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Book on CD-Rom: Knight's Cross Holders - SS & German Police

Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:02 am

*** I will begin shipping orders beginning 1. August 2009 ***

Very sorry, only mailing within the United States at this time. I will advise when this changes.

Price is $30.00, which includes shipping anywhere in the U.S.

Payment may be made via Paypal (using the e-mail address [email protected] for the transaction, or by check/money order (please contact me via e-mail to request my mailing address). Shipping costs will vary, and of course be a bit higher for overseas orders. Please bear with me, as I am no businessman, but I guarantee that all orders will be handled as promptly as possible.

Page count: 857 pages. It is NOT illustrated. You will receive your labeled disk, bearing my signature, in a DVD case with a cover bearing the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes and helmet decals of the Waffen-SS and Polizei.

With many thanks in advance for your interest,
~ Mike Miller


Although I have NOT given up on the goal of creating a massive, illustrated study of all SS and Police recipients of the Knight's Cross, that is simply not in the cards at this time. My apologies to all those who've helped with the project and vainly anticipated a publication date.

But in the meantime, in accordance with the old cliche that is nonetheless true- "Information not shared is lost"- I will soon be churning out a CD-Rom with basic data- text only, no photos I'm afraid- on all of these award recipients. Format will be similar to that used in my and Andreas Schulz's 2004 CD The SS-Brigadeführer, 1933-1945. Page count- approximately 825, with roughly 750 individuals listed. "But there weren't 750 SS and Police RKT's, Mike," you might say. True enough. Also included will be various categories of individuals- mostly Wehrmacht members- whose receipt of the award was at least loosely connected to the Waffen-SS.

Here are some excerpts to give you all an idea of what you can expect.

If this strikes your interest, feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comment at [email protected] .

With best wishes and thanks for your interest,
~ Mike Miller


Knight’s Cross Holders
of the
SS & German Police
1940 - 1945

By

Michael D. Miller



Contents

Foreword, by Hugh Page Taylor

Introduction

Notes on Nomenclature

Acknowledgments

Part I: Active and Reserve Members of the Waffen-SS and the Ordnungspolizei Decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross

Part II: Allgemeine-SS Members Awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross While Serving with the Wehrmacht (Heer * Kriegsmarine * Luftwaffe)

Part III: Former SS Members Awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross as Officers of the Wehrmacht

Part IV: Knight’s Cross Holders of the German Army Placed in Temporary Command of Waffen-SS Formations

Part V: Knight’s Cross Holders of the German Army Transferred or Attached to the Waffen-SS

Part VI: Wehrmacht Members Awarded the Ritterkreuz or Eichenlaub while Assigned or Subordinated to Waffen-SS Formations and Units (An Incomplete Listing)

Part VII: Rejected Knight’s Cross Proposals for Members of the Waffen-SS

Part VIII: Unconfirmed, Alleged, and Fraudulent Recipients of the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Part IX: SS & Police Recipients of the Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes (Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross)

PART X: SS Members Who Received the Deutscher Orden

Part XI: Allgemeine-SS Members Decorated with the Pour le mérite during the First World War

Part XII: Allgemeine-SS Officers Decorated with the Goldenes Preußisches Militärverdienstkreuz
(Golden Prussian Military Merit Cross) during the First World War


Appendix I: Glossary of German Military & Political Terms

Appendix II: Glossary of German Military, Political, and Civil Decorations & Awards

Appendix III: Comparative Table of Ranks

Bibliography

Notes on Nomenclature

Because most of the terminology used here is German, the reader may wish to consult the two glossaries provided (one for German military and political terminology, the other for German military, political, and civil decorations and awards). These are general-purpose glossaries that contain many more terms than are found in the text. Original German terms are used for all military and political ranks (e.g.- SS-Standartenführer [Colonel] and Gauleiter [Regional Leader of the NSDAP]).

