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Combat Police with Decorations

Post by sylvieK4 » 24 May 2004 16:01

Does anyone have any photos of combat policemen decorated with EKI, EKII, IAB, and/or CCC?

I have seen photos of some decorated policemen, but these seem to be, primarily, men holding awards from the First World War. Any images of policemen with World War II military/ combat awards?

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Post by WTW26 » 24 May 2004 17:04

Here's one:
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Post by sylvieK4 » 24 May 2004 20:49

Thanks for that photo, All-Seeing Eye! He's got everything! :)

Any more photos?

Also, what were some of the major battles/ combat actions these police would have taken part in? Did they function primarily as infantry?

Thanks again!

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Any Knight's Cross Winners?

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 25 May 2004 05:27

Gentlemen!

I don't suppose there were any Knight's Cross winners among these combat policemen?

Edward

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Post by WTW26 » 25 May 2004 07:50

Yes, there were. Here's an example: SS-Staf u. Oberst der Polizei Griese with his RK:
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Re: Any Knight's Cross Winners?

Post by Phil Nix » 25 May 2004 12:16

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:Gentlemen!

I don't suppose there were any Knight's Cross winners among these combat policemen?

Edward

Do not foget that there was a whole division formed from Combat policemen. Search the forum for pics of Karl Heinrich Brenner, Otto Gieseke, Karl Schumers, etc for medal holders. Also try and get a copy of "Die guten Glaubens waren" bildband ISBN 3-921242-29-0
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Post by Juha Hujanen » 25 May 2004 15:15

Here's one

From Williamson-Hitler's Instrument of Terror


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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 May 2004 14:45

Thanks again to All-Seeing Eye, and to Juha and Philmil.

Juha, in your photo, what is the shield the men are wearing below their police insignia on the sleeve?

Philmil, in your post are you referring to the SS Polizei division, or a regular Combat Police group that served on the front lines under their own banner (as it were)?

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Post by WTW26 » 26 May 2004 15:12

I suppose it's either the Crimean shield (Aermelschild Krim) or the Kuban shield. They were awarded respectively to the participants of the battle of Crimea or the battle of Kuban. There's more info on www.wehrmacht-awards.com.
As for the police division, there was only one, wasn't there?

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 26 May 2004 15:14

Sylvie its impossible to tell,because the pic isn't clear enough.But i would put my money either Cholm or Demjansk shield.

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Post by WTW26 » 26 May 2004 20:26

Oh yeah, I forgot about those. I believe the police troops were somehow involved in the battle of Demjansk.

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theatre shields

Post by JoeW » 03 Jun 2004 21:53

The photo above shows recipients of the Cholm Shield and was taken from a photo layout of the award in the magazine "Die Deutsche Polizei".

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SIPO with combat awards

Post by JoeW » 15 Jul 2004 04:55

Here is an intereting photo of a Sturmbannführer of the SIPO with nice decorations: Inf Assault Badge, Gold Wound Badge, EKI. He is missing his right arm. Photo taken in Bayreuth in early 1940s.
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Post by Doggowitz » 09 Jun 2006 23:23

I think he is a Obersturmbannführer... note the silver stripe on his collar tab. BTW can anyone identify him?

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