Hope this helps. Took a bit, but I was sure I could figure it out.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 05 Aug 2008 02:14

Hello, again,

On PP 127, there is a depiction of a Bundeswehr general whom I think was adjudged to be Generalleutnant Franz Pöschl. I apologize, if this is in error.

The photograph is that of Generalmajor (Bw) Karl Herzog.

Hope this helps. I have three different pix of him wearing this uniform and there is no doubt as to this is.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 05 Aug 2008 03:29

Hello, again,

On PP 126, there was some discussion as to who the KC holders are standing either beside or near Rudel.

The officer on his right with the KC is the later Generalleutnant Eugen-Heinrich Bleyer.

The other one with the oakleaf decoration is, in my opinion, General der Artillerie Maximilian de Angelis. At least there is a good resemblance.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 05 Aug 2008 03:36

Hello, again,

On PP 128, there is a color pic of a general shown listed as fre_4.jpg.

There was some discussion as to who this is, and those offered as suggested solutions were not all that certain.

It is a pic of General Ulrich Kleemann.

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Elwyn W » 05 Aug 2008 13:55

Hi Terry,

Thanks for the Grassmann captions. Unfortunately nobody "famous".
Good ID on Dinort. Wouldn't have thought so until you pointed it out. As to Korn/Quest ID, maybe Dieter and I just had stock captions. Will investigate.
Yes, impressive "resume". If I ever fully populated my RK database, I will come to you for the 1000 or so I have never seen!

Hi Bernd,

You would be bestowed the Eichenlaub with diamond and swords from your forum members if you index this thread!! Thank god this is so much faster than WA Forum. I would slit my wrist have I have to go through their RKT thread again.

Cheers
Freiherr

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