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Ritterkreuzträger of the Wehrmacht and SS 1939-1945 Vol I

Ritterkreuzträger of the Wehrmacht and SS 1939-1945 Vol I

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Ritterkreuzträger of the Wehrmacht and SS 1939-1945 Vol I, Abel - Axtmann
Ritterkreuzträger of the Wehrmacht and SS 1939-1945 Vol I, Abel - Axtmann

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Ritterkreuzträger of theWehrmacht and SS1939-1945
(with photographs)
Volume IAdolf Abel Fritz Axtmann
Collected and compiled by John Winner 
Additional information from Alif Rafik Khan
Able, Adolf Wilhelm
Born: 18 October 1914 in Gerdt/Baerl am Rhine, GermanyDied: 26 August 1944 about 20 km west of Gura Galbena, Moldova(died while placing an explosive charge on a Russian vehicle) NSDAP Nr.: N/ASS Nr.: N/AAwards and DecorationsVerwundetenabzeichen (1939) in Schwarz (wounded 13 Aug 1941,5 Nov 1941)Verwundetenabzeichen (1939) in Silber on 20 Nov 1942Dienstauszeichnung IV. KlasseInfanterie Sturmabzeichen on 30 Sept 1941Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42" on 15 Apr 1942Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (1939) on 25 June 1940Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (1939) on 27 Oct 1940Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 13 Dec 1942Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Major, Kdr. I./Gren.Rgt.364 on 23 Sept 1943, for actionsduring the Battle for Golubuff Promotions15 June 1934 Fahnenjunker 1 Oct 1934 Gefreiter 1 June 1935 Fähnrich25 Oct 1935 Oberfähnrich20 Aug 1936 Leutnant26 Oct 1939 Oberleutnant18 Jan 1942 Hauptmann15 Feb 1943 Major 20 June 1944 OberstleutnantUnits15 June 1934, 5./Inf.Rgt.21 Oct 1934, 6./Inf.Rgt.21 Dec 1934 transfered to 12./Inf.Rgt.214 Jan 1935 sent to the Infanterieschule Dresden1 June 1935 returned to Inf.Rgt.213 Feb 1936 transfered to Inf.Rgt.23Feb and Mar 1938 he attended Zugführer-Lehrgang für Panzerabwehreinheiten26 Aug 1939 Inf.Pzab.Ers.Kp.2061 Sept 1939 he was Chef 14./Inf.Rgt.23 Nov 1939 Chef 14./Inf.Rgt.20628 Dec 1939 Chef 14./Inf.Rgt.3647 Nov 1941 Rgt.Adj. Inf.Rgt.371
23 Jan 1942 he was Führer I./Inf.Rgt.3716 Mar 1943 he was Führer III./Inf.Rgt.371from ??? to 2 Sept he was in effect Kdr. Inf.Rgt.36429 Feb 1944 he was Führer Gren.Rgt.571Mid 1944 sent to lead Inf.Rgt.302 but it had been disbanded, so he was made Führer Gren.Rgt.570
Abel, Josef "Sepp"
Born: 3 January 1914 in Bad Kissingen, GermanyDied: 1 December 1984 in Donauwörth, Germany NSDAP Nr.: N/ASS Nr.: N/AAwards and DecorationsVerwundetenabzeichen (1939) in SchwarzVerwundetenabzeichen (1939) in Silber on 5 September 1942Infanterie Sturmabzeichen on 22 July 1943Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42"Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (1939) on 22 June 1940Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (1939) on 26 July 1941Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 7./Inf.Rgt.217 on 23 Nov1941, for actions as Zugführer during the fighting at Staro-Shiwotow, presented 20 Apr 1942 in the hospital in Lviv by Generalleutnant Beuttel and Generalmajor von Prittwitz.Promotions1 Oct 1937 Oberschütze1 Dec 1937 Gefreiter 26 Oct 1938 retired from Heer as Waffen-Unteroffizier der Waffenmeisterei1 Sep 1940 Feldwebel1 May 1941 Oberfeldwebel14 July 1941 Fahnenjunker-Leutnant20 Apr 1944 Leutnant d.R.30 Jan 1945 Oberleutnant (unconfirmed)Units16 Oct to 26 Oct 1938 10./Inf.Rgt.6326 Aug 1939 Gruppenführer in 1./Inf.Rgt.217/57.Inf.Div1 May 1941 Zugführer 7./Inf.Rgt.21716 July 1941 transferred to 1.(Genesende)/Gren.Ers.Bttl.21716 Aug 1943 2./Gren.Ers.Bttl.21724 Nov 1943 transferred to the Kriegsschule Weiner-Neustadt8 Feb 1945 he was in Schule II für Fahnenjunker der Infanterie in Wiener-Neustadt27 Apr captured by the Russians but escapedCaptured by the Americans in Salzburg and released in late September 1945

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