Hugo Primozic - StuG-ace

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Hugo Primozic - StuG-ace

Post by RB » 24 May 2005 21:57

Hi,


I'm looking for informaton and photos about Hugo Primozic!
Please help!


RB

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » 25 May 2005 16:17

Hello RB!

Here's a short qoute from Angolia's "On the Field of Honor - A History of the Knight's Cross Bearers Volume 2" (1980):
Hugo Primozic was faced with being overrun and eventual death or captivity. He wanted neither, so stood his ground against 60 attacking Soviet tanks. Virtually down to his last round of ammunition, he made every round count. He called in artillery fire directly on his position. when all seemed lost, he saw the attacking force slow to a halt and pull back. The line held, thanks to his courage under fire and his gunner's accuracy. For his bravery, he became the first non-commisioned officer in the Army to earn the Oakleaves. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant in recognition of his heroic deeds.


And here's a link providing biographical information and a photograph:

http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de/index_sea ... word=primo


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Post by Dieter Zinke » 25 May 2005 21:36

Very nice Willrich-pic

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Post by Michael Miller » 25 May 2005 23:37

A 1943 Signal magazine cover featuring Primozic appears at http://www.chez.com/luftwaffe2/index.htm

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 26 May 2005 19:30

Few pics from that very Signal.

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Hugo Primozic

Post by harmel » 26 May 2005 19:59

Hi Mike -Dieter, etc

The General awarding Primozic is Generalmajor Curt Souchay at the time
Commander of the 72nd Inf Division.
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 26 May 2005 22:37

Danke Harmel,

and my supplements to pic "Hugo1" from left:
Richtschütze Wachtmeister Ernst Schimunek, Gustav Gründgens, Ladekanonier-Funker Unteroffizier Heinz Götte, Fahrer Unteroffizier Sepp Braun

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Post by Michael Miller » 26 May 2005 23:20

Thanks, harmel- that was my next question (ID of the General).

And Thanks, DZ, for the info. on crewmen.

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Post by harmel » 26 May 2005 23:51

Thans Dieter and Mike,great minds think alike,
plus Andreas,Phil Mil,Max History,and all our brilliant contributors.
Kind Regards to all,Harmel :D

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Post by David C. Clarke » 30 May 2005 17:56

Did Primozic always fight in a StuG or did he crew other vehicles?

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Post by Oberst Mihael » 29 Nov 2005 00:52

I could be wrong, but to my knowledge he only served in StuGs, at least as far as his WW2 career is concerned.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 29 Nov 2005 13:16

Balsi has a bit about him on his RK-Träger-site , too .

http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.d ... c-Hugo.htm

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 29 Nov 2005 17:05

Oberst Mihael wrote:I could be wrong, but to my knowledge he only served in StuGs, at least as far as his WW2 career is concerned.

Hallo Oberst Mihael

Primozic:

07.04.1934 9. Batterie / Artillerie-Regiment (bespannt) 5, Ludwigsburg, Waffenmeister und Geschützführer
01.10.1934 in III. (Stab) / AR 5
01.10.1935 in III. (Stab) / AR 25
08.10.1936 in 2. (schwere, bespannte) Batterie / AR 51 (Hanau), Geschützführer, SF-Unteroffizier
27.08.1939 in II. / AR 152, Siegen
13.10.1939 in 6. Batterie (schwere Ersatz) / AR 152, Gießen
02. - 05.1940 OA-Lehrgang / Lehrstab A / Artillerieschule Jüterbog
04.05.1940 schwere Artillerie-Ersatz-Abteilung 309
16.05.1940 Zugführer und B-Offizier in II. / AR 152
26.04.1941 Umschulung auf Sturmgeschütze VI. / Artillerie-Lehr-Regiment (mot.) 2 Jüterbog

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Primozic and Hoffmann-Schoenborn, both with oakleaves

Post by P-HOFFMANN » 29 Nov 2005 18:28

.... a picture of my collection, showing Hoffmann-Schoenborn (left) and Primozic with oakleaves in conversation.

I am looking for all kind of non-populair documents, pictures etc. of HOFFMANN-SCHOENBORN


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