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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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