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Spelling Rennown[edit]

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September 2009[edit]

Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Please don't forget to provide an edit summary, as you forgot on your recent edit to Lynn Compton. Thank you. Law Lord (talk) 15:03, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Order of precedence[edit]

You are doing agreat job with the order of precedence of military decorations. I would like for you to take a look at this image File:Alberto A. Nido jpg..jpg of Brigadier General Alberto A. Nido. Notice the badge. Now, during World War II he also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the British Royal Air Force. I was wondering if you know anything about the badge and if we have a proper image of the same in Wikipedia. Take care, Tony the Marine (talk) 19:26, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

  • I would like to thank all of you, DocYako, MilborneOne and Brian Crawford for your imput. Yes, it is custom that an American military officer who prior to his service served for another country, place the military decorations of said country on his right side and the U.S. ones on the left, as long as said military decorations are permitted to be worn. His lapel covers a small portion of the crown above the wings, but I agree that it is hard to determine if the badge is an RAF or RCAF pilot's wings. That is the only known photo of Nido, however, I would be inclined to believe that the wings were RAF, since he participated in various missions as a member of such. It is a tough call. Thank you all once more. Tony the Marine (talk) 00:48, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Request/Order of precedence[edit]

Could you do the Order of precedence for Agustin Ramos Calero? Thank you, Tony the Marine (talk) 03:04, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Pictures added to the lists of Knight's Cross recipients[edit]

Thanks for adding some pictures to the lists of 1942 and 1943 Knight's Cross recipients. Nevertheless I had to revert your edits because they are in violation of WP:NFCC#3a and WP:NFLISTS. Non-free images are not allowed on lists. Sorry MisterBee1966 (talk) 07:46, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

[edit] How do i create an new article if there is already one with the same name[edit]

Hi. Unfortunately that is not possible. However, you can create an article called "Fritz Becker (general)" as an example and then create a disambiguation page (see Walther Wever) MisterBee1966 (talk) 17:21, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

KC recipients[edit]

Hi, I want to congratulate and thank you for all the Knight's Cross recipient articles you have created. Please allow me to share some of the experience I have gathered over the last three years here at Wiki.

  1. Try adding the {{Persondata}} template to the articles you have created
  2. If the person name contains a Umlaut such as ä,ö,ü or the ß, you need to create redirect article pointing to the article. Replace ä with ae, ö with oe, ü with ue and ß with ss.
  3. put the {{WPMILHIST}} template on the respective talk page
  4. You may want to expand the article a little beyond stub and nominate the article for DYK here.

Keep up the good work. MisterBee1966 (talk) 18:18, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Friedrich Mieth[edit]

Hello, I coincidentally found the article on Friedrich Mieth who was my grand father. Actually it's all very well and correctly written, but still I would like to propose some further informations: General Friedrich Mieth belonged after World War I to the "100'000 Mann-Heer". Maybe there could be also mentioned that his father was already a high military, Major Julius Mieth. Although Friedrich Mieth continued serving the German Army in the time of Nationalsocalism, he never joined the NSDAP (!) and he was involved into the attack against Hitler from July 20th, 1944. There are many confusions about his death: the official German date of death is the 29th of August, whereas now it's considered to be Sept. 2nd. There was an official telegram by Hitler with the earlier date of death. Would you need any fotos? Kind regards, Angelika-DithaAngelika-Ditha (talk) 15:29, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Knight's Cross recipients[edit]

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For your tireless creation of Knight's Cross recipients articles MisterBee1966 (talk) 21:00, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Honorary 1957 Bundeswehr fashioned Iron Cross: Awarded an honorary 1957 Bundeswehr fashioned Iron Cross for your work on German personnel Second World War. Dapi89 (talk) 12:55, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

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Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz[edit]

Hi DocYako! Thank you for your contribution to Werner Freiherr von Beschwitz. You used the past tense was when referring to the subject. However, you added the category 'Living people' to the article. In order to avoid possible distress to the subject and/or their family, if you can, please update this information as quickly as possible. Thanks. --Kudpung (talk) 01:37, 18 September 2010 (UTC)


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Sorry about the PROD[edit]

After I applied the PROD I took a closer look and decided to delete it. The message above this is out of date information as was automatically posted here. Your article is safe. Sorry for any confusion or frustration, have an awesome day! :D Vistro (talk) 01:18, 19 September 2010 (UTC)


Hello! I'll get straight to the topic, as it is rather unneeded to say how much your contributions have helped Wikipedia. German militaries is my favorite topic too, but I now lack the time to contibute. Anyway, I see you have discovered the "Axis Biographical Research" (ABR), from Geocities. It is undoubtedly a most useful site. The thing is, Geocities is now defunct and although ABR hasn't yet ceased to exist, it will take some time until it can be moved to a new location (see here for details). If you can, before "" and the like, I'd suggest you rather use the archived version, just by adding (note that you should change the "~orion47" to "Pentagon/bunker/7729". Also, when you write about for General X, you could perhaps add in the External Links section, "General X @ Axis Biographical Research" (not @geocities, as it is an internet host).