Dates are rendered in European fashion (day/month/year) and in numeric format as follows: 01.01.1933 (i.e. 1 January 1933, or January 1, 1933). In cases where a precise date is unknown, the following formats are used:

 Dates in brackets, e.g. [01.12.1937] indicate that precise date of promotion or award is unknown, but that it is known a rank or award was held as of that date.
 In cases where the exact date of the month for an assignment, event, or award is unknown, dates are rendered with zeroes in the place where that precise date would appear, as follows: 00.04.1937 (April 1937).
 In cases where neither the exact date or the month is known, the date is rendered with zeroes in the date and month place, as follows: 00.00.1937.
 In cases where the exact year(s) of an assignment, event, or award are unknown, a single underscore is used, as follows: “00.00.193_”.
 In cases where the specific decade for an assignment, event, or award is unknown, a double underscore is used, as follows: “00.00.18__”.

Each entry is presented in the following format:

Name In cases where there are multiple names preceding the surname, the first name used by the officer is underlined, Franz Xaver Josef Maria Augsberger
Highest rank achieved (e.g.: SS-Obersturmbannführer)

Born: Date and place of birth.
Died: Killed in Action: / Suicide: / etc.: (date, place, and cause/circumstances of death)

NSDAP-Nr.: The recipient’s Party membership number, followed by the date(s) joined in parentheses).
SS-Nr.: The recipient’s SS membership number, followed by the date(s) joined in parentheses).

Promotions: A chronological listing of all known ranks held in the SS, SA, NSDAP, Wehrmacht, etc., preceded by the date the rank was granted. In cases where military ranks (e.g. Leutnant, Generalmajor, Feldwebel, etc.) are listed under promotions, the rank was held in the German Army unless otherwise indicated (e.g. “Leutnant (Luftwaffe)”).

Decorations & Awards: Listings of all known military, political, civil, and foreign awards received, preceded by the date of award (if known). These are presented with the highest or most prestigious awards at the top, and lower grade awards following them. Military awards given precedence/listed first, followed by political and civil
awards, and ending with awards from foreign nations.
Note: The year 2007 saw a dramatic event for researchers of this topic- the publication of Veit Scherzer’s Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945. This comprehensive study, in addition to providing valuable data on all confirmed recipients, challenges the Knight’s Cross holder status of many individuals who have long been considered bona fide holders of the award. Herrn Scherzer provides detailed notes explaining the discrepancies he has noted- including the lack of documentary confirmation of awards in the Bundesarchiv, the failure of certain recommending commanders (notably “Sepp” Dietrich, Commander-in-Chief of the 6.SS-Panzer-Armee) to obtain approval from higher authority, and other factors which cast doubt on claims previously accepted as fact. In these unfortunate cases, I have placed an asterisk before the date of supposed award, followed in parentheses by a brief summary of Herrn Scherzer’s comments in dispute thereof.

Krätschmer, Ernst-Günther: Ritterkreuzträger der Waffen-SS (Nation Europa Verlag, 4th Edition, 1999)
Moore, John P.: Führerliste der Waffen-SS (self-published CD-Rom series, 2001-2008)
Rikmenspoel, Marc: Soldiers of the Waffen-SS. Many Nations, One Motto. J. F. Fedorowicz, 1999.
Scherzer, Veit: Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945.
Schneider, Jost W.: Verleihung Genehmigt!/Their Honor Was Loyalty! An Illustrated and Documentary History of the Knight's Cross Holders of the Waffen-SS and Police (2nd ed.)(R. J. Bender Publishing, 1993).
Yerger, Mark C.: Waffen-SS Commanders – Augsberger to Kreutz. Schiffer Military History, 1997.
Waffen-SS Commanders – Krüger to Zimmermann. Schiffer Military History, 1999.



Miervaldis A d a m s o n s
Waffen-Hauptsturmführer der SS



Born: 29.06.1910 in Poltava, Ukraine, Russian Empire.
Executed: 23.08.1946 in Murmansk (shot by a Soviet firing squad after sentence of death on 16.05.1946 [for an escape attempt on 23.11.1945]).

