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Knights Cross recipient, Oblt.O.Hielscher, Artillery

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Hello readers.

Here is a nice photo of Knights Cross recipient Oblt. Otto Hielscher whose military estate is under my care. He received the high award with date of 23. August 1944 as commander 5./Art.Rgt. 168.

This former officer died at the age of 58 on 25.March 1980.

Bernhard H. Holst

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That is indeed a very crisp photo. It would be great to see some of his paperwork.

Hello Kevin.

Here are some of the documents which are part of the military estate of the former Oblt. O. Hielscher. I have included some which are not seen very often. Explanations or descriptions are added by me for readers who are not that familiar with such matters.

The preliminary award document to the German Cross i.Gold:

The preliminary award document to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross signed by Gen. Burgdorf of the Army Personnel Office:

Lists of personnel recently decorated withe Knights Cross and the German Cross i. Gold which were issued as attachments to the Heeresmitteilungen ( Army Communications) and did not always find their way to the individual recipients:

Components of performance evaluation and proposal for the Knights Cross award:


Unfortunately the performance evaluation itself was not part of the documents but must have been favorable.

Bernhard H. Holst

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