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Post by Ken McCanliss » 22 Jul 2002 18:37

... und Admirale in der Bundeswehr und der NVA


Knight's Cross holders who became Generals/Admirals in the Bundeswehr and the NVA:

Wilhelm Adam (NVA)
Eckart Afheldt (H)
Friedrich Albrecht (H)
Wilhelm Antrup (L)
Bern von Baer (H)
Gerhard Barkhorn (L)
Heinrich von Behr (H)
Carl Heinz Birnbacher (M)
Adalbert von Blanc (M)
Friedrich Buchenau (H)
Rudolf Gustav Buhse (H)
Johann Condné (H)
Heinz Cramer (L)
Kurt Deichen gen. Charly (H)
Oskar-Hubert Dennhardt (H)
Ernst-Hindenburg Ebeling (L)
Werner Ebeling (H)
Walter Enneccerus (L)
Heinz-Otto Fabian (H)
Wilhelm Fahlbusch (L)
Friedrich Albert Foertsch (H)
Herbert Fritz (H)
Ludwig Heinrich Gaedcke (H)
Walter Gericke (H)
Carl-Heinz Greve (L)
Heinz-Günther Guderian (H)
Friedrich Karl Guggenberger (M)
Robert Karl Friedrich Gysae (M)
Martin Harlinghausen (L)
Hellmuth Hauser (L)
Heinrich-Georg Hax (H)
Hanns Heise (L)
Adolf Hempel (L)
Karl Herzog (H)
Adolf Bruno Heinrich Heusinger (H)
Friedrich August von der Heydte (H dR)
Claus Hinkelbein (L)
Cord Dietrich Bertram von Hobe (H)
Erich Hohagen (L)
Theodor Hopf (H)
Paul-Werner Hozzel (L)
Dietrich-Adolf Hrabak (L)
Joachim-Friedrich Huth (L)
Max-Josef Ibel (L)
Otto Christian Ites (M)
Rolf Johannesson (M)
Josef Kammhuber (L)
Friedrich Walter Karl Kemnade (M)
Karl Kessel (L)
Paul-Georg Kleffel (H)
Bernd-Georg Klug (M)
Friedrich Körner (L)
Otto Korfes (NVA)
August Wilhelm Otto Kretschmer (M)
Werner Krieger (H)
Hans Kroh (L/H)
Horst Krüger (L)
Walter Krupinski (L)
Kurt Kuhlmey (L)
Günther Kuhnke (M)
Ernst-Friedrich Langenstraß (H)
Günter Langer (H)
Heinz-Georg Lemm (H)
Kurt von Liebenstein (H)
Hans-Joachim Löser (H)
Anton Lorch (H)
Smilo von Lüttwitz (H)
Hellmuth Mäder (H)
Helmut Mahlke (L)
Gerhard Matzky (H)
Wilhelm Meentzen (M)
Wilhelm Meyn (L)
Alfred Müller (H)
Vincenz Müller (NVA)
Joachim-Ernst Oskar Munzel (H)
Horst Niemak (H dR)
Friedrich-Erich Obleser (L)
Horst Ohrloff (H)
Günther Pape (H)
Max-Josef Pemsel (H)
Ernst Georg Kurt Philipp (H)
Anton-Detlev von Plato (H)
Hermann Plocher (L)
Franz Pöschl (H)
Joseph-Maria von Radowitz (H)
Günther Rall (L)
Paul Reichelt (H)
Josef Friedrich Remberg (L)
Wilhelm Renner (H)
Alfred Ritz (H)
Güstav-Siegfried Rödel (L)
Hans-Rudolf Rösing (M)
Bernhard Rogge (M)
Horst Rudat (L)
Friedrich Oskar Ruge (M)
Detlev von Rumohr (H)
Richard Schimpf (L)
Gottfried Ludwig Horst von Schroeter (M)
Franz-Joseph Schulze (H)
Curt Siewert (H)
Karl-Ernst Smidt (M)
Hans Speidel (H)
Albert Stecken (L)
Johannes Steinhoff (L)
Werner Streib (L)
Hans Teusen (H)
Rolf Thomsen (M)
Erich Topp (M)
Hannes Trautloft (L)
Heinrich "Heinz" Trettner (L/H)
Henrich von Treuberg Fischler (H)
Günter Vollmer (H)
Rudolf Wätjen (H)
Helmut Walter (H)
Gottfried Ludwig Weber (H)
Ernst Wellmann (H)
Curt von Witzendorff (H)
Max-Eckart Wolff (M)
Hermann Wulf (H)
Edel-Heinrich Zachariae-Lingenthal (H)
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Post by Marcus » 22 Jul 2002 19:18

Ken,

Very interesting list, thanks for sharing it.

