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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

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He is listed as Hptm.a.D. Otto Heinrich Haehner in the 1930 Berlin Adreßbuch. In DeZeng and Stankey's list of Luftwaffe officers, they have him as "Hähner, Otto-Heinrich".

27.1.08 Lt.d.R.
21.2.15 OLt.d.R., z.Zt. im Ers./FußAR 10
26.6.17 Hptm.d.R. mit Pat. v. 15.6.17

He is listed as a Bankbeamter in Straßburg in the 1911 directory of reserve and Landwehr officers.  He is not in the 1926 Mitglieder-Verzeichnis of the FußAR 10 Offizier-Vereinigung.

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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

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That makes sense. I just quickly checked the 1911 Beurlaubtenstand RL, but didn't check further. Still surprising he was not in the Offizier-Vereinigung, but he may have been living in France or the Rhineland at the time and was prevented by French authorities.

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Gunnar, one addition to the above. In the history of the Landwehrkorps, Haehner is listed as an OLt.d.R. and Beobachter in 1916, serving in FFA 64, attached to the 4.Landwehr-Division. 

The commander of FFA 64 at the time is listed as Hptm. Pohl. Do you know whether this is Walter Pohl from IR 136?

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Hi Dave

Yes, it is Walter Pohl from earlier IR 136. Walter was the first commander FFA 64 which he lead to late 1916. He have an BAMA file which I have checked. He also had an background in the Air Force pre-War which made his "status" little higher.

The last known date I have for Haehner in FFA 64 is July 1916.

Gunnar

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Thanks!

These are the other FFA 64 officers listed for whom I don't have a first name. I'm not even sure of the last names, as the book has a lot of typos in the last names.

• Arndt, ____, Lt., Beob. FFA 64
• Burgdorff, ____, Lt., Beob. FFA 64
• Foerster, ____ v., Lt., Beob. FFA 64
• Reimund, ____, Lt.d.L. I, Flugzg.Fhr. FFA 64
• Unger, ____, OLt., Offz.z.b.V. FFA 64

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Hi Dave

Lt Arndt is probably named Dietrich and named in the loss lists, eventually he have an file in Berlin

Lt Burgdorff is a new name for me, it existed an Obstlt Heinrich Burgdorf born 1881 who served in the Luftwaffe, but different spelling and rather old..

Lt Hans-Heinrich von Foerster from IR 24 did later became an leader of an Bomber-unit.

Reimund is a new name for me and tricky to find.

Germann Unger from IR 67 with two n in first name is often mis-spelled, he later became an General in Luftwaffe.

Gunnar

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