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  1. Sturmkreuz

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    I gonna make this topic full of information (Decorations) about of Waffen-SS soldiers.
    Nothing is 100% Accurate. It is from Documents!

    Reasons:

    a) Many do not know what exactly Waffen-SS was and who was in
    b) Many nationalities, More foreign volunteers as Germans
    c) You'll learn more about them!
    d) Because German Officers aren't more popular (knowledge) it is for me as interesting as for you, to post more of German Soldiers der Waffen-SS.

    I'll make this topic full of German Officers. If you have more information (PM me)


    Soldaten der Waffen-SS


    Léon Degrelle

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    Information:

    * 15.06.1906
    31.03.1994 ( Heart Failure )

    Promotions:

    *Coming

    Decorations & Awards:

    09.10.1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as SS-Sturmbannführer d. R. and Kdr. 5.SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade “Wallonien” / 5.SS-Panzer-Division “Wiking” / III.(germanische) SS-Panzer-Korps / Armee-Abteilung Grasser / Heeresgruppe Nord, Northeastern Front

    27.08.1944 Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Sturmbannführer d. R. and Kdr. 5.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzer-Brigade “Wallonien” / Kampfgruppe Wagner / Armee-Abteilung Narwa / Heeresgruppe Nord, Northeastern Front

    20.02.1944 Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer d. R., and Führer SS-Sturmbrigade “Wallonien” / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd, Eastern Front

    14.09.1944 Nahkampfspange III.Stufe (Gold)
    19.03.1944 Nahkampfspange II.Stufe (Silber)
    30.11.1943 Nahkampfspange I.Stufe (Bronze)
    Note: (other documents indicate 23.12.1943 and 20.02.1944)
    25.08.1942 Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber
    19.03.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Gold
    20.02.1944 Verwundetenabzeichen, 1939 in Silber
    Note: (another document indicates 23.12.1943)
    15.08.1942 Medaille “Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42” (Ostmedaille)
    21.05.1942 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
    13.03.1942 1939 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse




    Michael Wittman

    [​IMG]

    Information:

    * 22.04.1914 in Vogelthal bei Beilngries im Altmühltal / Oberpfalz.

    08.08.1944 at Gaumesnil near Cintheaux, Normandy (Killed in action),
    apparently by rocket fire from an RAF Typhoon Mk IB, in Tiger #007 as
    Fhr. 2.Kompanie / schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 101.

    Also killed was his entire Crew:
    • SS-Sturmmann Rudolf “Rudi” Hirschel [Radioman, * 03.01.1924]
    • SS-Unterscharführer Heinrich Reimers [Driver, * 11.05.1924]
    • SS-Unterscharführer Karl Wagner [Observer, * 31.05.1920]
    • SS-Sturmmann Günther Weber [Loader, * 21.12.1924]
    Decorations & Awards:

    Promotions:

    Gefreiter
    Unteroffizier
    01.04.1937 SS-Mann
    09.11.1937 SS-Staffel-Sturmmann
    20.04.1939 SS-Unterscharführer
    09.11.1941 SS-Oberscharführer der Waffen-SS
    21.12.1942 SS-Untersturmführer d. R. Waffen-SS
    30.01.1944 SS-Obersturmführer d. R. Waffen-SS
    21.06.1944 SS-Hauptsturmführer d. R. Waffen-SS



    Fritz Witz

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    Information:

    Place of birth: Hohenlimburg
    Place of death: Venoix
    Allegiance: Germany
    Years of service: 1933-1944
    Rank: Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS

    Promotions:

    09.05.1934 SS-Obersturmführer
    01.06.1935 SS-Hauptsturmführr
    25.04.1940 SS-Sturmbannführer
    27.11.1941 SS-Obersturmbannführer
    30.01.1943 SS-Standartenführer
    01.07.1943 SS-Oberführer
    20.04.1944 SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS

    Decorations and Awards:

    German Cross in Gold (1942)
    Eastern Front Medal (1942)
    Iron Cross Second Class (1939)
    Iron Cross First Class (1939)
    SS-Honour Ring (?)
    Knight's Cross (1940)
    Oak Leaves (1943)
    Waffen-SS Long Service Award (1941)



    Rudolf von Ribbentrop

    [​IMG]

    Information:
    * 10.05.1921

    Decorations and Awards:
    19.06.1940 Iron Cross II
    1.10.1940 Inf. Assualt Badge Bronze
    18.04.1940 Wound Badge in Bronze
    1.10.1941 Finnish Freedom Cross IV
    18.03.1943 Iron Cross I
    1.05.1943 Wound Badge in Silver
    15.07.1943 Knight's Cross
    25.08.1944 German Cross

    Promotions:
    20.04.1941 Commissioned
    20.04.1943 SS-Oberstumführer
    30.01.1945 SS-Hauptsturmführer

    Wounds:
    2.09.1941 Wounded
    3.06.1944 Wounded
    20.12.1944 Wounded


    Surrenders:
    8.05.1945 ( Place ? )


    Hans Mayer

    Information:
    * 20.07.1920 in Penzberg / Oberbayern.

