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    he seems to have left the artillery and joined the Luftstreitkräfte as he sports the Beobachter Abzeichen (observer-badge). As I don´t know much about medals, the EKI is the only other award I am certain of.


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    Hi Matt,

    from the Rangliste 1914

    Kronenorden 4 mit Schwertern


    ( Südwestafrika Denkmünze mit Gefechtsspangen ) not mentioned in the Rangliste, but on the photo

    Ritterkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern des Sachsen - Ernestinischen Hausordens

    Kind regards

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    Resuscitating an old topic because there seems to be little out there on Geibel.


    Lothar Geibel (2.8.1880-23.11.1957) was a Prussian Generalmajor der Landespolizei in 1933. I do not know what, if any, positions he held in the Third Reich. He is listed as a "Pol.Gen.a.D." in the Berlin address books from 1937 onwards. At least one on-line resource has confused him with SS-Brigadeführer Paul Otto Geibel. Is Lothar, in fact, in the SS/Polizei reference books mentioned up-thread?


    Regarding the decorations, he added a wartime Ritterkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern (EH3aX) of the Ernestine House Order to his colonial Ritterkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwertern (EH3bX). Its ribbon appears to be that worn on the buttonhole under the EK2 ribbon.

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