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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by pimberg » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:33 pm

I'm sure Volume 6 will come out this year (2013). However when is anyone's guess! Best to contact R James Bender Publishing direct and ask. I know there are quite a few of us impatiently waiting for it to be finally published.

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Post by John P. Moore » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:37 pm

I just finished reading my copy of DKiG Vol 6 for the second part of the SS Polizei Division and found the usual quality and attention to detail along with new original photos that are typical of this series. Cat lovers will be especially pleased with this book along with Mark's new rendition of a DKiK (Katz). :up:

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:32 pm

I have forever problems with log in and posting, so lucky to get on now.

Volume 6 is out, so an e-mail request for #7 would be next (laughter). Meanwhile I'm knee deep in volume 9 (Totenkopf).
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Post by Mark C Yerger » Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:07 pm

No idea why I keep getting PMs for this, but here are contents for the next 3 volumes:

German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police
volume 7
"Wiking"
Adolph to Kempcke

(completed, printed will be 400+ pages, 200+ images)

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Division Titles
Combat Elements
Divisional Commanders
1.Generalstabsoffizier (Ia)
German Cross in Gold Holders

Adolph, Günther
Albers, Carl
Albrecht, Heino
André, Harro
Balduff, Walter
Barten, Paul
Barthel, Joachim
Bartols, Willi
Bäurle, Josef
Bernau, Hans-Günter
Bock, Erich
Brasack, Kurt
Brieger, Otto
Bruder, Arnold
Bühler, Karl-Heinz
Bünning, Hans
Casper, Josef
Cramm, Otto
Debus, Heinrich
Degrelle, Léon
Dieckmann, August
Dorr, Hans
Drexel, Hans-Karl
Eidens, Johann
Faas, Eugen
Falke, Paul
Fecke, Dr. Werner
Fietz, Alfons
Fischer, Alfred
Fischer, Hans
Fischer, Paul
Flügel, Hans
Foditsch, Johann
Gattinger, Kurt
Geiger, Anton
Gerdes, Erich
Gerres, Harald
Giwer, Johann
Gotthardt, Hans
Großrock, Alfred
Gruben, Werner
Gunkel, Heinrich
Gutowski, Helmut
Gütt, Peter
Hack, Franz
Hadeln, Dr. phil. Hajo von
Hahl, Fritz
Hämel, Heinz
Hannes, Friedrich
Harbort, Ernst
Haus, Alfred
Hauschild, Karl
Heck, Heinrich
Heder, Eberhard
Hein, Willi
Heindl, Ernst
Herrmann, Adolf
Hess, Helmut
Hinz, Bruno
Holzbog, Rolf
Homolka, Franz
Hopfenmüller, Heinrich
Horstmann, Heinz
Huber, Willi
Hüppe, Hubert
Iden, Walter
Jäck, Werner
Jahnke, Günter
Jauss, Karl
Jensen, Fredrik
Jessen, Hans-Georg
Jira, Karl
Joerchel, Wolfgang
Juchem, Hans
Jungnickel, Helmut
Kammer, Kurt
Kaufmann, Hermann
Kempcke, Karl-Heinz

Roll of Honor Clasp
Bernau, Günther
Genz, Herbert
Harbich, Adolf
Hein, Willi
Klein, Otto
Kruse, Fritz-Martin
Lassmann, Fritz
Pleiner, Franz
Selle, Siegfried
Solty, Karl
Styr, Josef
Velde, Johann
Vincx, Jan-Pieter

Close Combat Clasp in Gold
Bachler, Franz
Becker, Ernst
Gödel, Oswald
Hack, Franz
Hermann, Adolf
Homolka, Franz
Jira, Karl
Juchem, Hans
Mees, Alfred
Metz, Werner
Meyer, Werner
Müllenbach, Gerd
Müller, Arnold
Papp, Soltan
Rappl, Ludwig
Rock, Willi
Schreiber, Gustav
Stichnoth, Erich
Theismann, Günther
Weck, Julius

German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police
volume 8
"Wiking"
Kepplinger to Zäh

(completed, printed will also be some 400+ pages, 175+ images)

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
German Cross in Gold Holders

