Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

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Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 04 Sep 2011 14:44

Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor
Maybe someone know his name? Is he a future Luftwaffe general?

Source: DER ADLER 1 June 1939 edition
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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by VJK » 04 Sep 2011 15:05

Hi Alif,

The Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor was Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 88 (mot.) Please see here for more info, including commanders: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... lung88.htm

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 04 Sep 2011 15:23

Thank you dear friend. : ) So there's four possiblity for the guy: Major Kurt Schubert, Oberstleutnant / Oberst Ingo Lindner, Oberstleutnant Saul and Oberstleutnant Franz...

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by Larry D. » 04 Sep 2011 16:01

He was the Kdr. on 1 March 1939. There may have been someone before him.

BAUERSCHÄFER, Walter. 01.07.38 Hptm., Chef 2.(Funk-u.Funkh.)/Ln.-Rgt. 2. (n.d.) Maj., appt Abt.Kdr. Ln/88 Legion Condor. 01.07.39 Maj., appt Kdr. I./Ln.-Rgt. 4. 22.09.39 Maj., Kdr. I./Ln.Rgt. 4, appt Kdr. II./Ln.Rgt. 4. 08.41 Obstlt., appt Kdr. Ln.-Rgt. 24 (to c.03.42). 03.42 appt Kdr. Lg.Nachr.Rgt. 25 (to 09.43). 01.03.43 promo to Oberst. 30.09.43 appt Kdr. Ln.-Ausb.Rgt. 305 (to 09.44?). 27.12.44 Nafü/Komm.Gen.d.Dt.Lw. in Norwegen. 01.45 Oberst, appt Nafü/Befehlsstelle Dresden Luftgau III. 18.01.45 appt Nafü/Luftgaukdo. XVI (to 24.01.45).

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by Elwyn W » 04 Sep 2011 16:04

All made it to GenLt or GenMj. As three of them I would describe as skinny or on the thin side, I am confident it was Otto Lindner.

Larry, I am no expert in Legion Condor uniform. But he had three stars like Richthofen or Plocher so perhaps already a senior field officer.

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by Larry D. » 04 Sep 2011 17:33

Elwyn -


The information I provided is accurate. I have zero, zip, nada knowledge of Condor Legion uniforms so I can't comment on the photo. Some of the other Kdre. who preceeded Bauerschäfer did become general officers in the Luftwaffe. Perhaps you can check them out here:

http://geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRMACHT/

For example, Aldo Saul was Kdr. 20 Oct 37 to 30 Jun 38 and was later promoted to Generalmajor on 1 Dec 43. This link has undergone several changes over the last several years so leet me know if it works.

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by Larry D. » 04 Sep 2011 17:43

LINDNER, Ingo

http://geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRMACHT ... _INGO.html

It just says he was "signals officer with operations staff 88", but no mention of him being Kdr. He later became a Generalleutnant.

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by KarlVonVitry » 23 Feb 2015 10:30

Is the Oberst Ingo Lindner from Nov 36 to May37 Commander Ln-88
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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 07 Aug 2021 12:56

10 years has passed, but I believe now we have the answer: Walter Bauerschäfer! Here is as an Oberst.
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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by pikeshot1600 » 07 Aug 2021 18:24

Elwyn W wrote:
04 Sep 2011 16:04

Larry, I am no expert in Legion Condor uniform. But he had three stars like Richthofen or Plocher so perhaps already a senior field officer.

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Just a comment on the LC uniform(s): It appears that the intention was to wear a uniform of "olive-brown" as in the Spanish nationalist army. I have seen photos on line of soldiers who look like Germans in well fitting brown unis with Spanish rank markings on a galleta above the left breast pocket.

That said, LC personnel also appear in Spanish "monos" (one piece coverall) as well as all sorts of combinations of dress as is always common in the field.

Headgear is the "side cap" type worn by German personnel of all services until the early1940s, but without the tassel common on Spanish gorilla caps. There are also photos of them in the gorilla, but again with no tassel.

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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by von thoma » 15 Aug 2021 01:37

Junior officers wore six-point silver stars on branch-colour backing, 3 stars the rank of Oberleutnant, with local Spanish rank of Captain.
Field officers wore gold stars with eight-points; 2 stars the insignia of Major, with local Spanish rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Young L.C. officers with Oberleutnant ranks
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A single large eight-pointed star identified a L.C. Hauptmann ( Captain ), next to a L.C. Leutnant, 2 six-point stars.
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Re: Commander of Luftnachrichtenabteilung of Legion Condor

Post by von thoma » 15 Aug 2021 04:16

I think this pic shows Ingo Lindner, on the right.
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