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Ritterkreuz Award Ceremonies of the Wehrmacht

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for the member of Infanterie-Regiment 16 / 22.(Luftlande) Infanterie-Division in 29 May 1940 and awarded by Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring. The recipients, FLTR: Oberleutnant Hermann-Albert Schrader (Chef 11.Kompanie / III.Bataillon. RK 29 May 1940), Oberstleutnant Dietrich von Choltitz (Kommandeur III.Bataillon. RK 18 May 1940), Oberst Hans Kreysing (Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 16. RK 18 May 1940), Oberfeldwebel August Grauting (Zugführer in Infanterie-Regiment 16. RK 29 May 1940), and Oberleutnant Dr.jur. Hellmuth Schreiber-Volkening (Chef 9.Kompanie / III.Bataillon. RK 29 May 1940)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Oberst Günther Angern (Kommandeur II.Bataillon / Schützen-Brigade / II.Armeekorps / Armeeoberkommando 4 / Heeresgruppe B) in 7 August 1940. The medal was given by Generalmajor Ludwig Crüwell (Kommandeur 11. Panzer-Division)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Theodor "Papa" Eicke (right, Kommandeur SS-Division Totenkopf) by General der Artillerie Christian Hansen (Kommandierender General X. Armeekorps) in 26 December 1941 on the Eastern Front...

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Ritterkreuz award ceremony by Hermann Göring in 24 May 1940. The recipients are, FLTR: Oberst Bruno Bräuer (Kommandeur Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1); Hauptmann Fritz Prager (Kommandeur II.Bataillon / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1); Oberleutnant Horst Kerfin (Chef 11.Kompanie / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1); and Oberst Hans Kreysing (Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 16)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Korvettenkapitän der Reserve Dr.-Ing. Viktor Rall, Chef 15.Vorpostenflottille, at Le Havre in 10 June 1944, only 4 days after D-Day...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Feldwebel Otto Eske (Zugführer in 5.Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 4 / 32.Infanterie-Division) by Generalmajor Wilhelm Bohnstedt (Kommandeur 32. Infanterie-Division), 27 July 1941...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Generalmajor Walter von Boltenstern (kommandeur 29.Infanterie-Division), awarded by General der Panzertruppe Joachim Lemelsen (Kommandierender General des XXXXVII. Armeekorps (mot.)) in 13 August 1941...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Feldwebel Josef Gollas (Zugführer 6.Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 106 / 15.Infanterie-Division / XII.Armeekorps / 4.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte) which held at Aschaffenburg barrack in 17 December 1941...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Oberstleutnant Johannes Manitius (Kommandeur Infanterie-Regiment 386) in 3 April 1942, awarded by Generalmajor Theodor scherer (Kommandeur 281. Sicherungs-Division) inside of the besieged Cholm...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Oberleutnant der Reserve Johannes Baasch (Chef 9.Kompanie / III.Bataillon / Grenadier-Regiment 410 / 122.Infanterie-Division / Stoßgruppe Seydlitz / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord) in 3 May 1942, awarded by Generalmajor Sigfrid Macholz (Kommandeur 122. Infanterie-Division)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Generalmajor Karl von Graffen (Kommandeur 58. Infanterie-Division) in 13 August 1942. At left is General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel (Kommandierender-General I. Armeekorps und L. Armeekorps)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Oberleutnant Hans Guhr in 10 September 1942. FLTR: Gefreiter Georg Rietscher (Richtschütze14.Kompanie / Infanterie-Regiment 513), Oberleutnant Hans Guhr (Regimentsadjutant Infanterie-Regiment 513 / 294.Infanterie-Division), and Generalmajor Johannes Block (Kommandeur 294. Infanterie-Division)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Generalmajor Alexander von Hartmann (Kommandeur 71. Infanterie-Division) in Stalingrad, 8 October 1942, awarded by General der Panzertruppe Friedrich Paulus (Oberbefehlshaber 6. Armee)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Oberjäger Walter Möse (Zugführer in 13.Kompanie / Jäger-Regiment 49 / 28.Jäger-Division) in 11 March 1943, awarded by Generalleutnant Johann Sinnhuber (Kommandeur 28. Jäger-Division)...

