Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by Elwyn W » 30 Nov 2003 06:55

Who are they?

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Post by Denis » 01 Dec 2003 12:00

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

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Hi Freiherr
This is Johnanes Schulz (see page 2 of this thread).
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Post by K.Kocjancic » 01 Dec 2003 13:24

Who is he?

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Post by Denis » 01 Dec 2003 16:11

Hi
For the 1.jpg posted by Freiherr, is there any chance that this is Karl Eibl ? I believe that they are very similar.
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Post by Elwyn W » 03 Dec 2003 06:05

Hi Denis,

Thanks for pointing out Schulz. As to Eibl, I can see the resemblance. Any idea what that cross is underneath his EK 1st class?

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Post by Duncan » 03 Dec 2003 19:55

Hi
Sorry I don't have a picture, but:

An interesting way to find out that you have been awarded an honour!

Batallion Kommander Oberstleutnant Dr Maus heard that he had been awarded the RK, on a radio news broadcast, towards the end of November 1941, just after an engagement at Istra, in the attack on Moscow.

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Post by _The_General_ » 03 Dec 2003 19:57

who are on this post war copy?

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Post by Denis » 04 Dec 2003 08:56

Hello
Regarding the last photo psted by General, I would sau that there are :
- Helmut Bruck (not sure)
- Hans Seidemann
- Karl Henze
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v. Gaudecker was commander of a division!

Post by Dieter Zinke » 06 Dec 2003 18:36

freiherr wrote:RK holder 2?


I want to inform you that von Gaudecker was
Kommandeur der "Infanterie-Division z.V." (= zur Vergeltung; "Reste der V-Waffen"), built by disbandment of the former "V. AK z.V. " (under SS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS Dr.-Ing. Hans Kammler)

please pay attention both "z. V.", not "z.b.V."

11.04.1945 with AOk Blumentritt

22.04.1945 with XXXI. PzK (Holste) with AOK 12 (Wenck)

01.05.1945 arbitrary capitulation with 29. US-Div.
Von Gaudecker has no soldiers at all, his men were specilists in "V-Waffen" and were not trained for in fighting.
Nevertheseless C-in-C Wenck never pardonned him.

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Post by Elwyn W » 10 Dec 2003 05:09

Hi Oberstab,

Thanks very much for the info. I assume von Gaudecker was also at one point with 6th Cavalry Regiment?

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Post by Denis » 11 Dec 2003 07:59

Hello
This KC holder (see pic below) whose the image was posted by freiherr is Horst von Usedom who was the C.O. of the Kradsch. Btl. "GD" at a time. Here are some details about him :


USEDOM (v.) HORST
DoB : 09/03/1906
DoD : 14/10/1970
Last rank : OBERST
Last unit : 12. PZ. DIV.
EK1 : 30/05/1940
DKiG : 29/01/1945 as Obst. PZ. GRE. RGT. 108
RK : 31/12/1941 (774th) as Major KRADSCH. BTL. 61 (11. PZ. DIV.)
EL : 28/03/1945 (809th) as Obst. Kdr. PZ. BRIG. KURLAND

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Post by Elwyn W » 12 Dec 2003 06:20

Hi Denis,

Without a doubt von Usedom. Thank you very much. As you already mentioned, we observe strange badge on the arm resembling a foreign volunteer armshield. Cursory check suggests only France and Wallonie go vertical. And von Usedom's seems more like "bi-couleur" than "tri-couleur". What is it?

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Post by Denis » 12 Dec 2003 09:15

Hi Freiherr
I have seen the same photo from von Usedom but without this "white trace". Sorry but I don't remember where.
Anyway, this might be the result of a problem in the scanning process.
HAve a look on his peaked cap and you will see a kind of small button below the eagle. This might be a manual repair to keep the eagle or the oak leaf cluster.
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 16 Dec 2003 11:08

freiherr wrote:And these?

2.jpeg is supposed to be Hess greeting former members of the National Socialist Student Bund, Munich 27.01.41.

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Hi Freiherr,

left: OLt Wilhelm WALTHER,
then: OLt von Gravenreuth,
shaking hands: ?
right: Walter Scheunemann

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Post by Elwyn W » 17 Dec 2003 06:01

Hi Oberstab,

Officer shaking hands with Hess very much looked like Fritz Stegeler. And the officer on the extreme left was Walther. Would you have pictures of Otto Scheunemann, EL 202, or von Gravenreuth, EL 692?

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