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Erich Nurnberger
22 Sep 1919 - 12 Mar 1944

Born in Schönfelde-llenstein/Eastern Prussia, Germany.
Feldwebel Eric(h) Nurnberger was awarded his Knight's Cross on 4 December 1942 as a Platoon Leader in the 12 Infantry-Regiment 410.  Eric was later killed in action in Russia on 12 Mar 1944 (north of Gorodenka/Novosibirskaya Oblast, Soviet Union) and was promoted posthumously to Leutnant.

      Hans Klarmann        Georg Briel              Erich
                                                                        Nürnberger

Hans Klarmann
24 May 1910 - 6 Sep 1944


Born in Sipsdorf/Eutin, Germany.
Hauptmann Hans Klärmann was awarded his Knight's Cross 9 September 1942 as Platoon Leader 12 Infantry, Regiment 410 while serving in the Afrika Korps.  While serving as a Platoon Leader II/Grenadier-Regiment 361 near Radzymin/Poland, he was killed 6 Sep 1944. 
Georg Briel in North Afrika
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Hauptmann Paul Claas
12 Dec 1908 - 20 Jun 1943
   Luftwaffe Honor Goblet in Silver.

(DOB: 12.12.08 in Linden/Ruhr). (R, DKG). 08.40 flew first combat mission (presumably in KG 26) and over the following months completed 103 against targets in the U.K.. 14.11.41 Hptm., awarded DKG, 2./KG 26. 15.02.42 Hptm., appt Kdr. IV./KG 100 (to 10.42). 01.04.42 promo to Maj. 10.42 Maj., appt Kdr. I./KG 100. (to 20.06.43). 14.03.43 Maj., awarded Ritterkreuz, Kdr., I./KG 100. 20.06.43 MIA – in He 111 H11 (6N+MH, Wk.Nr. 110023) shot down during a night attack on enemy shipping in the Caspian Sea; later declared dead. Credited with a total of 311 combat missions, the sinking and damaging of several ships, and the destruction of a number of trains. 
Claas participated in the 'Battle of Britain'.

Click on link below for website about Major Claas:
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Major Paul Claas
Major Claas' Honor Goblet

This goblet is the Silver edition of this award.
Dated May 22, 1941
Promotions
Lieutenant...........01/06/1935
First Lieutenant...01/03/1938
Captain...............11/14/1941
Major...................04/01/1942

Awards - Date (MM/DD/Year)
Observers badge ................................................................................... ?
Iron Cross Second Class.........................................................09/09/1940
Iron Cross First Class..............................................................09/28/1940
Frontflugspange for Combat Aviators in bronze......................................?
Frontflugspange for Fighter Pilots in Silver ..........................   03/16/1941
Frontflugspange for Combat Aviators in gold ..........................06/22/1941
Frontflugspange for Combat Aviators in Gold with Anhänger..01/01/1943
Honor Goblet (Ehrenpokal) .....................................................05/22/1941
German Cross in Gold ..........................................................  11/24/1941
Frontflugspange for Combat Aviators in gold pendant ............01/01/1943
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.............................................. 03/14/1943
Wound Badge in Black.............................................................05/29/1941
Copy of his Frontflug-Spange for Combat Aviators with Pendant in Gold Award Document recently found on a dealer's website for sale for 1500 Euro (about $2500).
Copy of the Document awarding the Honor Goblet to Claas
Copy of the Document awarding the Knight's Cross to Claas.
Both of these documents are in the collection of Anonymous with thanks.
Major Claas' Soldbuch Photo.
Knight's Cross
The Ehrenpokal, instituted by GORING on 2/27/1940, was intended for flying personnel only. It is 20.cm high and of 835 silver. The obverse carries two fighting eagles in high relief while its reverse displays an Iron Cross 1st Class. A wide pattern of oak leaves and acorns adorns the stem of the Ehrenpokal. Directly below this oak leaf pattern was engraved the recipients name, rank and date of award. The legend "Fur besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg" (For Special Achievement in the Air War) appeared in raised letters on the base of the goblet. By further order of Generaloberst Loerzer, the Ehrenpokal was no longer to be awarded to flying personnel after December 10, 1944. In it place the recipient was to receive the Roll of Honor of the Luftwaffe.
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Oberstleutnant Georg Briel
Georg Briel (Middle)
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Award document signed by Major Claas
Drawing of Georg Briel by
Dylan Edwards (www.studio.com)
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