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    Unidentified WW2 Kriegsmarine Signatures

    Hello, can someone read the writing on this photo? I think it also includes the signature of the man on the photo. That would certainly help to identify him. Thanks
  2. Here is an interesting image from a 1917 issue of the German magazine Lustige Blätter. Can you please help me confirm numbers 3 and 4? 1 Maximilian von Spee 2 Henning von Holtzendorff 3 Hugo von Pohl ??? 4 Eduard von Capelle ??? 5 Franz Hipper 6 Prinz Heinrich von Preußen 7 Alfred von Tirpitz 8 Reinhard Scheer Thanks! Here is the source of the image: https://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/2013/06/notable-figures-of-kriegsmarine.html They identified number 4 as Adolf von Trotha, but it is not him.
  3. Update on number 8! It is Vizeadmiral Walter Engelhardt and NOT Wilhelm Souchon! Numbers 2 (Konteradmiral) and 12 (Vizeadmiral) still unknown...
  4. Thank you very much! Do you perhaps know which awards do these abbreviations for Karl Wedding represent? RAO2EXXRs2, RAO4X, KO2, DA, China Tientsin, BH, HH, LüH, OK1, OK2a, GM3, SMK1, DtEDM, Flandern, Kyffh, UKDM
  5. Hello, can you tell me what is your source for Bastian's SW2b? It is not listed in the Ranglisten I own (1914, 1916, 1918 or any other Reichsmarine Ranglisten). Also, can someone please write the full names of Wedding's awards? Many thanks!
  6. This is a thread I started a while ago on the Axis history forum, but had no luck there. My goal is to identify the Admirals on these photos. This is the ceremony of Erich Raeder being promoted to Großadmiral on board the Scharnhorst in Wilhelmshaven on 1 April 1939. The date is important to narrow down the search. Also the "Tirpitz" was launched the same day. I hope you can help. Open the photos in a new tab to zoom them in a bit. They are possibly placed in seniority order. Feel free to correct any mistakes and comment below if you have any ideas. 1 Admiral Conrad Albrecht (promoted the same day to Generaladmiral) 2 ??? 3 Hafenbaudirektor Karl Tiburtius 4 ??? 5 ??? 6 Vizeadmiral Friedrich Götting 7 ??? (face barely visible) 8 ??? 9 Possibly Marineoberbaudirektor Prof.Dipl.Ing. Hermann Burkhardt ??? (he is ID'd on a different photo from the same date, the launching of the Tirpitz) 10 Vizeadmiral Hans-Herbert Stobwasser ??? (I don't think he is Stobwasser) a ??? (again he is too short so the face isn't visible) b Vizeadmiral Günther Guse c ??? d Vizeadmiral Hermann von Fischel e ??? f Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Hans Fechter g Vizeadmiral Hermann Densch h ??? i Vizeadmiral Wilhelm Marschall j Charakter als Vizeadmiral Ernst Wolf k Charakter als Vizeadmiral Kurt Aßmann Admiral between k and l ??? (barely visible) l Konteradmiral Heinrich Ancker ??? (I am not sure about this one either) m Konteradmiral Witold Rother n Konteradmiral Raul Mewis o Konteradmiral Otto von Schrader ??? (pretty sure it isn't von Schrader) p Konteradmiral Werner Grassmann q Konteradmiral Günther Lütjens r Konteradmiral Otto Schniewind s Konteradmiral Conrad Patzig t Konteradmiral Otto Hormel ??? (again, not sure about this one) u Vizeadmiral Willy von Nordeck (he can be seen in detail on the last photo of this post) To help ID the rest of the Admirals I compiled a list of all the Admirals that held either the Konteradmiral, Vizeadmiral, Admiral or Generaladmiral rank (or Charakter of those ranks) as of 01 April 1939 (i.e. the date these photos were taken) and were active at that time in the Kriegsmarine. I also wrote in the brackets the ones already identified on the photo: Alfred Saalwächter, Admiral Conrad Albrecht (ID number "1"), Admiral Hermann Boehm, Admiral Karl Witzell, Admiral Otto Schniewind (ID "r"), Konteradmiral Otto Schultze (he was placed at the disposal of the Kriegsmarine, not in active service), Admiral Rolf Carls, Admiral Walter Warzecha, Konteradmiral Wilhelm Marschall (ID "i"), Vizeadmiral Conrad Patzig (ID "s"), Konteradmiral Erich Zieger, Konteradmiral (Ing.) Eugen Lindau, Vizeadmiral Günther Guse (ID "b"), Vizeadmiral Günther Lütjens (ID "q"), Konteradmiral Hans Fechter (ID "f"), Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Hermann Densch (ID "g"), Vizeadmiral Hermann Mootz, Konteradmiral Hermann von Fischel (ID "d"), Vizeadmiral Hubert Schmundt, Konteradmiral Karlgeorg Schuster, Vizeadmiral Max Bastian, Admiral Otto Hormel (ID "t", I am not sure about this one being Hormel, any ideas?), Konteradmiral Otto von Schrader (ID "o", I am not sure about this one being von Schrader, any ideas?), Konteradmiral Paul Fanger, Konteradmiral Raul Mewis (ID "n"), Konteradmiral Werner Fuchs, Konteradmiral Wilhelm Canaris, Vizeadmiral Willy von Nordeck (ID "u", Admiral right of "t"), Vizeadmiral Adalbert Schüssler, Charakter als Konteradmiral Ernst Wolf (ID "j"), Charakter als Vizeadmiral Friedrich Götting (ID "6"), Vizeadmiral Georg Reimer, Charakter als Konteradmiral Hans Stohwasser, Charakter als Konteradmiral Hans-Herbert Stobwasser (ID "10", I am not sure about this one being Stobwasser, any ideas?), Vizeadmiral Heinrich Ancker (ID "l", I am not sure about this one being Ancker, any ideas?), Konteradmiral Karl Thäter, Konteradmiral Ing. Kurt Aßmann (ID "k"), Charakter als Vizeadmiral Robert Witthoeft-Emden, Vizeadmiral Siegfried Maßmann, Charakter als Vizeadmiral Thilo von Seebach, Konteradmiral Walter Matthiae, Charakter als Konteradmiral Werner Bettenhäuser, Konteradmiral Ing. Werner Grassmann (ID "p"), Konteradmiral Witold Rother (ID "m"), Konteradmiral Erich Mahrholz, Charakter als Konteradmiral Hans-Hermann Graf von Schweinitz und Krain Freiherr von Kauder, Charakter als Konteradmiral Hasso von Bredow, Charakter als Konteradmiral Kurt Ramien, Konteradmiral Peter Christian Donner, Charakter als Konteradmiral *PLEASE DO CHECK THE PHOTOS BELOW! Many thanks!
