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Postby Michael Miller on 22 Dec 2006 18:00

I'm going to guess Heinz Guderian, as he had a tendency to speak his mind to the Führer- ultimately getting himself fired in the process. If it was him, I couldn't say where or when.

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 23 Dec 2006 12:25

Well, it was Generaloberst Rudolf Schmidt ( “Panzer-Schmidt“ ).
Hitler gave his sovereign contempt full scope towards the body of generals in spite of the contradiction by GFM von Kluge. Then Schmidt rose to speak his famous words.
Schmidt was dispensed from his command in April 1943 (25.04.1943 succeeded by - m.d.F.b. - Erich Clößner).
In July 1943 Führerreserve, then accused by the Reichskriegsgericht.
The “Chef der Heeresjustiz,“ Generalstabsrichter Dr. Karl Sack, came to Schmidt’ s rescue and ordered the instutionalization in a mental asylum !!
30.09.1943 publication of his dismissal.

New test:
There was a german General aboard a german U-Boot (submarine) at the time of the surrender and there some days later he became a prisoner of war in U.S. captivity.

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 30 Dec 2006 10:52

The period runs and, finally, here is the
General der Flieger Ulrich Kessler,
Chief of the Luftwaffe Liaison Staff Tokyo, Japan, and appointed Air Attaché at the German Embassy in Tokyo.
He was aboard the submarine U 234 (commander: Kapitänleutnant Johann-Heinrich Fehler) on the planned voyage from Germany to Japan.
On 25 March 1945 they departed Kiel and arrived shortly thereafter at Kristiansand, Norway, where they took on for Japan three crated Me-262 jet fighters, a Henschel HS-293 glider-bomb and also 550kg of uranium oxide.
Departing Norway on 16 April 1945 Kapitänleutnant Fehler surrendered deep into the Atlantic to the destroyer escort USS Sutton (DE-771) on 15 May 1945 and a prize crew took U 234 into Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Two Japanese passengers, Lieutenant Commander Hideo Tomonaga and Lieutenant Commander Genzo Shoji, elected to commit suicide by taking lethal amounts of sleeping pills.

The last problem in 2006 for my sweating researchers:
Who was the Chef der Amtsgruppe “Pferdewesen” im OKH (chief of equestrian affairs) ??

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 03 Jan 2007 08:31

Nobody wants to try a step or two? :( :( :o
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Postby JPK on 03 Jan 2007 14:14

Perhaps 1st Lt Fritz Pollay or Kurt Hasse who win a medal (Riding) in the Olympic Games of Berlin 1936
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Postby Dieter Zinke on 03 Jan 2007 14:37

JPK wrote:Perhaps 1st Lt Fritz Pollay or Kurt Hasse who win a medal (Riding) in the Olympic Games of Berlin 1936
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Malheureusement non, cher ami :)
I' m seaking a "Amtsgruppenchef", this is in the OKH-area surely a General-rank !! He is the boss (superior authority) of at least two Amtschefs.
Your last chance until weekend. Please reactivate your very last grey brain-cells, you shall overcome !!!

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Postby Bernd R on 03 Jan 2007 15:53

Hello Dieter,

few brain cells left after the Adolf Fischer "disaster" (so far) to me :D

You are looking for :
Generaloberstabsveterinär Prof. Dr. med. vet. Curt Schulze

source : [page 1] of this great thread
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=66810

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 03 Jan 2007 17:32

Hurra, na endlich !! Neues Spiel, neues Glück !!
Wow, he got it ! Now you are licensed to "fire" the next question please ........

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Postby Bernd R on 03 Jan 2007 19:35

I'm curious, what happens !
The new question is based on a biography research, of which I'm not 100% but almost
sure - one final part of connection is lacking.
Sorry in advance if the question is based on one incorrect fact ; two are for sure and the
question can be answered with the help of them.
If someone get's the answer with a totally confirmed third fact (you will realize which one
then), I will call him/her quiz king/queen. :)

Not only unique but also most remarkable to have these three entries in the bio :

1. on 06.05.1937 personally was in Lakehurst / NJ / USA ; rank : Leutnant

2. was awarded the knight's cross of the iron cross in WW2 ; rank : Hauptmann

3. 1966 : Kommandeur of a division of the Bundeswehr / Federal Republik of Germany

Who ?

