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by Doktor Krollspell
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Ritterkreuzträger in the Kriegsmarine's Kleinkampfverbände
Replies: 20
Views: 21974

Re: Ritterkreuzträger in the Kriegsmarine's Kleinkampfverbände

Yes, 91 years of age, which still a very respectable age by any standard...


Thanks from a fellow Ranke fan,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Ritterkreuzträger in the Kriegsmarine's Kleinkampfverbände
Replies: 20
Views: 21974

Re: Ritterkreuzträger in the Kriegsmarine's Kleinkampfverbände

Walther Gerhold , the only enlisted man in the Kriegsmarine and in the Kleinkampfverbände who received the Ritterkreuz for actions previously mentioned in this thread, has passed away at age 101. Born in 8.VI.1921, Herr Gerhold died on 2.III.2013. He had served as a police officer after the war, re...
by Doktor Krollspell
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Soldiers who won the German Cross in Gold twice?
Replies: 4
Views: 4169

Re: Soldiers who won the German Cross in Gold twice?

And here's the link for the 12 Officers (maybe 13) that were awarded with both the German Cross in Gold and the German Cross in Silver...

http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=899


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Soldiers who won the German Cross in Gold twice?
Replies: 4
Views: 4169

Re: Soldiers who won the German Cross in Gold twice?

Hello Klaus, Here are more information from the Axis History Factbook on the three besides Volkmer men that were awarded twice... Harazim, Georg-Wilhelm , Oberleutnant, Kp.Chef im Kampfbtl. Reggio / 15. Pz.Gren.Div. Jäger, Walter , Martrosenobergefreiter d.R., Einzelkämpfer i. e. Frontaufklärungskom...
by Doktor Krollspell
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: osttruppen (turkestan) collar tabs color
Replies: 1
Views: 3399

Re: osttruppen (turkestan) collar tabs color

Hello Albert, According to David Littlejohn's "Foreign Legions of the Third Reich - Vol. 4: Poland, the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Free India, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia" (1987),the Waffenfarbe for Turkistan volunters was light blue , as detailed in an order of 29th May, 1943. R...
by Doktor Krollspell
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What was the formal name for Nazi Germany?...
Replies: 5
Views: 3762

Re: What was the formal name for Nazi Germany?...

Hello Gentlemen,

The formal name(s) for Nazi Germany were "Deutsches Reich" and also from 1943 "Großdeutsches Reich".


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Take Budapest! (Will be out this July)
Replies: 18
Views: 8835

Re: Take Budapest! (Will be out this July)

This looks like a very interesting book, Kamen! The Battles for Hungary and Budapest are in my opinion some of the most interesting fronts during the war, and I've visited Budapest several times, and also the Lake Balaton area. I'm looking forward to buy and read your book this summer, as I already ...
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS-Sturmbannführer Herbert Gilhofer
Replies: 7
Views: 5937

Re: SS-Sturmbannführer Herbert Gilhofer

Hello Waffen! I haven't read the Michaelis book myself, but here's a short comment on Gilhofer in Antonio J. Munoz' "Forgotten Legions: Obscure Combat Formations of the Waffen-SS" (1991)... Initial formation of the battalion was carried out at Chlum in Czechoslovakia. Command of the battalion at fir...
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Is this SS Prinz Eugen or not
Replies: 4
Views: 3696

Re: Is this SS Prinz Eugen or not

Ah, I see... :wink: About the two metal "badges" who have an Odal rune-like ornament, apart from not being the traditional "Prinz Eugen" Odal rune, I've never seen badges like this on any soldier from the "Prinz Eugen". Although I have to admit that I'm not that specialized in this particular Waffen...
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Oberst Walter Rolin
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Re: Oberst Walter Rolin

Hello Morgan!

According to the following website, http://www.389id.de/ , Oberst Walter Rolin was not the commander of the 389. ID, indicating that he as mistakenly been identified as such...


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Is this SS Prinz Eugen or not
Replies: 4
Views: 3696

Re: Is this SS Prinz Eugen or not

Hello Mark! The unit designation on the Identification Disc, [10./J.R. 334 (9?)] would indicate the 10th company of the 334th Jäger Regiment (Heer), only problem is that there were no 334th Jäger Regiment?! Anyhow, nothing on the Identification disc indicates any connection to the 7. SS-Freiwilligen...
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 155th Rifle Regiment in Afrika
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

Re: 155th Rifle Regiment in Afrika

Hello Luke, and welcome to Feldgrau!

The Regiment's correct german designation is Schützen-Regiment 155, and you'll find a quite useful introduction here...

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /SR155.htm


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Help with Arko
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

Re: Help with Arko

Hello Morgan!

Here you have two answers...

Arko 411 was Oberst Georg Bechtel

Arko 413 was Oberst Georg Neßlinger

Source: www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Oberst Kurt Schaal
Replies: 2
Views: 2473

Re: Oberst Kurt Schaal

Hello Morgan!

Kurt Schaal received the DKiG on 30.07.1942 as an Oberstleutnant commanding II./Inf.Rgt. 425 (part of the 223. ID).
Source: Patzwall & Scherzer (2001).


Regards,

Krollspell
by Doktor Krollspell
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: An excavated german trench in France
Replies: 2
Views: 3292

An excavated german trench in France

An interesting article on a recently discovered and excavated german WWI trench in France, with many detailed photographs...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... later.html


Regards,

Krollspell