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Re: The official AHF Austria-Hungary quiz thread

Post by VJK » 14 Feb 2019 17:09

Hi Christian,

Joseph Likoser, Edler von Sprengbrück.

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Post by Frech » 15 Feb 2019 06:14

VJK wrote:
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Hi Christian,

Joseph Likoser, Edler von Sprengbrück.

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Correct - over to you.

Here a link: http://www.biographien.ac.at/oebl/oebl_ ... 9_1913.xml

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Post by VJK » 15 Feb 2019 12:46

Hi,

This Char. Vizeadmiral was born in Italy, of Irish descent.

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Post by Frech » 16 Feb 2019 07:28

My first bid: Alfred Barry

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Post by VJK » 16 Feb 2019 11:16

Hi Christian,

It is indeed Alfred Ritter von Barry, born in Genoa, father of Vizeadmiral Wilhelm Richard Ritter von Barry.

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Post by Frech » 17 Feb 2019 19:34

Another navy guy. He served until 1926.

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Post by Frech » 19 Feb 2019 13:16

Seems to be time for a clue:

Born in 1875, died in 1943, 01.07.1894 Seekadett 2. Kl.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 19 Feb 2019 15:30

Konteradmiral Viktor Pohl?

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Post by Frech » 19 Feb 2019 17:09

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Konteradmiral Viktor Pohl?

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You did it - congratulations!

Over to you...

I would be interested if anyone could confirm that he was Konteradmiral z.V. in the Kriegsmarine for a short time in 1940.

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Post by Frech » 19 Feb 2019 17:11

POHL Viktor (Wien, 04.02.1875 - 27.03.1943, Kamegg/NÖ)

00.00.1894 - 00.00.1898 Marineakademie Fiume
01.07.1894 Seekadett 2. Kl.
01.11.1898 Linienschiffsfähnrich
01.11.1905 Linienschiffsleutnant
01.11.1914 Korvettenkapitän
01.05.1918 Fregattenkapitän
01.01.1921 Linienschiffskapitän
30.09.1922 Vertragsangestellter im Militärliquidierungsamt
28.02.1926 Ruhestand
28.05.1926 Konteradmiral d.R. (Titel)
00.00.1940 Konteradmiral z.V. der dt. Kriegsmarine

Österreichische Auszeichnungen:
02.12.1898 Jubiläumserinnerungsmedaille für die bewaffnete Macht
02.12.1908 Militär-Jubiläumskreuz 1848 - 1908
00.00.1913 Erinnerungskreuz 1912/13
o.D. Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am roten Bande
o.D. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille am roten Bande
o.D. Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Kl. mit der Kriegsdekoration und den Schwertern
o.D. Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes
o.D. Orden der Eisernen Krone mit der Kriegsdekoration und den Schwertern

Sources:
Rangliste Kriegsmarine v. 15.11.1904, S. 22
Rangliste Kriegsmarine v. 26.08.1912, S. 16
Rangliste Kriegsmarine v. 09.12.1916, S. 17
Rangliste Kriegsmarine v. 27.07.1918, S. 17
Pohl Ulrich, Der letzte Admiral der k.u.k. Kriegsmarine, in: Truppendienst Oktober 2018

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Re: The official AHF Austria-Hungary quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 19 Feb 2019 20:11

Thanks and sorry no help on his possible WWII duties.
Let‘s see how known this next person is. He’s a good “Cary Grant lookalike”. Picture has been cropped and therefor also rank and other insignia.
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 21 Feb 2019 16:11

Time for two clues. He shared the same initials in his name as a much more famous austrian (who preferred a german uniform). Both died in 1945.

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Post by Frech » 28 Feb 2019 06:57

@ Waleed: would you be so kind to proceed. Wether with providing more clues or solving the enigma.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 28 Feb 2019 19:32

Christian and others, sorry for the delay regarding clues.
I‘ll continue with his ranks. On the picture above I believe he was a Hauptmann. He rose to become an Oberst in both wars. He died just short of becoming a Generalmajor.
And some of his WWI fighting. He mainly fought on the Italian front. Some fighting was also done on the western front in his role as a liaison officer, before returning to the Italian front. Some more..? Ok!
Despite not being an infantryman he volunteered to fight as one in a battle. This was in between the fighting performed by his own unit.

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Re: The official AHF Austria-Hungary quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 01 Mar 2019 15:46

Are more clues wanted/needed?

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