Knight's cross holders with the Kuban shield

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Knight's cross holders with the Kuban shield

Post by Daniel L » 23 May 2004 19:39

Does anyone have a list of the Knight's cross holders who recieved the Kuban shiled. If not perhaps we can compose one? :)

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Post by FlorianBerger » 24 May 2004 08:59

Hi Daniel,

f.e. v. Gaza (Swords) and Becker (RK, NKSG)

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 24 May 2004 16:52

Mayby Hermann Buchner?RK 20.7.44 and in award seremony he wears 1 shield but its impossible to identify shield.He flew Kuban area thou.

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Post by FlorianBerger » 24 May 2004 19:58

Hallo,

I don´t think Hermann Buchner. I know and met him and he don´t tell
me so. I wrote a biographie about him for a book, because he served
as Colonel in the new austrian army (as chief of a jagdbomber group).

But I found another. Swords holder Generalleutnant Alfred-Hermann Reinhardt got the Kubanschild.

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Post by Daniel L » 24 May 2004 20:10

Thanks everyone! I'm looking for a Swords holder who qualified or recieved the Panzerkampfabzeichen (100), the German Cross in Gold and the Kuban shiled. Who can it be?

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Post by USAF1986 » 24 May 2004 22:52

Hello! General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau (Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, German Cross in Gold) held both the Crimea and Kuban Shields.

A member of the Johanniter Order, von Bünau was also highly decorated by Germany’s allies receiving the Romanian Order of Michael the Brave, 3rd Class and the Hungarian Order of Merit, Commander’s Cross on the War Ribbon with Swords.

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Post by Denis » 25 May 2004 06:44

Hello
Another ones :
Valentin Dietz
Kurt Fimmen : both Kubanshild and Krimschild
Karl-Friedrich Künzel : : both Kubanshild and Krimschild
Gerd-Dietrich Schneider : : both Kubanshild and Krimschild

Daniel : as for your research, Bäke is the first who comes immediately to my mind as he was awarded both Schwertern and PAB "100" but he didn't receive the DKiG.

Here is a short list of the Schewerternträger from the Panzertruppen who were awarded the DKiG :

DECKER KARL
HARPE JOSEF
KÄLLNER HANS
KIRCHNER FRIEDRICH
KNOBELSDORFF (v.) OTTO
LÜTTWITZ (Frhr. v.) HEINRICH
LÜTTWITZ (Frhr. v.) SMILO
MAUSS (Dr. med.dent.) KARL
OPPELN-BRONIKOWSKI (v.) HERMANN
PEIPER JOACHIM
STRACHWITZ v. GROSS-ZAUCHE u. CAMMINETZ (Graf) HYAZINTH
WISCH THEODOR

Hope this helps
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Post by Victor » 25 May 2004 07:12

Four Romanian Kinight's Cross holders fought in the Kuban bridgehead (one was even KIA there), but I do not know exactly if they received the Kuban shield. There is a photo of brig. gen. Mociulschi in another thread, wearing a shield, but it is difficult to tell if it's the Crimean or Kuban shield.

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Post by Daniel L » 25 May 2004 09:48

Many thanks Denis,

the person I am looking for recieved the following (and a few other things):

German cross in Gold
Iron cross
Knight's cross
Oakleaves
Swords
Panzerkampfabzeichen (100)
Nahkapmfspange
Kriegsverdienstkreuz
Ostmedaille
Wound badge
Infantereisturmabzeichen
Allgemeine sturmabzeichen
Kuban shield

I suspect that the person didn't actually recieve all of them but atleast some of them. Some might only have been qualified for. Maybe it's an Oakleaves holder I'm looking for. Who on earth could it be? :?

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Denis wrote:Daniel : as for your research, Bäke is the first who comes immediately to my mind as he was awarded both Schwertern and PAB "100" but he didn't receive the DKiG.

Here is a short list of the Schewerternträger from the Panzertruppen who were awarded the DKiG :

DECKER KARL
HARPE JOSEF
KÄLLNER HANS
KIRCHNER FRIEDRICH
KNOBELSDORFF (v.) OTTO
LÜTTWITZ (Frhr. v.) HEINRICH
LÜTTWITZ (Frhr. v.) SMILO
MAUSS (Dr. med.dent.) KARL
OPPELN-BRONIKOWSKI (v.) HERMANN
PEIPER JOACHIM
STRACHWITZ v. GROSS-ZAUCHE u. CAMMINETZ (Graf) HYAZINTH
WISCH THEODOR

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Post by FlorianBerger » 25 May 2004 13:28

maybe Bäke. He has no DKiG ??

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Post by FlorianBerger » 26 May 2004 07:58

I found again a KC with Kubanschild: Starl.

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Post by Daniel L » 26 May 2004 16:58

Thanks Florian. Is Bäke the most likely person?

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