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I have that photo of a Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander from 1940

It has a dedication on the back:

" Meinem lieben Dr. Albacher (???) in treuem Gedenken.

22.3.-25.10.1940

A. Wittmann

Obstlt. u. Rgt. Kdr. "

Photo was made at Hall in Tirol which is in Austria.

There was a Generalleutnant August Wittmann who was later commander of the 1st Gebirgsdivision.

It could be him.

Does anybody has a photo from the Generalleutnant to compare with ?

Kind regards

Robert

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Robert,

that is the later Generalleutnant August Wittmann.

This from the Biblio Gebirgsj?ger Knight's Cross series.

Regards

Glenn

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Hi Uwe and Glenn,

thanks a lot for the help here.

Comparing the photos I am almost 100 % sure that it is the same person, a bit younger on my photo of course, but when you look at the photo on Uwe's link, that's him.

About the signature, it is different yes, but not too far away. Probably he changed his signature in those 5 years and got used to have a certain style with signing documents, maybe compared to writing dedications.

What also fits, is the location of my photo, Hall in Tirol, where he sure was a regimental commander of a mountain unit in 1940 and the fact that his rank is also likely in 1940.

Uwe, right about Fr. and not Dr. - and Allescher is also correct.

Thanks again

Robert

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Just read in the italian text that he was promoted to Oberstleutnant in 1940 and held the command of the Gebirgs-Artillerie-Rgt. 95. The 5. Gebirgsdivision was established in November 1940 in the Tyrolian area. That makes sense.

Robert

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Very very BAD photo, Robert!!! NOT wearing his ribbon bar!!!! :shame:

:cheeky:

I don't find an officer named Allescher-- so I wonder if that was his Bursche?

Of peculiar note: that appears to be his EK1-- pin stuck through his top shirt collar button for the overcoat photo?--rather than his Ritterkreuz--

there is no suspension loop nor room for a ring as worn there! :Cat-Scratch:

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