    SS-Nr.: 319 066 (Joined 01.12.1937)

    Promotions:

    ??.??.194? SS-Hauptscharführer
    09.11.1944 SS-Untersturmführer d. R. der Waffen-SS

    Decorations & Awards:

    30.04.1945 Ritterkreuz des Eiserneskreuz as SS-Untersturmführer and stellv. Fhr. SS Aufkl.Abteilung 6 (mot.) / 6.SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord"

    16.06.1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold as SS-Hauptscharführer and Ordonnanz-Offizier in SS-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 6 (mot.) / 6.SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord"
    Note: Based on Document from 19.05.1944

    12.02.1944 Allgemeines-Sturmabzeichen
    20.07.1942 Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42"
    17.07.1941 Verwundetabzeichen, 1939 in Schwarz
    07.07.1941 1939 Eisernes Kreuz I.Klasse
    08.06.1941 Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse
     
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  2. PzJgr

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    excellent topic. Now why I did not think of this before. It is amazing how little the general populace knows about the Waffen SS. Also, that a large amount of the Waffen SS was made up of foreign volunteers like my grandfather. Thanks Sturm. Can't wait to see more
     
  3. Sturmkreuz

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    Thanks. If you want you may help me ;) There are a LOT of them.

    Michael Wittmann added (not everything yet)

    Regards
    Bart
     
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    Fritz Witt 27 May 1908 - 14 June 1944

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    Witt as an SS-Sturmbannführer, September 1940



    Place of birth: Hohenlimburg
    Place of death: Venoix
    Allegiance: Germany
    Years of service: 1933-1944
    Rank: Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS




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    Kharkov, March 1943. Witt discusses the next move of his Kampfgruppe with LSSAH Panzer-Regiment commander Max Wünsche


    Dates of rank
    • SS-Obersturmführer: May 09, 1934
    • SS-Hauptsturmführr: June 01, 1935
    • SS-Sturmbannführer: May 25, 1940
    • SS-Obersturmbannführer: November 27, 1941
    • SS-Standartenführer: January 30, 1943
    • SS-Oberführer: July 01, 1943
    • SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS: April 20, 1944
    Notable decorations
    • Iron Cross Second Class: 19 September 1939
      Iron Cross First Class: 25 September 1939
      Knight's Cross: 4 September 1940
      SS Long service award III: 23 June 1941
      SS Long Service award IV: 23 June 1941
      German Cross in Gold: 8 Febuary 1942
      Eastern Front Medal: 4 September 1942
      Oak Leaves: 1 March 1943
     
  5. Sturmkreuz

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    Added. I prefer exact days. Good like I done or did I typed something wrong?
     
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    So you want dates in european format (dd.mm.yy)?
     
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    How About This?

    Rudolf von Ribbentrop (son of Joachim von Ribbentrop)

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    Date of Birth:
    10.05.1921

    Awards:
    Iron Cross II: 19.06.1940
    Inf. Assualt Badge Bronze: 1.10.1940
    Wound Badge in Bronze: 18.04.1940
    Finnish Freedom Cross IV: 1.10.1941
    Iron Cross I: 18.03.1943
    Wound Badge in Silver: 1.05.1943
    Knight's Cross: 15.07.1943
    German Cross: 25.08.1944


    Commissioned Ranks:
    Commissioned: 20.04.1941
    SS-Oberstumführer: 20.04.1943
    SS-Hauptsturmführer: 30.01.1945


    Wounds:
    Wounded: 2.09.1941
    Wounded: 3.06.1944
    Wounded: 20.12.1944


    Surrenders:
    8.05.1945
     
  8. Sturmkreuz

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    Yet, it is much better readable don't you think?

    I gonna work on Léon Degrelle. I'll try to post of "Joachim Richter" & "Fritz Vogt".

    Could you find photos of them?
     
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    only one I could find of Fritz Vogt. Nothing on Joachim Richter
     
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    Damn. I'll try to search my books.
     
  11. Sturmkreuz

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    Updated!

    PzJg, could you do "Kampfgruppe Peiper" ?
     
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    I Thought officers were being presented. Are you talking about Joachim Peiper or the Kampfgruppe itself?
     
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    The Officers of Kampfgruppe Peiper ;)
     
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    Hans Mayer added!

    More help welcome.
     
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    I'll help you out sometime with three private and still unpublished photo's that show Eva Brauns Brother-in-Law -you-know-who-I-mean? ;-))
     
  16. Sturmkreuz

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    Thanks :D
     
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    Hi Lads
    I would just like to say thanks for starting this, it is interesting learning about these men and gives an added insight to their lives which you don't alway get altogether if they are mentioned in a book apart from memoirs of course.

    cruachan
     
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    Historicaly it is interesting to read about these men.
     
  19. Sturmkreuz

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    Indeed. I'm busy making my site that's why i'm bit inactive.
     
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    Hi SK, will try to do so next week sometime. When I can get copies made-I will let you know as well will need a mailing address to send them to-im still not online @ home and don't have anyway other than snailmail to get these out. Same thing goes to White Flight if your able to read this? Just had not had time previously, to make copies of Tex Hill and Dutch van Kirks pics yet.
     

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