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 03 Jan 2007 23:29

Claus Hinkelbein was aboard the Luftschiff Hindenburg in Lakehurst.

The error in your source: he was then Hauptmann (not Leutnant) !! :idea:
(Lt. 01.06.1933 m. RDA v. 01.04.1933; OLt. 01.12.1934; Hptm. 01.08.1937

KC 14.06.1940 (Hptm.) as Grp.Kdr. II./KG 30

Bundeswehr: Generalmajor 18.11.1966 (m.W. vom 01.10.1966)
Kommandeur der 4. Luftwaffendivision Aurich

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Ritter von Oberstab :P
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Postby Bernd R on 04 Jan 2007 00:31

"veni ! vidi ! vici !" was your motto today , King Dieter ! :D

I thought, it was difficult, and it was, but you got the right answer quickly 8O !

Indeed passenger and survivor of the Hindenburg catastrophy Claus Hinkelbein should be
the later bomber pilot of K.G. 30.
born : 28.12.1909 Ludwigsburg / Württemberg ; died : 28.04.1967 Bad Salzuflen
last Wehrmacht rank : Oberstleutnant i. G.
Some sources / hindenburg passengers lists state as his 1937 residence Schwäbisch-Hall,
also Württemberg. No direct confirmation found so far, but most probably it is the same man.

To round up the issue and to illustrate the complete story :
source for KC : Scherzer
source for Bundeswehr position : (Teuber also)
http://www.bundesarchiv.de/php/bestaende_findmittel/bestaendeuebersicht/druckansicht.php?id_bestand=3865

He was passenger on the Hindenburg as an observer (Beobachter) of Luftwaffe, Amt Abwehr,
together with two other officers, Oberst Fritz Erdmann and Major Franz Hugo Witt.
sources for Hindenburg (D - LZ 129) :
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZ_129
http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache:ik7mPnb93OAJ:forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D8807%26sid%3D7d4cf0c11dc7a19a8fa59764c8c79d3a+Leutnant+Hinkelbein&hl=de&gl=de&ct=clnk&cd=17&ie=UTF-8
passenger list / Hinkelbein :
http://www.hindenburg.net/passcrew.htm
http://www.nlhs.com/passenger-list.htm

... still can't believe it, you got it, your turn, Dieter !

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 04 Jan 2007 11:58

My pleasure to find your very fine question, my compliment :D

Next question:
It was strictly prohibited, but nontheless .....
He was the only commander of a german submarine, who brought his bride aboard his U-Boot !
His death was a tragedy and not very laudeable for his wartime enemy.

...und nun: "Z vor am Skagerak !" - und: "Ran wie Blücher an der Katzbach !"
You have license to fire - and please attack like Marschall Gebhard Leberecht Fürst Blücher von Wahlstadt in the Katzbach-battle (26.08.1813) against Napoleon :P

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Postby Dieter Zinke on 08 Jan 2007 14:09

The bridegroom was oakleaves-holder Werner Henke, often disciplined and demoted.

I' m not the sole owner as "quizmaster". Who wants to raise the next question ? :)

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17.03.2008:
I have to add supplements !
Also Oberleutnant z.S. Horst Willner, Kdt. U 3505 had his wife and his little daughter aboard when he rescued about 110 children from Gotenhaven (Gdingen) to Travemünde in March 1945

http://www.abendblatt.de/daten/2005/04/04/416995.html
http://www.arte.tv/de/geschichte-gesell ... 69398.html
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_3505
http://doku.cc/2006/11/04/verbotene-ret ... on-u-3505/
http://www.spiegeltvdistribution.com/SP ... istory.pdf
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Postby Walter Model on 11 Jan 2007 17:11

OK, I´ll try one.

What was the name of Oberst (later General) who was disturbed while working in the staff in Askanija Nova by hind, that came and jabbed this Oberst to the back?
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Postby Dieter Zinke on 11 Jan 2007 18:30

Theodor Busse ?!

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