Monday, 29 July 2013

Roll of Honour Clasp - Army


Roll of Honour Clasp - Army.


Instituted on. 30 January 1944.
Rarity – Very Rare.
Known Makers. - Capital 'K' in a circle.


 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - flat pin - Obverse.
 
 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - flat pin - Revers.
 
 
 
 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - round pin - Obverse.
 
 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - round pin - Reverse.
 
 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - Solid swastika version - Obverse.
 
 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - Solid swastika version - Reverse.
 
On 30 January 1944 Hitler instigated this clasp to reward members of the army and Waffen-SS who had been entered on the 'Honour Roll of the German Army'.  This roll had been started in July 1941 to record the honourable and heroic deeds carried out by its members.  No tangible evidence of an entry on the roll existed.  This badge filled the purpose of being an outward show of inclusion on the honour roll.  It comprises of a finely gilded and stamped wreath of oak leaves, with a ribbon and tie at its base and a large square swastika in its centre.  The badge is finely executed and gives a definite three-dimensional appearance.  The wreath measures 24.5 mm across and is formed of five bunches of oak leaves on either side, comprising of two and three bunches respectively.  The width of the wreath is 5 mm at the widest point and this tapers to the apex where the two sides meet with a single oak leaf, tip to tip.  At the base, the bow is full and forms the base of the badge itself with a width of 21 mm.  The height of the badge from the base of the ties to the tip of the apex is 26 mm.  The swastika is of the non mobile type and stands proud of the top of the wreath.  The legs of the swastika have a fine indented line running round the whole of the emblem.  The swastika itself produces two forms of this badge and they are namely the one in which the swastika is separately attached to the wreath by the tips of its forearms and then soldered, while the other form is die struck as a one piece striking.  Both pieces look superficially identical but can be differentiated by the void between the swastika and the wreath at the attachment points.    The reverse takes the outline exactly in negative of the obverse, being stamped in the latter form while the swastika is flat in the former.  It has four pins for attachment on the reverse, to enable it to be secured to a piece of Iron Cross ribbon, Second Class.  Approximately 4,556 awards of this clasp were rendered at the end of hostilities, making it a considerably rare award. 

The recipient had already to be in the possession of the Iron Cross First and Second Class.  The clasp was worn on the ribbon of the Iron Cross Second Class at the second buttonhole of the uniform.  If the recipient already held an Iron Cross Second Class bar, he only wore the Roll of Honour Clasp.

From the collector's point of view, the smallness of its size and the way that it was attached to the tunic, has made this a very difficult award to obtain. 

It was contained in a small, black, oblong box, with cream flocked base on which the badge sat, with the ends of the Iron Cross ribbon being tucked underneath the bed that produced the base.  On some examples of the bed, the maker's mark for Richard Klein is encountered embossed into the corner.  This comprises of a capital 'K' in a circle with three inverted chevrons in a further circle beside the first.  The lid lining was of white silk.



Meitzel  Helmut – Major.
24 April 1920 – 9 July 2004

He was a highly decorated Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. The German Cross in Gold, The Roll of Honour Clasp – Army. He was also awarded the very rare Close Combat Clasp in Gold one of only 631 awards. The Infantry Assault Badge in Silver.



Schonsky Horst - Honour Roll Clasp - Army - Entry .


Schonsky Horst  


Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - with Citation. Leutnant Edwin Hofmann. Art. Reg. 171.

Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - Fake.

 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - 1957 
 
 
 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - 1957 Obverse.
 


 
Roll of Honour Clasp - Army - 1957 Reverse.
 
Waffen - SS Recipients:


Alexy
Matthias
SS-Untersturmführer
 
27 October1944
Alves
Erich
SS-Sturmmann
 
8 January 1942
Armberger
Josef
SS-Obersturmführer
 
17 June 1944
Augsberger
Franz
SS-Brigadeführer
 
1945
Bachtler
Sepp
SS-Obersturmführer
 
27September 1943
Bartsch
Kurt
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
17 January 1945
Becker
Helmuth
SS-Oberscharführer
 
25 May 1944
Bernau
Hans-Guenther
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1 May1945
Berzins
Janis
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 March1945
Bitus
Augusts
SS-Untersturmführer
 
5 March1945
Bohnke
Georg
SS-Scharführer
 
17 March1943
Boska
Karl-Heinz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
18 April 1943
Bracht
Kurt
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
8 April 1943
Braun
Willy
SS-Obersturmführer
 
15 Febuary1945
Brock
Kurt
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 January 944
Bucher
Maximilian
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
15August 1944
Buehler
Karl-Heinz
SS-Obersturmbannführer
 
