Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by VJK » 15 Mar 2005 14:27

Hi J!

Yes!! Thanks very much, it is indeed Eberhardt.

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Post by Denis » 16 Mar 2005 14:45

Hello

I would have a suggestion to do to all members who have posted an identification request in this thread which becomes increasingly long and consequently difficult to access :

In order to ease future reading, would you be OK for the following thing :

Once the soldier was identified, the member who has requested the ID would have to update the concerned thread containing the picture and would have to insert the name of the Knights Cross holder.

Thus :
- people wouldn't have to consult several tens of pages to find a name,
- if the identification was wrong, it would be easier to detect
- if the picture wouldn't have a caption notifying the recipient's name, we should consider the soldier has not been identified yet and this could increase the response rate

I think this is the simpliest way to share the mass of information included in this thread. Any advices/opinions are welcome.
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Post by hec801 » 18 Mar 2005 15:52

Who's that RKT:

http://silentwall.com/Heer20.jpg

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Hannes

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Post by VJK » 18 Mar 2005 16:00

Hi Hannes!

It's Oberfeldwebel Willi Rowohl.

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VJK

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Post by hec801 » 21 Mar 2005 12:47

Thanks to you VJK!

Best Regards

Hannes

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Post by Tim_DC » 21 Mar 2005 13:01

Here's one privatfoto I recently acquired. His name appears to be Major Dietrich Bruns, but I can't find any info on that.
Could someone support me with a confirmation of his name and some more info please ?
Thanks!
Diedrich Bruns / AHF id
see detailed Bio with a number of pics on the excellent 22. ID website http://www.historic.de/Militar/Personen/Bruns/Bruns.htm
of note : christian name indeed spelled Diedrich, see German Cross in Gold document for example.
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Post by Elwyn W » 21 Mar 2005 13:52

ObstLt d Res Dietrich Bruns

Born 17.03.1987 Hof Potenburg bei Tossens/Oldenberg
Died 29.10.1988 Oldenberg in Oldenberg

RK am 09.08.1942 als Mj d Res u Kmdr, II/InfRgt 16/22Inf Div

EK I and II, DKiG 02.02.1942

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Post by Tim_DC » 21 Mar 2005 14:13

Thanks!

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Post by John Toner » 22 Mar 2005 07:58

I am struck by the resemblance between the Dietrich Bruns photo and this photo of Axel Bruns on the ritterkreuztrager.de website.


John
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WHO IS THIS RITTERKREUZTRAGER

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 22 Mar 2005 22:55

SS-Sturmbannfuhrer with Knights Cross, German Cross and tank destroy badges - but who is it?

Two RKT one I think is Baum?
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Post by Michael Miller » 22 Mar 2005 23:44

1st Photo- Kurt Franke at right. Can't ID the man at left now, but will try later unless someone beats me to it.

In 2nd photo: Vinzenz "Zenz" Kaiser.

Otto Baum does not appear in either photo.

~ Mike

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Post by Ingo » 23 Mar 2005 08:55

The second is Karl Ulrich. The photo was taken March 1944 near Balta in Romania.

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Post by Tim_DC » 24 Mar 2005 09:47

John Toner wrote:I am struck by the resemblance between the Dietrich Bruns photo and this photo of Axel Bruns on the ritterkreuztrager.de website.
John
Hello John, thanks for bringing that up.
That's a little too much of coincidence for me. Maybe they were family, or are we (or the ritterkreuztrager.de guys) mixing up the names ?

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Post by John Toner » 24 Mar 2005 14:20

This W-SS NCO appears on an e-bay site. Can anyone say who it is?

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Post by Daniel L » 25 Mar 2005 13:02

John, that is Gerhard Fischer of 3./SS-PzJägAbt 5 " Wiking".

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