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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 02:57

Willi Koch,Oberfeldwebel Zugführer 3./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1
General Göring Regt 1936.Transferred to FJ 1938.Served in Poland,Norway,Holland,Norway.Was at Crete and then served in Russia.In Italy at Cassino.Awarded KC for his role in Hill 593,Calvary Hill battle.Promoted to Leutnant June,Oberleutnant October 1944.On the 1st May 1945 promoted to Hauptmann commanding 3./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1.


Hill 593:
http://www.battlefieldsww2.50megs.com/hill_593.htm

Cassino:
http://www.fallschirmartz.com/af_ob.html

http://www.fallschirmartz.com/af_obIIIfjr3.html


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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 04:00

Hilmar Zahn,Oberleutnant Chef 5./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1
Joined Heer 1937.Moved to Luftwaffe 1938.Support positions 1939-1943.Promoted to Leutnant.Joined FJR1 June 1942.Served Russia,Italy.At Ortana,Cassino.Awarded KC for his bravery at Cassino.Lost his right leg,March 1944.Returned to active service as Hauptmann.Captured in Italy May 1945.Still alive.

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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 04:06

Paul-Ernst Renisch,Hauptmann Kdr III./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1
Joined Luftwaffe Flak 1936.Signals officer later.Joined FJ 1941.Fought in Russia,wounded,commanded 9/Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1 1943.Fought at Ortana,Cassino.DKiG April 1944.Hauptmann,battalion commander June 1944.Awarded KC for defensive fighting near Rimini,autumn 1944.Major,March 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 04:28

Karl-Hans Wittig,Feldwebel Führer 11./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 1
General Göring Regt 1937.FJR1 1938.Saw action Holland,Crete.Awarded DKiG in Russia,March 1943 for action at Gribushino.Near Stolbetskoye " destroyed four of eight attacking tanks from close range".Stormed hill and secured front.Awarded KC.Wounded for fifth time.Promoted to Leutnant,served in the West 1944.Captured near Mons,autumn 1944.
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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 04:34

Siegfried Rammelt,Leutnant Führer Rgts-Pi.Zug/Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined IR32 1935.Reservist 1939,recalled to IR81.Joined FJ July 1940.Fought at Crete.Severly wounded in Russia,October 1941.Oberleutnant April 1943.Awarded KC for his staunch efforts at Cassino,killed in action 21st March 1944.

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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 04:40

Rudolf Böhmler,Major Kdr I./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined Heer 1943.Leutnant IR55.Transferred to Luftwaffe 1939.Joined FJ.Served Poland,Holland,Crete.In Russia from 1941,awaeded DKiG April 1942.Major by 1943.Then served in Sicily,at Cassino.Defended Calvary Mountain there, wounded.Awarded KC.Returned to active service August 1944.Oberst,commanding FJR4 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 16 Nov 2007 04:45

Erich Hellmann,Leutnant Führer 1./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined Luftwaffe.FJ in Crete,Russia,DKiG August 1943.Served through entire battle of Cassino.Awarded KC and promoted to Oberleutnant.Captured by British May 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 00:51

Ferdinand Foltin,Hauptmann Kdr II./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined Austrian Army 1936.In Heer 1938,IR107.Joined FJ 1940.Badly wounded at Crete.Commanded 7/FJR3 in 1943,Russia.Then Ordnance officer with 1FJR.Assumed command of II/FJR3 as Hauptmann January 1944.At Cassino his Kampfgruppe was badly mauled,but knocked out numerous Allied tanks as they attacked.Awarded the KC for holding his position.Promoted to Major,june 1944.Later a Staff officer with 1.Fsch army,West 1944,and 1a 7.Fsch Division.Captured by the British in May 1945.Passed way in 2006.

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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:16

RKTs at Cassino

From left--Siegfried Rammelt(1914-1944),Paul-Ernst Renisch(1917-1998),Rudolf Rennecke(1915-1986),Herbert Abratis(1918-1945),unknown

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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:18

Abratis again-from Chris McNab's German Paratroopers.
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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:26

Siegfried Jamrowski,Oberleutnant Chef 6./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined IR2 1936.Later Infantry Instructor.Joined FJ 1940.Served Crete,Russia,Sicily.Company commander under Foltin at Cassino.Awarded KC for his service in the battle.Commanded III/FJR3 in 1945,promoted to Major.Still alive.


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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:32

Heinz Krink,Leutnant Adjutant II./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined Luftwaffe 1939.Joined FJ 1940.Served in Russia 1942-1943.Under Foltin awarded DKiG at Cassino,March 1944.During Cassino retreat he commanded the rearguard of the division and was awarded the KC for his efforts.Hauptmann in 1944,captured May 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:42

Rudolf Donth,Feldwebel Führer 6./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 4
Joined Luftwaffe 1939.With FJ 1940.Saw action in Crete,Russia,Sicily.Awarded DKiG June 1944.September 1944,near Bologna his company repulsed enemy tank attacks--"Donth destroyed six tanks,led a counterattack,relieved two squads and freed a number of wounded comrades who had been captured by the enemy".Then defeated British night attack at Monte Castellero.Awarded KC.Captured May 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:49

Karl Neuhoff,Oberfeldwebel Stoßtruppführer i. d. 6./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3
Joined IR17 1937.Transferred to FJ 1939.Served Poland,Holland,Crete,Russia.Awarded DKig for conduct in Sicily 1943,"one of the last soldiers to cross over to the mainland".Stopped New Zealander advance into Cassino town,March 1944.Awarded KC.Oberleutnant and commanded I/FJR3 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 17 Nov 2007 01:57

Kurt Veth,Hauptmann d.R. Kdr II./Fsch.Jäg.Rgt 3

Knight's Cross-30th September 1944
Oak Leaves-30th April 1945

Joined IR63 1935.Transferred to FJ 1940.Served Crete,Russia.Company commander,2/FJR3,Sicily 1943.Substained 4 wounds in Sicily fighting,hospitalised,awarded DKiG.Returned in time for Third Battle of Cassino.Awarded KC for fighting at Calvary Mountain.Major 1945.Captured by British May 1945.


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