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DKiG / DKiS holders

Post by Ken McCanliss » 22 Jul 2002 19:37

Thanks, Marcus. I have a similar list of DKiG and DKiS holders ... If you don't mind me posting it.

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Post by Marcus » 22 Jul 2002 19:38

Ken,

I would love to see it!

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DKiG / DKiS holders

Post by Ken McCanliss » 23 Jul 2002 07:37

German Cross holders who became Generals/Admirals in the Bundeswehr and the NVA -


- Deutsches Kreuz in Gold:

Wilhelm Ahlert (L)
Friedrich Albrecht (H)
Hermann Aldinger (L)
Gottfried Annuß (H)
Wilhelm Antrup (L)
Hans Bambey (L)
Rudolf Bamler (NVA)
Helmut Bapistella (L)
Günter Baranek (H)
Gerhard Barkhorn (L)
Bernhard Bechler (NVA)
Hans-Joachim Becke (H)
Jürgen Bennecke (H)
Friedrich Jürgen Karl Berendsen (H)
Oskar-Alfred Berger (H)
Wolfgang von Bergh (L)
Hans-Georg Biedermann (H)
Carl Heinz Birnbacher (M)
Adalbert von Blanc (M)
Eberhard von Block (H)
Wilhelm Bosselmann (H)
Kurt Brandstädter (H)
Friedrich Buchenau (H)
Hans Buchner (H)
Rudolf Gustav Buhse (H)
Peter Richard von Butler (H)
Roderich Cescotti (L)
Karl Clausen (M)
Kurt Deichen gen. Charly (H)
Oskar-Hubert Dennhardt (H)
Otto Dingeldein (M)
Hanns-Wolrad Dölling (L)
Oswald Duch (M)
Ernst-Hindenburg Ebeling (L)
Werner Ebeling (H)
Hans Eberhard (H)
Kurt Marino Gustav von Einem (H)
Heinrich Erdmann (M)
Heinz-Otto Fabian (H)
Sigismund von Falkenstein (L)
Hans-Heinz Fischer (H)
Kurt Helmut Fischer (L)
Friedrich Albert Foertsch (H)
Alexander Frevert-Niedermein (H)
Joachim Freyer (H)
Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (H)
Herbert Fritz (H)
Richard Frodl (L)
Ludwig Heinrich Gaedcke (H)
Georg Gartmayr (H)
Kurt Gerber (H)
Walter Gericke (H)
Heinrich Gerlach (M)
Heinz Geyer (H)
Kurt Gieser (H)
Hans-Otto Göricke (H)
Ernst Golling (H)
Hans Greiner (H)
Carl-Heinz Greve (L)
Peter von der Groeben (H)
Erich Gröpler (L)
Wolfgang Haack (M)
Paul Haeffner (L)
Ottomar Hansen (H)
Ernst-Ulrich Hantel (H)
Hellmuth Hauser (L)
Lothar von Heinemann (L)
Hanns Heise (L)
Horst Wolfgang Heise (H)
Leo Hepp (H)
Paul Reinhold Herrmann (H)
Karl Herzog (H)
Richard Heuser (L)
Friedrich August von der Heydte (H dR)
Horst Hildebrandt (H)
Hans Hinrichs (H)
Werner-Ernst Hoffmann (L)
Erich Hohagen (L)
Klaus Hoheisel (H)
Theodor Hopf (H)
Joachim Horbach (H)
Hans-Joachim von Horn (H)
Dietrich-Adolf Hrabak (L)
Josef Jaitner (L)
Rudolf Jenett (L)
Rolf Johannesson (M)
Paul Jordan (H)
Rolf Jürgens (H)
Wolfgang Kähler (M)
Wolf von Kahlden (H)
Peter Karpinski (H)
Kurt Kauffmann (H)
Friedrich Walter Karl Kemnade (M)
Karl Kessel (L)
Werner-Georg Kimmerling (M)
Horst Kinder (H)
Ernst Klasing (H)
Paul-Georg Kleffel (H)
Wolfgang Klennert (H)
Karl Christian Kleyser (H)
Hans-Helmut Klose (M)
Gustav-Adolf Klütner (L)
Friedrich Körner (L)
Heinz-Michael Koller-Kraus (H)
Otto Korfes (NVA)
Albert Kraus (H)
Werner Krieger (H)
Hans Kroh (L/H)
Walter Krupinski (L)
Manfred Kublitz (H)
