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#41 randy12345

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Posted 15 October 2015 - 05:52 PM

didnt he die fighting in Normandy when his Tiger got hit and his ammo exploded in the back of his tank?? burning the crew :(

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 05:42 AM

this book I have called 100 Years of tank Warfare TANKS INSIDE OUT has a quote from him

 

"The Tiger was, for me, the best tank that existed. It had its flaws, which you got to know, but you could live with that. Life in a Tiger crew, commanding a Tiger company was, for me, the best highlight of my time as a soldier." -Michael Wittman, the great Tiger tank ace


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Posted 22 October 2015 - 12:19 PM

this book I have called 100 Years of tank Warfare TANKS INSIDE OUT has a quote from him

"The Tiger was, for me, the best tank that existed. It had its flaws, which you got to know, but you could live with that. Life in a Tiger crew, commanding a Tiger company was, for me, the best highlight of my time as a soldier." -Michael Wittman, the great Tiger tank ace

He more than right, Tiger sure was a heck of a tank. In WWII it's main weakness was 1 it's speed, meaning it could be out flanked, and 2 it had a gap between the chaos and the turret, which was discovered by Allies. One shot there and it was done. Rest is a complete battleship.

Edited by randy12345, 18 April 2016 - 08:02 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 03:56 PM

My great grandpa was a Nashorn ace....

 

Albert Ernst :V



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 05:01 PM

My great grandpa was a Nashorn ace....

Albert Ernst :V

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:48 PM

Have you heard of him?



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Posted 14 November 2015 - 07:59 PM

Have you heard of him?

yes I have :V

He was part of a Tank Destroyer division and he got to drive the Jagdpanther.

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Posted 14 November 2015 - 08:22 PM

As well as the Nashorn.

 

He was the sniper of tank commanders and he saved a town!

 

Great grandpa is still kicking today....I wish you could all meet him, he's really nice.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:56 AM

As well as the Nashorn.

 

He was the sniper of tank commanders and he saved a town!

 

Great grandpa is still kicking today....I wish you could all meet him, he's really nice.

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:11 PM

I found this listing of WWII German Tank Aces listed on a couple of different forums, but I will cite this one as reference: http://forum.axishis...pic.php?t=56865

One would imagine there are more than listed here.

I found a list of German tank aces on Wikipedia, where number 2 was given as Martin Schroif and not Otto Carius. Both are listed here as number 2 regardless.

One of my favorites is the actual highest scoring tank ace, yet less known than Carius or Wittmann, and that is Kurt Knispel. He was never awarded the Knight’s Cross, and never pursued the award, though he was recommended for it 4 times times (acccording to Wikipedia. Knispel preferred others be given credit and not himself. According to Wikipedia, "Knispel's slow promotion is attributed to several conflicts with higher Nazi authorities (for instance, he assaulted an Einsatzgruppen officer whom he saw mistreating Soviet POWs) and general lack of military bearing, sporting a goatee and hair longer than regulations. Only his impressive track-record saved him from ending up in a military prison."

The following list gives the tank ace's name; number of kills; unit attached to; and the date if the person was awarded the Knight's Cross, or any higher grades such as swords, or oakleaves.

Contributors; Ron Klages, David C. Clarke, Erich Brown, Steve Eckardt, John S.