Kepplinger, Ludwig
Klein, Otto
Klingenschmid, Lambert
Klose, Willi
Köhle, Konrad
Köller, Hans
Kölzig, Heinzwolf
Kometer, Erwin
Körbel, Wilhelm
Krausch, Walter
Kruse, Fritz-Martin
Kulesza von, Dr. Wilhelm
Laible, Adolf
Laug, Friedrich
Lebkücher, Andreas
Leisterer, Fritz
Lichte, Karl-Heinz
Lieb, Ludwig
Lippert, Lucien
Locker, Aloys,
Loderhose, August-Georg
Loibl, Josef
Lotze, Gerhard
Lüers, Hans-Helmuth
Mahn, Gerhard
Marquardt, Ferdinand
Martin, Josef
Massell, Paul
May, Fritz
Meier, Rudolf
Meinköhn, Hans
Meyer, Werner
Mittelbacher, Leopold
Mozisch, Hans
Müller, Wilhelm
Multhoff, Walter
Murthum, Hermann
Neswadba, Josef
Nicolussi-Leck, Karl
Niekamp, Heinz
Nimtz, Kurt
Oeck, Herbert
Olin, Ola
Paetsch, Otto
Pförtner, Helmut
Pianka, Artur
Pleiner, Franz
Rappl, Ludwig
Ramelkamp Herbert
Richert, Walter
Richter, Joachim
Rothofer, Franz
Rutzen, Werner
Scheibe, Siegfried
Schicker, Otto
Schlupp, Helmut
Schmidt, Walter
Schmits, Heinrich
Schneider, Wolfgang
Schönfelder, Manfred
Scholven, Paul
Schraps, Fritz
Schreiber, Gustav
Schreier, Max
Schulze, Karl-Willi
Schumacher, Kurt
Schust, Richard
Schweiss, Willi
Senghas, Paul
Siewert, Gerhard
Sigmund, Hans
Solleder, Gerhard
Steinert, Fritz
Stender, Wulf
Stichnoth, Erich
Stürzenbaum, Wilhelm
Styr, Josef
Süchting, Rudolf
Swatosch, Kurt
Theismann, Günter
Thon, Dr. Hans
Velde, Johann
Wagner, Jürgen
Walther, Kurt
Wanhöfer, Günter
Weber, Werner
Weck, Julius
Weerts, Johann
Weissschuh, Gottlieb
Westphal, Werner
Wittich, Oskar
Wolf, Fritz
Wolf, Johann
Wolf, Ludwig
Wolters, Hermann
Zäh, Friedrich

German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police
volume 9
"Totenkopf"

(no page estimate but to be blunt, it's large. Laughing at typing that as know where I am and how many pages I already have done. Text includes two chapters on Totenkopfstandarten, 350+ images)


Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Combat History
Division Titles
"Oberbayern," "Brandenburg," Thüringen," and Heimwehr Danzig
Combat Elements
Division Commanders
1.Generalstabsoffizier (Ia)
German Cross in Gold Holders

