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Postby Walter Model » 11 Jan 2007 19:02

Correct.... :?

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Postby Dieter Zinke » 11 Jan 2007 22:26

There were two brothers, both Oberst (Heer).
The younger won the oakleaves and should be promoted to Generalmajor for bravery.
By mistake the OKH/PA gazetted the promotion of the elder brother to Generalmajor (d.R.), and oddly enough this promotion continued to exist.
The younger went away empty handed (still as Oberst).

The names please.

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Postby FMModel » 13 Jan 2007 01:29

General der Reserve Hubertus von Aulock and Oberst Andreas von Aulock RK 6-11-43 and EL on 8-16-44 as commander of Grenadier Regiment 226.

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Postby Dieter Zinke » 15 Jan 2007 16:31

Genau !!!! Your turn please !! :D
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Postby FMModel » 15 Jan 2007 18:25

OK Gentlemen, my first go at this!

This Officer was considered to be a brave and competent commander and was highly decorated. He lost an arm in 1942 as commander of a Panzer Regt. and some believed he never fully recovered. In 1944 he served as temporary/acting commander of two panzer divisions (on both the east and west front) within a few months time. Finally, he attained the rank of Generalmajor. Can you name this man?

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Postby FMModel » 16 Jan 2007 18:12

OK, the man in question lost his arm at El Alamein...

I'll add another clue soon if no answer is found.

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Postby FMModel » 17 Jan 2007 15:35

...as commander of the 5th Panzer Regiment...

I hope the initial question was not too difficult/vague!

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Postby Dieter Zinke » 17 Jan 2007 18:02

Hallo Mark,

what do you think about Gerhard Müller
116. PD (28.03. - 30.04.1944)
12. PD (28.05. - 15.07.1944) and
9. PD (02.09. - 24.09.1944)

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Postby FMModel » 17 Jan 2007 21:48

Dieter! Excellent! I read in Crumbling Empire by Samuel Mitcham that the staff of the 116th Panzer Division actually "revolted" against him as they had no confidence. He was relieved for this reason.

Anyway Good Job! Your turn!

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Postby Dieter Zinke » 17 Jan 2007 23:23

He was General der ..... ;
quitted the service December 1944 ;
after the war he was ordained as a catholic priest.
His name please :)

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Postby Frech » 23 Jan 2007 18:21

GdA Hans Behlendorff?

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Postby Dieter Zinke » 23 Jan 2007 19:00

Frech wrote:GdA Hans Behlendorff?
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Christian
General der Artillerie fits :) , but unfortunately not Behlendorff :(
Where is the :idea:

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Postby Frech » 24 Jan 2007 16:27

Okay Dieter,

there are just two possibilities: Edgar Theissen and Christian Hansen


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Postby Dieter Zinke » 24 Jan 2007 17:28

Frecher Christian,

you may win the laurel wreath ! It was Edgar Theissen
Pole-position for you

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Postby Frech » 24 Jan 2007 17:44

Okay, thank´s Dieter!

I would prefer oakleaf more than leurel *lol*.

We are looking for that one general who served as commander-in-chief of just one (=the same) command of an army over the longest time during wartime, never changing his command over years.

Who was it?

Good luck!

Christian
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