ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

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ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

Post by lastleg » 05 Oct 2010 17:43

Hello, I need a little help finding information on my ring. I just want to know who the original owner was and how he served. It would shed some light on my Grandfather's history during the war. With what little I have found out, it was a late in the war award which makes me question purchasing a book that would have this officer listed. If anyone could point me to the right book with this information I would be grateful. The rings date is 21.6.44 and was presented to Rautenkranz. Thank you!

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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

Post by John G. » 06 Oct 2010 00:10

Did a quick search on the net but came up blank, usually there's something to lead to a "hit" if everything is "koiser", are you sure of the spelling? There are late-war Dienstaltersliste....I only have a copy 1935 edition and as expected, there's no Rautenkranz listed, but also nothing here or on the Axis History Factbook. Definately needs more research/efforts. Not done yet, looking.
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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

Post by lastleg » 06 Oct 2010 01:24

No, it's clear enough that I couldn't imagine any letters being misleading. Where is it possible to view 1944 Dienstaltersliste? Would this be in a U.S. Army War College publicly? Thanks for your help!

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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

Post by freddiefro » 11 Oct 2010 18:26

lastleg wrote:Where is it possible to view 1944 Dienstaltersliste? Would this be in a U.S. Army War College publicly?
I checked the 30.01.1944 & 09.11.1944 SS-Dienstaltersliste (SS-Staf. - SS-Obstgruf.) and the 01.10.1943 & 01.10.1944 SS-Dienstaltersliste (SS-Stubaf. - SS-Ostubaf.) with no luck. I also checked John P. Moore’s “Führerliste der Waffen-SS,” again with no luck. Finally, I checked the 01.12.1938 SS-Dienstaltersliste (the last one to list all officer ranks), but nothing. This would suggest that he became an officer after 1938 and never rose to a rank higher than SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain).
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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

Post by lastleg » 11 Oct 2010 22:58

Thank you very much for this information. I have had luck with a researcher finding this SS officer, actually four men with this name. Now to narrow the field. Thanks to everyone who took the time to read and dig.

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Re: ss honor ring, totenkopf ring

Post by smetanin albert » 25 Dec 2019 07:35

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