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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by Doktor Krollspell » Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:54 pm

Nibelung wrote:I guess Franz Schmitz is not a bad example of a Knights Cross recepient, being the only soldier from a medic unit to recieve one. On 7h July 1943 he recovered 98 wounded soldiers from the battlefield. Franz Kurowski (keep in mind) in his book claims that in total mora that 2000 German soldiers were saved during the course of the war...

Now isn't that hero material?

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Hello Nibelung!

There's an older thread dealing with medical personel that received the RK. It lists the names and also with several photographs. Combat medics are very heroic indeed...

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=20535


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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by larrister » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:19 pm

Hi

I can add photos of several RK holders from my own collection to the RK data base but get this message when I click on a person's name.

Warning: mysql_fetch_array(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/feldgrau/public_html/KnightsCrossHolders2.php on line 12
Sorry, no records were found! Return to Feldgrau

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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by tigre » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:04 am

Hello to all :D; a little more..........................

Hubert Brinkforth.

Hubert Brinkforth received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on March 7, 1941 for his performance in the Western campaign, but the act of bravery that led to the award of such a high prize took place, however, some time before. On May 27, 1940, young Gefreite had outdone himself. At Abbeville in France, as a gunner at the 14./ IR 25 (Anti-tank Company), it was the rock against which eleven enemy tanks crashed in just twenty minutes.

Hubert Brinkforth was born on April 15, 1916 in Marl in Westphalia, the son of a miner and farmer. After attending primary school, Brinkforth learned the bakery profession and then volunteered for the military after completing compulsory job service. Here he received extensive training as a tank destroyer and was assigned to a 3.7 cm (Pak) anti-tank weapon. After operations in the Polish campaign, where the company had already proven itself in defense against a Polish attack on the Tucheler Heide, the 25th Infantry Regiment (2. ID Mot) moved to the western border of Germany in early 1940 because England and France had declared war on the German Reich.

With the beginning of the German attack in the west, the Campaign of France (Frankreichfeldzug), special reports of the victorious advance of German troops soon materialized. Private Hubert Brinkforth was also there as a gunner for his Pak since May 10, 1940. After the Polish campaign, he marched to the front a second time. He, like hundreds of thousands of his comrades wearing the feldgrau uniform: was inspired by the absolute will to complete the campaign as quickly and victoriously as possible. At Christmas he wanted to go home to Westphalia.

In the Wehrmacht report of May 28, 1940 it was specified: »Since yesterday morning, the enemy carried out strong attacks against our bridgeheads in Abbeville and Amiens. Despite the support of numerous tanks, the enemy was unable to penetrate our positions. Several French tanks were hit near Amiens. Here alone, the anti-tank gunner Brinkforth, a soldier in an infantry regiment, certainly destroyed nine enemy tanks and left two more out of action. Brinkforth fell as Unteroffizier on June 5, 1942, south of Pogostje at Wolchow in Russia.

Source: In zwanzig Minuten elf Feindpanzer abgeschossen. Hubert Brinkforth war der erste Ritterkreuzträger aus dem Mannschaftsstand. https://deutsche-stimme.de/Ausgaben2004 ... v2004.html (Offline)
Illustrierter Beobachter / Folge 16 Donnerstag, 17. April 1941, 16.Jahrgang

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The Knight's Cross bearer Obergefreiter Hubert Brinkforth, who with cold determination destroyed 11 enemy tanks in 20 minutes during the fighting in the west, was greeted by the Führer..................
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Re: Favourite Knights Cross Action

Post by tigre » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:20 am

Hello to all :D; a little more..........................

Hauptmann Wilhelm Pohlmann.

Kampfgruppe Hptm. Pohlmann. A glory sheet of the winter battle. Berlin, March 19th.

The Führer awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Hauptmann Wilhelm Pohlmann, leader of a combat group in the infantry division "Großdeutschland". Hauptmann Pohlmann distinguished himself in the battles against broken-in, far superior enemies on the middle Don and in fighting back on and over the upper Donets through top-quality and skillful, independent leadership. In a brilliant operation carried out of his own accord, in mid-January he destroyed a Soviet rifle regiment.

In the fighting for Bjelgorod he smashed by counter-attacking himself an enemy superior force that prepared to attack. He thereby kept the route of retreat open for a German combat group. The Pohlmann Combat Group captured or destroyed 48 tanks, 68 anti-tank guns, 312 grenade launchers and machine guns, as well as 150 sleds, took 172 prisoners and destroyed over 1,600 Bolsheviks.

Kampfgruppe Pohlmann (Dec 1942 – Apr 1943): Built from three companies of FBB. Split up while in transit. Reunited again on 19 Jan 1943. From then on served with the main body of the "Großdeutschland" Division until mid March 1943.

Source: https://bibliotekacyfrowa.eu/Content/83 ... 9-0001.pdf
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