Monday, February 27, 2012

Generalleutnant Emilio Esteban-Infantes

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Generalleutnant Emilio Esteban-Infantes from Division Azul and his soldiers

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Emilio Esteban-Infantes. The pic taken between April-October 1943. He is wearing Deutsches Kreuz in Gold which he received in 9 April 1943 as Generalmajor and Kommandeur 250. Infanterie-Division (División Azul). There's only two DKiGträger in this division, and the other one is Oberst i.G. Wilhelm Knüppel (15 December 1943). The medal hanging above his left pocket is Medalla Militar Individual de España (Military Individual Medal of Spain). It was awarded for meritorious actions in the presence of the enemy, irrespective of the rank of the recipient. The Hauptmann behind him is Cabo Leon. Please note that Infantes wear holster for Astra 300, his favorite pistole

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