Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby John Toner » 24 Apr 2009 14:34

Here are two more un-named KC holders from the BA which are not so clear.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby graveland » 24 Apr 2009 17:58

The last ritterkreuzträger is Generalleutnant Georg von Bismarck.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby graveland » 24 Apr 2009 18:06

Hi,

Here are two more un-named KC holders from the BA with the Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff.

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and Georg Stumme or Ernst Dehner ? / AHF id

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and Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt / AHF id


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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby chris44 » 24 Apr 2009 20:39

page 118

coloured picture "unknown rk" maybe Hills

is JOSEF BLOCK

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby chris44 » 24 Apr 2009 20:41

page 224

picture 3284302
and
picture 3284306

is both

CARL-HEINZ GREVE

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby chris44 » 24 Apr 2009 21:06

page 29

picture "iden13"

shows
ANTON HEIMHILGER
born 20.12.1917 Garching/Alz
died 25.04.2006 Garching/Alz

its no Ritterkreuzträger

but
DKIG 2.3.1944 as Oberweldwebel und Zugfhr. 9./Gren.Rgt.61
and
Nahkampfspange in Gold 15.12.1944 as Oberfeldwebel und Zugfhr. 9./Gren.Rgt. 61

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 25 Apr 2009 00:43

The index is updated. A lot of ids, thanks all !
Not identified from the last series :
page 256 : SM0497 , KM RKT, by Jeroen

page 257 : SM0549

page 258 : PIC_2-665.jpg , SM0666 , SM0667

page 259 : SM0683 , BA Unknown Warsaw August 1944.jpg

I'm with John that SM0669 = Günter Braake. Two pics of him on the index already for comparisn.

Further opinions on the Monte Cassino FJ on page 259 ; von der Heydte , Heilmann ?? I too thought it should be v.d.Heydte.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 25 Apr 2009 01:25

Welcome to the forum chris44 !! :D
Excellent effort ! Not only the number of ids, and Heimhilger e.g., but also you identified one of the all-time most requested (those appearing 4+ times in the thread). Heinz Herzer

btw, with him and a few turns I think I'm near to solve another issue I was looking for a long time. In short the hypothesis : Leutnant Herzer at one time was posted to the Ersatz-/Ausb.Rgt. 5. This Pz.Gren.Ausb.Btl. 5 formed a 600 men strong Panzergrenadier-Bataillon under command of Hptm. Schmidt for taking part in the suppression of the Warsaw Uprising. After Schmidt was wounded seriosly Hauptmann Klaus von Schöning took over the command. Also known as/called Pz.Gren.Btl. von Schöning the unit was attached to Kampfgruppe Reinefarth, to Kgr. Major Reck first, to Kgr. von Rohr later. Most likely Lt. Herzer was assigned to this ad-hoc Pz.Gren.Btl.
Auch der Ritterkreuzträger Leutnant Heinz Herzer ist bei den Kämpfen um Warschau gefallen

source at first glance
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/InfErsBat/InfErsBat5-R.htm
and the original request about Pz.Gren.Btl. von Schöning with no answer
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=140081&hilit=Sch%C3%B6ning
(if anyone knows more or has a confirmation, please post in the above thread, thanks!)

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby robertmoore » 25 Apr 2009 04:21

Hello, Freiherr,

On Page 53 is the notation mysterious2.jpg. If this has not been identified before, it is a picture of Oberst Hans Faasch.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby FANGIO » 25 Apr 2009 04:33

Ruslan M wrote:It's definitely not von der Heydte, he more looks like Ludwig Heilmann.

unk rkt Reichsgebiet,_Funkleitstelle.jpg - Egmond Prinz zu Lippe-Weissenfeld


Chris44 wrote:picture unb rkt hauptmann_mit_ritterkreuz (From Bundesarchiv
ist
ERICH PLETTNER


Thanks a lot guys!
Well done Chris with Heinz Herzer. After a long time he has been identified.
I have three more unk rkts from Bundesarchiv:

The first one - identical BArch photo was identified (page 230) : Albert Graf von der Goltz / double pic deleted / Bernd,Mod
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby robertmoore » 25 Apr 2009 04:37

Hello, Fangio,

unk.rkt.ukraine offizier_der_Gebirgsjäger on Page 260 was already identified as Albert Graf von der Goltz.

Hope this helps.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby robertmoore » 25 Apr 2009 04:41

Hello, Dieter and Ruslan M,

Yes, it is indeed Ludwig Heilmann depicted on Page 259 with the notation unk.rkt. Monte Cassino Fj. mit Karte.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby robertmoore » 25 Apr 2009 04:46

Hello, Bernd,

SMO 667 on page 258 is a depiction of Dr. jur. Stefan Dittrich.

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby John Toner » 25 Apr 2009 06:32

The second RKT with Vietinghoff is Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby joerg » 25 Apr 2009 08:32

graveland:
The general in your first pic with VIETINGHOFF looks like GEORG STUMME.


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