Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Postby John Toner » 01 Nov 2006 07:11

Left is Helmut Bruck (later Oakleaves holder), right is Karl Henze

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Postby John Toner » 01 Nov 2006 07:17

Who is this RKT from ebay?

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Postby harmel » 01 Nov 2006 23:12

Hi John.E-BAY officer is
Lt Albert Ernst awarded KC on 22/1/44
Born-Wolfsburg 15/11/1912
Died -Iserlohn 21/2/1986
Last rank was Hptm.
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Postby Michael Miller » 01 Nov 2006 23:16

Just a quick note to applaud the fine- and often simply amazing- identification work going on in this thread!

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Postby bake » 01 Nov 2006 23:31

Thank's John :D

Another one from Ebay

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Postby John Toner » 03 Nov 2006 07:15

This is from e-pier. Does anyone recognise the RKT with von Kluge?

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Postby Elwyn W » 11 Nov 2006 22:36

Hi Alex,

I am not sure if the pic posted by John from Ebay was Albert Ernst.

There were a few pics of him in Franz Kurowski's Panzer Aces. While Kurowski is not exactly known for accuracy, the general awarding Ernst the RK, according to Kurowski, was Reinhardt. In the series of pics on sale on Ebay, the general awarding the RK was not Reinhardt. Furthermore, Ernst earned his RK on 22.01.44. There were many trees in the pic John posted.

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Postby Elwyn W » 11 Nov 2006 22:43

Here's the pic and it looked like he was an ObLt.

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Postby John Toner » 18 Nov 2006 16:36

Here is one from eBay. The face is familiar but I can't put a name to it. Does anyone recognise him?

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Postby herbert » 18 Nov 2006 19:26

Wilhelm Kohler

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Postby John Toner » 19 Nov 2006 14:12

Thanks, Herbert. The photos I have of Kohler show him without a hat, so it was more difficult for me to identify him.

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Postby Elwyn W » 19 Nov 2006 15:34

Here's a pic with Walter Stein (RK 28.11.43) in the middle, 485 Rgt/263. Div and Wilhlem Kohler (RK 10.12.42) on the right 195 Rgt/78. Sturm-Div. According to Stockert, Kohler lost his lower right leg, stayed in military hospital and studied history at the University of Tübingen until he took up a position with 9. Pz.Div. in mid-1944 and went on to win the EL. This looks like a picture during this period. Who's was the RKT on the left?

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Postby Erik E » 24 Nov 2006 19:46

Can anyone identify this man?
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Postby Elwyn W » 25 Nov 2006 00:42

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Caption said I/FernAG 122. I only have 4 RKT pilots ranked Leutnant and above unidentified from this unit. Can anyone tell if this was any of the following:
Nikolaus Büsen
Alfred Gemsjäger
Hans Strassmair
Richard Taubert

Pic seems to show a Lt. Gemsjäger and Strassmair were LTs when they won the RK

And now a couple of bomber pilots....
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Postby Elwyn W » 25 Nov 2006 05:16

Middle guy is Karl Janke

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