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Knights Cross Recipients Who Are Still Living

Discussion in 'Military Service Records & Genealogical Research' started by Huntzman, May 18, 2010.

  1. Huntzman

    Huntzman Member

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    Some of you might know the list I started over on WAF a few years ago. I was asked if I wouldn't mind sharing it here.

    I started this list when I was researching living Recipients of the Knight's Cross and realized there was none.
    This list is now based upon numerous contributions by others.

    I will monitor the entries & try to keep this first post updated as revisions are posted. Any corrections / updates / revisions are greatly appreciated.

    Andrew


    Last Update: 18 May 10


    Combined Totals: (200)

    KC w/ OL & S (03)
    KC w/ OL (23)
    KC (174)

    Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords: - Alphabetical

    Waldemar von Gazen (Heer)
    Hajo Herrmann (Luftwaffe)
    Erich Rudorffer (Luftwaffe)

    Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves: - Alphabetical

    Otto Carius (Heer)
    Kurt Dahlmann (Luftwaffe)
    Oskar Hubert Dennhardt (Heer)
    Martin Drewes (Luftwaffe)
    Klaus Feldt (Kriegsmarine)
    Walter Girg (SS)
    Hermann Greiner (Luftwaffe)
    Reinhard Hardegen (Kriegsmarine)
    Rolf Hermichen (Luftwaffe)
    Albert Kerscher (Heer)
    Franz Kieslich (Luftwaffe)
    Hans Gunther Lange (Kriegsmarine)
    Georg Lassen (Kriegsmarine)
    Dr. Josef Georg Mulzer (Heer)
    Heinz Rökker (Luftwaffe)
    Heinrich Ruhl (Heer)
    Walter Schuck (Luftwaffe)
    Johann Schwerdfeger (Heer)
    Gerhard Simons (Heer)
    Georg Störck (Heer)
    Wilhelm Weidenbrück (Heer)
    Paul Zorner (Luftwaffe)

    Knight's Cross: - Alphabetical

    Friedrich Adrario (Heer)
    Heinz Angelmaier (Heer)
    Dietrich Ascher (Heer)
    Erich Axthammer (Luftwaffe)

    Karl-Ludwig Barths (Heer)
    Ludwig Bauer (Heer)

    Franz Bayer ( Heer)
    Artur Becker- Neetz (Heer)
    Karl Heinz Becker (Heer)
    Winrich Behr (Heer)
    Dr. Anton Benning (Luftwaffe)
    Frhr. Werner von Beschwitz (Heer)
    Heinz Beutler (HEER)

    Gunther Bierbrauer (Luftwaffe)
    Kurt Bischof (Heer)
    Karl Bleckl (Luftwaffe)

    Georg Bleher (Heer) (ODR)
    Hans Ekkehard Bob (Luftwaffe)
    Walter Boehm (Heer)
    Joachim Boosfeld (SS)
    Hans Georg Borck (Heer)
    Georg Bose (Heer)
    Gunther Braake (Heer)
    Paul Brasack (Kriegsmarine)
    Hugo Broch (Luftwaffe)
    Karl Brommann (SS)
    Friedrich Buck (SS)

    Arthur Büssecker (Luftwaffe)

    Friedrich Carl (Heer)

    Dieter Damerius (Heer)
    Erwin Diekwisch (Luftwaffe)

    Hans Ditter (Heer)

    Dipl. Ing. Helmut Eberspächer (Luftwaffe)
    Hermann Eckardt (Heer)
    Alfred Eick (Kriegsmarine)
    Hans Elkmeier (Heer)

    Walter Engel (Luftwaffe)
    Karl Heinz Euling (SS)

    Walter Fasel (Heer)

    Konrad Fechner ( Luftwaffe)
    Gerhard Fischer (Heer)
    Gerhard Fischer (SS)
    Gunther Frenzel (Luftwaffe)
    Sigfried Freyer (Heer)
    Herbert Fries (Luftwaffe)

    Franz Gapp (Luftwaffe)
    Siegfried Gerstner (Luftwaffe)
    Dieter Glaesche (Heer)
    Karl Glaetzer (Heer)
    Gunter Glasner (Luftwaffe)

    Leopold Hackl (Luftwaffe)
    Gunther Halm (Heer)
    Willi Hammerich (Heer)
    Josef Hammerschmidt (Heer)

