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Hi !

I need more infos about

Oberst (Colonel) in 1944 - Robert Thelen (* 23.3.1884 in Nürnberg)

Thelen served in the Reichsluftfahrtministerium in Berlin

between 1935-1944 as a constructor.

1944: retired - later died in GDR.

Would be good, to see a photo of him in uniform.

Which decorations did he earn between 1935 - 44 ?

I would bet in WW2: KVK, Wehrmacht LSM/LSC and may be flower medal(s.)

Thanks for help!

 

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I can't find any mention of him in the Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries. It might be worth contacting the Bundesarchiv to see if they will provide you with a copy of his service file.

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Hi thanks a lot.

May be the personnel was "secret" - because of the experiments of the RLM (?)

Does anybody have a Luftwaffe Rankliste ?

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A Luftwaffe rank listing won't shed any light as they have very minimal details, usually just the name and date of seniority. I have the 1944 one and it is next to useless for finding out any further details. If he was a Luftwaffe 'Beamte' rather than a serving military officer then he won't be listed in the ranks of actual Luftwaffe officers.

What makes you think he was doing secret experimental work for the RLM?

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Your best option would be to contact Bundesarchiv and see if they will give you his service file.

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