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  1. Oberleutnant Ulrich Winneberger Born: 15 Dec 1912 Highest ranked reached: Major Chef 14./Inf.Rg 61 Führer Verb.St.d.Franz.Legion Gen.St. XXXXI Gebirgskorp 8.Gen.St Lehrgang Berlin O2 718.Infanterie-Division Ia 118.Jäger-Division Qu.1 Gen.St 16.Armee
  2. Oberstleutnant Otto Höhne Born: 30 Apr 1895 Died: 29 Nov 1969 Highest rank reached: Generalmajor Kdr III/Kg-254 Kdt. Fl.H. Fritzlar Kdr I/KG-254 Kdr I/KG-54 Kdr KG-54 Kdr Luftkriegschule 4 Kdt. Fl.H.Kdtr A(o) 12/VII RK: 05 Sep 1940
  3. Hauptmann der Polizei Gerhard Konsierke Chef 3./Pol.Btl 319 Kdr II/SS-Pol.Rgt 26
  4. Major der Polizei Fritz-Karl Wirths Born: 22 Mar 1895 Highest rank reached: Oberstleutnant Kommandeur Pol.Btl 171 Kommandeur der Schutzpolizei Kiel
  5. Hauptmann der Polizei Ernst-August Falk Born: 19 May 1917 Executed 30 Jan 1946 (Soviet PoW October 1944) Also held the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer. Zugführer 4./Pol.Btl 112 Zugführer 3./Pol.Btl 111 Chef 1./Pol.Btl 111 Leiter eines Hilfspolizeilehrgangs für Volksdeutsche Chef 8./SS-Pol.Rgt 26 Kdr II/SS-Pol.Rgt 26
  6. Kapitänleutnant Hans-Walter Buch Born: 11 Jan 1912 Highest rank reached: Kapitän zur See (Bundeswehr) II Wachoffizier Z-11 'Bernd von Arnim' Marine-Bataillon 'Arnim' (Narvik) I Wachoffizier Z-29 Kdr Torpedoboote 'Falke' Kdr Torpedoboote T-30 Kdr Torpedoboote T-35 Führer der Torpedobootsgruppe 'Finnenbusen' Post-War: Kdr 'Z-4' Kdr des 3. Zerstörergeschwaders (m.W.d.G.b., zugleich Kdr 'Z-4') Kdr des Kommandos der Troßschiffe/4. Fregattengeschwader/Einsatzflottille 2 Chef des 'DDG Project Management' DKiG: 08 Aug 1944
  7. Oberstleutnant Maximilian Kindsmüller Born: 20 Oct 1894 Died: 17 Aug 1943 - KIA Highest rank reached: Oberst Kdr Erg.Btl.Inf.Rgt.19 Kdr I/Inf.Rgt.468 Kdr Inf.Rgt.437 Divs.Führer 132.Inf.Division DKiG: 26 Dec 1941
  8. Based on the FpNr and what is on the grave marker he was serving with a shore unit when he was killed, 31.Schiffcstammabteilung, which is also confirmed by the signature of Georg Schneider who commanded that unit for the duration of its existence. That unit was based in the Baltic States. He isn't listed in the Volksbund so it is possible that his body was eventually sent home for a family burial.
  9. Here is an interesting (to me at least) Wehrpass to an eventual Hauptmann who served in KG-254 & KG-54 and rose to the position of Staffelkapitän and then Gruppenkommandeur before going missing in Russia in 1941. The campaign listings give a breakdown of his missions by number and it shows that he flew 4 missions during the invasion of Poland in 1939 and was awarded the EK II, and was also wounded in November 1939 for which he got the Black Wound Badge. At this time KG-54 were flying He-III bombers. He flew this type of bomber in the invasion of France in 1940 during which he flew 12 missions as Staffelkapitän of 3./KG-54 and on one of them his aircraft was attacked by RAF Hurricane fighters near Arras in the afternoon of 19th May. The aircraft was damaged and two men were wounded with Flieger Ogait dying in hospital the next day. For his service in France he received the EK I. During the Battle of Britain and The Blitz that followed he continued to fly as Staffelkapitän but in August & September 1940 during the height of the Battle of Britain he was temporarily appointed as Gruppenkommandeur of II/KG-54 and during this phase of the war he flew 25 missions over the UK. In December 1940 he went back to the position of Staffelkapitän, this time of 10./KG-54, before being officially appointed as a Gruppenkommandeur of IV/KG-54. Although this was the training unit of KG-54 that helped aircrews to bed in and learn the tactics of the bomber wing (a sort of Operational Training Unit) he did still see action in the invasion of Russia in 1941 by flying on a number of occasions with I & II/KG-54, which by now were flying Ju-88's. On 10th October 1941 the Gruppenkommandeur of I/KG-54, Hauptmann Freimann, was taken prisoner after his aircraft was brought down and Widmann found himself assigned as his replacement. However his time as Gruppenkommandeur only lasted 2 weeks as on the 25th October 1941, while attacking railway lines near Bylegorod, his aircraft disappeared without trace. The reason for the loss of Ju-88 B3+CB (WkNr 8665) was reported as unknown and the crew of Widmann, Lt Müngersdorff, Fw Bäcker & OFw Michaelis have been Missing in Action ever since. The last signature on page 29 is that of future KG-54 Geschwaderkommodore and RKT, Otto Höhne.
