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  1. Andreas, Soweit ich feststellen kann, gab es keinen Offizier namens Meißner mit einer Verbindung zur Kraftfahrtruppen in 1914. Weder einen preußischen, württembergischen, sächsischen, bayerischen, noch aktiv, Reserve oder Landwehr. Es gab nur 2 Offiziere der Reichswehr im Range eines Hauptmanns oder höher namens Meißner. Einer war 1923-1925 Hptm./Major im 10. Inf. R., 1926 b. Komdtr. d. Tr.Üb.Pl. Königsbrück und 1927-1928 Batl. Kom. im 10. Inf. R.. Der zweite war 1923 Hptm. u. Lehr. a.d. Art. Sch. Andy
  2. Albert Schmeckebier, Gefreiter in d. 1. Feld Pion. Komp. des 3. Armee Korps was awarded the EKII.
  3. I believe that is the signature of General der Flieger Rudolf BOGATSCH 01.02.39-16.05.42 Befehlshaber d. Heeresfliegerverbände, General d. Luftwaffe beim Oberbefehlshaber d. Heeres u. Inspekteur d. Aufklärungsflieger/ RLM Andy
  4. Nicolas, Here is his career Andy Arthur Gaede (12.02-1881-??) 1940 Major a.D., Berlin W 15, Meierottostr. 6 1925 Major a.D., Berlin-Steglitz, Humboldtstr. 13, an d. Dresdener Bank 03.04.20 m. Char. als Major u.d. Erlaubn. z. Tr. d. Unif. d. Inf. R. 42 verabsch. 1914/18 Komp. Führ. Res. Inf. R. 9, Führ. III./Ers. Inf. R. Königsberg I (später Inf. R. 377), II./Inf. R. 372 u. I./Landw. Inf. R. 78 01.10.13-02.08.14 b. St. III./Inf. R. 42 (Greifswald) 1913-01.10.13 in 8./Gren. R. 3 (Königsberg) 1912 in 9./Gren. R. 3 (Braunsberg) 1910-1911 in 6./Gren. R. 3 (Königsberg) 1909 in 5./Gren. R. 3 (Königsberg) 01.10.07-1908 in 4./Gren. R. 3 (Königsberg) [04.08.06 b. Fettkluft schw. verw.] 16.08.05-30.09.07 in 1. Feld Regt. d. Schutztr. f. SWA 1905-15.08.05 k.z. Dienstl. b. Pion. B. 9 1904 in 7./Inf. R. 84 (Hadersleben) 1902-1903 in 3./Inf. R. 84 (Schleswig) 17.10.99-1901 in 4./Inf. R. 84 (Schleswig) 17.10.99 Leutn. 27.01.99 Fähnr. 01.05.98 als Fahnenj. in Inf. R. 84 eingetr. Hptm. 01-10-13 N44n Oberlt. 17-09-09 D17d Leutn. 17-10-99 Tt
  5. Nicolas, You are very welcome. It is unfortunate that history tends to gloss over the contributions of those who did not serve on the front lines. Efforts of men such as Strehle to produce and improve the weapons and ammunition vital to the war effort are largely ignored. However, awards such as those he received show the importance of their work to those who understood their true value. Congratulations on a very nice set of bars!!! Andy
  6. I just read a PM which chided me for not responding to a post. Here then is my response: Your initial response did not answer the question I posed, which was, why did a Leibregiment not have a sovereign as its "Chef" as you claimed. Kindly grant me the consideration that I know why IR 117 and others were named the way there were. Nevertheless, thank you for personally invalidating your earlier statement that Leibregimenter were so named because a sovereign was their "Chef" A Großherzogin, be it a wife or mother, was no sovereign. In order to avoid such issues in the future, perhaps use qualifying statements such as "generally speaking" or "in most instances." Sweeping generalizations do nothing to further an accurate understanding of history.
