Fallschirmjäger RKTs - pics and career data

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Post by Peter H » 30 Nov 2007 02:01

Returning from Crete...

Major Egon Liebach, Kdr. Fsch.Pi.Btl.DKiG 14/02/1942

From Jean-Yves Nasse's Fallschirmjager in Crete.
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Post by Peter H » 01 Dec 2007 13:57

Generalleutnant Rüdiger Heyking,received DKiG as commander of Luftwaffe 6.Feld-Division in 1943.

In 1944 commanded 6FJD,captured in Mons Pocket,August 1944.

Photo from Jean-Yves Nasse.
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Post by Peter H » 01 Dec 2007 14:23

Here's a photo of Hermann Plocher(1901-1980) that Phil Nix posted.

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Plocher commanded the rebuilt 6FJD in 1944/1945.An interesting character,having served with Erwin Rommel in 1922 as a regimental comrade.Chief of Staff of the Condor Legion 1937-1938.Awarded RK,Luftflotte 3 1943.After the war wrote three books on the Luftwaffe in Russia for the USAF Historical Division.

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Post by Ponomarenko » 03 Dec 2007 09:21

Hi!

I wery need war period picture of para RKT
Kurt Kunkel
Guenter Sempert
Erich Timm

I can't find their picture anywere.

Thanks Friends!

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Post by Peter H » 03 Dec 2007 11:45

Willi Zahn on wehrmacht-awards.com posted this photo of Timm a while back.

Thats him on the left after being awarded the KC.
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Post by Peter H » 04 Dec 2007 10:10

From Chris McNab's German Paratroopers

Tunisia,January 1943--I think this could be Witzig or Genz.
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Post by Doktor Krollspell » 05 Dec 2007 22:01

Hello Peter!

First of all, what a truly great and interesting thread you've got going here. Thanks!

About your last posted photograph that you say was taken in Tunisia January 1943... You could see that the RKT FJ Officer is also carrying a DKiG but Alfred Genz never recieved that particular award and Rudolf Witzig recieved his DKiG on 17.10.1943 so...

Either is the date and place wrong or it's another FJ RKT Officer with the DKiG.


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Post by John Toner » 06 Dec 2007 02:14

I have seen this last photo captioned as Walter Koch

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Post by George Harper » 06 Dec 2007 02:45

Yes, it is Walter Koch (CO of FJR5 in Tunisia).

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » 06 Dec 2007 06:43

Walter Koch recieved the DKiG on 31.03.1942. Source; Patzwall & Scherzer (2001).


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Post by Peter H » 07 Dec 2007 03:38

Thanks for the ID gents.

I don't consider myself an expert in this field.What's been collated here is the great efforts of historians like Eric Queen,Jean-Yves Nasse,Franz Kurowski,Willi Zahn and Oscar G who have dedicated themselves to the study of the Fallschirmjäger and on other military forums freely share their knowledge.Our own in forum assistance is also much appreciated.

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » 25 Dec 2007 20:53

Hello Peter et al!

A photograph of Erich Pietzonka when he surrendered to US forces in Brest. I hope this picture haven't been posted yet, in that case I'm sorry...


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German Colonel Talks to American Interpreter, 1944

Colonel Ergon Pietezonka talks to an American Army interpreter during the surrender of Brest to the Allies, 1944.
Source photograph & quote: http://www.corbis.com


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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 26 Dec 2007 06:17

Thanks for that picture Doktor Krollspell,never seen that one ever before,thanks.And to all the other pictures and info shown here too thank you very much.

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Post by Peter H » 26 Dec 2007 06:50

Thanks Herr Doktor. :)

I think it comes from the film I linked under the Pietzonka posting here.

Pietzonka was said to have been "seriously injured" at Corinth in 1941 but this was really a broken leg.

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Post by bake » 26 Dec 2007 17:33

In the book " Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945" by Peter Stockert
his name is Erich Pietzonka.
Eichenlaub 16-09-1944, so I suppose he receive is EL at brest just
before surrender.

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