Altermiller, Leopold
Anlauft, Karl-Heinz
Baum, Otto
Bachmann, Christian
Beier, Hans
Berg, Helmut
Brunst, Herbert
Buchner, Hermann
Büch, Helmut
Dege, Werner
Deisenhofer, Dr. jur. Eduard
Dost, Herbert
Düsel, Fritz
Eckert, Fritz
Effmann, Willi
Eichert, Werner
Eigler, Johann
Endell, Egon
Endress, Hans
Falkner, Hermann
Fehlhaber, Erwin
Franke, Kurt
Friederici, Jens-Detlef
Fürter, Quirin
Grässler, Siegfried
Gruber, Walter
Hala, Karl
Hammer, Hans
Hasse, Albrecht
Haugg, Ludwig
Hauk, Walter
Häussler, Ernst
Heck, Arnold
Heddicke, Horst
Henschel, Rudolf
Hensiek, Karl-Hermann
Herrmann, Kurt
Heyse, Paul
Hilger, Alfred
Hille, Alfred
Hofmann, Theodor
Holtorf, Hans-Joachim
Jaensch, Siegfried
Jakob, Franz
Jendges, Hans
Joachim, Georg
Karstädt, Berthold
Kauth, Peter
Keller, Baldur
Kersten, Hubert
Kirschnink, Arthur
Kleist von, Lothar
Knöchlein, Fritz
Knorr, Wolfgang
Kolms, Georg
Koppold, Josef
Kraas, Boris
Krauth, Heinrich
Kühn, Max
Kurtz, Adolf
Lammerding, Heinz
Lauchstädt, Edmund
Launer, Kurt
Liebe von, Ernst
Lith, Willi
Lubich von Milovan, Berndt
Lummitsch, Rudolf
Maier, Josef
Masarié, Arzelino
Meyer, Hans-Adolf
Müller, Gerhard
Müller, Heinz
Müller, Siegfried
Neuhaus, Heinz
Neumann, Günter
Obermeier, Josef
Ostermayer, Ludwig
Palm, Günther
Pellin, Gerhard
Pittschellis, Adolf
Plonski, Wilhelm
Rabitsch, Markus
Reder, Walter
Reim, Ferdinand
Reiter, Hans
Restorff, Walter
Rohloff, Richard
Säumenicht, Rudolf
Sander, Hans
Schade, Engelbert
Schäfer, Alexander
Schasche, Wilhelm
Schiedl, Walter
Schindler, Rudolf
Schiweck, Helmut
Schmidbauer, Lorenz
Schmidinger, Karl
Schneider, Walter
Schubach, Joachimv
Schubert, Ottov check
Schulze, Wilhelm
Schwermann, Ludwig
Seela, Max
Specht, Engelbrecht
Speck, Heini
Sprank, Heinz
Stadelmann, Fritz
Stange, Martin
Stark, Walter
Stienen, Peter
Sturm, Rudolfv
Swientek, Josef
Weidlich, Dr. Martin
Weidmann, Paul
Weiser, Hansv
Winters, Karl
Wittkopp, Otto
Wohlrab, Rudolf
Zech, Eberhard
Zielke, Heinrich
Zipp, Friedrich
Zollhöfer, Emil

Honor Clasp
Bachtler, Sepp
Ditzenbach, Rudolf
Dost, Herbert
Eckert, Fritz
Flohr, Wilhelm
Glimm, Ottomar
Heinzmann, Leonhard
Hoffmann, Bernhard
Hundrieser, Werner
Marx, Horst
Obermeier, Josef
Petersen, Boy
Schmidt, Franz
Schneider, Bruno
Schramm, Erich
Silberleitner, Karl
Synachowitz, Franz
Timmer, Theodor
Wagner, Karl
Winter, Rudolf
Wissebach, Hans
Zährl, Hugo

Close Combat Clasp in Gold
Beier, Hans
Boscheinen, Horst
Buchner, Hermann
Büch, Helmut
Düsel, Fritz
Eckert, Fritz
Fehlhaber, Erwin
Franke, Kurt
Herberth, Willi
Herrmann, Kurt
Hille, Alfred
Huber, Johann
Joachim, Georg
Karowski, Hans
König, Lambert
König, Ludwig
Lauchstädt, Edmund
Lith, Willi
Lohrum, Ludwig
Michele, Rudolf
Müller, Heinz
Obermeier, Josef
Röll, Wilhelm
Schade, Engelbert
Schasche, Wilhelm
Schiedl, Walter
Schmidinger, Karl
Schmidt, Walter
Stanek, Horst
Stienen, Peter
Weiser, Hans
Winters, Karl
Zielke, Heinrich

Appendix
Totenkopfstandarten
Command List
Feldpost Lists

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:13 pm

While I have some 360 images for "Totenkopf," am looking for a few others and specific areas if anyone has them available for use:

Anton Laackmann
Alfons Benz
Hermann Carstens
Willi Düsenschon
Arnim Grunert
Werner Korff

And photos aside from those I have for German Cross, Honor Clasp, and Close Combat Clasp in Gold holders who did NOT win the KC.

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:51 pm

A nightmare last week checking the designed text for vol. 7 ("Wiking" part I) that is now back with the publisher. Had to add a dozen recently contributed photos and captions for two German Cross holders since it was first completed, along with some updated data. It's a 400+ pages volume with 250 illustrations and I'm pleased with it.