NSDAP-Nr.: [Not a member]
SS-Nr.: [Not a member; Latvian Waffen-SS volunteer]

Promotions:
00.00.193_ Sergeant (French Foreign Legion)
00.00.193_ Warrant Officer (Latvian Army)
01.04.1943 Legions-Untersturmführer der SS
21.06.1944 Waffen-Obersturmführer der SS
01.09.1944 Waffen-Hauptsturmführer der SS

Decorations & Awards:
25.01.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Waffen-Hauptsturmführer der SS and Chef 6.Kompanie / Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 44 (lettische Nr. 6) / 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 2) / VI.SS-Freiwilligen-Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord, Eastern Front (based on a recommendation approved on 06.01.1945 by Korps Kom. Gen. Walter Krüger)
21.09.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
26.03.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
25.08.1944 Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
14.10.1944 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
01.09.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Gold
12.04.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber
15.09.1943 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Schwarz
18.03.1943 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”



Hermann Karl A l b e r
SS-Sturmmann d. R. der Waffen-SS


Born: 12.11.1925 in Neckargartach bei Heilbronn / Schwaben (Year of birth per Veit Scherzer, E. G. Krätschmer, and the website of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.; Jost Schneider erroneously gives 12.11.1915)
Killed in Action: 02.08.1944 on Hill 174 west of Montschauvet / Departement Calvados, Normandy Invasion Front. Gravesite: Kriegsgräberstätte in La Cambe, France (Block 12 / Row 10 / Grave 375).

NSDAP-Nr.: [Unknown if he held Party membership]
SS-Nr.: Unknown (possibly no SS-Nr. assigned)

Promotions:
[02.08.1944] SS-Sturmmann d. R. der Waffen-SS

Decorations & Awards:
16.12.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (posthumously) as SS-Sturmmann d. R. and Kompanie-Truppmelder in 9.Kompanie / III.(gepanzerte) Bataillon / SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 20 / 9.SS-Panzer-Division “Hohenstaufen” / II.SS-Panzer-Korps / 6.SS-Panzer-Armee / Oberbefehlshaber West, Western Front
07.08.1944 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse (posthumous award)
06.08.1944 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse (posthumous award)
00.08.1944 (1) Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen vom Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer (posthumous award)

Anton (“Toni”) A m e i s e r
SS-Obersturmbannführer d. R. der Waffen-SS


Born: 01.08.1907 in München / Bayern.
Died: 20.02.1976 in München / Bayern.

NSDAP-Nr.: 1 663 557 (Joined 01.04.1933)
SS-Nr.: 156 587 (Joined 10.03.1933)

Promotions:
10.03.1933 SS-Anwärter
07.03.1934 SS-Mann
20.04.1934 SS-Sturmmann
01.07.1934 SS-Rottenführer
30.08.1934 SS-Unterscharführer
01.04.1935 SS-Scharführer
09.11.1935 SS-Oberscharführer
13.09.1936 SS-Untersturmführer
01.08.1940 SS-Untersturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
15.07.1941 SS-Obersturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
16.03.1942 SS-Hauptsturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS (mit RDA vom 01.03.1942)
04.10.1944 SS-Sturmbannführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
00.00.1945 SS-Obersturmbannführer d. R. der Waffen-SS

Decorations & Awards:
01.11.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Sturmbannführer d R. and Fhr. SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Regiment 52 / 22.SS-Freiwilligen-Kavallerie-Division “Maria Theresia” / LVII.Panzer-Korps / Heeresgruppe Süd, Southeastern Front (Hungary) (based on a telegram recommendation dated 03.11.1944 and signed by Korps Kom. Gen. General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Kirchner)
00.00.194_ 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
00.00.194_ 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.194_ Allgemeines-Sturmabzeichen
00.00.194_ Verwundetenabzeichen,1939 in Gold (wounded 7 times)
00.00.194_ Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber
00.00.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
00.00.193_ SA-Sportabzeichen in Bronze
00.00.193_ Deutsches Reiterabzeichen in Silber
00.00.193_ SS-Zivilabzeichen (Nr. 69 922)
00.12.1936 (?) Julleuchter der SS


Roberts A n c ā n s
Waffen-Obersturmführer der SS


Born: 11.11.1919 in Tilza, Abrene District, Latvia.
Died: 01.01.1981 in Tannersville, New York, USA (date per Veit Scherzer; Jost Schneider gives “1.1.1989 in USA”).

