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Thieme, Carl Alfred

Date of birth:
May 28th, 1914 (Lehe/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
June 6th, 2004
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110 / 11.Panzer-Division / Armeeabteilung Kempf / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1943
Details:
Awarding 352/16.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110 / 11.Panzer-Division / III.Armeekorps / 8.Armee / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on:
October 30th, 1943
Details:
2278th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Führer Panzergrenadier-Regiment 111 / 11.Panzer-Division / LVIII.Armeekorps / 5.Panzerarmee / Heeresgruppe G
Awarded on:
October 23rd, 1944
Details:
627th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant
Unit:
Panzergrenadier-Regiment 110 / 11.Panzer-Division / LXXXV.Armeekorps / 7.Armee / Heeresgruppe G
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Details:
156th Award.
Thieme was recommended on 10th April 1945 with support of Generalfeldmarschall Model. Although all formal routes were taken, it was not formally awarded. However due to the so called Dönitz Erlaß, this could be considered a justified awarding. The awarding therefore was accepted by the Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger and the Federal German Government. According recent research (Scherzer), the awarding however would have been not official.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Feldgrau.com

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