Die Bandenkämpfer - Holders of Bandenkampfabzeichen

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 27 Jun 2005 23:53

For those interested and I know this thread has sort of died for a while, but
Leutnant Gebauer a.d Reserve of Fusilier Batt. 230 recieved the BKA in Bronze on 15 July 1944.
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Post by EdgarM » 28 Aug 2005 15:18

Didn't see this name on the list;

Gefreiter Paul Dmoch (2/Feldgendarmerie Abt.(motorized)694) APBb (3/4/45)

This from 'Chain Dogs: The German Army Military Police of World War II' by Robert E. Witter
It actually has a page for page reprint of his Wehrpass and the APB award is shown on page 23.

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great!

Post by Matt Gibbs » 02 Sep 2005 18:08

Nice, thanks for taking the time to add to this list!
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Post by Mark V. » 10 Sep 2005 18:59

Hi Matt, KK -

three more Kartjägers with APB (from Corbatti/Nava: Karstjäger! Guerriglia e controguerriglia nell'OZAK 1943-45):

SS-Stubaf. Josef Berschneider – APB in Silver
SS-Ostuf. Karl Weiland – APB in Silver
SS-Staf. Hans Brand – APB in Bronze

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 10 Sep 2005 19:12

Thanks!/Hvala ti!

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Post by Mark V. » 11 Sep 2005 16:53

The book also lists 3 more soldiers who qualified for the award in Gold but due to the end of the war didn't receive it. So I guess they were all holders of the APB in Silver.

SS-Uscha. Ewald Remmert (3./59)
SS-Uscha. Josef Weber (II./59)
SS-Uscha. Bernhard Wessels (StabsKp.)

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 29 Nov 2005 17:30

Thank you Mark, when I get time soon I will go through and add names to the top of the list in the index.
According to another source I recently re-read there were on the 10. March 1945 six further members of the 24th SS division distinguished with the golden award. I shall have to try and check up in the Volkischer Beobachter if they covered this and what the names were.
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Post by Mark V. » 29 Nov 2005 21:31

Good to see you back, Matt :) .
According to another source I recently re-read there were on the 10. March 1945 six further members of the 24th SS division distinguished with the golden award. I shall have to try and check up in the Volkischer Beobachter if they covered this and what the names were.
Thanks for the heads up, I'll be looking forward to more info as you get it.

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Post by Bergmolch » 20 Dec 2005 13:13

I was reading the new book about Karstjager and I've notice that Kuhbahndner was awarded the day February 1st with Bandenkampfabzeichen in silver in Tolmezzo by Globus but just 14 days later was awarded with bandenkampfabzeichen in gold by Himmler but I dont know where(Wolfsschanze?).
Have you got any additional info about the first and the second episode?
Do you know anything more about the exactly place in Tolmezzo where Erich was awarded?

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 21 Dec 2005 23:53

The gold award was presented in Berlin as far as I recall. See my previous posts. I have somewhere [I know you want a copy drapeau and I will find it!] a photostat of the original newspaper article.
I did not know he was also awarded the silver.
The Tolmezzo area was the scene of massive anti partisan operations in late 1944. This was under command of the HSSPf Adriatic Coast. The PArtisans established a Free Zone after the fall of Rome in this area which was ruthlessly quashed by a large amount German units, including a large body of Cossack troops. Their first counter attack was in Tolmezzo and I wonder if the place of presentation had some symbolic meaning? Funny how its also not so far away from where the 24th Karstjager surrendered.
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Post by Matt Gibbs » 30 Dec 2005 22:51

Ok, I have partly updated the list on the front page, from my index file. There is now 106 names on the list.
My next task is to go through this threead and the others and to update my card index with additional names about which I know there are several I have not even had time to get off this thread! Then I can go again and update the mater front page list again!
Thanks to all those people who have made time to add their research to this thread!
Kind regards and best wishes for 2006.
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Post by Matt Gibbs » 30 Dec 2005 23:38

Phew, almost there, got another 9 names for the list bringing our total to 115. I'll add them in a day or two! ;)
Looking forward to getting that new Karstjager book now!
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PS On one of the sites relating to the issue and wearing of the post 57 awards I recall it mentioned numbers of awards made of the BKA's. I can't remember whether I posted anything about this previously but I know it mentioned that of the Gold grade there was 47 authorised awards, I am not sure if this is the total awarded of the later awards or the number of those entitled to claim it who recieved the original.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 12 Jul 2006 21:30

SS-Rottenführer Georg Wirkert ("Handschar" Division)

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Post by Bergmolch » 06 Oct 2006 12:00

Why Oskar Dirlewanger is not on the list? I got it from the 1944 or am I wrong?

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 06 Oct 2006 17:28

If he is not on the list Drapeau its purely an oversight, he has been in my card index since KK and I got interested in this and he started the list ages ago. Will try and make a new list soon
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