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When examining this photo I recently acquired, can someone confirm if this is the later Generalleutnant Josef Reichert? So far, I have been unable to find another picture to compare. Furthermore, I cannot find Infanterie-Regiment 20 in the following career list, hence my concern if this is really Josef Reichert:


Josef Reichert was already Oberst in August 1937, when in command of Infanterie-Regiment 6. This picture must date before that time, judging by the caption on the reverse.

Hopefully someone will be able to assist and/or confirm...

Thank you,


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Reichert was promoted to Oberstleutnant on 1 February 1935. His hat insignia is of the circa 1934/35 type. Oddly enough, his tunic is tailored M1936 style (the number of front buttons and pocket flaps) yet he still has the old style collar color, not dark green.

Wehrmacht long service awards were first awarded en masse on 1 October 1936, so your photo dates between 1 February 1935 and 30 September 1936. He was the only officer named Reichert in the Reichsheer.

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