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by Doktor Krollspell
Sun May 03, 2015 11:39 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Panther Commander
Replies: 8
Views: 6806

Re: Panther Commander

Herbert Elsner received the DKiG on 31.01.1944 as an Oberfeldwebel in II./Pz.Rgt. 23
Source; Patzwall & Scherzer (2001)


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Looking for biographies of these generals
Replies: 4
Views: 3990

Re: Looking for biographies of these generals

Hello Alexander, Here's a short bio on the military career of Johannes Zuckertort (which you probably already are familiar with but then again...)... * 29. April 1886, Berlin † 7. März 1969, (DDR) Johannes Zuckertort trat nach seiner Kadettenausbildung am 1. April 1905 mit dem Charakter als Fähnrich...
by Doktor Krollspell
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Feldgrau will have a new owner soon
Replies: 14
Views: 9457

Re: Feldgrau will have a new owner soon

Jason, My sincere thanks for your great achievement in creating and maintaining this wonderfully informative and entertaining world called Feldgrau! I fully understand the amount of work you have put in over all these years to keep Feldgrau up and running and although I haven't been that actice for ...
by Doktor Krollspell
Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Otto Carius has died at age 92
Replies: 1
Views: 1376

Otto Carius has died at age 92

Famed Tiger commander and Eichenlaubträger Oberleutnant d.R. Otto Carius has passed away today at age 92.

Requiescat in pace


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With respectful regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identification of a german officer
Replies: 2
Views: 1956

Re: Identification of a german officer

This is General der Flieger Kurt Flugbeil (thanks to Andrey over at AHF). His rank insignia on this photograph is gold embraided and shows a General's rank. Here's a short bio...

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Per ... gbeilK.htm


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 38
Views: 16130

Re: Goodbye

Sad to hear that Herr Doktor Neyenhuis has passed away...

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Respectful regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: May the shadow protect us with his great hart.
Replies: 10
Views: 2707

Re: May the shadow protect us with his great hart.

Very sad news indeed. He was very helpful and contributed a lot to Feldgrau in general but also to me in several of my first posts here some nine years ago. A Gentleman...

My condolences to his family.


With respectful regards,

Christian S.
by Doktor Krollspell
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Goodbye Maximillian Schell
Replies: 6
Views: 3805

Re: Goodbye Maximillian Schell

A great actor indeed! I first saw him in "A Bridge Too Far" (1977) when he played Willi Bittrich against all the alllied movie stars.
He played many memorable roles in so many films (other than Hauptmann Stransky, that is!)...

Requiescat in pace


Respectful regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Famous Japanese Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda dead at 91
Replies: 0
Views: 1975

Famous Japanese Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda dead at 91

"Hiroo Onoda, an Imperial Japanese Army officer who remained at his jungle post on an island in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that World War II was over, and returned to a hero’s welcome in the all but unrecognizable Japan of 1974, died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, the Japanese ...
by Doktor Krollspell
Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Von Hindenburg wearing Nazi eagle?
Replies: 3
Views: 2747

Re: Von Hindenburg wearing Nazi eagle?

Hello again, John! Your mystery General have now been identified (thanks to Dieter Zinker over at AHF). He was the Austrian General der Infanterie Alfred Krauss (1862-1938), decorated by Imperial Germany with the Pour le Mérite on November 12, 1917 for leading the k.u.k. 1. Korps of the Austro-Hunga...
by Doktor Krollspell
Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
Replies: 14
Views: 7901

Re: General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

Gentlemen,

From the funeral of Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck in 1964...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXXT4PO7v_c


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Von Hindenburg wearing Nazi eagle?
Replies: 3
Views: 2747

Re: Von Hindenburg wearing Nazi eagle?

Hello John! The older General that stands beside Hitler is not Paul von Hindenburg! Apart from the fact that your elderly General bear no similarity to von Hindenburg, the absence of several decorations tell us that it's not him. Among von Hindenburg's many awards that he always wore were the Grossk...
by Doktor Krollspell
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: German Cross
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: German Cross

Servus Helmut, The main difference between the DK in Gold and the DK in Silber was that the Gold version basically were awarded for combat performance, or for that matter staff duties at the front lines. The same reasons as for the EK and the RK, ranking in between these. The German Cross in Silver ...
by Doktor Krollspell
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 5. SS-Pz.Div.Wiking's SS-Supply Battalion 5
Replies: 2
Views: 2306

Re: 5. SS-Pz.Div.Wiking's SS-Supply Battalion 5

Hello Kurt, I haven't got much (at all) on the subject, but the commanding officers for SS-Divisions-Nachschub-Abteilung 5 during the war were named Eggersdorf (1942), Wolfsreder (1943) and Honsell (1944-1945). Source: "European Volunteers - 5 SS Panzer Division Wiking", by Peter Strasser (1988). Re...
by Doktor Krollspell
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: ?? on Grossdeutschland kommandeur names
Replies: 4
Views: 4552

Re: ?? on Grossdeutschland kommandeur names

Hello Apollo! This is what I have on the Panzerregiment's II Abteilung in early 1943 (February/early March)... Stellenbesetzung II. Abteilung: Kmd. Major Thiede Adj. Leutnant von Mutius Nachr.Off. Oberleutnant Risch 5. Kompanie Oberleutnant Klemz 6. Kompanie Hauptmann von Gottberg 7. Kompanie Oberle...