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Heer Panzer Oberst

Article about: It could very well be a mistake in the records. I have seen many records where they have forgotten an award, probably due to the documents being destroyed at some point.

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    Default Heer Panzer Oberst

    Hello all,

    I am considering this tunic which is from a well-known dealer. I just wanted to post it here to be certain its original. Thanks guys.

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    From the pics supplied I don't see any problems.

    As ever, it it the insignia and making sure that is is originally applied is the key issue here.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I like it, but there are a Lot of medal loops to fill, for sure! This guy had more decorations than a tabletop Christmas tree....

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    G43 is offline


    Thank you Adrian and William. And yes somebody really must have liked this guy or he was brave. It will be interesting trying to I.D. the tunic.

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    Here's a list of CO's for 2 Panzer Regiment:

    Heinrich von Prittwitz and Gaffron -up - 10 November 1938

    Lieutenant Colonel Karl Keltsch 10 November 1938 -

    Lieutenant Colonel Hero Breusing 1 March 1940

    Lieutenant Colonel Rudolf Sieckenius 1 May 1941

    Colonel Count Schimmelpfennig December 1942

    Colonel Becker March 15, 1943

    Colonel Baron Holtey April 1, 1943

    Lieutenant Colonel Stenkhoff, September 23, 1943

    Colonel Sollinger? - December 4, 1943

    Major Collin December 4, 1943

    Major of Uslar-equals, July 1, 1944

    Lieutenant Colonel Walter Kirnbauer July 1944 mstFb

    Major von Schonfeld December 1944

    Major Gerke January 1945

    Major Monfort February 1945

    Major Lippold? - April 1, 1945

    Lieutenant Colonel Ferdinand Noble of the Planitz April 1, 1945

    Major Gehrke, April 1945

    Panzer-Regiment 2 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht


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    Wow thank you Larry! Now to narrow it down further I will find out which one of these colonels won the german cross, which appear entry the owner of this tunic won.

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    Unfortunately, I suspect the list of DK winners will likely include nearly every one of the Co's of a Panzer Regiment! And the loops do not tell if it was in Silver or in Gold. Are any of the other loops indicative of, say, a distinctive badge that could help pare down the list of possibles?

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    The center of the left pocket appears to be a WWI Iron Cross
    and Spange above. If so, the guy was a lifer.........


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    G43 is offline


    William, I'm not quite sure yet. I don't have the tunic in hand yet, although I fear this will be a difficult task if even possible! Steve I believe you are correct.

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    G43 is offline


    So far i believe that Rudolf Sieckenius was the owner of this tunic. He commanded the 2nd Panzer regiment from 1941 until he was wounded at Stalingrad and flown out on January 18th 1943. This would validate the Eastern front ribbon on the tunic. 1 Feb 1942 he became a full colonel. As a Colonel he took command of the 16th Panzer-division from 05 May 1943 - 31 May 1943. He was, importantly, a WWI vet which would explain his award loop for a Spange. Records shows that he was awarded the Spange for both classes of EKs. The only snag is that he was NOT a german cross winner, which leaves the loop on his right pocket a mystery!

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