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Discussion in 'Personal Memorabilia' started by History-buff1944, Dec 4, 2012.

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    Just after being awarded in the field--his Knights Cross:
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    U Boat Ace: Reinhard Hardegen who thankfully-is still alive at the age of 99: He recently received his nations highest modern honors::thumb:
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    U Boat Ace: Gerd Kelbing. His image in this photo has always reminded me of Actor: Victor Mature:
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    U Boat Ace: Helmut Witte:
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    Unsigned photo of a famed Fallschirmjager Major--Rudolf Kratzert: I got this along with a signed photo of F.J. Viktor Vitali:
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    U Boat Ace Paul Brasack:
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    Top pictures Carl, are these the originals photos with the signatures?
     
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    Thank you Jim. All are post war signed on copies ;-)) I had loads more RKT signatures but gave most away to friends over the years. ;-))
     
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    U Boat Ace: Hans-Gunter Lange:
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    Waffen SS: Josef "Sepp" Lainer:
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    Heinrich Springer. I was one of the last to be able to get his autograph due to poor health. I even had a letter from his Comrades thanking me for my interest in some of their famed WWII honored soldiers but since having lost some of my letters due to relocating.
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    Hans Hauser:
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    My memory has slipped and I can no longer make out this Gents name. Ill have to study names when I next have time and figure his name out.
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    One of many I got from my friend: Remy Schrijnen-SS Strumbrigade Langemarcks only Knights Cross Recipient:
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    Rest in Peace Remy--I greatly miss your friendship.
    The awards on this pillow were on display in a large cabinet he had built. Remy was one of very few who wore their original WWII awards to RKT reunions. Remy was one who never gave his up to be destroyed and to be replaced with the inferior 1957 reissues awards. When I visited him and his Frau--Johanna at their home in hagen in 2000-these awards on this pillow were still in the same position as you see here--the only thing chanced-was that he had given away his VNV Party badge to a rich American collector who tried to buy his awards back in 2000.
     
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    Remy at his gun position on the Leningrad Front:
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    F.J: Viktor Vitali:
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    Remy's awards again:
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    Remy as he was as a prisoner of War in a Belgian PW Camp well after the war. When I visited at his home, I got to look and feel the cap he was wearing when this drawing was made of him:
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    Otto Kumm, the last Commanding Officer of LSSAH. I was also the last person he signed a photo for due to very poor health and he passed away shortly after. I HAD--a letter from his Comrades stating such--but I no longer have that letter.
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    Remy (pronounced) Raymee.
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    Remy at his Knights Cross Award Ceremony along with his Divisional Commander--Konrad Schellong:
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    Remy: :thumb:
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    Das Reich Panzer Ace: Ernst Barkmann:
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    Remy at his home as he looked when I visited him in Hagen:
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    Night Fighter Ace: Martin Drewes. Thankfully he is still alive and doing well in Brazil: He is another true gent and friend.
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    Remy:
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    Remy at home in Hagen:
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    At home:
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    Remy:
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    U Boat Erich Topp:
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    RKT Prof Dr. Bodo Spranz:
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    Remy:
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    Schnell Boat Ace: Klaus Feldt::thumb:

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    "Dutch" van Kirk, the navigator on the Enola Gay: :thumb: I met this fine Gent at the same gun show in San Antonio, Texas--when I also met Brigadier General and Commanding Officer of a Flying Tiger Squadron: B.Gen David Lee "Tex" Hill. Tex Hill lived in San Antonio at the time. Sadly, he has long since passed away. Thankfully Dutch avn Kirk is still alive. These Gents were great to get to know the short time I got to see them--all of about 1 hour.
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    Pic 2 is Tex Hill: :thumb:
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    One of my Adolf Ferdinand Galland signed photos: In this photo is also Field Marshal Albert "Smiling Albert" Kesselring:
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