Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 23 Nov 2008 20:57

From Ebay.

Three unknow RK
5. Pz.Div. , RKT March 1943 , ceremony , from left to right / AHF id
Gerhard Niemeck - Hans Hauptmann, Kradschtz.Btl. 55 [to be confirmed 100%] - Heinrich Becker
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by John Toner » 24 Nov 2008 02:41

Left is Gerhard Niemeck and right is Heinrich Becker.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Phil Nix » 24 Nov 2008 11:20

Here is a pic of KC holder Wilhelm 'Wim' Johnen Kdr III/NJG6
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by joerg » 24 Nov 2008 16:45

bake: the third person between Becker and Niemeck could be Hptm. HANS HAUPTMANN, Kommandeur Kradschützenbataillon 55. All from 5.Panzerdivision, received the KC in March 1943.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 24 Nov 2008 17:10

@bake,

I would agree to joerg and say also Hauptmann Hauptmann ! :)
ritterkreuz.de has a pic of him (only comparisn for me, never saw another one) and it matches I think. Those 5. Pz.Div. award dates are 15.03. (Becker), 14.03. (Niemeck) and 15.03. for Hauptmann. The only other date which allows the conlcusion for a common ceremony is for Oberfeldwebel Ewald Görsch, 15.03.43, 8./Pz.Gren.Rgt. 13. The shoulder boards are very hard to see. The breeches are a strong hint for Hauptmann as leader of the Kradschtz.Btl. IMO (former cavalry man probably).

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 24 Nov 2008 21:33

Thank`s guys
Very Helpful

Another one , from Ebay
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by harmel » 25 Nov 2008 01:43

Hans Hauptmann -last rank Major.
There was a Hauptmann ex 11th Pz Gdr Regt (9th Pz Div)promoted
to Major 1/4/43(18) I believe it to be him,probably wearing his Major
tabs then.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 27 Nov 2008 13:57

Two RK-winners. One of them maybe general Müller.
From http://www.militaria321.com/browse/168_ ... raeger.cfm
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by joerg » 27 Nov 2008 16:59

The general with the cigarette is FRIEDRICH-WILHELM MÜLLER.

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Unknown photo KC holder. Help needed to identify.

Post by TYEBJEE » 28 Nov 2008 12:02

Hello,

Would someone be able to help identify this Heer KC holder? Apologies for the quality of the photos.
Karl-Joachim Hofmann / AHF id
Thank you. 8-)

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Parachute Oberstleuntant

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Who is this Fallschirmjäger Oberstleutnant
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by harmel » 28 Nov 2008 14:02

Hi Phil it is the great Obstlt Walter Koch,involved in
a serious accident and died of injuries in a Berlin Hospital 23/10/43.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 28 Nov 2008 14:38

To TYEBJEE
It's Karl-Joachim Hofmann.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by robertmoore » 29 Nov 2008 18:57

Hello, Bernd,

Just a note. I am not sure that the following have been id'd, since they are not captioned.

On P. 14 two pix: unknown_4 and -5jpg are both photos of Johann Biehl.

Page 22: Under the heading "No _ id 4.jpg is a photo of Günter Jahn.

Page 23: UB RKT XXII jpg is a pic of Josef Dörfel.

Hope this helps. I should be able to id more shortly.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Bernd R » 30 Nov 2008 20:11

It does, as always, Terry, two down ! :D
Gunter Jahn and Josef Dörfel. Johann Biehl has the "name in quote caption" on top of the pics.

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