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  1. Hi, Gunnar!  Hannes suggested I check with you about Horst Julius Treusch von Buttlar-Brandenfels (the Zeppelin ace) to see if we are missing any awards...

    PLM + HHOx + Ek1&2 + FA1&2 + HamburgX.  Are we missing anything?  Thanks for your help!


    1. Soderbaum


      Hi John

      Horst do have an BAMA file in Freiburg 6/5630. It is a good chance that this file have all his awards. I havent checked it. He ended up as Oberst in the Luftwaffe during WW2.

      Gott Nytt År


    2. Luftmensch


      Thank you, Gunnar. 

      Happy hunting in 2018!!


  2. I do think that von Tschudi did not arrive to FEA 7 Cöln until early 1916, despite nominated commander earlier. So there were likely five commanders before him. Gunnar
  3. Hi Mattyboy I am not certain regarding post 272 but it looks "Ludwig" for me. Gunnar
  4. No, Nauroy was the airfield for FFA 26. FFA 59 was probably located near Jasta 3 during this period but I dont knew the location for their airfield. Gunnar
  5. oops, I stand corrected. I mixed up the later FAA 259 with FAA 269, both units had their origin in FFA 26/FFA 26a. FFA 26a later became FFA 59 then FAA 269 and it served within the same Army as Jasta 3 in Nov 1916. So the report by Lohmann is rather certain correct. Gunnar
  6. Hi Geoff FFA 59 and Jasta 3 served within two different Armies in Nov 1916. FFA 59 was within 1 Army (Gruppe D) and I have the unit at Nauroy in mid Nov 1916. So any connection between these two flying units are very unlikely but not completely impossible. Gunnar
  7. Thanks both for added info These Saxon officers are really hard to solve regarding basic info. My theory at moment is that he "left" the Army already during 1915, so that award in early 1917 might reflect an "late award". It is certain that he in 1918 was back in the Army due an DAL liste. Gunnar
  8. Hi I am looking for date and place of birth the the Saxon Hptm Erhard Steinbach from IR 178. I have his promotions but no good service record from WW1. He received the A R1X on 17.01.1917. Anyone who can help ? Gunnar
  9. Thanks Dave for providing the data. Unfortunate it does not fit directly with my theory that Walter might have gotten his award very late during the War(due to an annerkennung for an un-specified Lt dR Hübner). So the hunt continues Gunnar
  10. Hi again Dave Does it exist approximate dates when these two different Lt dR Hübner received the Hohenzollern award ? I have some clues/ideas when Walter might have received his award. Gunnar
  11. Hi again Walfisch The basic info comes from his AFP 6 file which you can find on ancestry.de. It also have some additional info like parents, where he lived, his occupation etc. The info regarding his wounding comes from the loss list which can be found at http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlustlisten/search/index The wounding would make him an candidate for the wound badge also. Gunnar
  12. Hi Walfisch There are some good info on him on ancestry.de, like a file from AFP 6 and also marriage certificate. He served within IR 28 until 310117 when he was posted to FEA 1. On 090217 he was transferred to Flieger Schule Halle a.S. where he probably stayed until 060717 when he was posted back to FEA 1 (despite overwritten in the text this was the normal way in education for pilots). Then posted to AFP 6 on 131017 and further to JS I (Jasta Schule) on 171017. Back to AFP 6 on 301017 then to FAA 240 on 071117. He was badly wounded in a crash probably late 0618 but I dont have exact date so I am unsure if he returned to his unit before EOW.. Loss note indicates it was accidently and not due enemy action. He entered the Army in Ers.Batl. IR 28 on 010315 and was promoted Gefreiter on 090515 and Uffz 220515. He received the EKII on 040916. Gunnar
  13. Hi I do think that he might be the later Obstlt zV in the Luftwaffe Walter Hübner who was born 15.01.1897 ! He is also listed on ancestry.de regarding some basic info as pilot during the War. He is noted later on to be an Dipl.Ing. I dont have his complete flying career during the War. Gunnar
  14. Thanks Andy It is him , I have meanwhile been able to find him through other sources but I still lack his date and place of death. He was promoted Hptm dR on 30.09.1915. Before FüR 36 he had served served within PiB 4 and PiB 6. His time within the Air Force was more or less "an failure" and he was posted back to the Army. Gunnar