1.Kurt Knispel –168 Kills (sPzAbt. 503)
2.Martin Schroif-161 Kills (sSSPzAbt. 102)
2.Otto Carius – 150+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tiger I--Knight's Cross 5/4/44, Oak Leaves 7/27/44.
3.Johannes (Hans) Bolter-- 139 Kills (possibly 144) (sPzAbt. 502) Tigers– Knight's Cross 4/16/44, Oak Leaves 9/10/44.
4.Michael Wittman – 138 Kills (sS.S.PzAbt. 101 Liebstandarte)–Tiger I–Knight's Cross 1/14/44, Oak Leaves 1/14/44 with Swords, 6/25/44.
5.Hans Sandrock – 123 Kills (assorted AFV last unit HJ )
6.Paul Egger – 113 Kills (s SS Pz. Abt. 102)–Tigers– Knight's cross 4/28/45
7.Fritz Lang– 113 Kills (StuG. Abt. 232)8.Arno Giesen – 111 Kills (Das Reich)
9.Oberfahnrich Rondorf—106 kills (sPzAbt. 503)–Tigers
10.Feldwebel Gaetner ( Gartner?)– 103 Kills (sPzAbt. 503)–Tigers
11.Karl Koener – 100+ Kills (sS.S.PzAbt. 503)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 4/29/44.
12.Albert Kerscher – 100+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 10/23/44.
13.Balthazar (Bobby) Woll–100+ Kills, 81 as Gunner (sSS Pz. Abt. 101)–Knight's Cross–1/16/44.
14.Helmut Wendorff—84 Kills (sS.S.Pz Abt.101)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 2/12/44.
15.Ernst Barkmann—82+ Kills (Das Reich)—Panther–Knight's Cross 8/27/44.
16.Eric Litztke—76 Kills (sPzAbt. 509)--Tigers– Knight's Cross 10/20/44
17.Hermann Bix – 75+ Kills (4th Panzer Division)–Knight's Cross 3/22/45.
18.Hans Strippel – 70 Kills (4. / II/ PzAbt. 1, 1st Pz. Division)–Pz. IV–Knight's Cross 6/4/44.
19.Emil Seibold – 69 Kills (Das Reich)–Pz IV+ Captured T-34s
20.Wilhelm Knauth—68 Kills (sPzAbt. 505)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 11/14/43.
21.Hugo Primozic– 68 Kills (StuG Abt. 667)–Knight's Cross 9/25/42, Oak Leaves 1/25/43.
22.Karl Bromann – 66 Kills (sS.S.PzAbt. 503)–Tigers.
23.Josef William (Sepp) Brandner – 61 Kills (StuG Brigade 912)–Knight's Cross 1/17/45, Oak Leaves 4/30/45.
24.Hans-Bobo von Rohr – 58 Kills (25 Pz. Abt., 7th Pz. Division)–Knight's Cross 11/15/44, Oak leaves 4/8/45 (Posthumously).
25.Karl Heinz Warmbrunn-- 57 Kills, 44 as gunner (s SS Pz. Abt. 101)–Tigers
26.Albert Ernst–55 Kills–(s.Pz. Jgr. Abt. 519)--Nashorn–Knight's Cross–2/7/44.
27.Richard Engelmann—54 Kills (StuG Abt. 912)–Knight's Cross 7/22/44.
28.Heinz Kling–51 Kills (s SS Pz. Abt. 101)--Tigers.
29.Johann Muller–50 Kills ((sPz. Abt. 502)--Tigers–Knight's Cross 10/23/44.
30.Josef Dallmeier—50 Kills (Fhr. PzJager Kp.1183)–Hetzer–Knight's Cross 4/3/45(?).
31.Walter Feibig—50+ Kills (StuG Brigade 301)
32.Heinz Kramer – 50+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 10/6/44.
33.Alfredo Carpaneto – 50+ Kills (sPzAbt. 502)–Tigers–Knight's Cross 3/28/45.
34.Oberleutnant Mausberg – 50+ Kills (s.Pz. Abt. 505)–Tigers.
35.Wolfgang Hans Heimer Paul von Bostell–48 Kills–( Pz. Jgr. Kp. 1023, Pz. Jgr. Abt. 205)–Knight's Cross 9/2/44, Oak Leaves 4/30/45.
36.Jurgen Brandt—47 Kills (sS.S.Abt. 101)–Tigers.
37.Heinz Deutsch – 44 Kills (Fsch. StuG Brigade 12) Knight's Cross 4/28/45.
38.Fritz Amling—42+ Kills (in 48 Hrs. with StuG Brigade 202) Knight's Cross 12/5/42.
39.Heinz Scharf—40+ Kills (StuG Brigade 202) Knight's Cross 9/5/44.
40.Walter Oberloskamp – 40+ Kills (StuG Brigade 667) Knight's Cross 5/15/43.
41.Fredrich Tadje—39 Kills (StuG Abt. 190) Knight's Cross 10/24/42.
42.Rudolf Roy—36 Kills (12 S.S. PanzerJager Abt. HJ)–JP IV–Knight's Cross 10/16/44.
43.Gottwald Stier—30+ Kills (StuG Brigade 667) Knight's Cross (date unknown).
44.Josef Trager – 30+ Kills (StuG Brigade 667) Knight's Cross (date unknown).
45.Richard Schram—30 Kills (StuG Brigade 202) Knight's Cross 12/12/42.
46.Karl Pfreundtner—30 Kills (StuG Abt. 244) Knight's Cross 9/18/42.
47.Karl Heinrich Banze – 24 Kills (13 on one day StuG Abt. 244) Knight's Cross 5/27/42.
48.Felix Adamowitsch –23 Kills (in an 8 day period, StuG Abt. 244) Knight's Cross 10/20/44.
49.Eugen Metzger—23 Kills (StuG Abt. 203) Knight's Cross 9/29/41.
50.Hauptmann Rade –23 Kills (StuG Abt. 244)
51.Heinrich Teriete – 22 Kills (in one engagement, sPzJgAbt. 653) Knight's Cross 7/22/43.
52.Franz Staudegger—22+ Kills (sS.S.Pz Abt. 101) Knight's Cross 7/10/43.
53.Franz Kretshmer – 21 Kills (sPzJgAbt. 653) Knight's Cross 12/17/43
54.Horst Naumann—21 Kills (StuG Abt. 184) Knight's Cross 1/4/43
55.Klaus Wagner – 18 Kills (in two days, StuG Abt. 667)
56.Hermann Feldheim—16 Kills (sPzJgAbt. 654)
57.Heinrich Engel –15 Kills (StuG Abt. 259) Knight's Cross 11/7/43
58. Rudolf von Ribbentrop– 14 Kills (LSSAH+ HJ) Knight's Cross 7/20/43.59. Wachtmeister Moj–12 Kills (StuG Abt. 190)
60. Siegfried Freyer– 11 Kills in one engagement (Pz. Abt. 24) Knight's Cross 7/23/43.
61. Alfred Reginitor–10 Kills (StuG Abt. 279) Knight's Cross (date unknown).

