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About hucks216

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    Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
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    Collecting German Wehrpasse, Soldbucher & Award citations. 'Outside' interests include reading history, watching Ipswich Town FC and the Ipswich Witches speedway team.

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  1. hucks216

    Naval Records

    For pre-1928 RN service records you can search, buy & download them here for a couple of quid: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-service-records-1853-1928/ Other options for later records are listed here: http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/Records_page.htm
  2. Dr Franz Gürtner Born: 26 August 1881 Died: 29 January 1941 Reichsminister der Justiz
  3. Heinrich Müller Born: 07 June 1896 Died: 27 April 1945 - Committed suicide in Potsdam after killing his wife and three children. Highest rank reached: SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Präsident des Landesfinanzamts Köln Präsident des Reichs-Rechnungshofs und der Preußischen Oberrechnungskammer im Potsdam Joined the NSDAP in 1921.
  4. I have no idea I'm afraid although I suppose you could say it is both.
  5. Hadn't thought of that. Could be a possibility.
  6. Nothing wrong with bringing an older topic back to the fore again, especially with the nice examples shown.
  7. A Narvik related Soldbuch is this one to a sailor who served on one of the destroyers and was wounded during the battle. Unfortunately as the Kriegsmarine didn't start issuing SB until June 1941, and by then this sailor was serving on Z-23, it isn't possible to identify what destroyer he was on during the battle. As far as I can find out there are no casualty lists for the ships involved that actually name those wounded. It comes with a colourised image with the cap band having an emblem on it but I haven't been able to identify it to see if it helps narrow down the possibilities.
  8. General der Artillerie Friedrich Fromm Born: 08 Oct 1888 Died: 12 Mar 1945 - executed for his role in 20th July 1944 plot. Highest rank reached: Generaloberst Chef des Allgemeines Heeresamt (OKH) Chef der Heeresruestung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres RK: 13 July 1940
  9. It could certainly bear some weight. I am assuming it was a prop for some sort of play?
  10. Oberleutnant z.See Rudolf Piepenstock Born: 13 Jan 1909 Highest rank reached: Kapitaenleutnant T-196 F-6 Stab F.d.M West Wachoffz M-9 1.Wachoffz 2.Minensuchflottille (M-38) Kommandant 2.Minensuchflottille Chef Maasflottille DKiG: 07 April 1944
  11. You might wish to post this in the German Imperial Document section just in case members there don't frequent the Third Reich section: http://gmic.co.uk/forum/46-germany-imperial-rick-research-lundstrom-forum-for-documentation-and-photographs/
  12. hucks216

    Holtzmann, Robert

    Fantastic, thank you.
  13. Oberst Rudolf-Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff Born: 27 Mar 1905 Died: 27 Jan 1980 Highest rank reached: Generalmajor O3 14.Armee O3 12.Armee Ic XII.Armeekorps Ia 86.Inf.Division Ic Heeresgruppe B Ic Heeresgruppe Mitte Chef Gen.St. LXXXII.Armeekorps Chef Gen.St. 7.Armee RK: 26 Aug 1944 DKiS: 25 Oct 1943 Gersdorff was responsible for supervising the excavation of the murdered Polish officers at Katyn. On 21st March 1943 Gersdorff attempted to assassinate Hitler during the Führer's Zeughaus Berlin visit but had to disarm the explosive devices in his own pockets after Hitler rushed through the exhibition and left within 10 minutes. In 1944 was also responsible for hiding the explosives and fuses that von Stauffenberg would go on to use on 20th July.
  14. Major Robert Holtzmann Stabsoffizier Wehrbezirkskommando Berlin VII Stabsoffizier Wehrbezirkskommando Berlin III
  15. Major Karl Bodenschatz Born: 10 Dec 1890 Died: 25 Aug 1979 Highest rank reached: General der Flieger Chef des Ministeramts des Reichsministers der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshabers der Luftwaffe Verbindungs-Offizier des Generalfeldmarschalls bzw. Reichsmarschalls Goering beim Fuehrer DKiS: 15 June 1942 (Signature on letter dated 1933)