Werkstatt Knights Cross?

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by von Poop, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm sure I've read of German tank/softskin repair crew/Werkstattzug/Werkstattkompanie ORs/Commanders receiving Knights Crosses for repair efforts in the field.

    However, now thinking I might be wrong, as having difficulty pinning one down in the morass of online RK stuff.

    Got a chap here who seems to have got his RK version of the War Merit with Swords while commanding such, & while the Kriegsverdienstkreuze RK is technically equivalent, I'm still wondering if 'gallantry' RKs were ever awarded for maintenance work.

    Hoelck, Klaus - TracesOfWar.com

    Anybody know?

  2. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    I can find a couple more for the RK-KvK in relation to Werkstatt-Kompanien (Karl Kunstmann with Werkstatt-Kp./Pz.Rgt 1 & Georg Neubert with Werkstatt-Kp/s.Pz.Abt 503 but I can't find any in my searchable list for the RK des Eisernen-Kreuz.
    It would feasibly be possible to win one especially in the last months of the war when such rear area units were being overrun and so such men were involved in last ditch combat actions but as the RK was also issued for front line leadership that could be where the RK-KvK kicked in for those in rear areas,
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