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Generalleutnant Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz.

Generalleutnant Hyazinth Graf Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz.

Georg-Wilhelm Postel (25 April 1896 – 20 Sep 1953 in Shakhty, Russia) was a WWII general in the German Wehrmacht, and also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Postel was taken prisoner of war on 30 Aug 1944 after the capitulation of Romania and sentenced to 25 years of forced labor on 4 June 1949. Postel died in custody on 20 September 1953 of Tuberculosis.

Georg-Wilhelm Postel (25 April 1896 – 20 Sep 1953 in Shakhty, Russia) was a WWII general in the German Wehrmacht, and also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Postel was taken prisoner of war on 30 Aug 1944 after the capitulation of Romania and sentenced to 25 years of forced labor on 4 June 1949. Postel died in custody on 20 September 1953 of Tuberculosis.

✠ Hans-Ulrich von Luck und WItten (15 July 1911 – 1 August 1997) RK 08.08.1944 Major Führer Pz.Gren.Rgt 125 21. Panzer – Division

Colonel Hans von Luck, Served in the and Panzer Divisions.

Generaloberst Hans-Valentin Hube (29 Okt. 1890 - 21 April 1944)

567 x 795 pixels - 111 KB Hans Valentin Hube 256 x 352 pixels - KB Hans Valentin Hube 423 x 640 pixels - KB Hans-Valentin Hube.

Rudel, Hans Ulrich "Eagle of the East front" - WW2 Gravestone

Rudel, Hans Ulrich "Eagle of the East front" - Gravestone

SS-Oberscharführer Ernst Barkmann (1919-2009) was an ace tank commander on both the Western and Eastern Fronts. He won great praise in Russia where he became an expert in defeating Soviet armor and was decorated with both ranks of the Iron Cross. In 1944, Barkmann fought to stem the Allied invasion of Normandy, where he won his Knight's Cross. He concluded the war fighting near Vienna and he was taken POW. Barkmann died at 90 in his home town of Kisdorf where he had settled after the war.

SS-Oberscharführer Ernst Barkmann was an ace tank commander on both…

I hate nazi folklore but those "Big Berthas" made me laugh !

WWII, Female Youth Inspection, All that comes into my mind is something about eagles and high mountains

Erich Leie

✠ Erich Leie September 1916 - 7 March killed over Drogomyśl, 20 km northeast of Cieszyn, when he collided with a Russian Yak 9 and failed to survive a low level bail-out.

Major Rudolph Henne, Luftwaffe ace.

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werner mölders | ... / Postkarte Ritterkreuzträger Oberstleutnant Werner Mölders

werner mölders | ... / Postkarte Ritterkreuzträger Oberstleutnant Werner Mölders

Operation Mincemeat's success, caused Field Marshall  Rommel's forces to be sent to Greece, for an anticipated Allied invasion there, instead of Sicily, where it actually occurred..  http://h2g2.com/entry/A2955242

Rommel, Erwin - The Free Information Society

✠ Hermann Graf (24 October 1912 - 4 November 1988) RK 24.01.1942 Leutnant d.R. Flugzeugführer i. d. 9./JG 52 + 17.05.1942 [93. EL] Leutnant d.R. Staffelführer 9./JG 52 + 18.05.1942 [11. Sw] Leutnant d.R. Staffelkapitän 9./JG 52 + 16.09.1942 [5. Br] Oberleutnant d.R. Staffelkapitän 9./JG 52

Hoffmann Postcards Knight Cross Holders Series R 1 - R 50

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