Konrad Kühlein (H)
Kurt Kuhlmey (L)
Hellmuth Laegeler (H)
Ernst-Friedrich Langenstraß (H)
Gerhard Langguth (L)
Ernst August Lassen (H)
Kurt Laube (L)
Heinz-Georg Lemm (H)
Arno von Lenski (NVA)
Kurt von Liebenstein (H)
Georg Limberg (L)
Hans-Joachim Löser (H)
Anton Lorch (H)
Smilo von Lüttwitz (H)
Helmut Mahlke (L)
Willi Robert Mantey (H)
Arthur Markert (H)
Wilhelm Meentzen (M)
Theodor Meinicke (H)
Ernst Metz (H)
Hans Karl Meyer (M)
Helmut Meyer-Abich (M)
Wilhelm Meyer-Detring (H)
Wilhelm Meyn (L)
Ernst-Günther Möller (L)
Karl Theodor Molinari (H)
Josef Moll (H)
Christian Müller (H)
Klaus Müller (H)
Vincenz Müller (NVA)
Hermann Burkhart Müller-Hillebrand (H)
Gerhard Münch (H)
Joachim-Ernst Oskar Munzel (H)
Theodor von Mutius (M)
Kurt-Gustav Nagel (L)
Gerd Niepold (H)
Eberhard von Nostitz (H dR)
Albrecht Obermaier (M)
Friedrich-Erich Obleser (L)
Arno Olze (H)
Kurt von der Osten (H)
Reinhart Ostertag (M)
Günther Pape (H)
Ernst Paulsen (H)
Ignaz Peslmüller (H)
Anton-Detlev von Plato (H)
Hermann Plocher (L)
Franz Pöschl (H)
Günter Proll (L)
Heinz-Peter Ptak (L)
Karl Punzmann (H)
Joseph-Maria von Radowitz (H)
Günther Rall (L)
Ernst Rebentisch (H)
Günter Reeder (M)
Paul Reichelt (H)
Josef Friedrich Remberg (L)
Udo Ritgen (H)
Gustav-Siegfried Rödel (L)
Wilhelm von Röder (H)
Hans Röttiger (H)
Richard von Rosen (H)
Wilhelm von Rosenthal (H)
Horst Rudat (L)
Jahannes Ferdinand Sapauschke (H)
Heinrich Schäfer (H)
Horst Scheibert (H)
Paul Albert Scherer (H)
Richard Schimpf (L)
Albert Schindler (H)
Wolf-Dietrich von Schleinitz (H)
Friedrich-Carl Schlichting (L)
Werner Schlüter (H)
Gerd Schmückle (H)
Albert Schnez (H)
Gerd Schreiber (M)
Rolf-Helmut Schröder (H)
Gottfried Ludwig Horst von Schroeter (M)
Klaus Schubert (H)
Helmut Schüler (H)
Hellmut Schultze (H)
Franz-Joseph Schulze (H)
Alfred Schumann (M)
Hans Schumann (L)
Horst-Bodo Schuwirth (H)
Joachim Schwatlo-Gesterding (H)
Heinrich Schwiethal (H)
Josef Selmayr (H)
Ferdinand Maria von Senger und Etterlin (H)
Curt Siewert (H)
Karl-Ernst Smidt (M)
Hans Speidel (H)
Hans Spiegel (H)
Curt Spitzer (H)
Gerhard Stephani (H)
Konrad Stephanus (H)
Werner Streib (L)
Hans-Georg von Tempelhoff (H)
Hans Teusen (H)
Wilhelm Thomas (H)
Rolf Thomsen (M)
Hannes Trautloft (L)
Henrich von Treuberg Fischler (H)
Friedrich Alfred Übelhack (H)
Hermann Unger (H)
Ulrich Varnbüler von und zu Hemmingen (H)
Fritz Vogelsang (H)
Karl-Heinz Vorsteher (M)
Wilhelm Voß (H)
Eberhard Wagemann (H)
Gerhard Wagner (M)
Hubert Felix Walitschek (H)
Eugen Walter (L)
Helmut Walter (H)
Hubert von Wangenheim (M)
Artur Weber (H)
Gottfried Ludwig Weber (H)
Edward Wegener (M)
Herbert Wehnelt (L)
Ernst Wellmann (H)
Horst Wendland (H)
Fritz von Westerman (H)
Erwin Wicker (L)
Henning Wilcke (L)
Hans Wilde (L)
Klaus Casper Wilhelm Willemer (H)
Dietrich Willikens (H)
Karl-Heinz Wirsing (H)
Jürgen Wittmann (H)
Hans-Heinrich Worgitzky (H dR)
Hans Wulz (NVA)
Edel-Heinrich Zachariae-Lingenthal (H)
Armin Zimmermann (M)


- Deutsches Kreuz in Silber:

