Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler (died as POW 08.02.1943)

Article about: Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler (died as POW 08.02.1943), Infanterie-Regiment 577, 305. Infanterie-Division, gives orders to the Offiziers of his Bataillone, near "Barrikady" Gun Facto

  1. #1
    ?

    Default Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler (died as POW 08.02.1943)

    Hauptmann Friedrich Winkler (died as POW 08.02.1943), Infanterie-Regiment 577, 305. Infanterie-Division, gives orders to the Offiziers of his Bataillone, near "Barrikady" Gun Factory, in the north sector of Stalingrad, Russia. 11 November 1942.


    Friedrich Konrad Winkler was born on the 22nd of August, 1909 in Worms (one of the oldest cities in Germany situated on the Rheine river). He was a professional soldier with 12 years of service known in the German Army as a "Zwölfender".
    He was promoted to Oberleutnant on the 1st of November 1941 and later promoted to Hauptmann on the 1st December 1942. He transferred to the 305. Infanterie-Division in mid 1942 from his previous unit Infanterie-Regiment 56.


    He initially served in the Stabskompanie of Infanterie-Regiment 577 (from the 15th of October Grenadier-Regiment 577) but later he took command of 6th company in the Regiment during the fighting in Barrikady Gun Factory in northern Stalingrad.
    The Grenadier-Regiment 577 was destroyed in January 1943 in Stalingrad. Friedrich Konrad Winkler was captured in Stalingrad in Febuary and died soon after, in the age of 34. He was awarded the: Infantry Assault Badge in Silver, Iron Cross 2nd Class (although it is not seen on his uniform but to award the 1st Class the soldier must have the 2nd), 1st Class, Wound Badge in Silver, Medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941 / 1942, and the War Merit Cross 2nd Class (the last 2 can be seen on the the soldier’s right side, above his pocket).


    As you can see, the Infantry Assault Badge is broken. Breaking the assault badge was commonly done by the Stalingrad veterans as a indication that earning the assault badge in Stalingrad was a different level of achievement than earning it somewhere else.

    Recommened book:
    Jason Mark - Island Of Fire: The Battle For the Barrikady Gun Factory In Stalingrad November 1942 - February 1943.

    (Copied and cut from online article)
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	11225160_929244700474736_1872701790480897976_n.jpg 
Views:	731 
Size:	45.7 KB 
ID:	906301  
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

  2. #2

    Default

    That's the guy our Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen expert 'fischer' has used as his avatar for years now!
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  3. #3

    Default

    Good info!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

  4. #4

    Default

    That EK1 looks like a Schinkel?

  5. #5
    ?

    Default

    Friedrich Konrad Winkler

    Friedrich Konrad Winkler ist vermutlich als unbekannter Soldat auf die Kriegsgräberstätte Rossoschka überführt worden.

    Grablage: wahrscheinlich unter den Unbekannten

    Leider konnten bei den Umbettungsarbeiten aus seinem ursprünglichen Grablageort nicht alle deutschen Gefallenen geborgen und zum Friedhof Rossoschka überführt werden. Es besteht jedoch die Möglichkeit, dass Friedrich Konrad Winkler einer der deutschen Soldaten ist, dessen Gebeine geborgen wurden, die aber trotz aller Bemühungen nicht identifiziert werden konnten.

    Nähere Informationen zu diesem Friedhof erhalten sie hier.

    Name und die persönlichen Daten des Obengenannten sind auch im Gedenkbuch der Kriegsgräberstätte verzeichnet. Sie können gern einen Auszug bei uns bestellen.

    Bitte beachten Sie, dass auf einigen Friedhöfen nicht die aktuelle Version ausliegt, somit kann der Name Ihres Angehörigen darin evtl. noch nicht verzeichnet sein.
    Nachname:
    Winkler
    Vorname:
    Friedrich Konrad
    Dienstgrad:
    Hauptmann
    Geburtsdatum:
    22.08.1909
    Geburtsort:
    Worms
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum:
    08.02.1943
    Todes-/Vermisstenort:
    Kgf.Lg. Beketowka
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

  6. #6
    ?

    Default

    The first time i went to Stalingrad one of the first things i bought was a broken ISA , although i have seen / found them on other Battlefierlds , i thought them breaking was down to the manufacture !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

Similar Threads

  1. 08-31-2014, 07:50 PM
  2. 06-10-2014, 11:50 PM
  3. 2 autograph Friedrich Adrario Hauptmann

    In German photographs & Postcards
    12-16-2013, 03:45 PM
  4. He died with 19 years......

    In German photographs & Postcards
    09-16-2011, 12:18 PM
  5. 05-05-2011, 07:31 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •