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RAD Knight's Cross Holders

Post by Daniel L » 07 Nov 2004 23:45

Can anyone tell me the names of the Knight's cross holders who recieved the decoration while serving in RAD-units. I'm also looking for names of Knight's cross holders who served with RAD-units after they received the Knight's cross.

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Nov 2004 00:24

Hallo Daniel,

I want to begin with Otto Riess

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Post by Daniel L » 08 Nov 2004 00:49

Thanks. I didn't know that Riess held a position in the RAD. Perhaps I should mention Gerhard Konopka and Rudolf Kreitmair, both these men held positions in the RAD. If I understand it correctly Konopka ended the war with commanding a RAD unit.

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Post by hein » 08 Nov 2004 01:55

Hallo Daniel,

Know one on this German site.

Http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.d ... -Seite.htm

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Nov 2004 12:04

Hallo Daniel

Please look at
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Following pics out of the Biblio-books “Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht“:

I post the “Verordnungsblatt für den Reichsarbeitsdienst“ with the
Feldmeister Herbert Gladewitz, Arbeitsgau XXXIX
and
Unterfeldmeister (Oberfeldwebel der Reserve) Willi Biesenbach KC 11.12.1944, KIA 16.11.1944 near Jülich)

Obergeneralarbeitsführer Dr. Schmeidler with Hauptmann der Reserve and Oberstfeldmeister im RAD (Arbeitsgau XI, Mittelschlesien) Rudolf Bornhoff.
Bornhoff (* 28.05.1914 in Rogasen / Posen, KIA 26.01.1944 NO Mjedwed as Chef 4. Kompanie / Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 8 / 8. Jäger-Division).
01.10.1934 Obertruppführer
00.00.1935 Unterfeldmeister
01.11.1936 Feldmeister
The Rad-Abteilung 4/35 Rogasen was bestowed with the name “RAD-Abteilung Rudolf Bornhof“ by Generalarbeitsführer Triebel.

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Post by hein » 08 Nov 2004 13:47

Hallo Oberstab,

(Thanx again for the good help with doc.)

Could the second man on the picture be Heinz Max Korn ?


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Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Nov 2004 16:00

hein wrote:Hallo Oberstab,

(Thanx again for the good help with doc.)

Could the second man on the picture be Heinz Max Korn ?


Thnxx


Hein


The pic shows Bornhof (KC) and Dr. Schmeidler (RAD)

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Post by Waland66 » 08 Nov 2004 16:14

Hi!

Oberfeldmeister Heinz Korn, Meßoffizier 4./schw.FlakAbt 232 (RAD 8/60)

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Post by Andreas Schulz » 09 Nov 2004 10:17

RAD-Arbeitsführer and SS-Obersturmbannführer (09.11.1943) Franz Roestel
03.05.1945 Ritterkreuz

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Additional Tanks Destroyed.

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 10 Nov 2004 00:31

Gentlemen,

I wonder if Gerhard Konopka destroyed additional enemy tanks singlehandedly while commanding a RAD unit? I know that he destroyed four Soviet tanks earlier while in the Heer and won four silver tank destruction badges.


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Post by Daniel L » 11 Nov 2004 17:18

Thanks everyone. Edward, no, Konopka din't receive any further tank destruction badges.

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Post by Denis » 15 Nov 2004 10:48

Hello

Heinz Korn was the only member of the RAD to be awarded the RK as a member of a RAD unit per se (even if he is officially listed and included in the Luftwaffe RKT list since his recommandation was approved by Luftwaffe authorities).
All other soldiers whose names are mentioned above were awarded the RK while being attached to the Wehrmacht.
Another 2 fallen in this category : Heinz Pfitzner and Rudolf Kreitmair.
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 15 Nov 2004 12:26

Here is Oberfeldmeister Heinz Korn for you

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Post by Elwyn W » 21 Nov 2004 21:54

Found these on E-bay. Even though it said they were the same RKT, I seem to recognize four persons! Does anyone know who they were?

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Post by Elwyn W » 21 Nov 2004 21:55

4th of the same person.
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