Wilhelm Knauth/RK at s.Pz.Abt. 505

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Wilhelm Knauth/RK at s.Pz.Abt. 505

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 12 Feb 2006 11:42

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Who can provide more about this Oberleutnant d.Res. than http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de ??

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Knauth

Post by harmel » 12 Feb 2006 14:52

Hi Jan, won his KC attached to 330. Inf Div,
2. Panzer-Armee, Heeresgruppe F.

awards -EK II (25/5/40)
-EK I (11/11/40)
-DKiG (20/1/45)
-Ehrenblattspange (7/9/43)
-Wound Badge (could be silver or gold)
-Pz Assault Badge

Source Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945 by Christian Federl
Regards Harmel

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 12 Feb 2006 15:07

Thank you very much 8)

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 21 Jul 2007 16:18

The following info I received via Mail from Dr.Knauth, the son of Wilhelm Knauth:



Wilhelm Knauth


Geboren: 29. Januar 1916 in Salchendorf (Siegerland)
Gefallen: zwischen dem 20. April und 30. April 1945 im Revier Staakow bei Halbe

Militärischer Werdegang:

1936 – 1938 Freiwilliger in der Wehrmacht
1.9.1939 Wiedereintritt in die Wehrmacht
10.5.1940 Frankreichfeldzug
12.2.1943 innerhalb der neu gegründeten schweren Panzerabteilung 505 Einsatz im Westen
April 1943 Einsatz an der Ostfront
5.7. – 13.7.1943 Teilnahme am Unternehmen Zitadelle, Panzerschlacht bei Kursk, als Führer der 3. Kompanie der schweren Panzerabteilung 505

Beförderungen:

1.6.1942 Leutnant der Reserve
1.9.1943 Oberleutnant der Reserve
1.3.1944 Hauptmann der Reserve

Orden und Ehrenzeichen

25.5.1940 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
11.11.1940 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
7.9.1943 Ehrenblattspange des Heeres
14.11.1943 Ritterkreuz zum Eisernen Kreuz
20.1.1945 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
ohne Datum Goldenes Verwundetenabzeichen
ohne Datum Silbernes Panzerkampfabzeichen



22.10.1944 Bestätigung des 101. Panzerabschusses


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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 26 Jul 2007 11:38

Additions by Dr. Knauth:

- no Doctortitle, this was brought up by von Seemen and is wrong
- in beginning of April Abteilungsführerlehrgang in Bergen
- last unit still unknown

pictures (courtesy of Dr. Klaus-Wilhelm Knauth):

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Post by Bernd R » 26 Jul 2007 14:27

Excellent info and great pics, thanks for sharing Jan-Hendrik ! 8-) :D

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 26 Jul 2007 14:31

Be so kind and delete the "Dr." from the title, dear Bernd :wink:

done. it's like the Tour de France these days, you can't come along with the edit sometimes.. :) / Bernd


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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 27 Jul 2007 07:17

Thank you for removing it.

My guesses for his possible last units as a Hauptmann and experienced tank man would be I./PzRgt. 22 or PzRgt. Kurmark...any thoughts on this?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 21 Aug 2007 17:05

Knauth with the Adjutant of 505, Wolfgang Krönke (source: Dr.Knauth)


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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 30 Dec 2007 09:28

His last position:

II.Abt. / Pz.Rgt.Brb. (I.Abt.)
Major Graf Hans-Siegfried von Rothkirch (05.Feb.1945, Raum Alte Oder - Schäferbrücke in sowjet.Kgf.),vertretungsweise Hauptmann Wilhelm Knauth (im † April 1945 im Raum Halbe gefallen),Hauptmann Ernst-Jürgen von dem Bussche (14.April 1945 verwundet), Oberleutnant Petersen


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Re: Wilhelm Knauth/RK at sPzAbt. 505

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 16 Jul 2009 14:43

Wilhelm Knauth (right) with Manfred von Reibnitz...

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Re: Wilhelm Knauth/RK at sPzAbt. 505

Post by chris44 » 16 Jul 2009 21:53

here his grave in Halbe

from Volksbund
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Nachname: Knauth
Vorname: Karl-Wilhelm
Dienstgrad:
Geburtsdatum: 29.01.1916
Geburtsort:
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 04.1945
Todes-/Vermisstenort: Oderiner See

Karl-Wilhelm Knauth ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Halbe (Bundesrepublik Deutschland) .
Endgrablage: Block 6 Reihe 5 Grab 630


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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Oct 2010 10:20

Sowjetunion.- Verleihung des Ritterkreuz für Oberleutnant Dr. Wilhelm Knauth vor Panzer VI "Tiger I", Jan./Febr. 1944; PK 697


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