  10. Thank you for that snippet.That is interesting and may well also explain why so many WW-2 examples survived as such procedures would of been overtaken by the collapse of the Third Reich.
  11. Does it state anything about what happens when they complete their service, such as hand it back or keep it? There must be some explanation for the distinct lack of examples seen.
  12. Thank you, I've seen that set but what I meant was for the WW-1 era. WW-2 era General/Admiral examples are pretty common, even the Soldbuch of Hitler's Naval Adjutant is available if you have the money for it and it is a lot more then the von Obstfelder set.
  13. Well, to put the question another way what is the highest ranked Soldbuch or Militärpaß someone has seen?
  14. But that might be because they don't carry a record of their service around with them during their service time whereas a Soldbuch was carried on their person at all times and the Militärpaß was kept at a HQ. But if they were handed in and archived were the majority destroyed during any one of the Allied bombing raids?
  15. This is just a question to satisfy my curiosity. Maybe I am looking in the wrong places and being a TR paperwork collector that is entirely possible but do WW-1 Soldbücher or Militärpaße exist in collections or come on the market for high ranking officers? I am not looking to buy any but in the past few years I have seen tons of TR related General rank related equivalents but not one for a WW-1 General/Admiral ranked officer. Were they even issued such a thing (I would imagine so as they obviously didn't start off as a General) or did they hand it in when they reached a certain rank and get issued something else? Same goes for major Naval units - do any ever appear for sailors who served on the heavy units at battles such as Jutland, Dogger Bank, the coastal raids etc?
  16. If you are still interested in the Wolf are you aware of this Militärpaß that is available.. SMS Wolf
  17. The one on the bottom left is the Medaille für den Italienisch-Deutschen Feldzug in Afrika. The one on the right of the middle row is a Bundeswehr sports award.
  18. Or she might ask/demand to have the citation returned to her.
  19. I must admit that I was surprised that he still discounted it after learning of the signature but fair play to him for doing so. I wonder if this particular man was aware of the conspiracy overtones in the Abwehr and considering the signature he obviously had contact with certain members of it, and if so what were his feelings towards it and were those feelings reinforced after seeing what happened at Dulag 121 or was he completely in the dark about everything (maybe he was viewed as untrustworthy by the conspirators) and Dulag 121 just strengthened his beliefs in favour of the regime?
  20. I saw this listed. Very nice item with a historical significance both for the signature and the man's postings.
  21. Don't think it is a flotilla emblem, at least not U-boat flotilla. Could be a U-Boat emblem but over 800 U-Boats had emblems so narrowing it down could be difficlut. Alternatively it cold be the emblem chosen by a Cadet course after they had joined the Kriegsmarine. Here is a list of the U-Boats that are known to have had an emblem... http://www.uboat.net/special/emblems/listing_boats.html
  22. Try getting hold of a copy of Schnellboote by Lawrence Paterson. It's on Amazon and is in English. But to be honest, the website I posted a link to earlier goes into more depth than any book on the subject I know. S-188 belonged to 4.Schnellbooteflottille.
  23. Look in the top left corner of the EK citation - that could well be his E-Boat (S-188). While the KM didn't always type the man's unit like the Heer did, they did often write the unit in the top corner in pencil. Taken from the link I posted previously (I've put in bold & underlined the two relevant parts, i.e. the date and the boat mentioned)... During the night 09./10.06.1944 the boats had the same orders. The 5. and the 9. SFltl, however, were stuck in an escort circle off Cape Barfleur, while the 4. SFltl could lay mines on the convoy route and was involved in fights with destroyers. "S 188" reported a toprdo hit on a ferry of 5000 BRT. "S 172" and "S 187" reported hits on two freighters of 2000 BRT each. "S 190" and "S 180" transfered from Vlissingen to Boulogne with the 8. SFltl. In so doing "S 190" took a mine hit, which caused no harm to her personnel and no leakage. But the boat had to be docked, that is why the unit went to Rotterdam. The 2. SFltl reported the sinking of two freighters of 900 and 1500 BRT respectively and entered the harbour of Le Havre. S-188 was sunk on 14th June 1944 in Le Havre... During the night 13./14.06.1944 the boats were again to attack the landing fleet, the 5. and the 9. SFltl were to sail to Cherbourg afterwards because of the concentration of boats on Le Havre. Wind from northwest with force seven forced the boats of the 4., 5., and 9. SFltl to call off the operation and to return to Le Havre. The radio traffic was intercepted and decifered and the Allied attacked the boats in the evening of the 14.06.1944 by 221 Lancaster-bombera escorted by fighters and Mosquitos. 14 S-boats ("S 84", "S 100", "S 138", "S 142", "S 143", "S 144", "S 146", "S 150", "S 169", "S 171", "S 172", "S 173", "S 187", "S 188") and three of the four torpedoboats in harbour were sunk, only "S 167" escaped by leaving harbour. He could of got the EK II for a single act or more likely for a combination of missions and surviving the sinking. EK's weren't just awarded for acts of bravery. They could also be awarded as a percentage, i.e. such & such unit is to award 10% of their men with an EK II and 2% with an EK I.
  24. The research keeps getting better. With that IWM record you'll be able to trace his WW-1 service and experiences.
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