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Oblt. Witzig - Fhr. Sturmgruppe "Granit" in Fallschirmjäger-Sturmabt. "Koch".

RK 10-05-1940, Fort Eben Emael

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Major Hageback (?),

RK & EL

DKiG

Sp.Kr.

Ff-Spange f.Kfl. mit Anhänger

Edited by Odulf

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Johannes Geismann (2nd left) and Karl-Heinz Greve (2nd right) of KG 77.

Edited by LarryT

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Here is a photo from Obermairs book on Knights Cross bearers of the Stuka pilots

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Major Hageback (?),

RK & EL

DKiG

Sp.Kr.

Ff-Spange f.Kfl. mit Anhänger

Er ist later swords holder Hermann Hogeback.

 

Lado

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Er ist later swords holder Hermann Hogeback.

 

Lado

Thak you very much Lado :beer:

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Bellof

 

The RKT facing the camera is Leopold Hackl with Bellof wearing the cap. The additional photo shows Ludwig Bellof again (from my own collection.)

 

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Edited by hucks216

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Hptm. Georg Christl Commander III.Zerstorergeschwader 26

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Ernst Wilhelm Reinert in color

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56a09c65ec6d3_ehle(2).jpg.814aba303af996Major Walter Ehle

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Sorry the bottom two photos should not be there .They are Florian and Kaufmann both Gauleiters

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Captain Martin Drewes (born 20/10/1918) shown with his Knights Cross awarded 27/7/1944 as Commander of III/NJG1 . Drewes was awarded the Oakleaves on 17/4/1945 ,after 52 victories ,and his last rank was Major .He was one of a few pilots that flew missions in Iraq under Iraq colors (see picture) against the British in WW2 .He lived in Brazil after the war and passed away  on 13/10/2013 in Brazil .bf110_drewes2.jpgCapture11.JPGCapture1.JPG

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