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Post by Bergmolch » 04 Oct 2007 09:36

Hi Matt,

Long time don't hear you.
Yes, the name of Lombard is on your list but since a long time but as far as I know there's no trace and no proof of it on his personal file.
Would you please check your sources or your notes and let me know? The only date regarding that awarding is January 44, nothing more.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 04 Oct 2007 20:38

Tom,
Can we not now take his word for it, from his letter, as posted in the thread mentioning the date, place and who gave it to him?

I have no record other than I picked up the detail mentioning it out of a book. It could well have been one of M.Yerger's books on the SS officers, but I am not sure now, I forgot to make a note on the index card!
I cannot understand why there is not any mention in his personnel file, but I wonder if it is simply not complete, perhaps someone can clue us in as to what the last dated entry is in his file? Maybe the records from v.d.Bach as chief of the BK operations were not duplicated back to Berlin often enough or were lost?
Somehow I think that since he remembered it clearly enough to set it down on paper in answer to specific questions it clues us in.
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 29 Jan 2012 18:28

Sowjetunion-Mitte.- Ritterkreuz-Verleihung an Standartenführer Gustav Lombard, Kommandeur des SS-Kavallerieregiments 1 "Florian Geyer"


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Post by Ivan Ž. » 10 Aug 2018 23:13

Hello, everyone

Does anyone know what was Lombard's assignment in May 1939?

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 13 Aug 2018 22:23

According to Thierry ("Allgemeine SS - Polizei - Waffen-SS" Vol. 2), he served in the Reiterschwadron Wachbtl. Rgt. "General Göring" at some point in 1939, but it's not clear in which period.
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Any additional info on Lombard's 1939 service is most welcome.

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Post by DougENash » 23 Aug 2018 20:57

Here's a question: When Lombard was flown out of Kovel on 17 March, it appears from a document that I found, that he may have stayed in Lublin for several weeks, where he was apparently serving as an acting chief of staff or in some other capacity. Can anyone shed any light on his whereabouts between 17 March and 5 May 1944? Thanks!

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Post by smetanin albert » 24 Aug 2018 09:00

from Book ""Die Generale der Waffen SS und Polizei"" V.3

3.03.44-5.04.44: Chef d.Stabes "Fester Platz Kowel""
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Post by DougENash » 24 Aug 2018 10:47

Thank you - that's very helpful. I think that when Lombard was flown out of Kovel on 17 March, he did not return, but remained in Lublin past 4 April 1944, perhaps as late as 14 April.

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Post by DougENash » 24 Aug 2018 11:50

Here it is - this document, dated 8 May 1944, and signed by Lombard, shows that he had not yet departed to take command of SS-Kav.Rgt. 15, even though he had been named to that position since 14 April 1944. So it appears that at some point he did return to Kovel to resume his duties as Chief of Staff for the Festen Platz Kowel.
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Post by DougENash » 08 Sep 2018 14:24

Once thing is clear though - when von dem Bach and Lombard flew out on 17 March, Lombard did not return until the siege was lifted - Gille had to make do with Oberstleutnant Reimpel, who was the 1a (operations officer), who had to fill in for the absent chief of staff (Lombard). To fill the 1a position then, Gille's 01, Werner Westphal, assumed the duties and responsibilities. Apparently this did not sit well with Reimpel, who complained to von dem Bach about it in a personal letter. Reimpel did not like the Waffen-SS, thinking that they (Gille and Westphal) were too "Pushy" and overbearing.

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Re: Gustav Lombard

Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Sep 2018 21:18

Ivan Ž. wrote:
10 Aug 2018 23:13
Does anyone know what was Lombard's assignment in May/June 1939?
Still searching for the answer...

Here's SS-Hstuf. Lombard in early June 1939, during the visit of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia. (He's wearing a 7th SS-Reiterstandarte collar patch.)

Any info on his assignment at the time is welcome.
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