Knight's Cross Holders Identification

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Post by Elwyn W » 13 Feb 2005 01:08

And an ELT
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Post by Miha Grcar » 16 Feb 2005 19:27

Who is this officer, the photo is taken in the Summer offensive in 1942?

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Post by John Toner » 17 Feb 2005 07:40

I think it's Gunther Pape

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Post by Denis » 17 Feb 2005 10:04

Hi guys
The unknown Major posted by Freiherr on page 19 (see his thread as of 14/03/04) is Hermann Stiefvater.
I was too lazy to see if this soldier has already been identified among the remaining 50 pages so forgive me by advance for a possible repetition.
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Post by Denis » 17 Feb 2005 10:25

Hi again
The mystery Luft RKT LW MAjor posted by Freiherr on the previous page is lilely to be Otto Stams.
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Post by Elwyn W » 17 Feb 2005 14:01

Thank you Denis, as always.

For some reason I seem to recall I had considered Otto Stams as well but since I don't have a another picture of him, I wouldn't know. The major you identified as Stiefvater was on PP20, not PP19. It takes a fast computer and cable to go through all this!

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Post by Ingo » 17 Feb 2005 20:16

Hello all,

any ideas ??
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Post by Elwyn W » 21 Feb 2005 00:02

The eichenlaubträger on PP65 was Günther Hoffmannn-Schönborn.

How about these?

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Post by Daniel L » 21 Feb 2005 00:33

RKT_convalescing shows Peter Kiesgen, The Spiess later became a DKiG-holder.

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Post by Elwyn W » 21 Feb 2005 02:45

Daniel you are on a roll. Peter Kiesgen it is. And who's the Spiess, may I ask?

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Post by Daniel L » 21 Feb 2005 10:01

It's the person to the right. I don't recall his name.

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Ritterkreuz Traeger Walter Meyer.....

Post by ccmann » 21 Feb 2005 21:33

Hello folks, I am new to this forum and hope some of you might be able to help me. I am doing research on a relative who apparently won the Ritterkreuz early in WWII. His name was Walter Meyer, according to family lore he won it during the Greek Campaign, possibly on Crete. He was serevely wounded and returned to his home in Freiburg to a hero's welcome. He recieved a parade, was awarded the Ritterkreuz by Hitler personally, was given a house and a prestigous position with the city. All of this was later stripped after the war. He lived out his life as a school teacher and tended his beloved rose garden till his death in the 1980's. I remember meeting him many times as a child and commenting on his withered leg, a remnant of his injuries. Unfortunately there are no surviving family records. To date the only information I have been able to find is that which is listed on the Feldgrau.com site as follows:

Walter Meyer
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Awarded 5/14/1941
Branch Heer
As Stoßtruppführer
7 Infanterie Regiment 125 Heerestruppe

I am looking for specific accounts of what he did to win the award. Any pictures of him and his unit. Accounts of the ceremonies in Freiburg and of course anything related. Anything in German is fine as I read and write German well. He was my fathers cousin.

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Hans-Jörg Meyer

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Post by Ian Sayer » 22 Feb 2005 18:55

Hi,
Can anyone help identify any of these signatures which come from a November 1942 entry in Heinrich Hoffmann's Berlin studio's visitors book? I have identified another 6 or 7 signatures on the same page and they are all Ritterkreuztrager so I think there is a strong possibility that these guys are as well. Anyway any help would be appreciated
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Post by Vienna » 22 Feb 2005 20:24

Hello Ian!


First = number 220 "Sachsenheimer"

Soon as possible

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Post by Ian Sayer » 22 Feb 2005 20:43

Vienna,
Absolutely spot on! I actually had another example and compared it. Well done and thanks very much
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Ian

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