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Gefreiter Werner Rausch (left, Geschützführer 3.Kompanie / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 294 / 294.Infanterie-Division) receiving a heartfelt congratulation from fellow Ritterkreuzträger from Panzerjäger-Abteilung 294, Unteroffizier Herbert Ruhnke (right) after Ritterkreuzverleihung for Rausch which held in 26 March 1943...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Obergefreiter Fritz Arndt (MG-Schütze Stabskompanie / Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 32 / 12.Panzer-Division) in 31 March 1943, awarded by Divisionskommandeur Oberst Erpo Freiherr von Bodenhausen...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Feldwebel Wilhelm Lehner from  17. Panzer-Division which held in 15 June 1943. FLTR: Major Karl Pröll (Kommandeur II.Bataillon / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 63 / 17.Panzer-Division. RK 30 January 1943 and EL 25 January 1945); Feldwebel Wilhelm Lehner (Zugführer 5.Kompanie / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40 / 17.Panzer-Division. RK 15 June 1943); Oberleutnant der Reserve Konrad Rehnitz (Führer 2.Kompanie / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 27 / 17. Panzer-Division. RK 12 August 1942); and Oberfeldwebel Josef Gretschmann (Zugführer 6.Kompanie / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 40 / 17.Panzer-Division. RK 11 August 1941)...

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Ritterkreuz ceremony for Oberleutnant Eckhard Schneider (Führer 6.Kompanie / Füsilier-Regiment 202 / 75.Infanterie-Division) in 24 July 1943, awarded by Generalleutnant Helmuth Beukemann (Kommandeur 75. Infanterie-Division)///

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Ritterkreuz ceremony of 86. Infanterie-Division in August 1943, awarded by Divisionskommandeur General Weidling. FLTR: Obergefreiter Matthias Poll (Kompanietruppführer in 2.Kompanie / Pionier-Bataillon 186. RK 8 August 1943), Generalleutnant Helmuth Weidling (Kommandeur 86. Infanterie-Division), Hauptmann Erwin Zilger (Chef 1.Kompanie / Panzerjäger-Abteilung 186. RK 4 August 1943), and Leutnant der Reserve Karl-Heinz Jaeger (Führer 1.Kompanie / Grenadier-Regiment 167. RK 4 August 1943 and EL 16 March 1945)...

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General der Infanterie Hans Gollnick (right, Kommandierender General XXXXVI. Panzerkorps) presented a wine/champagne(?) as a congratulation for the Eichenlaub received recently by Oberst Eugen König (Kommandeur Grenadier-Regiment 451 / 251.Infanterie-Division), 4 November 1943. König already got the Ritterkreuz in 1 August 1942 as a Major and Führer Infanterie-Regiment 352 / 246.Infanterie-Division...

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alifrafikkhan:

 

Hello! Fantastic topic you started, thank you for sharing images of RK ceremonies with the Forum. I really like the image of Viktor Rall receiving RK from Admiral Donitz.

 

Best regards,

John

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alifrafikkhan

I'm with John- a fantastic thread indeed! Keep up the good work.

Best

Pierce

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Anybody knows his name? Taken after the award ceremony.

Identified: Max Stotz and Dietrich Hrabak 

 

(Photo credits to Fotobethge)

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After Ritterkreuz award ceremony for "the baby face" Unteroffizier der Reserve Günther Bartsch (Gruppenführer in 2.Kompanie / I.Bataillon / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110 / 11.Panzer-Division) in 12 November 1943. At left is Oberst Albert Henze (Kommandeur Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110 / 11.Panzer-Division)...

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