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Romanian Orders awarded to Germans

Post by Victor » 15 Sep 2004 15:06

I will post in this topic some of the lists of German officers awarded the higher grades of the Steaua Romaniei Order (Star of Romania) and Coroana Romaniei (Crown of Romania) I encounter in my search for the Virtutea Aeronautica Order. However, these are not the entire lists, as I do not have the time and the space on the flash card for them. Hopefully these will be of some use to someone. The names may not be properly spelled, as the Monitorul Oficial is known to often publish with mistakes.

First batch:

Royal Decree No. 78/15 January 1943, published in Monitorul Oficial No. 90/16 April 1943

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon posthumously to:

1. 2nd lt. Horst Gebbers

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Commander class with Virtute Militara ribbon to:

1. Col. Alexander von Bethelm
2. Col. Ernst Poten
3. Lt. col. Heim Langmann
4. Lt. col. Daniel Richard
5. Lt. col. Georg Lebrecht von Viehahn von den Borne
6. SS Oberführer Otto Ohlendorf

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Commander class with Virtute Militara ribbon to:

1. Col. Kurt Versock
2. Col Joseph Krieger
3. Lt. col. Arthur Knietel
4. Maj. Ernst Weishaar

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon to:

1. Lt. col. Hermann Leibold
2. SS Obersturmbannführer Willi Seibert
3. Maj. Adolf von Salviati
4. Maj. Otto Selle
5. Cpt. Hubert Miketa
6. Cpt. Wilhelm Friedrich von Bernhardi
7. Feldpol. Komissar Dr. Adalbert Herman

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon to:

1. Lt. col. Karl Kletschke
2. Maj. Bruno Grauber
3. Maj. Heinrich Dening
4. Maj. Heinrich von Wolf
5. Maj. Maximilian Majer
6. Maj. Karlheinz Degenkolb
7. Maj. Friedrich Gündell
8. Maj. Ludwig Friedmann
9. Maj. Gerhard Gebkan
10. SS Sturmbannführer dr. Werner Braune (is this Werner Braun, the rocket scientist?)
11. SS Sturmbannführer Paul Zapp
12. SS Sturmbannführer Alois Persterer
13. SS Sturmbannführer Paul Schulz
14. Cpt. Kurt Prasse
15. Cpt. Hans Heinz Badstüber
16. Cpt. Arnold Geipel

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Post by Phil Nix » 16 Sep 2004 10:07

Werner Braune is Dr Karl Rudolf Werner Braune SS Standartenführer 30.1.45 born 11.4.1909 He was an SD officer and his last opost was Chef Abteilung Personal in AMt IV RHSA . He was hanged at landsberg 10.6.1951 He was not the rocket scientist
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Post by Victor » 18 Sep 2004 15:52

Royal Decree No. ?/ February 1943

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Grand Cross class to:
1. General Richard Ruoff

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Grand Officer class to:
1. Brig. general Ludolf von Alvensleben [probably Rudolf]

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Commander class to:
1. Brig. gen. Vinzenz Müller

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Commander class to:
1. Col. Dr. Kalk [medic]
2. Ober Kriegs. Verw. Rat. Prof. Dr. Walther Heinrich.

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Officer class to:
1. Col. Fritz Wentzel [staff officer]
2. Col. Harald von Lewinski [staff officer]
3. Lt. col. Theodor Tannen
4. Maj. Annus Gotfried
5. Cpt. Heinrich Kumma [staff officer]

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class to:
1. Lt. col. Siegfried Hoef [staff officer]
2. Maj. Albert Siegel
3. Maj. Dr. Ernest Gotzmann


Royal Decree No. 3517/23 December 1941

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Grand Officer class to:
1. Lt. general Kastner
2. Maj. general von Seidel
3. Maj. general Schultz

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Grand Officer class to:
1. Brig. general von Waldau

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Commander class to:
1. Col. von Mann

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Post by USAF1986 » 19 Sep 2004 02:14

Victor,

Thank you for these great lists, much appreciated!

Best regards,
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Post by Victor » 19 Sep 2004 12:25

Royal Decree No. 1896/24 June 1942

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Comander class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Colonel Lothar Berger

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Captain Otto von Campe [probably Kampe]

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Grand Cross class awarded to:
1. Lt. general Konrad Zander

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Comander class awarded to:
1. Lt. commander Karl Hermann

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Officer class awarded to:
1. Captain Kurt Doegsler

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class awarded to:
1. 2nd lieutenant Otto Hans Hammer
2. Sonder-führer Arthur Borehert

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Knight class awarded to:
1. 1st lieutenant Oskar Wagenknecht


Royal Decree No. 1897/24 June 1942

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Major Karl Grünenthal

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Captain Ferdinand Schäfler
2. Captain Theodor Asdonk
3. 1st lieutenant Felix Rohde
4. 1st lieutenant Wolfgang Wild
5. 2nd lieutenant Walter Deicher
6. 2nd lieutenant Josef Wagner

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Officer class awarded to:
1. Lt. colonel Dr. Friedrich Benecke

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class awarded to:
1. Lt. colonel Ulrich von Coler [probably Kohler]
2. Major Dr. Wilhelm Winterer
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Post by Stauffenberg II » 19 Sep 2004 13:44

Victor,

it´s a pleasure knowing the forum enlarged by your invaluable input.

Thank you very much for your efforts and keep up your good work.

