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Old 01-21-2012, 09:37 AM   #121
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Woow! Really nice Eric, many thanks!!
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #125
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RK awarded to Oberstleutnant Oskar Freiherr von Hohenhausen und Hochhaus






Source: http://www.andreas-thies.de/kataloge/40_auktion.html

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Old 01-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #126
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Let's go on.

RK awarded to Oberleutenat Max Stotz
The following RK grouping belongs to WAF member Novosibirsk


Luftwaffe Pilot Max Stotz.









Source: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...light=grouping


RK awarded to Feldwebel Walter Stumpf

The Grouping of Walter Stumpf belongs to WAF member Luftm40


Feldwebel Walter Stumpf



Source: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...=Rare+soldbuch


RK awarded to Oberfelwebel Friedrich Piefer
The grouping belongs to WAF member Overlord1944












Source: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...rouping&page=3


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Old 01-21-2012, 02:32 PM   #127
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RK awarded to Leutnant Karl Berger
Many thanks to WAF member Rick C, for giving this photos.













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Old 01-21-2012, 04:13 PM   #128
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Ok, lets do some refreshing. Thanks to the help of many collector and hours of investigation, so far we have the Knight Crosses of the following soldiers:


*Leutnant Heinrich Ochs (19.03.1915 – 12.10.1943)
*Oberleutnant Adolf Glunz (11.06.1916 - 01.08.2002)
*Oberstleutnant Oskar Freiherr von Hohenhausen und Hochhaus (15.02.1905 - 26.02.1970)
*Oberfelwebel Friedrich Piefer (02.18.1914 - 17.02.1986)
*Feldwebel Walter Stumpf
*Oberleutenat Max Stotz (13.02.1912 - 19.08.1943)
*Leutnant Karl Berger (31.10.1919 - 22.01.2001)
*Dr. Hermann Hohn (11.10.1897 - 13.11.1968)
*Major Gerhard Behnke (23.12.1914 - 09.05.1962)
*Hauptman Heinz Struning (13.01.1912 - 25.12.1944)
*Leutnant Johann (02.03.1921 - 12.01.1943)
*Oberleutnant Otto Tange (22.09.1915 - 30.07.1943)
*Käpitan zur see Fritz Berger (15.04.1900 - 27.06.1973)
*Obertstleutnant Heribert Stather (20.07.1917 - 04.04.1991)
*Major Josef Wurmheller (04.05.1917 - 22.06.1944)
*Oberfeldwebel Johann Schwerdfeger (24.11.1941 - )
*Oberleutnant Kurt Kruck (08.03.1914 - 22.04.1981)
*Oberstabsarzt Dr. Rolf Jäger (01.11.1912 - 06.06.1984)
*Hauptmann Willi Dous (01.03.1912 - 07.08.1941)
*General der Infanterie Walter Hoernlein (02.06.1893 - 14.09.1961)
*Oberleutnant Erwin Koopmann (01.01.1900 - 18.11.1943)
*Hauptmann Hans Klaemann (23.04.1910 - 06.09.1944)
*General der Infanterie Friedrich Fangohr (12.08.1899 - 17.04.1956)
*Generalmajor Gustav Adolf von Nostitz-Wallwitz (11.07.1898 - 31.05.1945)
*Leutnant Willi Reschke (03.02.1922 - )
*Hauptman Prof. Dr. Bodo Spranz (01.01.1920 – 01.09.2007)
*Oberst Heinrich Eberbach "1957 type" (24.11.1895 – 13.07.1992)
*Feldwebel Otto Wuerfel (03.02.1920 - 22.12.1944)
*Major Martin Drewes (20.10.1918 - )
*Major Wolfgang Darius (02.04.1911 - 18.10.2000)
*Oberleutnant Hans Guhr (24.10.1916 - 1969)
*Unteroffizier Jacob Fuchs (01.08.1920 - 03.11.2003)
*Oberleutnant Franz Kech
*Oberfeldwebel Paul Stoll (26.10.1920 - )
*General Emilio Esteban Infantes (18.05.1892 – 06.09.1962)
*Standartenführer Leon Degrelle (15.06.1906 – 31.03.1994)
*Fieldmarshall Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim (04.06.1867 – 27.01.1951)
*Korvettenkapitan Klaus Feldt (14.04.1912 – 07.09.2010)
*Generalmajor Horst Niemack (10.03.1909 – 7.04.1992)
*Oberst Kurt Matern (killed 01.12.1943)
*Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny (12.06.1908 - 06.07.1975)
*Unterscharführer Harald Nugiseks (22.10.1921 - )
*Oberstleutnant Johann Austermann (24.06.1906 – 12.08.1973)
*Oberst Friedrich Friedmann (20.02.1899 - 21.08.1943)
* Oberleutnant Karl Heinz Greve
*Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel (02.07.1916 – 18.12.1982)
*Oberst Werner Molders (18.03.1913 – 22.11.1941)
*Oberst Gordon Gollob (16.05.1912 - 8.09.1987)
*Leutnant Otto Carius (27.05.1922 - )
*Mayor Erich Hartmann (19.04.1922 – 20.09.1993)
*Oberfeldwebel Ernst Neufeld (29.03.1915 - 05.10.2010)
*Oberst Herbert Ihlefeld (01.06.1914 – 08.08.1995)
*Leutnant Rudolf Frank (19.08.1920 – 27.04.1944)

Many, many to come!

