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Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Homer martin on 30 Dec 2008 01:30

and what he did after the war from 1945-1967.
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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Pitino on 30 Dec 2008 04:51

Homer martin wrote:and what he did after the war from 1945-1967.


Homer,
Watch Hitler's Bodyguards on the Military Channel every Friday night from (8:00pm-10:00pm). There is something about Gesche on just about every show.
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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Georg on 30 Dec 2008 11:51

this is available in the Bundesarchiv:

SS-Obersturmbannführer Bruno Gesche, Begleitkommando des Führers.- Degradierung zum SS-Unterscharführer sowie Einweisung in die Brigade Dirlewanger zur "Bewährung am Feind", Befehl des Reichsführers-SS vom 20. Dez.1944 (Abschrift)
Interessting

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Pitino on 30 Dec 2008 12:03

Georg wrote:this is available in the Bundesarchiv:

SS-Obersturmbannführer Bruno Gesche, Begleitkommando des Führers.- Degradierung zum SS-Unterscharführer sowie Einweisung in die Brigade Dirlewanger zur "Bewährung am Feind", Befehl des Reichsführers-SS vom 20. Dez.1944 (Abschrift)
Interessting

//Georg



I know his friendship with Hitler went way back . Himmler did not like him and was constantly trying to get rid of him, but Hitler usually saved him. He was well known for his troubles with alcohol and that is what usually got him into trouble. Himmler finally got rid of him during the war and he was sent to the Russian Front , but after some time Hitler brought him back to his old Post. Late in the war Himmler got rid of him for good and he finished the war in Italy. He survived the war!!
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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Max Williams on 30 Dec 2008 13:49

Have you tried the search facility? There are several entries for Gesche. Here's one viewtopic.php?f=38&t=104232&p=924395&hilit=gesche#p924395
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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Homer martin on 30 Dec 2008 21:14

Max the person needing the information, needs hi post war information.
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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Pitino on 03 Jan 2009 23:33

Homer martin wrote:Max the person needing the information, needs hi post war information.


Homer,
This is not post-war info on Gesche, but it is good info!!
Bruno Gesche
-1922- Joined the NSDAP at 17 years old
-He was a natural brawler
-He was cross-eyed and that is why Hitler did not make him his chauffeur
-1927-Left the SA to join the SS
-February 1932- Was 1 of 8 men to form Hitler's Elite Bodyguard Escort
-May 1934- Appointed Commander of Hitler's Elite Bodyguard Escort
-1938- Made to sign a no drinking claus by Himmler
-April 1942- Threatened another SS officer with a pistol during a drinking binge and Himmler relieved him from command and sent him for basic Army training
-Served with a Waffen-SS Panzer Division on the Russian Front and was wounded
-December 1942- Ordered back to Hitler's HQ and Hitler appointed him back to his old position
-December 1944- Demoted once again by Himmler and sent to the 16th SS Division
-Served during their long retreat through Slovenia, Italy, and Hungary
-Survived the war

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Homer martin on 05 Jan 2009 00:37

Thanks Pitino,

Was very interest to me and the person needing the information.
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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Marcus Wendel on 10 Mar 2009 18:19

Pitino wrote:Served with a Waffen-SS Panzer Division on the Russian Front and was wounded


Do you know which unit he served with?

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Pitino on 11 Mar 2009 03:00

Marcus,
I am not positive of the correct answer so I don't want to give you wrong info, but I am pretty sure the unit was named in one of the episodes of "Hitler's Boddyguards". As soon as I catch the right episode on again I will send it to you if you do not already have it. Sorry!!!

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Walküre on 14 Dec 2009 21:29

Hi Marcus,

Just in case you have yet to receive a reply to your question, please see the scanned portion of a letter received from the WASt regarding Gesche.

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Pitino wrote:Served with a Waffen-SS Panzer Division on the Russian Front and was wounded


Do you know which unit he served with?

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Marcus Wendel on 15 Dec 2009 16:52

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Walküre on 15 Dec 2009 22:05

It was not a problem. Glad I could contribute.

Marcus Wendel wrote:Thanks for the info.

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Pitino on 16 Dec 2009 06:13

Walküre wrote:Hi Marcus,

Just in case you have yet to receive a reply to your question, please see the scanned portion of a letter received from the WASt regarding Gesche.

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Marcus Wendel wrote:
Pitino wrote:Served with a Waffen-SS Panzer Division on the Russian Front and was wounded


Do you know which unit he served with?

/Marcus


Walkure,
-Thanks for the long overdue info!!!! I was beginning to think I would never know that answer. Good work!!!!

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Re: Need information on Bruno Gesche

Postby Walküre on 17 Dec 2009 10:48

No problem, Pitino. :)
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