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Knight Crosses today
Old 10-22-2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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Default Knight Crosses today

Hi to all!

I'm going to restart this thread, once more, but this time saving the pictures into the WAF, so we can all appreciate them without expecting to be deleted from other servers. I was using 8 different servers to maintain the last thread

Before I start, I have to say two things regarding WAF and the people involve in it: I'm really glad to see and share this space with many great individuals, willing to help in anything.. anytime. I have no words, really..

And also thanks to the collectors and users here who send me photos of their attributed RK's. It helps my task a lot more

Now, to the crosses:

RK awarded to Major Hans Guhr
Regimentsadjutant Infanterie-Regiment 513
Awarded the Ritterkreuz: September 10th, 1942

Source: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...=545166&page=3
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Two more photos:
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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RK awarded to Kapitänleutnant Hans-Günther Lange
Kommandant U 711 / 13.Unterseebootsflottille
Awarded the Ritterkreuz: August 26th, 1944

Source: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...ad.php?t=38375
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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Two more photos
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:20 AM   #5
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RK with OL, Swords and Diamonds awarded to Oberst Hermann Graf
Flugzeugführer 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded the Ritterkreuz: January 24th, 1942

Flugzeugführer 9./ Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded the Oak Leaves: May 17th, 1942

Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded the Swords: May 19th, 1942

Staffelkapitän 9. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded the Diamonds: September 16th, 1942

Thanks to WAF members Chen for the photos of the diamonds and Swords and Calvin Harris for the post war image of him.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #6
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More photos of Graf's grouping:
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:25 AM   #7
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Graf's diamond
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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Let have another look at Graf's diamond.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:28 AM   #9
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RK awarded to Mayor Arved Crüger
Staffelkäpitan 3. / Kampfgeschwader 30
Awarded the Ritterkreuz: June 19th, 1940

Source: http://www.aufhimmelzuhause.com/id93.htm
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:29 AM   #10
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Crüger's soldbuch:
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #11
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RK with OL awarded to Mayor Heinz Frank
Staffelkapitän 3. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded the Ritterkreuz: September 3rd, 1942

Staffelkapitän 3. / Schlachtgeschwader 1
Awarded the Oak Leaves: January 8th, 1943

This nice RK belongs to WAF member Harris

The first photo: Lieutenant Colonel Georg Dörffel (KIA May 26, 1944 near Rome/Italy), Colonel Alfred Druschel (KIA January 1, 1945 near Aachen/Germany), Captain Josef Menapace (KIA October 6, 1943 near Prypiat/Ukraine) and Major Heinz Frank (KIA October 7, 1944 in Yugoslavia).
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:34 AM   #12
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Two more:
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 AM   #13
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RK with OL, Swords and Diamonds awarded to Generalleutnant Adolf Galland

Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter" (Squadron Leader III. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter")
Awarded the Ritterkreuz: July 29th, 1940

Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter" (Wing Commander Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter")
Awarded Oak Leaves: September 24th, 1940

Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter" (Wing Commander Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter")
Awarded the Swords: June 21st, 1941

Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
Awarded the Diamonds: January 28th, 1942

Source: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=23476
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:38 AM   #14
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Photos of the documents: Diamonds and Oak Leaves.

Galland’s Diamond Citation before it was presented and signed by Hitler. The color of the leather was actually Luftwaffe Blue/Gray but the color negative has deteriorated over the years.

Source: http://www.ritterkreuz.us/gallands-diamonds-citation/

And Oak Leaves on the right.

Source: http://www.ritterkreuz.us/gallands-oakleaves-document/
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:39 AM   #15
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Two more of Galland's OL formal award document:
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