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    I believe the 'Unknown' R.A.D. man is none other than G.A.F. Inspector Dr. Wilhelm Decker..
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    General der Infanterie Ernst Dehner - Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse - Königlich Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden 4. Klasse mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - - Königlich Bayerischer Prinz Regent Luitpoldmedaille - ??? Looks like a larger ribbon bar with double ribbons per medal.
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    Char. Admiral Ludwig von Reuter - Eisernes Kreuz (1914) 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz des Königlich Preußischen Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern - Königlich Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz - Königlich Preußische Kaiser Wilhelm-Centenarmedaille 1897 - Bremisches Hanseatenkreuz ??? - Königlich Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden 3. Klasse mit der Krone und Schwertern - Großherzoglich Oldenburgisches Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse - Großherzoglich Mecklenburg-Schwerinsches Militärverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse - ??? (is it perhaps the Hamburg Hanseatenkreuz? (listed for him in the 1918 Rangliste); why isn't it mounted next to the other Hanseatenkreuz?)
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    I spent some time a number of years ago trying to solve this one. I still cannot be certain what this cross is.
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    Generalleutnant Iwan Heunert - Spange zum EK 2. Klasse - Ritterkreuz 1. or 2. Klasse des Königl. Württembg. Friedrichs-Orden mit Schwertern - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 1. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 3. Klasse - ??? - Kaiserl. Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond (I think so) - Bulgarian Military Merit Order maybe???
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    Generalleutnant Mauritz Freiherr von Strachwitz - Spange zum EK 2. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer - Schlesischer Adler-Orden 2. Stufe - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 2. Klasse - Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichung 4. Klasse - Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938 - Finn. Freiheitzskreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern (I would agree)
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    Generalleutnant Vincenz Müller with the War Medal, the Medal of Merit, the Mecidi Order (Ottoman Empire), the War Victory Cross 3rd and 4th class (Slovakia) and three more around his neck.
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    Oberstarzt Prof. Dr. med. Otto Heinrich "Heinz" Kalk with the Romanian Pilot Badge, the Bulagrian Military Merit Order and the Spanish Military (White) Merit Order.
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    Here is a 1940 Western Campaign KIA Wehrpass to Unteroffizier Claus Steffens who was killed at le Trieux on 24th May while fighting with 12./IR 489 of 269 Infanterie-Division.
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    After recovering from his wound Wiegand served in various training & replacement units linked to Pz.Rgt 35 before he was reassigned to his previous unit on 12th August 1943 although this time he went to 5 Kp of Pz.Rgt 35. By October 1944 Pz.Rgt 35 and Wiegand were cut off in the Kurland Pocket following the massive Russian offensive to cut off Army Group North. On 14th November 1944 he was reassigned to 7./Pz.Rgt 36 which was also inside the pocket and equipped with Pz. IV's. However from January the unit began to be re-equipped with Panther tanks that had been left behind by I/Pz.Rgt 35 when the latter unit withdrew to Danzig. Inside the Kurland Pocket Wiegand fought in 5 of the 6 major battles launched by the Russians. The campaign pages in the Wehrpass runs for the entire length of the war. Kamen Nevenkin's "Fire Brigades" states that on 12 March 45, an order was issued to transfer II./Pz.Rgt.36 to Grafenwoehr training area for reconstitution, and just like I/Pz.Rgt 35 it was to leave its Panthers behind in the pocket. However II./Pz.Rgt.36 never made it to Grafenwoehr, instead it ended up at the Wünsdorf training area near Berlin in April where it was to be reformed as a Pz.Jagd-Verb, but the Stab of II./Pz.Rgt.36 and other parts of the Abteilung ended up being used to form Kampfgruppe "Ritter" that went into combat in the Zossen area. Some sites on the net state that KG Ritter was equipped with a handful of the 'Infra-red' equipped Panthers but there doesn't seem to be any hard evidence to support this so if anyone can shed any light on this it would be much appreciated. From the Zossen area Pz.Truppe parts of the KG Ritter (22nd April 1945) - Stab II./Pz.Rgt. 36 - 4./Pz.Rgt. 11 - SPW-Kp. (Biwa-Uelzen) - s.Pz.Jg.Kp. 614 Wiegand finished the war with the following awards: Sudetenland Medal Service Award IV Class EK II EK I PAB Black Wound Badge Kurland Cuffband