***Since I originally posted this article, I have found 2 more German tank aces to add to the list:

Addendum: April 5, 2014.

1. Georg Bose -44 kills; Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 September 1944; (1./Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 177). Bose is also appears in Season 1, Episode 9, of the cable tv series, Greatest Tank Battles, "The Battle of Kursk: The Northern Front." Bose also wrote, prior to his passing, a 3 volume memoir of his service with the German forces in World War II. Dragon Models, in 2007, released a 1/35th scale plastic model kit, and a 1/72nd scale fully assembled diecast model of Bose's StuG.; and a 1/6th scale action figure of Bose in World War II uniform.

2. Bodo Spranz-76 kills; Knight's Cross on 3 October 1943 (I. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 237); Oak Leaves on 3 October 1943 (I. / Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 237). Dragon Models, in 2008, released a 1/35th scale plastic model kit, and a 1/72nd scale fully assembled diecast model of Bose's StuG.; and a 1/6th scale action figure of Spranz in World War II uniform.

Addendum: April 7, 2014.

Here are more WWII German tank aces that I have found to add to the list (as found at http://www.ww2f.com/...hting-vehicles/):

3. Oberleutnant Knarth, 68 kills, s. Pz. Abt. 505.

4. Oberfeldwebel Litzke, 76 kills, s. Pz. Abt. 509.

5. SS Obersturmfuhrer Kalls, ? kills, 8th s. Pz-Kp. then SS s. Pz.-KP "Das Reich" (unit which later became s.Pz. Abt. 102 (502).

6. Feldwebel Rempel, destroying, on one occasion, 18-T34s with a Tiger on it's way to be repaired; 13th Schwere Kompanie/III Abtielung, Grossdeutschland Division.