The archived version offers many advantages; For example, if you go to GenLt Wilhelm von Altrock from the non-archived version you'll end up here, while the archived version makes the image appear, too. It will also prevent a massive "link-death" when Geocities becomes unaccessible. All the best and carry on your precious contributions! --Jake V (talk) 12:48, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

I must thank you for your articles on Knight's Cross Recipients. I wish I could help you with the re-linking, but as I said I'm short of time. Perhaps - and this could save you a lot of time - you could request a bot to do this job. I think there is already a Wiki-operation that archives links to Geocities, but then again it would seem that progress is rather slow.
Also, if you want, when you come across an officer whose name was referenced in the Wehrmachtbericht, you could notify me so I can add the respective text(s). Best regards! --Jake V (talk) 12:30, 17 November 2010 (UTC)


I am looking for reviewers for List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves recipients (1942) and List of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves recipients (1940–1941). Both articles had passed A-class earlier but are not attracting any reviewers for FLC review. Maybe you can have a look and provide some feedback. Thanks MisterBee1966 (talk) 14:10, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Ernst Voß Article[edit]


Article: Ernst Voß

I have come across either a typing error or an unreferenced/sourced item in Ernst Voß article you created. In his infobox it states that he was later a Police Officer, when I look at when he was killed in 1943, his service would have ended at 1943 not 1945. But that's not the major point here, was he a Police Officer during World War I and World War II? When was he a Police Officer? Are you able to expand on this area? I have asked in #wikipedia-en-help and they suggested to write to you. I've also brought this up (left a message about this) with one of the WikiProject Military History coordinators Ian Rose. I realise its only a minor thing, was hoping you could give some feedback on it while it would be appreciated. Adamdaley (talk) 02:42, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Wilhelm Bäder[edit]

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Are you still currently still working on the Wilhelm Bäder article? The articles you've been creating have been great. Wish they were a little bigger! Feedback would be appreciated. Adamdaley (talk) 04:58, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Otto von Colinburg[edit]

I noticed that an unknown IP editor has introduced "Otto von Colinburg" in some of your articles. I believe this to be a hoax. Please check too. MisterBee1966 (talk) 07:49, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Georg Dörffel[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 29 May 2011 (UTC)


Are you sure that all German NCO's (e.g. Franz Jasiek), decorated by Iron Cross are notable? --DonaldDuck (talk) 10:30, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

Franz Jasiek was not just decorated with the Iron Cross, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross which was one of Germany's highest decorations for bravery and valour. In my opinion that has some notability. DocYako (talk) 19:35, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

But is he known for anything else, apart from Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross? --DonaldDuck (talk) 02:05, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Your new article Heinz Cramer[edit]

Dear DocYako, it was good of you to create the new article Heinz Cramer. It would be great if you could also create new articles for the red links that do not lead to another article yet in Hermann Hogeback. Wikipedia’s come a long way since it started. So thank you. Kind regards and happy editing! Jipinghe (talk) 21:00, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Iron Cross[edit]

I have a question for you. By definition a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross is also a recipient of the Iron Cross. Do you think that we have to add both categories to the articles? I have always refrained from doing this but I am a bit unsure now that you started doing this. MisterBee1966 (talk) 17:52, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

I posted the question here MisterBee1966 (talk) 18:27, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

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Awards and decorations[edit]

I like what you have done in the Awards and decorations sections of the articles. Could you do the same for César Luis González (Aviator), I noticed that you visited the article, but did not do the ribbon rack thing. Thank you. Tony the Marine (talk) 20:35, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

  • I don't understand why, but someone undid your ribbon rack in Jose F. Valdez. You may want to look into it. Tony the Marine (talk) 03:51, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
    • Thank you for your response. I think that I'll let stay as is because everytime that I give my opinion, other people who are not involved get into it and I end up getting the worst part of the discussion. I do admire your effort. Thank you once more. Tony the Marine (talk) 01:48, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
  • I once made a mistake protecting a page and things esclated with people who really had nothing to do with the subject. I ended up with an accusation at ANI where I was attacked and acussed of being a liar, a time bomb, a killer and so on. You have no idea of what went on. Take care. Tony the Marine (talk) 04:12, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Paul Brandt (pilot)[edit]


Article: Paul Brandt (pilot).