    Karl Gunther von Hase (Heer)
    Eberhard Heder (SS)
    Anton Heinemann ( Luftwaffe)

    Hans Joachim Heinrici (Heer)
    Othmar Hermes (Heer)
    Rolf Hermichen (Luftwaffe)

    Justin Hönig (Heer)
    Ahrend Höper (Heer)
    Werner Hoffmann (Luftwaffe)
    Willi Hümmerich (Heer)

    Siegfried Jamrowski (Luftwaffe)
    Helmut Jeserer (Heer)

    Richard John (Heer)

    Karl Kainz (Heer)

    Soren Kam (SS)
    August Kaminski (Heer)
    Rudolf Kendler (Heer)

    Hans Klaus (Luftwaffe)
    Paul Georg Kleffel (Heer)
    Helmut Klemann ( Heer )

    Karl Heinz Knollmann (Heer)
    Peter Kox (Heer)
    Gerhard Krems (Luftwaffe)
    Erwin Kressmann (Heer)
    Heinz Krettek (Heer)
    Theo Kroj (Heer)
    Hans Krohn ( Luftwaffe)

    Wilhelm Kröhne (Heer)
    Prof. Dr. Fritz Krück (Heer)
    Walter Kuhn (Heer)
    Hermann Kunz (Heer)

    Rudolf Kunz ( Heer )

    Karl-Ernst Laage (Heer)

    Ludwig Lang (Heer)
    Fritz Langanke (SS)
    Ernst Friedrich Langenstrass (Heer)

    Günther Lange (SS)
    Ludwig Laubmeier (Heer)
    Johannes Lawrenz (Heer)

    Wilhelm Lehner (Heer)
    Helmut von Leipzig (Heer)
    Karl Wilhelm Lindemann (Heer)
    Helmut Lutze (Heer)

    Hermann Mangels (Heer)
    Gerhard Mantel (Heer)

    Siegmund Matheja (Heer)
    Julius Meimberg (Luftwaffe)
    Ludwig Meister (Luftwaffe)
    Günter Meyer ( Heer)

    Wilhelm Moritz (Luftwaffe)
    Gerhard Möws (Heer)
    Rudolf Munser (Heer)

    Johannes Naumann (Luftwaffe)

    Ernst Neufeld (Heer)
    Lorenz Neumayr (Heer)
    Hans Joachim Nitsch (Heer)

    Wilhelm Noller (Luftwaffe)
    Harald Nugiseks (SS)

    Dieter Oster (Luftwaffe)
    Jurgens Östen (Kriegsmarine)

    Rudolf Peter (Heer)

    Georg Peschel ( Heer)
    Franz Pöschl (Heer)
    Josef Preis ( Heer)
    Heinz Probst (Luftwaffe)
    Frhr. Robert von Prochazka (Heer)
    Georg Pröhl (Luftwaffe)
    Erwin Prössl (Luftwaffe)

    Alexander Raab (Luftwaffe)

    Karl Rademacher (Heer)
    Heinz Rafoth (Heer)
    Dr. Alfred Regeniter (Heer)
    Max Heimo Rehbein (Heer)
    Heinz Remmert (Heer)
    Willi Reschke (Luftwaffe)
    Erich Reuter (Heer)
    Rudolf von Ribbentrop (SS)
    Heinz Ritter (Heer)
    Klaus Ritter (Heer)

    Josef Rollecke (SS)
    Heinz Rothardt (Heer)
    Freidrich Rumpelhardt (Luftwaffe)

    Kurt Sametreiter (SS)
    Oskar Schafer (SS)
    Heinrich Scharff (Heer)

    Hermann Schleinhege (Luftwaffe)
    Erich Schlemminger (Heer)
    Bruno Schmelzinger (Heer)
    Alois Schnaubelt (SS)
    Karl Heinz Schnell (Luftwaffe)
    Herbert Schneider (Luftwaffe)
    Paul Schneider ( Heer)

    Gunther Seeger (Luftwaffe)
    Karl Selinger (Heer)
    Fritz Seyffardt (Luftwaffe)
    Heinrich Sonne (SS)
    Dr. Hubert Spadiut (Luftwaffe)
    Paul Heinrich Stoll (Heer)
    Hans Hermann Sturm (Heer)
    Heinrich Südel (Luftwaffe)

    Heinrich Timpe (Heer)

