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    Unidentified WW2 Kriegsmarine Signatures

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    Who knows who was the commander of Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung I (http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/MarineArtAbt/MarineArtAbt1.htm) ?


    I Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung was dissolved in August 1939. Although that stamp says that unit name I think the signature belongs to the Kdr of 1. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung. The Kdr of I MAA from 1938 to the unit desolving was Dothias Wiarda. The signature looks like it is saying Stornack but I can not find that name in the Lohmann/Hildebrand volume.

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    it should be Korvettenkapitän Wilhelm Hornack.




    Yep - checking the Lohmann/Hildebrand volume it shows that he was indeed the Kdr of I.Ersatz-MAA from October 1939 to January 1940. Killed on 14th April 1940 during the Norway invasion as Kdr of Marine-Stosstruppabteilung (Kriegschiffe Gruppe 2).

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    On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 21:12, hucks216 said:

    Just out of curiosity, why do you think it is a U-Boat commander? Kapitän zur See is too high a rank for a U-Boat commander and possibly too high for a U-Boat Flotilla commander, especially wartime.

    Maybe I'm wrong , but whoever she signed up for?

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    On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 17:47, r_men said:

    Hello,can you recognize the signatute of the picture.

    Whish submatine commander is



    maybe these pictures will help to recognize the signature



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    I have a Feldpost letter posten in Memel April 1942, by a Kapitänleutnant with a name of ?  von Bischotti ? Or ?

    the Feldpostnumber is M03184 but on the front i looks like M06121 ? 
    I Know that it was a Uboat base in Memel , but of course he could have been anything in Kriegsmarine. 



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    Can anyone recognise these two Kriegsmarine signatures. If they stayed in the navy for WW-2 I would imagine that they would have been promoted at least once or twice, but they could have just as easily been retired.


    Signature one is for a Korvettenkapitän in Kommando Sperrschule in 1934. It looks like it could start with a 'von'.





    Signature two is for a Korvettenkapitän and Kommandeur I.Schiffsstammabteilung der Ostsee in 1937.





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