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SS General Otto Kumm Photo

Postby SAJ on 19 Nov 2005 22:16

I have just recently acquired this photo of a person said to be General Otto Kumm. Is this actually him and if so can someone give me some info on him.

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Postby dittmar on 19 Nov 2005 22:29

Hello,

Yes, it is Otto Kumm. I have a biography but in French.

S.S. Obersturmbannführer puis S.S. Standartenführer puis S.S. Oberführer puis 09/11/44 S.S. Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-S.S. Otto Kumm (1909-): Croix de chevalier de la Croix de fer (16/02/42) avec feuilles de chêne (06/04/43, n°221) et glaives (17/03/45, n°138) et Croix allemande en or (29/11/41), parti n°421 230, S.S. 18 727, chef du régiment motorisé S.S. Der Führer puis 09/10/43 devient régiment blindé de grenadiers S.S. Der Führer puis 22/10/43 devient 4 régiment blindé de grenadiers S.S. Der Führer (17/07/41-20/04/43) puis chef des opérations (Ia) de la 7 division de montagne S.S. (20/04/43-30/01/44), puis chef de la 7 division de montagne S.S. Prinz Eugen (II) (30/01/44-20/01/45), puis chef de la 1 division blindée S.S. Leibstandarte S.S. Adolf Hitler (III) (06/02/45-08/05/45).

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Postby Ivan Ž. on 19 Nov 2005 23:45

Photo was taken on 30. V 1943. in Montenegro, Yugoslavia.

Bio from http://www.geocities.com/%7Eorion47/

KUMM, Otto (RK m. EL u. Schw.; DKiG)
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS:

Born: 1. Oct. 1909 in Hamburg.
Died: 23. March 2004.

NSDAP-Nr.: 421 230
SS-Nr.: 18 727

Promotions:
SS-Brigf.u.Gen.Maj.d.W-SS: 9. Nov. 1944;
SS-Oberf.: ;
SS-Staf.: ;
SS-OStubaf.: ;
SS-Stubaf.: ;
SS-HStuf.: ;
SS-OStuf.: ;
SS-UStuf.: .

Assignments:
Kdr. 1.SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler": 6. Feb. 1945 - 8. May 1945.
Kdr. 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen": 30. Jan. 1944 - 20. Jan. 1945.
Ia (1.Generalstabsoffizier) 7.SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen":
Kdr. SS-Infanterie-Regiment (mot) "Der Führer"/SS-Division "Reich"
(redesignated SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment "Der Führer", 9. Nov. 1943,
then numbered as SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "DerFührer" on 22. Oct. 1943):17. Jul. 1941 - 20. Apr. 1943.

Decorations & Awards:
Ritterkreuz des E.K.: 16. Feb. 1942 as SS-OStubaf. & Kdr. SS-Inf.Rgt. (mot) "Der Führer"/
SS-Division "Reich"/9.Armee/Hgr. Mitte, Russian Front;
- Eichenlaub (Nr. 221): 8. Apr. 1943 as Kdr. SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt. 4 "Der Führer"/
SS-Pz.Gren.Div. "Das Reich"/SS-Pz.Korps/HGr. Süd, Russian Front;
-- Schwertern (Nr. 138): 17. Mar. 1945 as SS-Brigf.u.Gen.Maj.d.W-SS &
Kdr. 7.SS-Freiw.Geb.Div. "Prinz Eugen"/Heeresgruppe E/Balkan Front;
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold: 29. Nov. 1941 as SS-OStubaf. & Kdr. SS-Rgt. "Der Führer"/SS-Div. "Reich", Russian Front;
1939 EK I: 3. Jun. 1940; 1939 EK II: 30. May 1940;
Wehrmachterberichte: 6. Jun. 1944 & 10. Oct. 1944;
Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen;
Ostmedaille;
SS-Dienstauszeichnungen;
Ehrendegen des RF SS/Totenkopfring der SS.


More info here:
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... hp?t=27020
More photos here:
viewtopic.php?t=75416


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Postby Georges JEROME on 20 Nov 2005 10:05

Kumm served in Allgemeine SS from 1931 to 1934 and briefly again in 1934
pre war activities in former barracked SS unit

1934 Führer 3. Sturm / Politische Bereitschaft Hamburg (later SS-VT-Rgt. "Germania")
1935 Führer MG-Kp. then 4. Kp./Germania
1936 1937 Major beim Stab Regiment "Deutschland"
1937 1938 Führer 2./I./SS Standarte "Deutschland"
1938 Führer 10./III./SS Standarte "Der Führer" then 12. Kp.
1939 temp Führer III. Btl. "Der Führer" then confirmed
1940 Kdr. Rgt. "Der Führer"

note : Kumm was Chief of Staff of V. Gebirgs Korps not Ia 7. SS-Geb.Div. "Prinz Eugen"

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Postby schinkel_1813 on 10 May 2007 11:57

Ivanwss wrote:Photo was taken on 30. V 1943. in Montenegro, Yugoslavia.


Hi! Are you sure this photo was taken then, because he is still wearing his "DF" cuff title. I got a repro copy of this picture, signed by Kumm.

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Postby Ivan Ž. on 10 May 2007 12:48

Yes, it was obviously taken shortly after he arrived in the division.

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Re: SS General Otto Kumm Photo

Postby goofy on 06 Sep 2009 10:04

Another Otto Kumm with family.
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Re: SS General Otto Kumm Photo

Postby Andrey on 18 Nov 2013 14:26

New Otto Kumm photo as SS-Hstuf. with Paul Hausser (Holland 05.40).
Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/WK2-Nachlass-Eli ... 565df00c2f

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Re: SS General Otto Kumm Photo

Postby Mark C. Yerger on 04 Dec 2013 22:21

Well known individual to any superficial book reader. Regiment and Division commander, Swords holder. His full biography in 2 books I've done as well as his separate volume.
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Re: SS General Otto Kumm Photo

Postby Griffin brigade on 23 Dec 2013 00:23

SAJ wrote:I have just recently acquired this photo of a person said to be General Otto Kumm. Is this actually him and if so can someone give me some info on him.

Thanks!!


Well known photo of Otto Kumm but the actual photograph itself is a modern fake !!
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