17 Febuary1944
Burkhardt
Karl
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1945
Buschner
Michael
SS-Sturmmann
 
28 August 1941
Colemonts
George
SS-Rottenführer
 
25 May 1944
Dallmann
Werner
SS-Obersturmführer
 
17January 1945
Degen
Guenther
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
25 October 1944
Ditzenbach
Rudolf
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
5 December1944
Dost
Herbert
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1945
Duerr
Willy
SS-Obersturmführer
 
7 December1944
Dyenis
Janis
SS-Oberscharführer
 
5 Febuary1945
Eberwein
Eugen
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
5 December1944
Eckert
Fritz
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
25 December 1944
Ehlert
Arthur
SS-Unterscharführer
 
6 November1942
Ehm
Hans
SS-Unterscharführer
 
6 November1941
Ericksen
Georg
SS-Obersturmführer
 
1945
Etthoefer
Alois
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
8 Febuary1942
Ewald
Karl
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
7 January 1945
Fechner
Heinz
SS-Untersturmführer
 
26 Febuary1943
Fischer
Alfred
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
5 March 1945
Fitzner
Hermann
SS-Oberscharführer
 
5 March1945
Flohr
Wilhelm
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
15 November 1943
Foelkersam
Adrian von
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
5 Febuary 1945
Foerster
Karl
SS-Unterscharfuhrer
 
28 August 1941
Frank
Robert
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
15 June 1944
Froeschle
Walter
SS-Unterscharführer
 
5 March1945
Garber
Erich
SS-Untersturmführer
 
25 March 1945
Gartner
Friedrich
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
25 November 1944
Genz
Herbert
SS-Unterscharführer
 
7 December1944
Glimm
Ottomar
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 October1943
Goedeker
Hans
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
17 April1944
Grohmann
Franz
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
date unknown
Grohmann
Franz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1945
Gustmann
Wolfgang
SS-Unterscharführer
 
17 November 1943
Harbich
Adolf
SS-Unterscharführer
 
4 May 1942
Hasselmann
Willi
SS-Obersturmführer
 
7 June 1943
Hasswinkel
Hermann
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
5 March1945
Hayners
Vilis
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
15 August 1944
Hein
Willi
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
7 November1943
Heinzmann
Leonhard
SS-Untersturmführer
 
17 Febuary 1944
Henschel
Boris
SS-Obersturmführer
 
25 December 1944
Heuer
Werner
SS-Obersturmführer
 
17 December 1944
Hoffmann
Bernhard
SS-Oberscharführer
 
17 November 1944
Huettner
Walter
SS-Obersturmführer
 
25 July1944
Hummelberger
Hans
SS-Untersturmführer
 
27 June1944
Hund
Willi
SS-Obersturmführer
 
17 December 1944
Hundrieser
Werner
SS-Oberscharführer
 
1945
Jahnke
Werner
SS-Oberscharführer
 
17 October1944
Jakobi
Alois
SS-Oberscharführer
 
15 Febuary 1945
Jonstrop
Alfred
SS-Unterscharführer
 
25 December 1944
Kaiser
Wilhelm
SS-Unterscharführer
 
25 December 1944
Kamper
Hubert
SS-Untersturmführer
 
5 Febuary1945
Klaiber
Josef
SS-Rottenführer
 
28 August1941
Klein
Otto
SS-Obesturmführer
 
27 April1944
Kling
Hermann
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
15 March1945
Kloskowski
Karl
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 November 1943
Koester
Klaus
SS-Obersscharfuhrer
 
27July 1944
Konoenen
Kallero
SS-Rottenführer
 
27 August1943
Koslowski
Kurt
SS-Sturmmann
 
28 November 1941
Kostiba
Alfred
SS-Sturmmann
 
4 May1942
Kruse
Martin
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
17 January 1945
Kruse
Ulrich
SS-Untersturmführer
 
7 November1943
Kueffner
Gottfried
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
25August 1944
Laexy
Mathias
SS-Obersturmführer
 
27 October 1944
Lahr
Guenther
SS-Obersturmführer
 
15 Febuary1945
Lang
Franz
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
25 December 1944
Lassmann
Fritz
SS-Scharführer
 
5 October1942
Laumanis
Ernests
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
5 March1945
Leithner
Felix
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 March1945
Leitle
Ludwig
SS-Oberscharführer
 
17 October1944
Lobmeyer
Jakob
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1945
Lorenz
Karl-Heinz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
September19 1943
Lorenz
Heinrich
SS-Unterscharführer
 
17 September 1943
Lottermoser
Gustav
SS-Oberscharführer
 
17 September 1943
Maag
Fritz
SS-Untersturmführer
 
17 December 1943
Marx
Horst
SS-Oberscharführer
 
17 November 1944
Mennel
Hans
SS-Untersturmführer
 
17 July 1943
Muehleck
Karl
SS-Obersturmführer
 
15 August 1944
Muehlinghaus
August
SS-Obersturmführer
 
18 April1943
Mueller
Siegfried
SS-Obersturmbannführer
 
5 December1944
Mueller
Heinz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
5 December1944
Nielsen
Johann
SS-Untersturmführer
 
