wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Wehrmacht Era Militaria > Photos and Paper Items Forum

Photos and Paper Items Forum Awards Document and any photo related to the era.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

1945 Spange document
Old 03-20-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
CMSgt
Association Member
 
CMSgt's Avatar
 
CMSgt is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 3,781
Default 1945 Spange document

I just received this spange document that was issued on 2 May 45 and signed by the last person awarded the Knights Cross Generalleutnant Joseph von Radowitz. Jim
Attached Images
File Type: jpg front.jpg (57.8 KB, 193 views)
__________________
My word is my honor and my bond. CMSgt, USAF Ret. Looking for marked EKI screw back cases.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-20-2017, 04:10 PM   #2
Hank C.
Association Member
 
Hank C.'s Avatar
 
Hank C. is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Your mom's house
Posts: 11,685
Default

Not a rank you see every day either! Great document.

Hank
__________________
Unless it was nighttime, or the weather was bad, and you were running out of gas - then it was a sweaty nightmare, like a monkey f*ing a skunk.
~ Dan Hampton, Viper Pilot
  Reply With Quote

l a t e
Old 03-20-2017, 04:34 PM   #3
pauke
Association Member
 
pauke is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: florida
Posts: 2,952
Default l a t e

....and it looks like the general was in a great hurry to sign the document. Talk about l a t e war!
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-20-2017, 05:39 PM   #4
Angel Farré
Association Member
 
Angel Farré is offline
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Spain
Posts: 3,912
Default

You mean the last Oakleaves awarded not the Knight Cross that he received on September 17th, 1.944 as Oberst and commander of 23 Panzer Division.

Angel
__________________
Looking for DKiG Heer winner Soldbuch who also won the TDB and/or CCC, specially in Silver.
  Reply With Quote

thanks
Old 03-20-2017, 07:07 PM   #5
CMSgt
Association Member
 
CMSgt's Avatar
 
CMSgt is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 3,781
Default thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angel Farré View Post
You mean the last Oakleaves awarded not the Knight Cross that he received on September 17th, 1.944 as Oberst and commander of 23 Panzer Division.

Angel
Yes, thank you for the correction. Also found out that the rank was a carrier over from NSKK - Speer. Jim
__________________
My word is my honor and my bond. CMSgt, USAF Ret. Looking for marked EKI screw back cases.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-21-2017, 01:12 AM   #6
Simon O.
Moderator
 
Simon O.'s Avatar
 
Simon O. is offline
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Norway
Posts: 12,421
Default

Can't say that i've seen a later EK2 spange awarding either.
__________________
Collecting German award documents, other paperwork and photos relating to Norway and Finland.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-21-2017, 08:30 PM   #7
Hank C.
Association Member
 
Hank C.'s Avatar
 
Hank C. is offline
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Your mom's house
Posts: 11,685
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simon O. View Post
Can't say that i've seen a later EK2 spange awarding either.
Agree....I had a Soldbuch with an April '45 award date, but this one obviously beats that.

Hank
__________________
Unless it was nighttime, or the weather was bad, and you were running out of gas - then it was a sweaty nightmare, like a monkey f*ing a skunk.
~ Dan Hampton, Viper Pilot
  Reply With Quote

thanks
Old 03-22-2017, 05:47 AM   #8
CMSgt
Association Member
 
CMSgt's Avatar
 
CMSgt is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Florida Panhandle
Posts: 3,781
Default thanks

Thanks for the comments. Jim
__________________
My word is my honor and my bond. CMSgt, USAF Ret. Looking for marked EKI screw back cases.
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-23-2017, 02:20 AM   #9
peterm
Association Member
 
peterm's Avatar
 
peterm is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Austria
Posts: 5,555
Default

Very nice doc, Jim!

Best, Peter
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-23-2017, 09:46 PM   #10
Brian R
Association Member
 
Brian R's Avatar
 
Brian R is online now
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 3,465
Default

What a fascinating award document!

1945 dated Spange documents are extraordinarily rare and this one is interesting given the unit - 23. PD was still engaged with the Red Army (and in some cases Partisans). At the time, it was doing its best to disengage and move to the West. A WWI combat vet in a transport or hospital unit stepping up at a time like this seem pretty likely. I love the hurried Radowitz signature.
__________________
Iron Cross Award Documents of World War II - Out Now!

info@kleinekillpress.com
www.kleinekillpress.com
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com