7. Oberleutnant Beyer who scored 10-T34 kills on 16th November 1943.

8. Oberfeldwebel Hermann Eckhardt; 78 Kills on the Eastern Front using Panzer IV and StuGs whilst serving with Panzer Abt. 8; Ritterkreuz on 18/3/45. Eckardt also served with 15 Panzer Div. in Afrika, so, his total is probably a few more.

9. Hans Klöckner with the Königstiger alone accounted for over 28 Soviet Tanks; SS Schwere Pz. Abt. 503.

10. Commander Hans Diers, 52? kills. On 30 April 1945, Diers moved his Tiger 2 towards the Reichstag and knocked out around 30 Soviet T-34's.

11. Oberleutnant Knarth, 68 kills, s. Pz. Abt. 505.

12. Oberfeldwebel Litzke, 76 kills, s. Pz. Abt. 509.

13. Karl Körner was a great ace-during the battle for Berlin, in ONE action, he accounted for 39 Stalin tanks alone. 19 April 1945, 3 Tigers engage over 100 T-34/85's and a company of JS II's with Hauptscharführer Harrer and 1 other Tiger. On this date Karl Körner, his 25th birthday scores his 76th kill in fighting against JS II's at night with the useage of flares; SS Schwere Pz. Abt. 503.

14. Alfons Stegmaier of 2nd SS Pz. Jager 2 with the StuG. III, 25 plus kills; German Cross winner.

15. Roland Paul of 2nd SS Pz. Jager 2 with the StuG III and later Pz. Jager IV, 45 plus kills.

16. Jakob Lobmeyer of 15th SS Pz. Jager and later his own SS Pz. Jager 561, some 50 plus kills using the Hetzer.

17. Hauptscharführer Harrer destroyed 25 Soviet tanks on 19 April 1945, when 3 Tigers, one of them being commanded by Karl Körner, who is mentioned above, engaged over 100, T-34/85's and a company of JS II's; SS Schwere Pz. Abt. 503.



I have included pictures of the first 5 German tank aces on the list (left to right): 1. Kurt Knispel; 2. Martin Schroif; 3. Otto Carius; 4. Johannes (Hans) Boelter; 5. Michael Wittmann.

I thought Otto Carius had the most..I was wrong..;-;


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:12 PM

He more than right, Tiger sure was a heck of a tank. In WWII it's main weakness was 1 it's spend, meaning it could be out flanked, and 2 it had a gap between the chaos and the turret, which was discovered by Allies. One shot there and it was done. Rest is a complete battleship.

actually, if the Sherman shot the Tiger 1 in that spot, it would disable the turret jamming it, but the Germans could still fire...even tho they had to rotate the whole tank to aim


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

Huh....my great grandpapi is number 26 on that list. .-.

 

And he was friends with #9, Rondorf....



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Posted 10 April 2016 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 09:16 PM

didnt he die fighting in Normandy when his Tiger got hit and his ammo exploded in the back of his tank?? burning the crew :(

Ouch... Painful way to die.

I am so glad that the M1A2 Abrams has blowout panels xD

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:11 AM

Ouch... Painful way to die.

I am so glad that the M1A2 Abrams has blowout panels xD

7 month ago.... :facepalm:

Edited by je4n10, 01 December 2016 - 05:11 AM.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 05:54 AM

7 month ago.... :facepalm:


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:59 PM

the E75 and E100 heavy tanks were good tanks but no match for a Sherman Fury or Sherman Firefly or a AT 15

Please tell me you're kidding :facepalm:

E75 never got out of the blue prints and E100 was never finished (it was very likely to use the Maus turret).

The Sherman Fury, is Literally a M4A3E8, there is no possible way a 76mm cannon is even close to penetrate 6-7 inches of armor.

The firefly was very unlikely to even confront any of this tanks because of their limited use.

The AT15 was a prototype, so nice job bringing that up.

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 05:25 PM

the AT15A was a prototype the E-75 did get out of blue prints and the E-100 had a complete tank

You're definitely a troll.

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