15 July1942
Niesen
Stefan
SS-Oberscharführer
 
1945
Obermeier
Josef
SS-Untersturmführer
 
7 November1943
Oldeboershries
Hermann
SS-Sturmmann
 
28 August 1941
Orf
Karl
SS-Obersturmführer
 
25 November 1944
Ostmann
Guenther
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
26 Febuary1943
Oyols
Janis
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
25 Febuary 1944
Parakenings
Horst-Willi
SS-Unterscharführer
 
5 Febuary 1945
Pauku
Hans
SS-Untersturmführer
 
25 March 1944
Pehrsson
Hans-Goesta
SS-Obersturmführer
 
25 December 1944
Perpect
Hans
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
5 November1944
Petersen
Boy
SS-Untersturmfuhrer
 
27 January 1944
Petter
Herbert
SS-Oberscharführer
 
1945
Philipsen
Johannes
SS-Obersturmführer
 
15 August1944
Piterans
Wilhelms
SS-Untertsturmführer
 
15 Febuary1945
Pleiner
Franz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
15 March 1945
Poetschke
Werner
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
5 March 1945
Porsch
Elmo-Frithjof
SS-Untersturmführer
 
date unknown
Praudins
Gustavs
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
7 January 1945
Pyyhtias
Yrjor
SS-Schuetze
 
27August 1943
Rambusek
Anton
SS-Oberscharführer
 
18 April 1942
Rehberger
Peter-Heiner
SS-Obersturmführer
 
25 May 1942
Renger
Rudi
SS-Oberscharführer
 
25 July 1944
Riepe
Julius
SS-Obersturmbannführer
 
25 October1944
Roedeke
Ernst
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
7 January 1945
Ruut
Oskar
SS-Obersturmführer
 
15 Febuary 1945
Schaefer
Max
SS-Standartenführer
 
25 November 1944
Scheibler
Josef
SS-Untersturmführer
 
1945
Schmidt
Franz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
25 March 1944
Schneider
Bruno
SS-Unterscharführer
 
18 April 1942
Schramm
Erich
SS-Obersturmführer
 
17 November 1944
Schuhmann
Paul
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
17 August1944
Schuster
Heinrich
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
5 December 1944
Schwenk
Willi
SS-Sturmmann
 
28August 1941
Schyma
Walter
SS-Schuetze
 
28August 1941
Seelinger
Erich
SS-Unterscharführer
 
7 March 1944
Selle
Siegfried
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
5 Febuary 1945
Sidon
Fritz
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 November 1944
Sievers
Franz
SS-Obersturmführer
 
25 Febuary 1945
Silberlistner
Karl
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
15 December 1944
Skorzeny
Otto
SS-Standartenführer
 
5 Febuary1945
Soerensen
Per
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
17 December 1944
Steinberger
Franz
SS-Schuetze
 
4 May 1942
Strelow
Erich
SS-Oberscharführer
 
25 Febuary 1945
Styr
Josef
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
date unknown
Synachowitz
Franz
SS-Oberscharführer
 
18 April 1942
Taeubl
Johann
SS-Oberscharführer
 
17 December 1944
Tensfeld
Heinz
SS-Obesturmführer
 
15 October 1943
Ternedde
Rudolf
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
17 December 1944
Thomalla
Franz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
7 January  1945
Timmer
Theodor
SS-Sturmmann
 
7 September1943
Trabandt
August-Wilhelm
SS-Brigadeführer
 
15 Febuary 1945
Trupp
Franz
SS-Unterscharführer
 
15 August 1944
Uebler
Karl
SS-Unterscharführer
 
25 Febuary 1945
Unger
Gerhard
SS-Sturmbannführer
 
1945
Velde
Johann
SS-Obersturmführer
 
17 December 1944
Vincx
Jan Pieter
SS-Untersturmführer
 
1945
Vobis
Alfred
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1945
Vogel
Erich
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 December 1944
Wagner
Karl
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
19 September 1943
Weissenbach
Ernst
SS-Obersturmführer
 
8 August 1941
Winter
Rudolf
SS-Untersturmführer
 
15 November 1943
Wissebach
Hans
SS-Untersturmführer
 
18 April1942
Wolff
Wilhelm Werner
SS-Obersturmführer
 
5 Febuary 1945
Zah
Franz
SS-Hauptsturmführer
 
1945
Zahel
Hugo
SS-Unterscharführer
 
5 December 1944
Zährl
Hugo
SS-Unterscharführer
 
5 December 1944
Zigmann
Willy
SS-Obersturmführer
 
1945
 

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