NSDAP-Nr.: [Not a member]
SS-Nr.: [None - Latvian Waffen-SS volunteer]

Promotions:
01.09.1942 Legions-Untersturmführer der SS
25.01.1945 Waffen-Obersturmführer der SS

Decorations & Awards:
25.01.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Waffen-Untersturmführer der SS and Fhr. of Divisionskampfschule (DKS) / Waffen-Feldersatz-Bataillon 19 / 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 2) / VI.SS-Freiwilligen-Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord, Northeastern Front)
27.12.1944 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
01.04.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.194_ Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
00.00.194_ Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen vom Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer
12.10.1942 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
27.12.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Gold
05.10.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”



Günther Otto Friedrich A n h a l t
SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS
und Oberst der Schutzolizei


Born: 23.01.1906 in Breslau / Schlesien.
Killed in Action: 27.04.1945 in Berlin (as Kdr. SS-Polizei-Grenadier-Regiment 90 / 35.SS-Polizei-Grenadier-Division; date per Veit Scherzer and E. G. Krätschmer; Jost Schneider gives 25.04.1945).

NSDAP-Nr.: 1 395 568 (Joined 01.07.1932)
SS-Nr.: 45 837 (Joined 01.07.1932)

Promotions:
01.04.1924 Offiziersanwärter
01.07.1932 SS-Anwärter
01.07.1932 SS-Mann
08.05.1933 SS-Unterscharführer
01.10.1933 SS-Oberscharführer
01.03.1934 SS-Obertruppführer (later redesignated SS-Hauptscharführer)
08.03.1935 SS-Untersturmführer (mit Wirkung vom 10.03.1935)
09.11.1936 SS-Obersturmführer
30.01.1940 SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS
01.09.1941 SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS
22.11.1943 SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS
01.07.1944 SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS
00.00.1944 Oberst der Schutzpolizei

Decorations & Awards:
12.08.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Standartenführer und Oberst der Schutzpolizei and Kdr. SS-Polizei-Regiment 2 / Korpsgruppe “von Gottberg” / Heeresgruppe Mitte, Eastern Front (based on a recommendation dated 26.07.1944 and signed by Korpsgruppe Kdr. Curt von Gottberg)
16.06.1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as SS-Obersturmbannführer and Kdr. SS-Polizei-Regiment 2 / Kampfgruppe “von Gottberg” (based on a recommendation dated 12.05.1944 and signed by Kampfgruppe Kdr. Curt von Gottberg; an earlier proposal [based on his service as SS-Sturmbannführer and Kdr. of the same unit] dated 20.11.1943 and signed by Heinz Lammerding, was disapproved)
25.06.1940 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
16.10.1939 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.1943 Bandenkampfabzeichen in Silber
31.08.1944 Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
02.10.1940 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Bronze
29.03.1940 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Schwarz
00.00.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
ca. 1939 Spange “Prager Burg” zum Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
ca. 1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
31.12.1940 SS-Dienstauszeichnungen 3. und 4. Stufe
[01.12.1936] Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
[01.12.1936] Totenkopfring der SS
00.00.193_ SS-Zivilabzeichen (Nr. 31 272)
16.12.1935 Julleuchter der SS
00.02.1934 Ehrenwinkel für alte Kämpfer
06.07.1942 Military Order for Bravery in War 4th Class, 1st Grade (Bulgaria)
16.07.1942 Order of the Star of Romania, Officer Class with Swords on the Ribbon of Military Virtue (by Royal Decree Nr. 2020) (document in his SS file gives 03.09.1942)

Žanis A n s o n s
Waffen-Hauptscharführer der SS


Born: 04.12.1911 in Kandava Parish / District Talsi (Latvia), Russian Empire.
Died: 24.11.1968 in Kandava, Latvian S.S.R. (of cancer; date per Veit Scherzer – Jost Schneider writes “Missing: Did not return from Soviet captivity”, and E. G. Krätschmer agrees with that assessment).