  7. Is this the ribbon of the Ritterkreuz des Königlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern? If it is it would help narrow down the search for the identity of this unknown Vizeadmiral. And if you know who this Vizeadmiral is please do share your opinion! Thanks!
  8. What is this award? Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse or Mecklenburg-Schwerin Militärverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse? Or something else? Thanks!
  9. Hello laurentius, do you then think Bartenbach is wearing the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse?
  10. Can you help me identify the awards of Hermann Lorey from his ribbon bar? This is his list of awards I managed to find: Königl. Preuss. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1797-1897 Kolonialdenkmünze mit Spange „Venezuela 1902/03“ Königl. Preuss. Roter Adler-Orden 4. Klasse 1914 EK 2. Klasse 1914 EK 1. Klasse Kaiserl. Türkischer Osmanje-Orden 4. Klasse Kaiserl. Türkischer Medschidiè-Orden 4. Klasse mit Säbeln Kaiserl. Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond Königl. Preuss. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz Marineverwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (1918) Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) 2. Klasse ohne Schwertern Now his ribbon bar: - 1914 EK 2. Klasse - Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer ??? - Königl. Preuss. Roter Adler-Orden 4. Klasse ??? - Kolonialdenkmünze mit Spange „Venezuela 1902/03“ ??? - Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) 2. Klasse ohne Schwertern ??? - Königl. Preuss. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz ??? - Treue Dienst Ehrenzeichen 1. Stufe 40 Jahre ??? - Königl. Preuss. Kaiser Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille 1797-1897 ??? - ??? - ??? - ??? - Kaiserl. Türkischer Eiserner Halbmond ??? - Kaiserl. Türkischer Osmanje-Orden 4. Klasse ???
  11. I agree with your interpretation. It is quite likely Lorey was awarded the Imtiyaz and Liakat medal because he serverd in Turkey during WW1. However do you think it's the Silver or Gold versions?
  12. Andreas, can you please answer on my two questions above? I would greatly appreciate it. Many thanks!
  13. Can we try and ID Schlegel's awards from the last photo please?
  14. Unfortunately this is the best scan we have...
  15. Yes, I saw your post, and I do agree with you. It could be one of the unofficial awards. But you didn't say, is Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse out of the question or also possible? The shape looks similar to me. When I was trying to ID Bartenbach's medal bar, on another forum a memeber said one of the medals is the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse. We can't confirm it with the Rangliste because Bartenbach retired in 1920 and wasn't active again until 1934. So if he recieved the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse it is also quite possible he recieved the 1.Klasse. The 6th medal was identified as the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse. After Oldenburg Friedrich August-Kreuz 2. Klasse (partly covered by it) and before Lübeckisches Hanseatenkreuz.
  16. So, do we all agree it is most likely that the award is the Steckkreuz für Treue Dienste 1st Class from Schaumburg-Lippe? Or... ?
  17. Thank you for your answers guys. What about the Fürstl. Lippisches Kriegsehrenkreuz für Heldenmütige Tat? The thing is, on the photo of Bartenbach I can't see the Laurel wreath (Lorbeerkranz) that is on the Lippe award?
  18. Thank you very much! The unknown ribbon you left out is the Kriegsverdienstkreuz (1939) 2. Klasse ohne Schwertern I'm pretty sure. How sure are you about the 3 ribbons you identified (can I put these awards in my awards list for Lorey)? And also do you think the Liakat and Imtiaz medals are more likely to be the Silver versions instead of Gold (the Gold versions were pretty hard to get)?
  19. Do you have any ideas? Do you at least agree with my identifications?
  20. I'm sorry but this is the best I can do. I think the ribbons are visible good enough.
  21. Does anyone know who this Vizeadmiral might be. Previously I thought he was Wilhelm Souchon but looking at his sleeve insignia, he is clearly a Vizeadmiral and Souchon was an Admiral (promoted in 1918 and this photo was taken in 1936). And also he looks much taller and fatter than Souchon (see 2nd and 3rd photo of Souchon below for comparison). He also wears the Gallipoli Star, so it might help with the identification. Thanks.
  22. I found our man Vizeadmiral Walter Engelhardt On the 2nd photo below you can see he wears the Kommandeurkreuz 2. Klasse des Dannebrogorden, and Engelhardt recieved this award (source Rangliste 1914)
  23. Thank you, I have the 3 volumes of Deutschlands Admirale with photos inside so I might find something there. The thing is, an Admiral could have been awarded the Gallipoli Star even if he didn't serve in Turkey. Otherwise it would be easy to find a Vizeadmiral that served in Turkey during WW1.
  24. Can we try and ID his ribbon bar awards? And what does he wear around the neck?