Also, the design text for volume 8 arrived this week. No, I doubt two released at same time. Assume Bender Publishing just trying to get "slightly prepared ahead," due to some file conversion problems I'm plagued combined with the complexity of a large text with large footnote data for "Wiking." But also because my desk as well as archive area is a sea of "Totenkopf" material. I need to have it less of a disaster area at one time (if that's even possible). I'm always amazed in a 16x20 foot area, where nothing ever leaves the area, how often individual photographs, negatives, documents, books, etc go "MIA" and I need HOURS to locate them. It's even worse when material for 2 different divisions (3 books) is spread out within the same area, so volume 8 design being focused on till it exits my work area next week. As always, my effort has been to constantly expand detail with each unit as the series continues and I'm happy with having done so with the "Wiking" volumes. Hopefully the readership enjoys them as much as I did getting all that's "in my head" on paper.

I want to express my deepest and sincere thanks to all for their help with "Wiking" material. That includes those who offered unneeded material, their time and effort to offer help was just as appreciated. The positive support and reaction to the series by the readership alone is obviously the most appreciated aspect of all after 10+ years and seven volumes already released (including the Silver volume), with the eighth coming soon. And I can still add last minute material to "Wiking" Part II for about the next 8-10 days, as well as after that for inclusion in the "Wiking" addendum with "Totenkopf." The search for data for the men in this series is and will be continuous, both for units covered or to be covered, as seen by some very rare and significant privately held illustrations added to the addendum of vol. 7. After studying the Waffen-SS for longer than I can (almost) remember, I still get mentally excited when new data or images of use for the series are found. But must admit that two gentleman from the UK and Russia who both contributed to "Wiking" as well as the addendum in volume 7, nearly made me pass out. When I started receiving the first parts of their photos and documents I literally jumped up from my desk chair, knocked over most all in my way, yelled out loud, and laughed hysterically while doing a victory dance that would put any NFL player who scored a touchdown celebration lessons. So I'm sure they're material will be enjoyed, as well as the much larger amount they've given me for "Totenkopf."

So I extend my appreciation to the many who have been sending material for "Totenkopf," a good number being related to commanders not awarded the German Cross or Knight's Cross but who are an integral part of each volume, even more so with the large number of such individuals in the case of "Totenkopf." They're necessary to understand the "who and when" aspects of the unit's history. I was equally pleased to have helped some document collectors with knowing who actually signed the documents they own but could not decipher, or some data pertaining to the individual if they only knew the signature.

I'm ALWAYS pleased to hear from the document, Soldbuch, and signed photo collectors who avoided items that were fake, modified, or otherwise "not as described" using the data and examples within the volumes published thus far. Obviously the series is good protection for a collector's hard earned money when dealing with knowledge clueless (or worse) militaria dealers waving a truly worthless "Certificate of Authenticity."

I'll post the volume 7 cover illustration when it's sent to me (if site image attach works when I try :D ). It's the last thing in design process as the publisher needs the new exact number of pages count, after the new photos I sent are incorporated, in order to create the cover.

Thank you all again, both contributors and the loyal readership. Hearing from readers by PM or e-mail is always appreciated and enjoyed even if they have no material to contribute. By now I must have heard from 40-50 new people among the owners of the several thousand copies of each volume sold, more than the near dozen books I wrote that preceded the German Cross series combined. This is my brief "on web" break, back to work on the "Totenkopf" German Cross holders study. It's become rather immense. For example, the Combat Elements chapter alone for "Totenkopf" is nearly 1/2 the size of the entire volume 3 that covered "Nordland" in the series.

The "Totenkopf" study is literally driving me somewhat crazy; it causes hair pulling, sleepless nights (and dream of it when I do sleep), talking out loud to the cats (they never know needed answers), I forget to eat for 24 hours at a time sitting at the computer, etc.

I Love it :D :D

Best wishes,
Mark C. Yerger

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Post by John P. Moore » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:11 pm

Thanks for providing us with the current status of these eagerly awaited books.

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Post by Charles Trang » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:09 pm

Hello Mark,
I have a good photo showing Laackmann but it comes from the Bundesarchiv, so it is subject to copyright. Send me a pm if you want to get it for your publication.
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Post by Mark C Yerger » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:18 pm

Thanks Charles

Have all 3 of the Bundesarchiv photos of Laackmann in the field with permission to use. Looking for a studio portrait of him and the others mentioned.

