Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by John Toner » 07 Oct 2009 12:51

The one just above with the wooden KC is definitely von T. Compare with this one (from Militaria 321 last week).

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 07 Oct 2009 13:03

No doubt, both come from my collection, but we are talking about an unknown KC holder who is not von Tiesenhausen. I think it is Wilhelm Franken. Franken awarded the KC on April 4th 1943. His boat U 565 came home on May 12th 1943 to ............ LA SPEZIA.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by alabamaguy » 07 Oct 2009 17:24

In the book U-565 by Helmut Jacksch, the identical photo to DocArciv's photo that he questioned, appears on page 7. It is dated May 13, 1943 and is signed by Wilhelm Franken at the top of it. I do not know how to transmit photos but pick up a copy of the book. A great read although in German language only..

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 07 Oct 2009 18:48

Hello,

so we can finally say: It is Wilhelm Franken. Is that correct? I collect for 30 years and never saw photographs of him. He is like Heydemann.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by alabamaguy » 07 Oct 2009 19:35

Yes, it is Franken. I think J. Toner's unidentified photo is Franken too. There are seven different fotos of Franken receiving the KC in Jacksch's book. I have collected U-boat fotos for many years and the beards (facial hair) can make identification difficult at times.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 07 Oct 2009 20:52

... that is why I am glad to see nose and ears.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 08 Oct 2009 06:08

Hello,

a new unknown. Could it be Populo!

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 08 Oct 2009 06:15

von freiherr am 10 Apr 2004, 22:09 on page 22
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &start=315

U-boat: Kaeding, Kals, von Schroeter, the other pics show von Schroeter and König.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Someone from Kharkov » 08 Oct 2009 08:35

A 1.jpg (47.06 KiB) at page 314 is really Pannwitz.
The last pic - Populo indeed.

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 08 Oct 2009 13:24

page 22:
freiherr wrote:This?
Reinhard Hardegen / AHF id
from 10 Apr 2004, 22:28

Indeed, it is Reinhard Hardegen in both cases

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by docarchiv » 08 Oct 2009 13:30

von freiherr am 10 Apr 2004, 21:46

Reinhard Hardegen und Rudolf Mühlbauer!

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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Feldpost » 08 Oct 2009 14:52

On page 171 of this thread, Rudi Wolfmueller is labeled as an imposter. I can, in fact, confirm that he was awarded every award that he is wearing in this photo except for the Ritterkreuz - I wouldn't rule out that he received this award in the last days of the war.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Feldpost » 08 Oct 2009 14:53

Another shot of Wolfmueller wearing the KC.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by Feldpost » 08 Oct 2009 14:56

Awards page from Wolfmueller's Soldbuch.
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Re: Knight's Cross Holders Identification

Post by bake » 08 Oct 2009 18:33

From WAF

How is the EL and RKT
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