In the above article, you have Paul Brandt born in Rehhof which leads to another place in Poland. Would it be right or wrong to say Rehhof, Poland as his birth? As for where he died, same goes for Münster, Germany for his death? I'm only throwing idea's so I can assess it and in the WikiProject Military History. Feedback would be appreciated. Adamdaley (talk) 07:20, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

When Paul Brandt was born in 1915, Rehhof/Ryjewo was part of the German Empire. DocYako (talk) November 15 2011

Franz-Josef Beerenbrock[edit]

It appears that Beerenbrock never served in the Bundeswehr (at least according to Scherzer). MisterBee1966 (talk) 18:48, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Graf von Schwerin[edit]

Are you sure that Gerhard von Schwerin and de:Richard Graf von Schwerin are one and the same person? According to the German Wiki they are two different people (brothers). MisterBee1966 (talk) 12:34, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Robert Meissner[edit]

My German sources Scherzer, Fellgiebel and Von Seemen spell his last name "Meissner", without the ß (Eszett). I reverted your change in the list of M KC-recipients and created a redirect to the article you just created. I hope you don't mind ? MisterBee1966 (talk) 12:04, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

I think we are good now. MisterBee1966 (talk) 05:36, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

About Wolfgang Meinhold[edit]

Hi DocYako. Dieing in "Lazarettzug" means he died in a hospital train. --Shirt58 (talk) 01:25, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

I only recognised "Zug" as "train", then spent 5 minutes wandering around the German and English Wikipedias looking for a place called "Lazarett". Face-smile.svg (In English there are places named "Hospital", sort of!)--Shirt58 (talk) 01:42, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to join MILHIST[edit]

Hinrich or Heinrich Gerdes[edit]

Good spott! Just for your info, Scherzer, Fellgiebel and Von Seemen say his first name is Hinrich not Heinrich. At least in my books. You can also check here. MisterBee1966 (talk) 07:30, 11 November 2012 (UTC)


G'day DocYako! Great work on creating all those Ritterkreuz articles. I wonder if when you create them you could add the following to the MILHIST banner on the talkpage after "MILHIST"? "|class=Stub|Biography=yes|German=yes|WWII=yes" If they were Kriegsmarine, you could add "|Maritime=yes" and if Luftwaffe "|Aviation=yes" It would be great help. Regards, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 04:04, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank YOU[edit]

Hi Doc, I keep coming across your work on German military cross winner. I just want to take this time to say thank you for doing so. It so so good to see someone taking the time to have all these people recognised in the annals of time. Also, kudos on the fact that each article is well put together with all the information and everythings laid out well: infobox, references, sections, catalogue tags, etc.

Kindest regards and best wishing, (MrNiceGuy1113 (talk) 07:50, 20 November 2012 (UTC))

Adolf Abel[edit]

I think I have that sorted, but you might want to take a look through the links now and see if that looks right. Thanks! --j⚛e deckertalk 15:14, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

Helmut Eberspächer[edit]

I expanded the article a bit more and nominated it for DYK in your name. I hope you have no objections. MisterBee1966 (talk) 18:22, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Helmut Eberspächer[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Helmut Mahlke[edit]

Just in case you were interested in expanding your article. Dapi89 (talk) 19:30, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Georg von Neufville[edit]

Thank you for your recent edit here. Do you have a reliable source stating that he was a Nazi Party member?Hoops gza (talk) 04:33, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Karl-Günther von Hase[edit]

Interesting person, Knight's Cross and son in law of Hans-Jürgen Stumpff. He was also spokesman of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government. MisterBee1966 (talk) 18:24, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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Hi DocYako, Thanks for your additions to this page. Do you have a reference for the awards and decorations, please? Ericoides (talk) 05:29, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Werner Schmidt-Hammer's death date[edit]

Hi DocYako,

I noticed a discrepancy in the death date of Werner Schmidt-Hammer. In the text, it says he died on 1 January 1962, while the infobox says he died on 4 January. This difference has been there ever since you created the page. Can you check which one is the right date? Please also give me a heads-up when you've fixed it, so I can also make sure Wikidata has the right data. Thanks! Rchard2scout (talk) 20:04, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Paul Stahl (soldier)[edit]

Hello, can you help us here?--Hubon (talk) 00:04, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Hans-Babo von Rohr[edit]

G'day DocYako, not sure if you are aware, but an article you created, Hans-Babo von Rohr, is currently being discussed at WP:AfD. You can find the discussion here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hans-Babo von Rohr. Regards, AustralianRupert (talk) 13:02, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

KC holder articles[edit]

Hi, thank you for your comment at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hans-Babo von Rohr.

There are several on-going discussions, such as Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Walter Gerth and Talk: Hydronium Hydroxide.

I am curious what's your take on the situation and if you may have any suggestions. I'm trying to formulate an RfC so any feedback would be helpful. K.e.coffman (talk) 22:04, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Notability in Knight's Cross Holder articles[edit]

Hi, since you participated in an AfD discussion that involved this topic, I'm letting you know that I started a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)#Notability in Knight's Cross Holder Articles -- to see if the issue can be dealt on a systemic basis, rather than one off AfDs.

One of the suggestions I got was to see if an RfC may need to be formulated, so I'm seeking input into this potential RfC or other possible ways to address the notability concern in similar articles. K.e.coffman (talk) 04:42, 19 July 2016 (UTC)