Talk about last minute, a letter from a KC holder of "Wiking" with some added bits and six photos came after I'd packed vol. 8 to return to Publisher. So adding those tonight to send tomorrow.

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:21 pm

As I wrote, my appreciation to all offering material on "Totenkopf."

Please note again that I already have all I need for the divisional Ia, the 11 officers who commanded the division, and all Knight's Cross holders.

Numerous German Cross, Honor Clasp, and Close Combat Clasp in Gold holders are still needed, especially NCOs.

Among several dozen non-GC holders for whom I'm trying to find a clear image are these:

Erich Becker (need a portrait, have field shots)
Walter Bellwidt
Kurt-Anton Berlin
Erich Blumenthal
Willi Dusenschön
Dr. Wilhelm Fuhrländer
Arnim Grunert
Rudolf Grünewälder
Hans-Heinrich Kaltofen
Ernst Kiklasch
Werner Korff (need a portrait, have field shots)
Eugen Kunstmann
Erhard Lehmann
Kuno Leibel
Karl Leiner (have in civil attire, prefer a portrait in uniform)
Joachim Mitthof
Ludwig Zeitz


Thanks,
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Post by Mark C Yerger » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:13 pm

Below is the cover for volume 7 of “German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police.” The first of two volumes covering “Wiking,” it includes development of the divisional components. The prior unit studied in the series had the most detailed text, captions, and footnotes data for that particular chapter so far in the series when it was released. The similar chapter for “Wiking” has twice the number of words (I’ve never wasted space with empty fluff) and four times the photos.

All the Ia (1.Generalstabsoffizier) and divisional commanders are covered, including the most correct and detailed biography of Herbert Gille written to date. It both elaborates prior studies of him while correcting what others have written (including myself). Then the first 78 German Cross in Gold holders of the formation include the two longest biographies among the recipients in that area between the two volumes. The 13 Roll of Honor Clasp recipients and 20 Close Combat Clasp in Gold holders of “Wiking,” including some great images for the latter that are always hard to find.

The significant addendum area has a large number of previously unseen images of German Cross holders while receiving their awards and new details on a number of recipients of both the German Cross in Gold and Roll of Honor Clasp previously examined in the series. Also included are all the personal award documents for two Knight’s Cross and German Cross in Gold holders, aside from a third one in the main text. 432 pages, 242 illustrations.

After 13+ years the publisher had to increase price for this volume, I don’t know anyone who has held prices of anything that long. I’m surprised it logically didn’t happen years ago with the changing reality of printing costs in more than a decade since the initial Gold volume was released. Should have price within the coming week. The price of Volumes 1 through 6 remains $44.95 while “German Cross in Silver Holders of the SS and Police” is $34.95 and encompasses all holders of that award. Sample pages of each volume and other details available on the R. James Bender website link below. The link to publisher webpage includes a contact tab, send him your address and you’ll get a color brochure for all new releases with a discount:

http://www.bender-publishing.com/

As always I don’t sell copies. But 1 book dealer I know in my state does militaria shows. After he receives his copies we meet half way between where we live, he buys me breakfast, and I inscribe/sign those who buy from him. Contact me at my below e-mail for his name/e-mail/address. He also offers a discount on price.

Right now I’m waiting for 2nd design galleys (check of my 1st corrections/additions/changes) of volume 8 from the publisher that covers the remaining 97 “Wiking” German Cross in Gold holders. Obviously the series is constant for those who seem to ask that with each volume. Despite a dozen major surgeries, including the Silver volume I’ve done 10 volumes in this series in 12 years along with helping others with books they’ve written. I make it happen, not do one then sit and do nothing for years.

Best wishes,
Mark C. Yerg
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Post by Charles Trang » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:54 pm

This is great news ! I am really eager to read them as soon as they are released. Mark's books are the best biographies ever published on Waffen-SS personalities thanks to their detailed and informative datas, and also thanks to the rare selected pictures that can't be seen nowhere else. Each previous volume has impressed me a lot because of the quality of the research and the numerous details which have been given thanks to the collection of first hand accounts. Please, keep on writing such outstanding books !

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Post by John P. Moore » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:29 pm

I am really looking forward to seeing Mark's books about the "Wiking" DKiG holders. I'm sure that we will all be amazed by the new photos and interesting details that Mark always manages to turn up.

