Victoria, BC, Canada
|Posted on: 3/30/2019 7:56:23 PM|
|I sense it may be futile, but a friend has asked me to find out what I can about his wife's father's Iron Cross. The recipient is long dead, as are all or most of the family members who might have been asked.|
I know there were some five million Iron Cross Second Class awards, with far fewer Iron Cross First Class awards. I believe this man was awarded a Iron Cross Second Class, since it is seen hanging from a button on the one official-looking photo I have seen of him.
Details are as follows
Name: Konrad Gerolf (Rolf) Zimmermann
DOB: 04 Nov 1918
He is believed to have served aboard the Light Cruiser Karlsruhe until she was scuttled in 1940; thereafter he was transferred to U-boats, where he served out the war.
Not much to go on, I know. Unfortunately, that's all I've been given.
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Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
|Re: Iron Cross|
|Posted on: 3/31/2019 8:09:59 AM|
Unless someone access to German War record especially those of the Kriegsmarine, I don't see how it could be traced??
The Iron Cross is a fascinating Award with a long history!?
Good luck, Regards,
"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."