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Post by Victor » 20 Sep 2004 09:44

Royal Decree No. 2020/16 July 1942

Awards for the officers of the LSAH Division. I didn't copy it entirely. If any are interested, I could do it next time (there were also awards for NCOs).

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Grand Cross class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. SS Obergruppenführer Dietrich

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Commander class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. SS Obersturmbannführer Wilhelm Keilhaus

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. SS Obersturmbannführer Fritz Witt
2. SS Sturmbannführer Günther Anhalt
[didn't write the rest :D]

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
see photo 1.jpg (I am too lazy to type it :) )

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class awarded to:
1. SS Sturmbannführer Walter Ewert
2. SS Sturmbannführer Martin Gross
3. SS Sturmbannführer Bernhard Siebken
4. SS Sturmbannführer Alfred Bludau

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Knight class awarded to:
1. SS Sturmbannführer Gustav Mertsch
[didn't copy the rest of the list]
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Post by USAF1986 » 22 Sep 2004 04:06

Victor,

Great work on the LAH award list. Just curious, is Kurt Meyer listed as an award recipient in Royal Decree No. 2020/16 July 1942? Thanks again!

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Post by Victor » 23 Sep 2004 20:19

Well, I didn't copy the entire decree, just the more important classes. There were also many NCOs listed for other awards. I will see what I can do next time I go to the archives.

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Post by USAF1986 » 24 Sep 2004 00:02

Victor,

No problem! Please don't go to any extra trouble; I'm quite happy with the names you've been posting!

Best regards,
Shawn

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From the Kriegsmarine.

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 24 Sep 2004 06:40

Dear Contributer,

I hope you could get more recipients from the Kriegsmarine who were awarded these high Romanian Orders soon,although please don't hurry. I'm a navy fan.

Sincerely,

Edward :)

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Post by Victor » 24 Sep 2004 16:49

Royal Decree No. 1870/22 June 1942

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Commander class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Colonel Otto Schönherr
2. Lt. Colonel Erich Abraham

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Lt. colonel Gerhard Egon
2. Lt. colonel von Schuckmann
3. Major Helmuth Laegeller
4. Major Günther Breihaupt
5. Major Wilhelm Boening
6. Captain Viktor von Schweimtz

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
see photo 2.jpg
[capitan means captain, locotenent means 1st Lieutenant, sublocotenent means 2nd lieutenant, veter. means veterinarian]

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
see photos 3.jpg and 4.jpg
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Post by Victor » 25 Sep 2004 16:26

Royal Decree No. 1870/24 June 1942

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Commander class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Colonel Walter Stattner Ritter von Grabenhoffen
2. Colonel Ferdinand Jodl
3. Colonel Egbert Picker
4. Colonel Hermann Kress
5. Colonel Max Winkler
6. Colonel Max Rodenburg
7. Colonel Hans Naessler
8. SS Standartenf. Walter Staudinger
9. Lt. colonel Wilhelm Boeck
10. Lt. colonel Hans Barsmick Heinrich von Ahlfen

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Major Konrad Boendel
2. Major Ernst Doepner
3. Major Eugen Wahl

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. 1st lieutenant Gerhard Sommer

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Knight class with Virtute Militara ribbon awarded to:
1. Captain Georg Werner
2. Captain Ãrthur Milch
3. Captain Willi Jakobs
4. Captain Walter Schöler
5. Captain Paul Wirz
6. 2nd lieutenant Paul Schulz-Kriebel

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Officer class awarded to:
1. Lt. colonel Erich Nasilovski
2. Major Otto Heinichen
3. Major Karl-Friedrich Schaeffer
4. Major Friedrich Baldus

Steaua Romaniei Order with swords Knight class awarded to:
1. Sonderführer (B) Karl Klugar
2. Sonderführer (K) Richard Kretzer
3. SA Standartenführer Willy Grundih

Coroana Romaniei Order with swords Knight class awarded to:
see photo :)
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Post by USAF1986 » 25 Sep 2004 20:13

Victor,

Thanks for the latest batch – there are a few interesting senior mountain troop officers in there (Stettner Ritter von Grabenhofen, Jodl, Picker and Kress). Your new list would explain the large ribbon worn through the buttonhole in this photo of Generalleutnant Hermann Kress.

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Shawn

SOURCE: Thomas, Franz & Wegmann, Günter. Die Ritterkreuzträger der Gebirgstruppe, Band 1: A-K. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, Germany, 1993.
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Post by USAF1986 » 25 Sep 2004 22:10

Of interest, here is a selection of previously posted photos as well as some at ABR showing Romanian orders in wear by German recipients:

General der Infanterie Erich Abraham (you can just see the Order of the Crown of Romania suspended below his Knight’s Cross)

viewtopic.php?t=9655

Generalmajor Kurt Anger

viewtopic.php?t=49251

Generalleutnant Walter Stettner Ritter von Grabenhofen

viewtopic.php?t=26293&start=0

General der Panzertruppe Walther Wenck

viewtopic.php?t=58296&highlight=wenck

Generalleutnant Gustav Boehringer – at ABR

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... r_A-B.html

Generalleutnant Ullrich Buchholz (Luftwaffe) – at ABR

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... LRICH.html

General der Infanterie Dietrich von Choltitz – at ABR

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... r_C-D.html

Generalmajor Hans Doerr – at ABR (he is also displaying either the Knight or the Golden Cross of the Romanian Order of Aeronautical Virtue with Swords)

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... eer_D.html

Generalleutnant Wolf Hagemann – at ABR

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... r_G-H.html

Best regards,
Shawn

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