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Born 1891. Bavarian Pionier Bn 1

Leutnant 1913 vorpatentiert (after war started probably) 29.10.12

Oberleutnant 17.1.17

EK1,2, BMV4X, MK2. ,--- odd, that last, suggesting long war service under Bav Inf Rgt 21 (?).

to Reichsheer

Hauptmann 1.1.23 #2

In 1924 Commander 13. (MW)/IR 20.

Gone by 1928-- ? dead, ? gone to Lipetsk? Gone to China?

Not an army or air force General, and I can't sort him out among potential later non-General no 1st name Wachters since his branch of service may have changed.

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I have no idea who or what "Spires" is.

Rick,

David N. Spires authored "Image and Reality, the making of the German Officer, 1921-1933", published by Greenwood Press 1984. It deals with officer selection, training, promotions, retirements etc.

Regards

Glenn

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Rick,

David N. Spires authored "Image and Reality, the making of the German Officer, 1921-1933", published by Greenwood Press 1984. It deals with officer selection, training, promotions, retirements etc.

Regards

Glenn

Yup- that's it.

Most useful for the "secret 1920s officers assigned to airforce training" etc. lists.

Interestingly there is an obit. in 1930 on the NY Times listing that may be him. I refuse to pay the $5 so can't see the whole thing. He was young to have been aD.

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