  7. Nicolas, Here is his short pre-war career. Sorry, nothing definitive about his wartime service, though, as Daniel said, he served with WUMBA, like the vast majority of those officers within the "technischen Instituten" Andy Robert Strehle (10.05.1879-??) 22.03.14-1914 Verwaltungsmitglied d. Feuerw. Lab. i. Siegburg 01.10.08-22.03.14 k.z. Dienstl. b. Feuerw. Lab. i. Siegburg 01.10.05-30.09.08 k.z. Militärtechn. Akad. 27.01.02-01.10.05 in 6./Feldart. R. 67 (Bischweiler) 27.01.02 Leutn. 23.03.01 Fähnr. Hptm. 08-10-14 S16s* Oberlt. 27-01-11 L8l Leutn. 27-01-02 Kk *ern. 22-03-14
  8. Laurentius, I am confident that is Karl Friedrich von Winterberger. He began his military career in the Großherzogl. Sächs. Inf. R. and then joined IR 59 in 1867. His last assignment was as commander of Landw. Bez. Weilburg (15.05.1883-15.11.1887). He was born in Weimar on 09.03.1833 and died 12.09.1920 in Weilburg. Glenn beat me to the punch! Andy
  9. If this is the case, please explain to me why in 1914 Inf. R. 117 was named "Infanterie Leibregiment Großherzogin?" She was certainly not the sovereign of Hessen, and why was Inf. R. 115 named "Leibgarde Infanterie Regiment" with the Großherzog of Hessen as its "Chef?" Andy
  10. Hermann, Here are a few dates to help with your research. Andy Karl Leichenstern (29.03.1847-30.11.1924) 01.04.01-16.05.02 Kom. d. 10. Inf. Brig. [01.04.01 Nummertausch] 02.06.99-01.04.01 Kom. d. 8. Inf. Brig. 17.07.96-02.06.99 Kom. d. 10. Inf. R. 1871 in 5. Jäg. B. Gen.Maj. 02-06-99 Oberst 17-07-96 Oberstlt. 12-04-94 Major 19-12-88 Hptm. 30-11-79 Prem.Lt. 01-08-66 Sek.Lt. 20-05-66
  11. Chris, I think this is Munich. in 1914 there was a Bankhaus Sigmund Klopfer (name on the sign on the building to the left) in Münich at Schützenstrasse 7. Schützenstraße led/leads directly to the Hauptbahnhof, which would certainly be a destination for these guys. Not that it matters, but I lived about two blocks from here for several years not that long ago and am rather familiar with the area. Andy
  12. Gents, In the 1935 list of Ergänzungs Offiziere you'll find this entry. The same holds true for the 1939 Stellenbestzung. This could be your man. Breithülen is in Württemberg. Andy Name Rang Stelle RDA Müller, von Major (E) Vorst. d. Remonteamts Breithülen 01.06.1934
  13. Nicolas, Here is his short career: Andy Paul Seeler (30.10.1879-11.10.1914) 11.10.14 b. Urbantatschen gef. 02.08.14-11.10.14 Führ. 2./Res. Inf. R. 5 04.07.14-02.08.14 b. St. F./Gren. R. 5 (Danzig) 19.06.14-04.07.14 überz. Hptm. in Füs. R. 90 01.10.13-19.06.14 in 10./Füs. R. 90 (Rostock) 17.12.08-01.10.13 Adj. d. Füs. R. 90 (Rostock) 1906-17.12.08 Adj. II./Füs. R. 90 (Wismar) 1905 in 6./Füs. R. 90 (Wismar) 18.08.00-1904 in 3./Füs. R. 90 (Rostock) 18.08.00 Leutn. 16.11.99 Fähnr. Hptm. 19-06-14 Oberlt. 27-01-10 N11n Leutn. 18-08-00 Z8z
  14. Hello Claudio, As usual, your taste in bars is exquisite! As I have said before, a bar this nice deserves to have its original owner identified as fully as possible. So, here is his Wichard's pre-war career. Andy Wichard Winkelmann (25.01.1871-29.01.1940) 29.01.40 in Hannover gest. 18.04.13-1914 Adj. d. 9. Fest. Insp. (Graudenz), v. 2. Ing. Insp. 19.07.11-18.04.13 z. Fortif. Dienst in Cöln v. 4. Ing. Insp. [27.01.09 PRAO4mKr] [00.02.08 SE4] [00.10.07 SLH3] 27.01.07-19.07.11 Chef 4./Pion. B. 10 (Minden) 24.04.04-27.01.07 in 4./Pion. B. 10 (Minden) 17.05.02-24.04.04 z. Fortif. Dienst in Metz v. 4. Ing. Insp. 1901-17.05.02 in 1./Pion. B. 3 (Spandau) 01.10.98-1900 in 4./Pion. B. 3 (Spandau) 01.10.97-30.09.98 k.z. Dienstl. b. Gren. R.12 01.10.95-00.07.97 k.z. Art. u. Ing. Sch. 18.04.93-01.10.95 in 2./Pion. B. 3 (Torgau) 18.04.93 Sek.Lt. 18.08.92 Port. Fähnr. 09.01.92 in Pion. B. 3 eingetr. 25.01.71 in Gardelegen geb. Major 18-04-16 U Hptm. 27-01-10 Cc* Oberlt. 22-04-02 M3m** Leutn. 18-04-93 Aa *ern. 27-01-07 **ern. 15-12-00
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