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Old 29th January 2016, 00:16
Jochen Prien Jochen Prien is offline
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Re: Last Ritterkreuz

Chris,

my father was awarded the Ritterkreuz on May 8th ( or 9th) 1945, although this has been disputed / contested by some RK-experts - for which I don't give a damn, either way. Documents of the award exist as well as the original of the KC. From a list I have seen I remember that he was amongst the last five or ten recipients. He belonged to 2. Pz.-Div. though, as he chose to volunteer for the Panzertruppe in 1940 fearing that he would come too late if he joined the Luftwaffe as a pilot - a fear that was unfounded. He only got his PPL in the sixties of the last century.

Don't know whether this helps. But anyway -

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Jochen
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