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Gentlemen,

I came across this Kriegsmarine portrait on the Internet. Any idea who he is?

He has quite a long ribbon bar (10 place) but no Wehrmacht long service awards.

Best wishes,

Matt

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The ribbons I see are:

-Iron Cross

-Hohenzollern House Order

-Saxon Albert Order???

-Hamburg Hanseatic Cross???

-Bremen Hanseatic Cross

-Lubeck Hanseatic Cross

-Honour Cross 1914-1918

-???

-???

-???

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This Viceadmiral was identified as Admiral Werner Fuschs but for me the ribbon bar doesn't fit.

I went through Biblios books of Deutschlands Admirale 1849-1945 and my findings are that this also could be:

- Admiral Hermann Densch

- Admiral Willy Nordeck

- Viceadmiral Otto Feige

- Viceadmiral Siegfried Massmann

- Viceadmiral Robert Withoeft-Emden

but I don't have any good pics to compare with.

Cheers,

Lado

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Hello Lado,

Many thanks for your reply.

I agree; Admiral Fuchs does not fit. I have did some searching on the Officers you have suggested. Here is what I have found.

- Admiral Hermann Densch (he did not have the Bremen Hanseatic Cross)

- Admiral Willy Nordeck (had no WW1 German awards other than the Iron Cross 2nd Class)

- Admiral z.V Otto Feige (held rank of Char. Admiral by 1937 & did not have the HOHx)

- Vizeadmiral Siegfried Maβmann (I can find no information on his awards)

- Vizeadmiral Robert Withoeft-Emden (I can find no information on his awards)

Best wishes

Matt

Edited by M Hunter

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I would think ity is VA Franz Wieting and that the third ribbon is the Baden lion and nit the sax-albert. What do others think?

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I agree with Paul C

Rangliste 1924:

KzS Wieting: RA-Orden m.Schl.u,Schw; EK1; DA-Kreuz; Baden: O.v.Zähr. Löwen RK 3. Kl m.schw.; Meckl-Schw. Mil-Verdienstkr. 2. Kl.; Hanseatenkreuz Bremen, u. Lübeck; Braunschweig, Komdt.

Klt Witthoeft: EK1

Wieting had no effective command, he was pensioned 31-03-1927 (Rear-Admiral) and recalled 24-05-1939; honorary promotion as VAdm on 01-02-1942, and discharged 28-02-1942.

12-05-41 / 30-11-41, employed as Oberwerftdirektor (Dock Yard Supervisor - a typical position for a re-called Admiral) at the KM-Werft La Pallice (France)

01-12-41 / 28-02-42, supernumerary to the C-in-C Naval Station Baltic

Edited by Odulf

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On 22. 12. 2011. at 03:02, Odulf said:

I agree with Paul C

 

Rangliste 1924:

 

KzS Wieting: RA-Orden m.Schl.u,Schw; EK1; DA-Kreuz; Baden: O.v.Zähr. Löwen RK 3. Kl m.schw.; Meckl-Schw. Mil-Verdienstkr. 2. Kl.; Hanseatenkreuz Bremen, u. Lübeck; Braunschweig, Komdt.

 

Klt Witthoeft: EK1

 

Wieting had no effective command, he was pensioned 31-03-1927 (Rear-Admiral) and recalled 24-05-1939; honorary promotion as VAdm on 01-02-1942, and discharged 28-02-1942.

12-05-41 / 30-11-41, employed as Oberwerftdirektor (Dock Yard Supervisor - a typical position for a re-called Admiral) at the KM-Werft La Pallice (France)

01-12-41 / 28-02-42, supernumerary to the C-in-C Naval Station Baltic

Could you please write the full names of these awards: RA-Orden m.Schl.u,Schw; EK1; DA-Kreuz; Baden: O.v.Zähr. Löwen RK 3. Kl m.schw.; Meckl-Schw. Mil-Verdienstkr. 2. Kl.; Hanseatenkreuz Bremen, u. Lübeck; Braunschweig, Komdt.

I can't really figure out all of them. Thank you!

Edited by Kriegsmarine Admiral

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