Jürgen Bennecke (H)
Hans-Adolf von Blumröder (H dR)
Werner Bodenstein (H)
Werner Boie (L)
Ulrich Dorn (H)
August Frede (H)
Karl Adolf Rudolf Friedrich (L)
Gerhard Gebken (H)
Reinhard Gehlen (H)
Manfred Grunwald (H)
Ludwig Hahne (H)
Werner Georg Henning (L)
August Hentz (L)
Wilhelm Heß (H)
Max Heyna (L)
Hans Höffner (H)
Werner Eugen Robert Hoffmann (L)
Karl Walter Kienitz (L)
Rolf Kluge (L)
Karl-Egon Knauer (L)
Paul Köhler (H)
Gustav-Adolf Kuntzen (H)
Hasso Neitzel (H)
Heinrich Oberdiek (H)
Werner Panitzki (L)
Curt Pollex (H)
Hellmuth Reinhardt (H)
Werner Repenning (L)
Vico von Rieben (H)
Otto Schmidt (H)
Helmut Schönefeld (H)
Otto Selle (H)
Wilhelm-Peter Sieber (L)
Friedrich Stammbach (H)
Harald von Uslar-Gleichen (H)
Willi Wagenknecht (L)
Rudolf Wich (H)
Adolf Wicht (H dR)
Dietloff von Winning (H)
Alfred Zerbel (H)

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Post by Marcus » 23 Jul 2002 09:25

Ken,

Thanks for another excellent post!

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Nahkampfspange in Gold

Post by Ken McCanliss » 24 Jul 2002 08:25

Eichenlaubträger Hermann Wulf was the only Bundeswehr General to hold the Nahkampfspange in Gold.

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Schwerterträger Hellmuth Mäder

Post by Ken McCanliss » 24 Jul 2002 08:41

On 30 Sep 1968 Generalleutnant Hellmuth Mäder was abruptly retired from the Bundesheer. Shortly thereafter, he was tried and imprisoned for improper use of his official position.

Can any of you readers out there provide further specifics of this whole affair? It seems that this has been pretty well covered up in the historical record.

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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 25 Jul 2002 02:29

:D !
And in the case of the generals of the NVA, were they allowed to wear these medals ? :mrgreen:
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NVA awards

Post by Ken McCanliss » 25 Jul 2002 05:45

The Nationalen Volksarmee der DDR was based on the Soviet model, so it is not surprising that "fascist" awards were not recognized.

The best book on the East German Generals and Admirals is "Die Generale und Admirale der NVA: Ein biographisches Handbuch", by Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke. It contains biographical sketches of all 377 Generals/Admirals of the NVA and KVP (Kasernierte Volkspolizei). In the list of 'Auszeichnungen' at the end of each biographical entry, Wehrmacht awards are not even mentioned.

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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 26 Jul 2002 00:30

What a shame !!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: NVA awards

Post by Marcus » 26 Jul 2002 08:50

Ken McCanliss wrote:The best book on the East German Generals and Admirals is "Die Generale und Admirale der NVA: Ein biographisches Handbuch", by Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke. It contains biographical sketches of all 377 Generals/Admirals of the NVA and KVP (Kasernierte Volkspolizei). In the list of 'Auszeichnungen' at the end of each biographical entry, Wehrmacht awards are not even mentioned.


Thanks for the tip, I'll order it asap! It sounds like a must-have (not least since I'm considering to make a site on the DDR, or at least the NVA).

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Froh / Wenzke book

Post by Ken McCanliss » 27 Jul 2002 05:57

Marcus -

Indeed, it's an excellent book... as is news of your proposed web site.

BTW: An additional 15 Wehrmacht Officers and 3 NCOs, not appearing in the above lists, also became Generals/Admirals in the NVA. They are listed below:

Leutnant Helmut Borufka
Leutnant Reinhard Brühl
Oberleutnant zur See Friedrich Elchlepp
Generalmajor Walter Freytag
Leutnant Ullrich Gall
Unterarzt Kurt Geiger
Leutnant Helmut Geisler
Unterarzt Hans Rudolf Gestewitz
Major i.G. Heinrich Heitsch
Oberleutnant (Marineartillerie) Heinz Neukirchen
Hauptmann Hermann Rentzsch
Hauptmann Georg Reymann
Oberleutnant d.R. Kurt Röhr
Generalarzt Karl Walther
Major i.G. Heinz Zorn
Oberfähnrich Alexander Karin
Fähnrich d.R. Günter Otto
Fähnrich zur See Johannes Streubel

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Post by USAF1986 » 27 Jul 2002 06:51

Where can I get that book? A real "must have"!!!

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Post by Marcus » 27 Jul 2002 09:42

Shawn,

Image
(click the cover)

I ordered my copy from amazon.de yesterday.

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