NSDAP-Nr.: [Not a member]
SS-Nr.: [None - Latvian Waffen-SS volunteer]

Promotions:
01.10.1943 Legions-Oberscharführer der SS
20.04.1944 Waffen-Hauptscharführer der SS

Decorations & Awards:
16.01.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Waffen-Hauptscharführer der SS and Zugfhr. in 3.Kompanie / Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment 44 (lettische Nr. 6) / 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 2) / Freiwilligen-Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord, Northeastern Front (based on a recommendation dated 09.01.1945 and signed by Korps Kom. Gen. Walter Krüger)
16.10.1944 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
27.08.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
23.12.1944 Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
14.11.1944 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
24.04.1943 Tapferkeits- und Verdienst-Auszeichnung für Angehörige der Ostvölker I. Klasse, 2. Stufe
23.12.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Schwarz
00.00.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”


Kārlis A p e r ā t s
Waffen-Standartenführer der SS


Born: 04.03.1892 in Riga (Latvia), Russian Empire.
Suicide: 15.07.1944 at the Ssinaja Bridge near Mosuli, southwest of Opočka. Date per Veit Scherzer and E. G. Krätschmer– Jost Schneider gives 16.07.1944). Shot himself to avoid capture by Soviet troops after being wounded as Kdr. Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment 32 (lettische Nr. 3) / 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 1). The following account of his death was contributed by Latvian historian Valdis Kursietis:

“As regards his death, the 32. Gren. Reg. commanded by Aperāts was surrounded by two Red Army divisions. Aperāts was severely wounded in the stomach and according to a 32. Reg. doctor, had about half an hour to live. His men wanted to carry him out but he insisted that they leave him and save themselves. He said he knew what he had to do. As they left, they heard a pistol shot.”

NSDAP-Nr.: [Not a member]
SS-Nr.: [None - Latvian Waffen-SS volunteer]

Promotions:
15.12.1918 Second-Lieutenant (Latvian Army)
00.03.1920 First-Lieutenant (Latvian Army)
00.00.1924 Captain (Latvian Army)
18.11.1936 Lieutenant-Colonel (Latvian Army)
20.04.1943 Legions-Obersturmbannführer der SS (mit RDA vom 18.11.1936)
21.09.1944 Waffen-Standartenführer der SS (posthumous promotion)

Decorations & Awards:
21.09.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (posthumously) as Waffen-Obersturmbannführer der SS and Kdr. Waffen-Grenadier-Regiment der SS 32 (lettische Nr. 1) / 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 1) / VI.SS-Freiwilligen-Armee-Korps / Heeresgruppe Nord, Northeastern Front (based on a recommendation dated 16.08.1944 and signed by Korps Kom. Gen. Walter Krüger)
21.09.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
22.08.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.1920 Order of the Lacplesis (Bearslayer) 3rd Class (Latvia; award Nr. 293)
00.00.19__ Order of the Three Stars, 5th Class (Latvia)
00.00.19__ Order of Viesturs, 4th Class with Swords (Latvia)
00.00.19__ Latvian Liberation War Medal



Josef A r m b e r g e r
SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS


Born: 26.06.1920 in Gugging / Wien-Land / Österreich.
Killed in Action: 20.08.1944 northeast of Mossey / Evreux (Departement Eure) on the Normandy Invasion Front (by a direct hit from enemy artillery during the
outbreak from Falaise). Date per Veit Scherzer – Jost Schneider and E. G. Krätschmer give 21.08.1944, and the latter gives the spelling “Amberger”; “Armberger” is confirmed by this recipient’s SS file. Gravesite: Kriegsgräberstätte in Champigny-St. Andre, France.

NSDAP-Nr.: [Party membership not indicated in his SS file]
SS-Nr.: 372 349 (Joined 01.05.1938)

Promotions:
[00.09.1939] SS-Sturmmann
21.11.1939 SS-Unterscharführer
09.11.1940 SS-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS
20.04.1943 SS-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS
16.11.1944 (?) SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS (mit Wirkung vom 01.08.1944) (posthumous promotion; Source: Document in his SS file dated 16.11.1944 and signed by SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Kurtz of the SS-Führungshauptamt)

