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  1. Thanks very much Dave With first names it will probably be an high chance to find his date and place of birth later on. I have that he started as active officer in FuAR 10 and promoted Lt 19.11.1908 mit Patent 27.01.1908, then circa 1910 he went over to the Reserve of that Regiment. Gunnar
  2. Hi Oblt dR x Haehner from FuAR 10 received the Das österr. Verdienstkreuz mit der Kriegsdekoration in spring of 1916 while serving on the Eastern front. Does it exist any award-list for this award which can give a first name ? He apparently later received the Hohx in late 1917 or early 1918. He is one a the few airmen mentioned in von Hoeppners book so he became "famous". He was living in Straßburg but apparently it does not exist any on-line address books for this town. And sadly for me the archive in Straßburg is on French language so I am unable to find if he have an file there. Anyone who have a first name for him and/or possible date and place of birth ? Gunnar
  3. Thanks ixhs No it is only to find his date and place of birth, he apparently had an connection to Düsseldorf which maybe is his birth town. Gunnar
  4. Hi In one source is the Apotheker and Lt dR Karl Dohmen from Köln-Sülz listed as receiving Badische Orden vom Zähringer Löwen mit Schwerten late 1914. Anyone knew the award and/or possible date and place of birth ? His Regiment is IR 112. Gunnar
  5. Hi ixhs As he was an flyer I have some minor adds on him. You probably knew that he have an file in BAMA Freiburg and one in BA Berlin, as well one in Karlsruhe and one in Stuttgart so you have a good chance find "complete" info on him. I havent checked any of these files yet. Lt dR 30.03.1916. Before joining Js 37 he served in FA 38(ex FFA 69) on the Macedonian front, 15.02.1917 until 18.04.1917(maybe first crash). Then he joined Js 37 on 20.10.1917 coming from Jastaschule. I do think he was only "temporary" leader of Js 37 after Udet until the new leader arrived(Georg Meyer). He was apparently posted to AFP 2 on 16.04.1918. The Württemberger loss list dated 01.07.1918 says he was wounded. These WVL(as well Saxon loss list) were generally slower in reporting losses. No notes regarding aerial victories. Gunnar
  6. 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!!


  7. 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
  8. Hi Mattyboy I am not certain regarding post 272 but it looks "Ludwig" for me. Gunnar
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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