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Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Discussions on the personalities of the Wehrmacht and of the organizations not covered in the other sections.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby malvinas82 on 05 Feb 2013 01:17

Hi to all! Who's this Generalmajor? :milsmile:

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I don't have the source, because it was send via email by a friend.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Stauffenberg II on 07 Feb 2013 11:08

Kiwi Gumbootz wrote:Heres Another Unknown General ( In A Very Flash Looking Uniform)... Shame Not A Full Length Shot

.Does Anyone Have Any More Photographs Of Him ???

Thanks In Advance


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Id: Gen. d. Pi. Otto Förster

Sorry Elwyn, you are wrong with Weyer. Not Weyer according to the decorations. The officer is wearing a rare cross of the Grand Duchy of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (the white one). I have only a few active officers in my list who received it (Frhr. v. Boineburg-Lengsfeld, Eckstein, Förster, v. Goeckel, v. Hartmann, v. Hippel, v. Knobelsdorff, Laux, Roese, Rüdel, Schmidt [Kurt], Starke, Zünckel).

According to the decorations it is Gen. d. Pi. Otto Förster, relieved from his army corps command in the winter crisis 1941/1942 by OKW.

The pic obviously was taken in the time frame Oct. 1939 - May. 1940.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby VJK on 07 Feb 2013 12:34

Hi,

I agree with Jürgen - here is another pic of Otto Förster as confirmation.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby trbooks on 07 Feb 2013 18:19

Who is this please I can't make out the name?

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby VJK on 07 Feb 2013 18:33

Hi,

It's Adolf von Schell - the writing has no bearing on the identity.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Elwyn W on 08 Feb 2013 06:30

Jürgen,

The following from 1914 Rangliste gave no useful information. (Nor did the 1926 Ehrenrangliste) The ordensspange shows EK2, HHOmX, Saxe Weimar Eisenach Weißen Falken 1or 2 Abt, Saxe Meiningen Ehrenkreuz für Verdienst im Krieg, hanseatic hamburg Kreuz? ... then the usuals.... Then as you said, the Ernst Wilhelm Kriegskreuz. So whom you id'ed as Förster clearly served with some Thuringen State outfit.

Yes, I have some shoddy pics of Föster with a lone Ernst Wilhlem Kreuz. And yes, I now notice that he was born in Ilmenau which to me could have be Timbuktu. It's indeed in Thüringen.

My original premise was not based on this newly acquired knowledge but on 2 pics of your Förster standing behind List circa 35 to 38. Actually I had issues with VJK's commonly accepted pic was in fact Föster at all. So I thought Weyer as Kmdr 14 ID was a better bet with List's WK IV than Föster's Inspk d Pi u Festung.

Indeed Förster now is a wiser choice. But I await better pics of Weyer.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby goofy on 09 Feb 2013 23:41

Who is this general? 7
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Ruslan M on 10 Feb 2013 06:42

Hi,

General der Infanterie Rudolf Lüters.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby goofy on 10 Feb 2013 21:13

Thanks Ruslan....his face was quite familiar, but I could not remember his name...
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Elwyn W on 11 Feb 2013 05:53

He had a more withered arm than the Kaiser.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Ruslan M on 12 Feb 2013 09:01

Hello guys!

The well-known photo published in some period books and magazines. GFM v. Brauchitsch visits the Oberrhein front line.

From L. to R.: v. Brauchitsch, Schmidt, Dollmann, Kurt Adam (Future GM), Wäger, Böhme and..?

Can you help me with the far right general and confirmation for others? :)

source: http://www.ebay.de

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby harmel on 12 Feb 2013 11:35

Hi Ruslan,looks like GM Fischer von Weikersthal as Chief of Staff to Dollmann as Cmdr 7th Army.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Elwyn W on 13 Feb 2013 04:08

Alex is right, AOK 7 for sure.

From left v Brauchitsch, Halder, Dollmann AOK 7, x, would say Walter Friedrich 212 ID (timing off a little as he was replaced by Endres on 15.09.39 but then he was in Führer Reserve), Fischer v Weikerstahl CdS AOK 7 and of course the roly poly Walter Eckstein PiFü AOK 7


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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Ruslan M on 13 Feb 2013 04:40

Great work guys!

Elwyn,

This is not Halder but Hans Schmidt (260 I.D.). Also agree on Weikerstahl, shape of the ears for him and not for Böhme. As for the man in the helmet, my initial version was Kurt Adam (Ia XXV.AK), but now I'm not sure that his shoulder board shows Oberstleutnant rank, likely Oberleutnant?

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Postby Mansteinpearl on 13 Feb 2013 21:00

Hello boys !!!

What do you think about this pic ?
Who is the both officiers with GFM ?

Thank you

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