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:31 am

Forgot to check e-mail a couple days, my apologies.

***price for volume 7 will be $54.95***

This update on “Totenkopf” is given due to such a heavy interest in the 3.SS-Panzer Division, something that has always personally amazed me. The sequence and which units thus far covered in the series was determined over 15 years ago based on my personal interests and working with specific veterans on particular elements of some units. I’d already started SS/Polizei German Cross holder research and the search for related material nearly 30 years ago (I started publishing “Das Reich” German Cross biographies in the 1980s).

While writing one book I’m always actually working on three with the series. So when you see a volume released I’m well past that. “Totenkopf” has 2 extra chapters in it for which there is no equivalent in the other units of the series and I had to write it in a different sequence than other volumes. Obviously to those following the series I’ve tried to increase the amount of information detail as the series progressed, both in main text as well with the notable addendum areas for past volumes. I have an equation that tells me in the publisher’s format what size the book will be and has always been accurate within five or 6 pages. While writing volume 5 I calculated “Totenkopf” would be a single volume of 475-500 pages, OK with publisher and he planned it that way.

Checking in monthly, when the equation for “Totenkopf” got to 650 pages (not even close to complete) I gave the publisher an update. After talking at length he decided he wanted it to be 2 similar-sized volumes. With the specific material I have, the extra chapters, and something different I’ve added, the Honor Clasp and Gold Combat Clasp holders will be in the 2nd “Totenkopf” volume. Units needing two volumes previously had them in part 1.

So Volume 9 (“Totenkopf” part I) will contain these chapters and material:

Introduction (significantly longer by necessity than prior volumes)

“Oberbayern," “Brandenburg," “Thüringen," and SS-Heimwehr Danzig

Combat History

Combat Elements

Division Commanders

1.Generalstabsoffizier (Ia)

First group of German Cross in Gold holder biographies

520 pages, 305 illustrations


Volume 10 contains the Division’s remaining German Cross holders, the 28 Roll of Honor Clasp recipients, 33 Close Combat Clasp in Gold Holders, Single-Handed Tank Destruction awards, a major chapter on the history and commanders of the numerous numbered Totenkopfstandarten not incorporated as original cadre to include “Kirkenes” and “Ostmark,” Officer rosters, Feldpost lists, and other information. Among the material incorporated in the two volumes are the photo albums and personal award documents for 6 “Totenkopf” German Cross in Gold holders, three of whom were also awarded the Knight’s Cross.

Many who already contributed to the “Totenkopf” study thought they had nothing of use, but what they had was someone they simply could not identify. I did in many instances and some is already in the two volumes. So images even with no ID, if a clear facial image is seen, are of interest for officers Hauptsturmführer or higher. Also needed are images of commanders of the first 2 command levels (Standarte and Sturmbann) who were with the numbered Totenkopfstandarten and “Kirkenes.”

Volumes 9 and 10 do not include the SS-Totenkopf-Reiterstandarten already included in volume 4. Likewise I’m seeking award documents for lower level awards and decorations; Wound Badge, Infantry/Panzer Assault, Eastern Front, etc only if signed by more obscure commanders as well as formal German Cross in Gold documents. Not needed are award certificate examples signed by Eicke, Ullrich, Baum, Priess, Becker, Keppler, Kleinheisterkamp, or Simon.

As I said, I’m ahead of what you see being released. For the four units comprising the contents of volume 11 I’m looking for element commanders, First Staff Officers, German Cross, and Knight’s Cross holders images for these units to include photos as well as award documents signed by those personnel or given to them:

a) 13.Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS “Handschar” (kroatische Nr. 1) (other than Lepre material)

b) 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 1)

c) 19. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (lettische Nr. 2) (and 2.Lettische SS-Freiwilligen-Brigade)

d) SS-Panzer Brigade “Gross”


Thanks for all help and support, I welcome an e-mail impression after any of the readership get the new volume 7. Always helps to know what they liked most, want more of (if that’s possible and can be found), etc. That's all for now so back to work, the only way anything gets done!!

Best wishes,
Mark C. Yerger
yergemar@gmail.com

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by Ritterkreuz » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:37 pm

Finally! I waited for this volume 7 like a child waiting for Santa Claus :D
When it planned the release date??

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