Former k.u.k. & Bundesheer officers in the SA

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Former k.u.k. & Bundesheer officers in the SA

Post by Michael Miller » 19 Apr 2004 18:07

Seeking k.u.k. Army and österreichischen Bundesheer career details concerning SA-Gruppenführer / Generalmajor a.D. Karl Erwin Haas (born 23.02.1878 in Braunau). All I know is that he served in the Bundesheer from 1919 to 1933, with final rank of Generalmajor. Specifically need promotion dates, assignments, and awards. A photo would be great, too. All such assistance will be acknowledged in the upcoming Leaders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK, Volume I.

Also require several promotion dates and awards received by SA-Gruppenführer / Major a.D. Eugen Werkowitsch (born 02.02.1872). Already have all or most of his k.u.k. assignments. Here are the promotion dates I have:

00.00.1891 Einjährig-Freiwilliger
00.00.1893 Leutnant d.R.
01.01.1894 Leutnant (aktiv; mit RDA vom 01.01.1894)
01.05.1897 Oberleutnant
00.00.19__ Hauptmann
00.00.191_ Major


Concerning SA-Gruppenfüher Friedrich Josef Fenz (born 05.12.1892), I require k.u.k. promotion dates (for Fähnrich, Leutnant, Oberleutnant, and Hauptmann [?- not sure if he reached that rank]), specific assignments, and awards. I have only that he was a k.u.k. Generalstabsoffizier from 1914 - 1918.


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Werkowitsch

Post by Glenn2438 » 21 Apr 2004 15:54

Hi Mike,

unfortunately very fragmentary as I don't have a full run of the army lists, especially the Bundesheer.

Eugen Werkowitsch is a bit difficult. Although having become a regular officer in 1894, he retired in 1906 as an Oberleutnant and is no longer listed in the k.u.k. Schematismus after that year. Although promoted as a retired officer upon recall I have no way of checking his promotion dates. In 1914 he was an official with the Insurance Company "Providentia" and living at Alseggerstraße 1 in Vienna's XVIII District.

Karl Erwin Haas: Apparently initially joined the infantry and then transferred to the artillery branch.

Lieutenant: 1 Nov 1899: 1901 in 51 Infantry Regiment, 1904 in 12 Korps Artillerieregiment.

Oberleutnant: 1 May 1907, 1909 in 12 Feld-Haubitz-Regiment
Hauptmann: 1 May 1913, 1914 in Feld-Kanonen-Regiment 40, 1918 in FAR 103

Major:
Oberstleutnant:
Oberst: 27 Jun 1928

Commander Oberösterreichisches Leichtes Artillerieregiment Nr. 4 from 1 Feb 1929 - 31 Jul 1930, 1931 attached to 4th Brigade Staff. Most likely retired with the Titular rank of Generalmajor on retirement.

Awards:

Leopold-Orden, Ritterkreuz mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
Orden der Eisernen Krone 3. Klasse mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern (twice)
Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
Karl-Truppenkreuz
Verwundetenmedaille
Jubiläumsmedaille für die bewaffnete Macht
Militärjubiläumskreuz

Friedrich Josef Fenz:

Fähnrich: 1 Sep 1912 Infantry Regiment Nr. 4 Hoch- und Deutschmeister
Leutnant: Summer 1914
Oberleutnant: 1 Jul 1915

Shown throughout the war as being with IR. 4. Wounded as a platoon commander in 14./IR.4 at Hill 338 on the Drina on the 8th of September 1914. He then served as the battalion adjutant of IV./IR. 4 until assuming command of the Machine Gun Company on the 25th of September 1915.

Awards:

Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern

Regards
Glenn

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! Thanks !

Post by Michael Miller » 21 Apr 2004 16:43

You are "der Mann", Glenn! Hope you know how valuable your assistance is, and how much is added to my biographies with such details.

I am hopeful that you'll be able to place a complimentary signed copy of Leaders of the SA, NSKK, and NSFK, Volume I (Stabschef & Korpsführer / Obergruppenführer / Gruppenführer) on your shelf some time next year.

Very gratefully yours,
~ Mike

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