Decorations & Awards:
31.10.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes (posthumously) as SS-Obersturmführer and Fhr. 8.Kompanie / II.Abteilung / SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.SS-Panzer-Division “Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler” / 6.SS-Panzer-Armee / Oberbefehlshaber West , Normandy Invasion Front (based on a recommendation dated 13.10.1944 and signed by Rgt. Kdr. Joachim Peiper; endorsed by Div. Kdr. Wilhelm Mohnke; approved by OB 6.SS-Panzer-Armee, “Sepp” Dietrich and by the Reichsführer-SS, Himmler)
17.06.1944 Ehrenblatt-Spange des Heeres as SS-Obersturmführer and Fhr. 8.Kompanie / SS-Panzer-Regiment 1 / 1.SS-Panzer -Division “Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler” / Heeresgruppe Nordukraine, Eastern Front (based on a telegram recommendation dated 16.04.1944 and signed by Generalleutnant Karl Püchler, Fhr. of Gruppe “Püchler”)
08.03.1943 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
30.10.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.194_ Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern
00.04.1944 Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
00.04.1944 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
00.00.194_ Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen vom Panzerkampfwagen durch Einzelkämpfer (4?)
00.04.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Gold
25.08.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”


Karl A u e r
SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS
und Major der Schutzpolizei


Born: 20.10.1916 in Prienbach Pfarrkirchen / Bayern (per Veit Scherzer; Jost Schneider and E. G. Krätschmer give “Prienbach am Inn”).
Died: 31.03.1997 in Simbach am Inn / Bayern.

NSDAP-Nr.: 4 687 390 (Joined 01.05.1937)
SS-Nr.: 281 437 (Joined 01.10.1935)

Promotions:
ca. 1934 HJ-Kameradschaftsführer
01.08.1937 SS-Unterscharführer
00.00.19__ Leutnant der Schutzpolizei
01.06.1940 SS-Untersturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
00.00.194_ Oberleutnant der Schutzpolizei
05.01.1942 SS-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS
00.00.194_ Hauptmann der Schutzpolizei
09.11.1943 SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS
00.00.194_ Major der Schutzpolizei
30.01.1945 SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS

Decorations & Awards:
31.10.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Hauptsturmführer und Hauptmann der Schutzpolizei and Fhr. I.Bataillon / SS-Polizei-Regiment 8 / 4.SS- Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division / Heeresgruppe Süd (based on a recommendation dated 03.10.1944 and signed by Div. Kdr. Fritz Schmedes)
22.03.1945 Nahkampfspange III. Stufe (Gold) as SS-Sturmbannführer and Kdr. Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 4 / 4.SS-Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division
17.02.1942 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
21.08.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
23.11.1944 Nahkampfspange II. Stufe (Silber)
01.10.1943 Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
01.11.1941 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
20.03.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Gold
25.08.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber
01.11.1941 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Schwarz
01.08.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
ca. 1939 Spange “Prager Burg” zum Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
ca. 1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
ca. 1938 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
00.00.193_ Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze
00.00.193_ SA-Sportabzeichen in Bronze
00.12.1940 (?) Julleuchter der SS

[Note: Recommended in April 1945 for the following awards:
Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes; Deutsches Kreuz in Gold;
Ehrenblatt-Spange des Heeres; and for mention in the Wehrmachtsbericht of
16. and 20.03.1945 (this information certified on 01.04.1946 by the former Ia
and Divisions-Adjutant of 4.SS-Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division).]


Franz Xaver Josef Maria A u g s b e r g e r
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS


Born: 10.10.1905 in Wien / Österreich.
Killed in Action: 19.03.1945 near Neustadt / Oberschlesien (by Soviet antitank fire while leading his divisional staff in a breakout from Soviet encirclement, as Kdr. 20.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS [estnische Nr. 1]). Date and place of death per Veit Scherzer and Jost Schneider; E. G. Krätschmer gives “17. March 1945 near Grottkau in Schlesien during the outbreak from the Kessel [pocket] of Falkenberg.”

