Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by Denis » 19 Apr 2004 14:34

DÖRFEL !!!!!
I have just got the flash !!
Can somebody check ?
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Post by Daniel L » 19 Apr 2004 14:39

Dörfel seems correct. I'm still somewhat confused over why Radermacher doesn't wear his DKiG.

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Post by Denis » 19 Apr 2004 14:48

Don't know
Can you post the full pic ? I will have a look (if I don't forget) this evening in Dorr's book where he is displayed and will let you know.
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Post by Daniel L » 19 Apr 2004 17:44

Sadly, the full picture doesn't give especially much more information. Could this mean that Radermacher recieved his German Cross in Gold after he recieved the Knight's cross? It probably does.

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Post by Denis » 20 Apr 2004 06:56

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I had a look in Dorr's book and the photo is assigned to Radermacher. Given the short range between the bestowal date of the DKiG and the NKS ceremony in Ulm, it is likely that Radermacher hasn't received the DK when he attended the ceremony in Ulm. He might also have received the DK from Himmler on this specific date.
I suppose that Radermacher was automatically awarded the DKiG after he received the NKS, as per HPA orders.
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Post by John Toner » 20 Apr 2004 07:01

Do either of these help?
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Post by Denis » 20 Apr 2004 09:13

Hello
Thanks John for sharing these 2 photos.
The 56.jpg posted by Fangio on page 21 of this thread : can it be Peter Sauerbruch ?
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Post by VJK » 20 Apr 2004 10:52

Hi!

Can anyone identify the General in the pic, please?

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Post by Denis » 20 Apr 2004 11:05

Hi Valdis
IMO, it should be the boss of the 21. I.D. in may, 1944
Hope this helps
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Post by VJK » 20 Apr 2004 14:10

Hi Denis!

Many thanks for the info. The Kdr. of the 21. ID in May, 1944 was Generalleutnant (later Gen.d.Inf.) Hermann Foertsch. The only pic that has ever surfaced of H. Foertsch shows him wearing glasses and looking down, so it's hard to be 100% sure whether this is him.

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 20 Apr 2004 14:55

Too less hair for Hermann Foertsch ... what do you think? Don´t think it´s Hermann.

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Post by HT » 21 Apr 2004 01:31

Stauffenberg II wrote:Too less hair for Hermann Foertsch ... what do you think? Don´t think it´s Hermann.


Hello Stauffen2,

To my humble opinion it's General Gerhard Matzky
I also have a protrait & not profile photo of him but unfortunately I didn't
scan it.

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Post by Daniel L » 22 Apr 2004 12:12

Thansk Denis and John. Does anyone know who this is and has anyone seen the photo before?

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The unknown RKT from the Gebirgstruppe is Max Hochleitner who is listed as being awarded the RK on 05/05/45 [Biblio Verlag KC series, Gebirgsjäger]. However, he is not listed by Fellgiebel in his book and he is consequently not officially recognized by the OdR as a RKT. Not listed and not mentioned in the book by Scherzer, 2005 / AHF id (see next page for a better pic)
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Post by John Toner » 22 Apr 2004 15:50

VJK

The General is the (later) Oakleaves winner (881) Sensfuß, Franz Heinrich Otto

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Post by FANGIO » 22 Apr 2004 16:19

Please, could anybody answer this question:
is it Radermacher or Rademacher? Just to know the exact name.
There's one pic posted that says Rademacher.
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