BChA-5 Erwin Fischer, Prenzlau.
I have no information on Erwin Fischer, but he was not the Luftwaffe Pilot of the same name.
ARMTW-15 John Sieg, Prora (the huge Holiday Complex built during the NSDAP Regime).
J. Sieg (1903-42) was born in Detroit, USA upon the death of his Father in 1912 he went to live with his Grandfather in Germany and become a German Citizen in 1920. He later returned to Detroit and lived there 1923-28, where he met his wife Sophie. Upon returning to Germany Sieg become a member of the KPD and eventualy got work with the German State Railways the Reichsbahn. This proved to be instrumental in keeping contact with other Anti Nazi Groups and Sieg become one of the core members of the Rote Kapelle Spy Ring/Resistance Group. Arrested on 11 October 1943 he hanged him self in Prison on 15 October. His Wife was laso arrested in October 1943 and sent to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, from which she was liberated by Soviet Troops in 1945.
The 1. Mot.-Schützen Division (!.MSD) with HQ in Postdam had:
MSR-1 Hans Beimler, Oranienburg.
H. Beimler (1865-1936), Communist Resistance Figther. In april 1933 arrested and sent to Dachau Concentration Camp, from where he esacped in May 1933. Later he fought in the Spanish Civil War where he was Killed in Action on 1 December 1936.
MSR-2 Arthur Ladwig, Stahnsdorf.
A. Ladwig (1902-44), Communist and Anti-Nazi Resistance Fighter. Arrested by the GESTAPO on 21 May 1943 and by the People's Court (Volksgerichtshof) sentenced to death. Executed in the Zuchthaus Brandenburg on 10 July 1944.
MSR-3 (with BMP ACPs) Paul Hegenbarth, Brandenburg-Hohenstücken.
I has as yet no information on P. Hegenbarth.
PR-1 Friedrich Wolf /Training Base 4, Beelitz.
F. Wolf (1888-1953), Physisian, Writer, Communist and Pacifist. Father of the Stasi Chief Markus Wolf.
AR-1 Rudolf Gyptner, Lehnitz.
R. Gyptner (1925-44), Communist in Exile in the Soviet Union from 1933. After the opening of operation Barbarossa he enrolled in the Soviet Army. Trained as a Parachute Agent he was droped behind the Enemy lines in Poland and was killed in Action.
FRR-1 Anton Fischer, Brück.
I have as yet no information on A. Fischer.
GeWA-1 Hermann Rentzsch, Beeliz.
H. Rentzsch (1913-78), Major General of the Kasernierte Volkspolizei and later Acting Minister for Heavy Machine Constructions and 1972-76 Departemental Chief in the Ministry of National Defence.
RA-1 Rudi Arndt, Groß Behnitz.
R. Arndt (1909-40), Communist and Anti Nazi. Executed in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp on 3 May 1040.
PiB-1 Willi Becker, Kirchmöser.
I have as yet no information on W. Becker.
IB-1 Otto Schliwinski, Potsdam-Eiche.
I have as yet no information on O. Schliwinski.
BChA-1 Herbert Kittelmann, Lehnitz.
I have as yet no information on H. Kittelmann.
AB-1 Dr. Richard Sorge, Beelitz.
Dr. R. Sorge (1895-1944), was a Soviet Spy in Japan during WW2. He was execued in Tokyo on 7 November 1944.
BmS-1 Georg Handke, Damsdorf.
G. Handke (1894-1962), KPD/SED Politician, in Prison 1934-45. Minister for Internal German and Foreign Trade 1949-52.
NB-1 Bodo Uhse, Potsdam-Eiche.
B. Uhse (1904-63), Writer who first was a Nationalsocialist and later a Communist. Later active in SED and different cultural organizations in the GDR.
Artillerieabteilung (Artillery Battalion)-1 (formerly PJA-1) Willy Sägebrecht, Beelitz.
W. Sägebrecht (1904-81), Communist imprisoned 1933 and 1934-45. After the War become on of the leaders of the SED in Brandenburg. In 1954 he entered the Military and as a Colonel he was responsible for the Military Intelligence. Retired officialy on health grounds in 1959.