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:21 PM   #129
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RK awarded to Leutnant Heinrich Ochs









Source: http://www.artfact.com/auction-lot/l...1-c-b01ef8a181

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:37 PM   #130
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Hello Guys! I'm Sepp and I'm new to this forum. I' ve been doing some huge research over the past few months, regarding the location of many RK's and it's owners today. Some of the RK that I've got info on are some of the most famous.

I would like to share this compilation of data, pictures and stories. I'm open to suggestions, opinions and remarks. Sorry for the "no so good English"
Here we go!

Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 - Grand Cross of the Iron Cross 1939.
Institution date: 01/09/1939
Number awarded: 1 (to Hermann Goring)
Number produced: 3 (or more)
Markings: 800 L/12. Produce by C.E. Juncker

The highest grade of the EK, giving only once in the history of German Militaria during WWII. Hermann Goering recieved it from Hitler himself, in 1940. During the final moments of the war in Europe, the original Grand Cross was destroyed by an allied bombing, but Goering had 2 copies made.






Well, since the one that was at West Point is a fake; I'll post this one, attributed to C.E. Juncker.




Zoom on the Award.


Goering's unique award presentation document, made with diamonds, gold and precious stones.






Documents, signed by Hitler; June 19th 1940.

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_C...the_Iron_Cross http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1758 http://www.ritterkreuz.us/gorings-gr...ment/#more-413


Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub Otto Carius - Knight Cross with Oak Leafs awarded to Otto Carius.
With the proper authorization of "forosegundaguerra.com" member (TercioGranCapitan) I'm posting the photos of the RK of famous Panzer Ace Otto Carius (27/05/1922 - ) . Only 881 of this types were awarded during the war.




Otto Carius wearing the decoration.

Here's the link to the full visit to Otto, in 2010. http://www.forosegundaguerra.com/vie...p?f=52&t=12057


Source: http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1752


Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten - Knight Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leafs, Swords and Diamonds awarded to Erich Hartmann.
There's no doubt that this decoration is a "Relic" of the German Militaria, not only for its desing and prestige, but also for the few people who had the honor to bear them in their necks. Just 27 members of the WH were awarded.


I present to you the RK awarded to famous Luftwaffe AceErich Hartmann.





The Rk is in the hands of the American Airpower Heritage Museum.

Hartmann's family made the donation in the 90's.

Source: http://www.americanairpowermuseum.co...ite/Index.aspx


Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuzes Ernst Neufeld - RK awarded to Oberfeldwebel Ernst Neufeld
This example of the RK (once awarded to Ernst Neufeld) was recently son at Oakleafmilitaria.com. The Knight Cross was presented to him for actions as zugfuhrer (unit leader) of 2. Kompany das Kradschutzen - Bataillons 40. in Stalingrad, January 3th 1943.
The Markings are from Juncker L/12 800.
Price: 14.000 Dollars (wich I think is very low, considering Neufeld was still alive when it was sold).


Ernst Neufeld, wearing the RK.




















Neufeld's Soldbuch.


Neufeld's Solbuch II.

Source: http://www.oakleafmilitaria.com/photo_gallery.html



Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern - Oak Leafs and Swords of the RK, awarded to Herbert Ihlefeld.
Institution date: June 15th 1941
Number of awards made: 160
Know Markers: 21, L/12, L/13, L/50

I present to you the Oak Leafs and Swords awarded to Herbert Ihlefeld, sold recently to an Unknown collector.








Luftwaffe Pilot Herbert Ihlefeld.

Source: http://www.oakleafmilitaria.com/photo_gallery.html


I have many more photos of RK's and I will post them in the days to come.
Hope you enjoy so far.

Hi,
Is not the Goring citation and casette a fake ,as it looks nothing like the wartime one photografed by hofman?
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Hi,
This one is suppose to be in the Luftwaffe museaum.
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Amazing thread gents ...THANK YOU FOR POSTING!!
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #133
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The Oakleaves of Gunther Rall that I owned for several years...
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One of the many documents providing air tight provenance.

In addition, here are Gunther Rall's Swords...
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Back of Gunther Rall's swords, together with one of many documents providing provenance
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