Josef von Wächter

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Josef von Wächter

Post by Andreas Schulz » 26 Dec 2004 03:39

I search biographical infos of Oberst Josef von Wächter. Later he was Generalmajor and Bundesminister für Heereswesen in the republic of Austria. 27.08.1939 Charakter as Generalleutnant.

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Josef Wächter

Post by Glenn2438 » 31 Dec 2004 14:39

Andreas,

Josef Wächter: Born 29 December 1866 at Hawran in Bohemia. Entered the army as a
Einjährigfreiwilliger on 29 January 1883 and was promoted Leutnant in der Reserve on 1
November 1884. After attending the Polytechnic in Prague and the universities of Bonn and
Halle a.d. Saale he became a regular officer on 1 March 1889.

1 May 1901: Hauptmann - bh. I.R. 4
1 Nov 1912: Major - I.R. 88
1 May 1915: Oberstleutnant
1 Oct 1917: Oberst (1)

Commanded k.u.k. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88 from Jan 1915 - November 1918. Awarded the MMThO on 17 Aug 1918 at the 184th Promotion of the Order for his leadership at Brezany in September 1916 and Koniuchy in July 1917.

Generalmajor: ?

Minister of Military Affairs from 7 Oct 1921 - 31 May 1922
Heeresinspektor from 22 June 1922 - 1 Nov 1922

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Post by Andreas Schulz » 31 Dec 2004 15:35

Hi Glenn,

many thanks for this info. Do you when Wächter died?
Josef von Wächter was promoted to Generalmajor on 31.05.1922.
He was the father of the later SS-Gruppenführer Otto Gustav Wächter. His bio will be in the volume 3 of "Die Generale der Waffen-SS und der Polizei" by Dr. Dieter Zinke and myself.
(Bei den Angaben zu seinem Vater werden wir Dich als Quelle angeben)

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Wächter

Post by Glenn2438 » 01 Jan 2005 07:01

Hi AnDie,

General Wächter died on the 31 October 1949 in Vienna.

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Post by Andreas Schulz » 01 Jan 2005 17:24

Vielen Dank, Glenn.

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