Hi, Andrey, I do have the greatest respect for you, but on this occasion I must disagree, the SS-Obersturmbannführer is Albert Schuch, he wears his Allgemeine-SS insignia as Führer in Abschnittes XXV the rank he received Sept. 1938.Andrey wrote: ↑12 Apr 2018 18:10Ivan, you are right - it is NOT Albert Schuch.Ivan Ž. wrote:If Franz Witt was killed in Greece in April 1941 and Papa Schuch was promoted to SS-Stubaf. in June 1944 (apparently never even reaching the rank of SS-Ostubaf.), how can the SS-Ostubaf. be Papa Schuch?
His rank, awards and appearance is not fit. In addition, pay attention to the his empty black left collar insignia and Allgemeine-SS shoulder boards (narrow, in comparison with Waffen-SS).
If this photo signed as Albert Schuch in any book, this is undoubtedly an error.
He also received the AH GBP in 1938, and wound badge for WW-I.
Witt and Schuch were old chums from Hagen and the 30. SS-Std.