Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by Elwyn W » 24 Aug 2003 00:18

Thanks, Mike. Looked familiar. Just never thought of Hans Jordan as the typical pictures of him are when he was older.

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Post by Jacek » 24 Aug 2003 06:59

RK holder 2 is Oberst Gerlach von Gaudecker-Zuch

Awarded 8.08.1944 as Oberstleutnant and Kommandeur Panzergrenadier Regiment 33

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Post by _The_General_ » 24 Aug 2003 10:01

any info on my picture?

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Post by Daniel L » 24 Aug 2003 11:27

Here's another one. Taken from the Squadron/ Signal SdKfz 251 in action.

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Post by heinz kling » 25 Aug 2003 01:35

Last picture is that of Oberstleutnant Karl Roßmann of the Fallschirmpanzerregiment Hermann Göring.

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Post by Daniel L » 25 Aug 2003 09:09

Thank you Heinz.

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Post by Elwyn W » 25 Aug 2003 12:29

Hi,

Von Gaudecker Zuck was with 33 Pz Rgt ( I assume 9 Pz Div ) when he won the RK on 8th Aug 1944. Any idea why he had his dragoon tradition badge (schwedteralder) on the peak of his field cap? This badge was supposed to be worn by Reiter Rgt 6 (?), 3rd Motorcycle Abt ( 3 Pz Div ) and 3 Cav Div only. Could you still wear it after you had been transferred?

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Post by Doppelkopf » 26 Aug 2003 16:59

Like Jacek wrote von Gaudecker was the commander of Pz.Gren.Rgt.33 (4.Pz.Div.) and not Pz.Rgt.33.

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Knight´s Cross Holders

Post by jose luis » 26 Aug 2003 18:35

Special for Freiherr:
The KC3 is Wilhelm von Salisch, and the KC4 is Ulrich von Canstein.
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Post by Elwyn W » 27 Aug 2003 05:02

Thanks Jose Luis!

Doppelkopf -- thanks for pointing out my dyslexia. But still what's the connection between PzGr Rgt 33/4 Pz Div and the units that were allowed to wear the eagle emblem? The picture sure looks like Gaudecker Zuck.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 01 Sep 2003 06:25

Could anyone ID this RK Träger (just awarded). Probably is from 11. SS-Frw.Pz.Gren.Div. "Nordland", because Fritz von Scholz decorated him.
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Post by Doppelkopf » 01 Sep 2003 19:53

Kocjo this is:
Hämel, Heinz
* 25.10.1914
+ 04.12.1977
Ritterkreuz am: 16.06.1944
als: Hauptsturmführer
Funktion: Führer II./SS-Freiw.PzGrenRgt 24 "Danmark", 11.SS-Freiw.PzGrenDiv "Nordland"

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 01 Sep 2003 19:53

Doppelkopf wrote:Kocjo this is:
Hämel, Heinz
* 25.10.1914
+ 04.12.1977
Ritterkreuz am: 16.06.1944
als: Hauptsturmführer
Funktion: Führer II./SS-Freiw.PzGrenRgt 24 "Danmark", 11.SS-Freiw.PzGrenDiv "Nordland"


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Post by Elwyn W » 07 Sep 2003 16:53

Attributed as Prinz Ernst August ( von Hannover??), stab, PzGr4. But I don't have him receiving the RK.

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Johannes Schulz , IR 49 / AHF id
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Post by Elwyn W » 07 Sep 2003 17:41

Hi,

It may not be Heinz Harmel. I am attaching some profile shots. Also when Harmel got his RK on 31.03.1943, he was with SS PzGr Rgt 3 Deutschland. Fritz von Scholz was commander, briefly, at this time of SS Infanterie Brigade 2 (mot), before switching to Nordland.

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