    Willy Tscherning (Luftwaffe)

    Fritz Vehse (Heer)
    Viktor Vitali (Luftwaffe)
    Georg Vögerl (Luftwaffe)
    Helmut Vögtle (Heer)

    Wilhelm Walther (Heer)
    Gunter Wanhofer (SS)
    Franz Weber (Heer)
    Anton Wehinger (Heer)
    Hermann Wehking (Heer)
    Karl-Heinz Wiebe (Kriegsmarine)

    Helmut Wieselhuber (Heer)
    Heinz Wilde (Heer)

    Dietrich Witzel-Kirn (Heer)
    Walter Wolfrum (Luftwaffe)
    Gunther Wrona (Heer)
    Achim Wunderlich (Heer)

    Max Zastrow (Heer)
    Dr. Gerhard Zoppoth (Heer)
     
  2. Skipper

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    cheers Huntzman, the list is growing smaller and smaller as time takes its toll
     
  3. Huntzman

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    Skipper

    Yes, sadly it is. The list has been fluctuating up and down. Sometimes we remove one, add one, etc..... but eventually we will hit the point where it will only go down.

    It's sad, but time waits for no man. The hardest part is having to remove the name from someone who you have had the good fortune of having a relationship with. That's a tough one.

    Andrew
     
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    Cheers for this list and I heard that von Gazen also passsed away.
     
  5. Huntzman

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    I hadn't heard that, but it would not be out of the question. He is after all 92 and I don't think his health is very good.
     
  6. Skipper

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    I didn't know Herr Zorner wa still alive
     
  7. Huntzman

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    Skipper

    Yes, according to my information he is still alive.

    Andrew
     
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    interesting been in contact with Paul for years getting one of his last victories straightened out that the text books have had all wrong.

    he has lost touch with many writing him now, only for those that have made personal appointments, of course he has his own bio written up in book fashion so what a great selling point for him for those that wish a small short visit at his place of residence.

    very kind man
     
  9. Huntzman

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    That's the sad thing. They still get so many letters, yet they also get older and it becomes more difficult to write and answer them all.

    I actually stopped writing to all but a few that I have developed a good relationship with because I know how hard it is for them. We should all live as long and productive lives as these honorable soldiers.
     
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    Carl i haven't had any notification from the OdR re Von Gazen have you any further info ??
     
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    Hi
    it is interesting for me to find out Karl Feldt is still alive. I got this bunch of photos taken during WW II and one of them is Karl Feldt receiving his Knight Cross. A superb photo with the Kriegsmarine cachet on back. (I am selling these on ebay these days).
    Please, could anybody help me identify a few pilots too? I have afew of them and certainly one of them is also recipient of Knight Cross (70 victories mentioned on his plane rudder - and a Knight's Cross too!)
     
  12. Melkc

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    Does anyone know if Fritz Langanke is still alive?

    Thanks,
    Melissa
     
  13. SMoritz

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    Wilhelm Moritz has passed away and should be stricken from the list.

    Sorry, I stumbled across this list by accident and thought you should know that my Grandfather has passed.


    Sean
     
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    as you can see Sean the list is old, yes some of us knew that he was a brave Offizier in command of IV.Sturm/JG 3, have had the pleasure of speaking with several members of the Gruppe
     
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    Thanks for the update Sean, unfortunately the new list will be shorter and shorter until one day there will be be no list left at all
     
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    Erich Alte Hase

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    and sadly some of this list due to not wishing to correspond we may never know their whereabouts or condition(s).

    Martin Drewes wife by the way just passed away while I think he was in Germany........how horrid
     
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    No way, this is such sad news. I knew he wanted to attend to the LW vet meeting this year but I was not aware about this terrible news.
     
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    I have an original Luftwaffe dagger with the engraved named Heinmann on the hilt. Could this be Anton Heinmann and would anyone know the authenticity of this or how to contact this individual who is listed as an iron cross recipeint who is still alive?
    Thanks
    wmabeynot@comcast.net
     
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    FhjFw. Anton Heinemann. and no he has passed away........... Bordfünker to ace and Kommandeur of I./NJG 2 Hptm Gerhard Raht. I had the pleasure of communicating with Herr Heinemann some years ago. A very pleasant and agreeable man.
     
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    Does anyone know of Erich Rudorffer's postal mailing address? Kindly PM me.
     

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