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Chris Boonzaier

Fantastic I.R. 88 EK2+1 combination

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Hello Chris!

Very interesting papers!

Walter Rogge was commander from 18.2.15-8.10.18

But why were the documents dated in march 1916, although he recieved the crosses in sept. 14 and march 15?

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3 hours ago, The Prussian said:

But why were the documents dated in march 1916, although he recieved the crosses in sept. 14 and march 15?

Hi,

for many years I had advanced the theory that there must have been an order in 1916 that recipients were to recieve Preliminary documents as there was a hugs wave of documents in early 1916 for awards made in 1914-15. Wernitz managed to dig up info confirming this in his book.

The Germans had planned a standard postwar award document as had happened in 1813 and 1870, so many units did not issue docs at the beginning of the war (although many others did on their own initiative) then in 1916 orders came down that all units should.... which is what happened here.

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Hi Chris,

very nice! Do you know whether Fw Gonschoreck ´s deeds were mentioned in the regimental history? He seems to have survived the war.

GreyC

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Hi,

unfortunately not, there are 2-3 pages about the fight at Champien, but no mention. I think if he had been an Lt. he would have gotten a mention....

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Hi Chris,

or if he had gotten killed. So maybe good for him he wasn´t mentioned.;).

GreyC

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Hello!

Thankjs for the explanations!

UI found two Karl G. in the casualty lists, but none in IR88. Maybe later he served withanother unit?

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