Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Miha Grcar
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Postby Miha Grcar » 14 Oct 2005 18:42

Thanks Mike! :)

It was supposed to be during Zitadelle, but I don't trust the captions on internet pages which cease to exist after a short time...

*EDIT*

Thank you for both indentifications!

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Postby Michael Miller » 14 Oct 2005 18:43

Well if it WAS taken during Zitadelle, that obviously rules out von Seydlitz-Kurzbach.

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Postby Miha Grcar » 14 Oct 2005 18:51

I am open to any more suggestions...

Mike, thanks for your help.

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Postby bake » 14 Oct 2005 19:07

Hello Nibelung,

I thing it's GFM Günther von Kluge & Walter Model.
1943 Kursk North sector.

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Postby FANGIO » 14 Oct 2005 19:12

I agree with bake, Model and von Kluge. I have a book (in spanish) with that same picture.
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FANGIO

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Postby Miha Grcar » 14 Oct 2005 19:20

bake & Fangio, thank you both! :)

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Postby Michael Miller » 14 Oct 2005 19:27

Oh yeah- that's GFM collar insignia! So indeed- von Kluge.

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Postby G. Trifkovic » 19 Oct 2005 18:19

Knowledgeable gentlemen,

any idea about this RKT? Caption says it was taken in Albania after Italian surrender,the men on the right are aparently Albanians in Italian uniforms. Is he a GebJäger? (source: Piekalkiewicz,"Der Kampf auf dem Balkan 1940-1945",München 1985)

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Postby VJK » 22 Oct 2005 13:14

Hi!

Can anyone please identify this Eichenlaubträger?

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VJK
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Postby Ingo » 22 Oct 2005 14:00

Hello VJK,

I think the following men could it be:

- Erich Abraham
- Kurt von der Chevallerie
- Traugott Herr

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Postby VJK » 22 Oct 2005 14:14

Many thanks Ingo, I believe it is indeed Erich Abraham.

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Rauer ?

Postby FlorianBerger » 27 Oct 2005 22:17

Hi,

I think this is the Kampfflieger RAUER, correct ?
Does someone have this photo in better quality and bigger ?

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FB
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Rauer

Postby harmel » 27 Oct 2005 22:49

Hi Florian,not a brilliant photo but from a direct angle,
hope it helps keep up the good work
Kind Regards Harmel :D :D
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Postby FANGIO » 28 Oct 2005 04:24

Hi Florian!
Here's the same pic but bigger, taken from the forum of http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com (posted by "riosp")
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Postby jmark » 28 Oct 2005 08:50

Does anyone know who the RKT is on the right? The general on the left is Generalmajor Kurt Oppenländer, Kdr. 305.Inf.Div. I thought it would be easy to find out who the other guy is but it has me stumped. I've been able to narrow down the time period to a few months. Here's what I've got:
Oppenländer received the DKiG on 14 January 1942, took command of 305.Inf.Div. on 12 April 1942 and received the Ritterkreuz on 25 July 1942.

The photos shows Oppenländer with DKiG but without RK, and the photo was taken by a 305.ID soldier. In the photo, winter is well and truly over, and indeed, it seems to show a sunny autumn or summer's day. Taking all that into account, the photo was taken between 12 April 1942 and 25 July 1942. Now it should be easy to find out who else in 305.ID had been awarded the RK before this date. The problem is no-one else had been awarded the RK! Oppenländer was the first in the division to receive it. The mystery RKT is not a general but seems to be an older gentlemen, probably holding a higher rank.

Anyone know?

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Jason Mark
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