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why could Hermann Fegelein with Inf.assault badge

Post by YIN » Fri May 13, 2005 4:08 am

Hello everyone~
a very famous photo of Fegelein with GAB.


another Photo of him(right) with IAB.He was the commander of SS-cavalry Divsion.But how could he with IAB ?

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » Fri May 13, 2005 11:32 am

Hello Yin!

The requisites for the award of the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen was for the soldier to take part in three infantry assaults on three different days. I'm not sure how mechanized the SS-Cavalry units and the Florian Geyer division was in the beginning but surely Fegelein and his troops must have fought on the ground as infantry without armored support on several occassions.

I have a picture of Max Wünsche in a book. It's a formal portait when he is a SS-Sturmbannführer, all dressed up in the black panzer uniform with a non-regulation black shirt to really show his Ritterkreuz. And sporting on this SS Panzer officer's chest is the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen! So it's not that uncommon I guess...

Thank you for posting the second photograph. This is the first time I ever see it. My guess is that the man with the bandaged head is Waldemar Fegelein, the younger brother. Can anyone confirm this?


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Post by Michael Miller / ABR » Tue May 17, 2005 11:00 am

Yes, that is Waldemar Fegelein.

Fegelein, Waldemar
SS-Standartenführer d. R. der Waffen-SS

* 09.01.1912 in Ansbach / Unterfranken / Regierungsbezirk Oberbayern und Mittelfranken / Bayern.
+ 20.11.2000.

NSDAP-Nr.: 2 942 829 (Joined 28.04.1933)
SS-Nr.: 229 780 (Joined 01.09.1935)

01.09.1935 SS-Anwärter
12.09.1935 SS-Mann
12.09.1935 SS-Oberscharführer
30.01.1936 SS-Hauptscharführer
16.06.1936 SS-Untersturmführer (mit Urkunde vom 11.08.1936)
24.07.1937 SS-Obersturmführer (mit Wirkung vom 25.07.1937)
20.07.1938 SS-Hauptsturmführer (mit Wirkung vom 25.07.1938)
01.03.1940 SS-Hauptsturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
20.04.1942 SS-Sturmbannführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
30.01.1944 SS-Obersturmbannführer d. R. der Waffen-SS
21.12.1944 SS-Standartenführer d. R. der Waffen-SS

Decorations & Awards:
16.12.1943 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Sturmbannführer and Fhr. SS-Reiter-Regiment 2 / 8.SS-Kavallerie-
Division “Florian Geyer” / Armeeoberkommando 8 / Heeresgruppe Süd, Eastern Front
02.12.1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
10.07.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
15.12.1940 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.194_ Nahkampfspange I. Stufe (Bronze)
10.10.1941 Allgemeines-Sturmabzeichen
00.00.19__ Deutsches Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze
00.00.193_ SA-Sportabzeichen in Silber
00.00.193_ Deutsches Reitersportabzeichen in Gold
00.00.19 __ Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
00.00.19 __ Totenkopfring der SS
00.00.19__ Julleuchter der SS

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Post by Kameraden » Thu May 19, 2005 3:46 am

Another of Waldemar Fegelien at a Wedding at the Berghof courtesy of thirdreichruins.com.

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