Awesome photo Ingrid!! Paul, dont know how I missed that Kruger photo, but thats a rare shot. Lengies, that photo on the bottom is great, have you IDed him yet?
Here is the "Panzer Count" Graf von Strachwitz and his command tank w/ 16 Pz Division while in Uspenskoye (about 20 miles west of Moscow). KC w/ Oaks, Swords, and Diamonds!
(ones who are Id'ed left to right, Id'ed on back)
1. Oberlt Franz Ledebur
2. The Pz Count (really 3rd from left)
3. Oberlt Friedrich Wilhelm Scheidmann
4. Asstnt Arzt. Dr. May
5. Lt. Stein
Thank you Bill.
award ceremony of my still unkown RKT
Ref Hubicki farewell,first pic 2nd from left is Major Walter Gorn later GM and holder of the Swords
Gents, Major Eberhard Pohl a Stalingrad survivor who won his RK on hill 124.5, on the Northern edge of the Kessel, 17th December 1942, being presented with his RK by 44th Infantry Division commander General Deboi. Pohl was commander of the first battalion, Infantry Regt 134 "Hoch und Deutschmeister", part of 44th Inf Div.
I also show a signed portrait of him that was commissioned when he was recovering from wounds in hospital in Kharkov earlier in 1942, prior to winning his RK, he later painted the RK on himself !
Source of the photo is E-Bay, I do not have the new owners name.....the signed portrait image is in my collection with other papers and his 1957 awards.
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
Hptm Franz Kohout, Mjr Walter Gorn, General Hubicki, and Wilhelm Schmalz
Lengies, Have you found out who that RKT is yet? Such a nice photo grouping
Steve - Great signed portrait/painting! That's really neat that he added the RK himself too! That would be cool if you could find who owns the other photo to possibly add to your grouping