NSDAP-Nr.: 360 700 (Joined 30.10.1930)
SS-Nr.: 139 528 (Joined 20.04.1932)

Promotions:
20.04.1932 SS-Anwärter
00.02.1934 SS-Mann
20.04.1934 SS-Unterschrführer
01.06.1934 SS-Oberscharführer
01.04.1935 SS-Hauptscharführer (another source gives 20.04.1935)
30.01.1936 SS-Standartenoberjunker
20.04.1936 SS-Untersturmführer (mit RDA vom 01.06.1935)
01.07.1936 SS-Obersturmführer
01.06.1937 SS-Hauptsturmführer
01.08.1939 SS-Sturmbannführer
21.03.1940 SS-Hauptsturmführer der Waffen-SS (mit RDA vom 01.06.1937)
01.12.1941 SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS (mit RDA vom 01.08.1939)
20.04.1942 SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS (mit RDA vom 01.04.1942)
01.07.1943 SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (mit Wirkung vom 21.06.1943)
30.01.1944 SS-Oberführer der Waffen-SS
25.05.1944 SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS (mit Wirkung vom 21.06.1944)

Decorations & Awards:
08.03.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS and Kdr. 20.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr. 1) / Heeresgruppe Mitte, Eastern Front (based on a recommendation dated 16.02.1945 and signed by the OB Heeresgruppe Mitte, Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner; approved by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler)
30.05.1942 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as SS-Sturmbannführer and Fhr. SS-Infanterie-Regiment (mot.) 7, Eastern Front
19.04.1945 Ehrenblatt-Spange des Heeres (posthumously) as SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS and Kdr. 20.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische
Nr. 1)
15.09.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
04.07.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
15.01.1942 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Bronze
09.03.1944 Mentioned in the Wehrmachtbericht
20.07.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42"
ca. 1938 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
00.00.194_ Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Silber
00.00.194_ Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Bronze
00.00.194_ SS-Dienstauszeichnungen
[01.12.1937] Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze
[01.12.1937] SA-Sportabzeichen in Bronze
00.00.19__ Deutsches Reiterabzeichen III. Klasse (Bronze)
[01.12.1937] Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
[01.12.1937] Totenkopfring der SS
16.12.1935 Julleuchter der SS
00.02.1934 Ehrenwinkel für alte Kämpfer
30.10.1943 Order of the Cross of Liberty 2nd Class (Finland)
01.12.1941 Order of the Cross of Liberty 3rd Class (Finland)
Adolf A x
SS-Oberführer der Waffen-SS


Born: 23.06.1906 in Mouscron / Kortrijk [Province de Hainaut?], Belgium (per Veit Scherzer; Jost Schneider gives “Mouscron, West Flanders, Belgium”).
Died: 06.02.1983 in Wiesbaden / Hessen.

NSDAP-Nr.: 378 043 (Joined 01.12.1930)
SS-Nr.: 3 848 (Joined 29.10.1930)

Promotions:
29.10.1930 SS-Anwärter
01.02.1931 SS-Mann
20.11.1931 SS-Truppführer
27.01.1932 SS-Sturmführer
09.11.1933 SS-Obersturmführer
09.11.1936 SS-Hauptsturmführer
25.05.1940 SS-Sturmbannführer der Waffen-SS
09.11.1942 SS-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS
22.11.1943 SS-Standartenführer der Waffen-SS (mit Wirkung vom 09.11.1943)
21.12.1944 SS-Oberführer der Waffen-SS

