Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby harmel » 29 Jun 2009 20:10

Hi Bake-meant to tell you the id on-LW RKT 9th June 2009,it is
Obstlt Hanns Heise as Cmdr of KG 51 pic taken mid 1944 FRance
Harmel :D

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Someone from Kharkov » 30 Jun 2009 09:55

One more RK holder from http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby bake » 30 Jun 2009 17:55

Thank`s Someone from Kharkov and harmel.

From Ebay.de
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 30 Jun 2009 18:20

Not identified on the previous pages :

page 281 : 0055A.jpg

page 283 : u1024.jpg , kmifficer.jpg

Another double pic detected and crossed out ; it's the Franz Doff photo wearing the NS-Studentenbund uniform
page 46 : panzerTr_RKT.jpg

/ Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 30 Jun 2009 18:45

Here's the state of play of the Okrent / Weidhofer / Reichold case.
With the id of Otto Reichold on page 283 by Someone from Kharkov and the estimated clarification of Okrent and Weidhofer we had some time ago, the case isn't a "case" anymore if everything was and is correct.

Wilhelm Okrent
Wilhelm Okrent
Otto Weidhofer
and Reichold on the previous page

Looking at those photos and considering several aspects my point of view is that in fact the photos show three different persons. My first and main argument with regard to Okrent was, that he didn't reach the rank of "Oberfeldwebel". So, this shoud be a very easy question and conclusion : all "Ofw. photos" can't show Okrent. Another thing I stumbled upon these days - facing a hint by a colleague - is the "Nahkampfspange" ; Okrent didn't receive the Close Combat Clasp if I'm correct (Richtkanonier with the panzer artillery !). A third thing noticed these days : the lips clearly distinguish the three men in my opinion.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby robertmoore » 02 Jul 2009 00:09

Hello, Fangio, Bernd and others,

On Page 15, 36jpg is a depiction of Hans Luthardt. Not sure this was id'd.

Hope this helps.

Take care.

Terry

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 02 Jul 2009 10:42

Done, thanks Terry ! / Bernd

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby chris44 » 02 Jul 2009 19:51

Hi
an "old story" on page 31
Emil Richter

both pictures is Emil Richter

enclosed (same) pictures to clarify.

first ist from the "Sammelkarte Unteroffiziere des Heeres"
source of second picture ist Scherzers DVD
(with signature of Richter)

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 03 Jul 2009 12:20

Another one (finally) down, thanks chris ! :D

/ Bernd

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Who's this RK Holder at Kurland??

Postby firepower » 03 Jul 2009 15:10

I saw two photos on the page 89 and 90 of "panzerwrecks 7", like a panzergruppen RK holder, I want kown his name, Who can help me???

this place is Kurland, German Force surrendered to Russian in May 1945.

Jürgen Gauß, KC: 28.03.1945, Hauptmann, Führer einer Kampfgruppe der 12. Panzer-Division / AHF id
Still open for discussion are the 4.. turret numbers, maybe the II./PR 29 was inofficially renamed I./PR 29 because the I. Abteilung obviously was not about to return to the Division !?

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 03 Jul 2009 19:12

Request of the Kurland RKT the post before by new member firepower moved to here. On the way to the all-time most requested list and for the last time highlighted again with pic.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby chris44 » 03 Jul 2009 22:24

hi
a "try" for an old picture on page 183
picture 003.jpg
the rkt with oakleaves
could be
BRUNO KOHNZ

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby George Lengyel » 03 Jul 2009 22:45

Kurland Pz RK: Jürgen Gauß

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Bernd R » 04 Jul 2009 16:35

Re : Jürgen Gauß, KC: 28.03.1945, Hauptmann, Führer einer Kampfgruppe der 12. Panzer-Division

discussion and result : http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/1233594364/Panzer+IVs+at+Kurland
discussion and result : http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336709
here is a pic while in Bundeswehr service (Oberst) http://bw-bad-mergentheim.dlrg.de/gruppe/chronik-unserer-gruppe.html - a good view on the characteristic chin
attached is an autograph ; source : http://www.epier.com/biddingform.asp?1866716

after all, a good hit and final clarifying, George ! 8-)
It's him on basis of the material available now IMO. For sure there are more autographs out there (I can't get hand on one this minute).

/ Bernd
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Postby Phil Nix » 04 Jul 2009 18:43

Who is the RK holder with Genmaj Hans Speidel. Pic from Bundesarchiv.
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Pic from Bundesarchiv who is this hauptmann
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chris44 wrote:Hi Phil.

the RKT next to Speidel ist Josef Graßmann (see page 245)

the "Hauptmann with RKT" ist Erich Plettner (see page 259)

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Hello Phil,
page 245 : Josef Graßmann
page 259 : Erich Plettner
Double pics (identical) deleted. Bernd / Mod


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