Info/Pictures of SS-Ostubaf.Meierdress(Oak Leaves)

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Info/Pictures of SS-Ostubaf.Meierdress(Oak Leaves)

Post by Hardigan » Wed May 28, 2003 5:02 pm

Hello People

I'm looking for pictures or any info of Panzer-Off. SS-Ostubaf.Erwin Meierdress (Oak Leaves) of the SS-TK division ! I need to know everything about him !
Was he also a GC(Gold) and Pz.K.Abz.(75/100) recipient ? Does anybody know ?

He also was from '34 in the "LSSAH" and later on in the SS-VT as an officer , does anybody have a picture or any info of him in those days ?

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Meierdress

Post by Hardigan » Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:42 pm

Helllloooo

Is there nobody who has got pictures of Meierdress ? I'm especially looking for pictures of him in his M42 tunic (upgraded feldbluse) ! It's very important ! If you have any you can ask me why !
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Post by Nibelung » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:16 pm

Hi Hardigan, its spelled Meierdres.

Here is the photo and some info on his RK:
http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de/index_sea ... =meierdres

hope it helps...

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Post by Hardigan » Fri Aug 12, 2005 3:17 am

Nibelung wrote:Hi Hardigan, its spelled Meierdres.
It's 'Meierdress' as you can see !

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:25 pm

Hello Hardigan!

SS-Sturmbannführer Hubert-Erwin Meierdress led the armored assault along the main street of Dunaalmas (hungarian: Almásfüzito) towards the church. The Russians already having mine fields and Pak lines, got hastily reinforced with a tank unit with T34/85's, placing them in good defensive positions in gardens/farm houses along the main street. Meierdress, in face of this new heavy opposition, hastily stressed on with the assault and consequently got his command Panther shot up and died. This combat took place on January 2, 1945.

Source: Karl Ullrich's "Wie ein Fels im Meer - Band II" (reprinted 1999).

By the way, the above mentioned book lists all recipients in the 3. SS-Panzerdivision "Totenkopf" of the German Cross in Gold and Meierdress is NOT listed. Likewise he did NOT recieve the "Ehrenblattspange", nor the "Goldene Nahkampfspange".


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Post by Hardigan » Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:19 pm

Thanks Krollspell and Nibelung

Are there any pictures of him in that book ?

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:37 am

Hello again Hardigan!

Yes, there are 2-3 good pictures of Meierdress in the first volume of Ullrich' book, i e "Wie ein Fels im Meer - 3. SS-Panzerdivision Totenkopf im Bild, Band I". It's a great volume with many interesting photos and I think it's also been re-released in the late 90-ties. My copy is the original Munin Verlag issue from 1984.


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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:26 am

Hardigan!

On this danish site on Ritterkreuzträger in the Waffen-SS you'll find a picture of Meierdress (not the same as on http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de):

http://www.frikorps-danmark.dk/Danske/R ... agere2.htm


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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:50 am

Hello again Hardigan!

Just found two new pictures on Meierdress from an excellent norwegian website with tons of photos... See adress below:

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Source: http://presentations.uib.no/pls/portal/ ... _PART.show


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Post by Hardigan » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:43 pm

Hello Krosspell

I have those pictures already , but thanks anyway !

Very nice site BTW , thanks

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Post by FRANCY RITTER » Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:05 am

Hello to all!! :D

MEIERDRESS ERWIN

DoB : 11/12/1916
DoD : 04/01/1945
Last rank : SS STUBAF.
Last unit : I/SS PZ. RGT. 3 (3. SS PZ. DIV.)

EK1 : 15/01/1942

RK : 13/03/1942 (925th) as Ostuf. SS ST. GESCH. ABT. 3 (3. SS PZ. DIV.)
EL : 05/10/1943 (310th) as Hpstuf. I/SS PZ. RGT. 3 (3. SS PZ. DIV.)

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From.. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... meierdress

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Post by GelberMeteor » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:30 am

Doktor Krollspell wrote:
Just found two new pictures on Meierdress from an excellent norwegian website with tons of photos... See adress below:
Regards,
Krollspell
Hello Doktor Krollspell,
this may be an irrelevant question, but I have been wondering for quiet a while about the use caps or hats. From the pic of E. Meierdress below (with sunglasses) one can see M. with the officers-hat on. Now, to his right we see an (apparently very young) officer, wearing the same hat (Offiziersmütze in german). Now was this handled by rank, say all officers were entitled to wear this all the time. Or was it worn by officers who were in particular positions, like commander of a company or as Lt of a platoon etc. Another example is the commander of an U-Boot frequently seen with the white navy version, signalling: Here is the boss.
Can anybody give info, thanks,
Glück ab Meteor

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Re: Info/Pictures of SS-Ostubaf.Meierdress(Oak Leaves)

Post by tigre » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:05 am

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

Hubert-Erwin Meierdress.

After the Campaign of France 1940, he was placed in charge of a platoon of StuG IIIs in the artillery regiment's assault gun unit, SS-Sturmgeschutze-Batterie Totenkopf. On November 9, 1940, Meierdrees was promoted to SS-Obersturmfuhrer (First Lieutenant).

For his actions in commanding his battlegroup around Byakovo, Meierdrees was awarded the Iron Cross, first class. In early February, the Soviets captured Byakovo, cutting off the Totenkopf, including Meierdress' force from the main German force, II. Armeekorps, encircled around Demyansk itself.

On February 18, Meierdress was seriously wounded. On 21 February, Meierdress was flown out of the pocket in a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch to an SS field hospital. On 13 March 1942, Meierdrees was awarded the Knight's Cross in recognition of his courage and resourcefulness while encircled near Byakovo.

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El SS-Obersturmfuhrer Meierdress.....................................................................
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Meierdrees after being awarded the Knight's Cross..................................................

Source: https://alchetron.com/Hubert-Erwin-Meierdress

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