Decorations & Awards:
* 09.05.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Oberführer, Chef des Generalstabes Führungsstab Ostküste, and Fhr. 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 1) / XVIII.Gebirgs-Korps / 2.Armee / Heeresgruppe Weichsel, Eastern Front (based on a recommendation dated 28.03.1945 and signed by Korps Kom. Gen. Karl-Maria Demelhuber; award date per Veit Scherzer and E. G. Krätschmer – Jost Schneider gives “8.5.1945”)
* According to research by Veit Scherzer, an original “Verleihungsvorschlag [VV] der Truppe” (troop award proposal) exists, however it was not processed, as does a Karteikarte with receipt date “28.04.1945”; An HPA-VV (Heerespersonalamt Verleihungsvorschlag [award proposal of the Army Personnel Office] Nr. 5092 was prepared, however no further confirmation or proof of award is to be found in the Bundesarchiv. In 1981, the Ordenskommission der OdR”, examined the case and rendered its decision: “RK ja, 9.5.1945” (Ax was a member of the OdR). (Source: Scherzer, Ritterkreuzträger 1939-1945, p. 117)
24.07.1940 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
27.05.1940 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
30.01.1944 Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse mit Schwertern
00.00.1942 Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern
15.07.1943 Nahkampfspange II. Stufe (Silber) (according to letter dated 17.01.1944 from SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei August Heißmeyer; award not indicated in his SS file)
17.11.1942 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber (according to 17.01.1944 letter referenced above; award not indicated in his SS file, nor in the SS-Dienstaltersliste of 09.11.1944)
00.00.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42”
01.06.1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
20.04.1939 Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
00.00.194_ Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Silber
00.00.194_ Dienstauszeichnung der NSDAP in Silber
00.00.194_ SS-Dienstauszeichnungen
ca. 1931 Abzeichen des SA-Treffens Braunschweig 1931
[01.12.1936] Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze
[01.12.1936] SA-Sportabzeichen in Silber
[01.12.1936] Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
[01.07.1935] Totenkopfring der SS
00.00.193_ SS-Zivilabzeichen (Nr. 2 152)
16.12.1935 Julleuchter der SS
00.02.1934 Ehrenwinkel für alte Kämpfer
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Re: Book on CD-Rom: Knight's Cross Holders - SS & German Police

Post by John P. Moore » Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:26 pm

Mike - Is there any special reason that this CD can't be mailed to addresses outside the USA? I would think that there would be a good market for this outside the USA. Over half the people who purchase my "Führerliste" CD set do not live in the USA.

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Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:38 pm

No good reason, now that you mention it. And maybe that caveat is the reason NO ONE is expressing interest.

Many thanks, and I'll correct that.

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Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:39 pm

CORRECTION: Shipping NOT limited to the United States; the CD will be delivered worldwide.

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Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:44 pm

Just to recap:

*** I will begin shipping orders beginning 1. August 2009 ***

Price (for U.S. delivery): $30.00 + $4.95 shipping for U.S. orders (and possibly somewhat more for overseas; I will calculate shipping upon receiving the orders of those on other continents.

Payment may be made via Paypal (using the e-mail address [email protected] for the transaction, or by check/money order (please contact me via e-mail to request my mailing address). Shipping costs will vary, and of course be a bit higher for overseas orders. Please bear with me, as I am no businessman, but I guarantee that all orders will be handled as promptly as possible.

Page count: 857 pages. And to emphasize once again, it is NOT illustrated. You will receive your labeled disk, bearing my signature, in a DVD case with a cover bearing the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes and helmet decals of the Waffen-SS and Polizei.

With many thanks in advance for your interest,
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Re: Book on CD-Rom: Knight's Cross Holders - SS & German Police

Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:57 pm

First order has been received, customer in the UK (FYI:
Delivery within 6-10 days for this 3.5 oz product costs $12.95).
Thanks again in advance to all who order.

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Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:31 pm

By the way, I also working on a similar study of SS and Police recipients of the following awards:

Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Deutsches Kreuz in Silber
Ehrenblatt-Spange des Heeres
Nahkampfspange III. Stufe (Gold)


This CD-Rom will, I think, complement rather than compete with the magnificent series of my friend Mark Yerger. Format will be identical to that of the RKT CD.

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Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:06 am

The cover.

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Re: Book on CD-Rom: Knight's Cross Holders - SS & German Police

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:42 am

I cannot speak for the printed version, but Mike very kindly showed me the manuscript draft. An absolute must as a reference tool - the detail of each winner is incredible. It should become the benchmark work on the subject in English. :[]

Just waiting for the Heer volume now, Mike. :D
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Re: Book on CD-Rom: Knight's Cross Holders - SS & German Police

Post by hucks216 » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:04 pm

I have just received my copy and I really do recommend it to anyone who has an interest in this area, and a must for those wishing to conduct research on the subject matter. There may not be any images but do not let that put you off - you can not argue with approx 860 pages of data for approx $40, if this was in book form it would run to multiple volumes and cost much much more.
A definite thumbs up from me.

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