Request for Identification of SS-officers

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Michal78 » 30 May 2021 07:43

Don't anyone recognize SS-Standartenführer mit dem Blutorden posted by Igor?

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Max Williams » 30 May 2021 11:53

Andrey wrote:
29 May 2021 18:16
goofy wrote:
27 May 2021 19:18
Can anyone recognize this SS-Gruppenführer?

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He wear SS-Gruf. old-style collar tabs instead of new-style SS-Brif. collar tabs... Why he does this is unknown, but it also occurs in others SS-Brif.`s in the photos.

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Anas sawallha » 31 May 2021 06:32

Who is this officer with Otto Baum?
the pic was taken from Mark Yerger's book "Waffen ss commanders" volume 1
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by NicoH » 06 Jun 2021 17:29

Hello all
I do not know whether this SS-Standartenführer has been identified.
Photographs was taken in periode 1941-42 in the Netherlands. Other men are from the Nederlandsche SS (later renamed to Germaansche SS in Nederland).
Thanks in advance
Best regards

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Charles Trang » 09 Jun 2021 07:20

Who is this Ritterkreuzträger?
Rudolf Lehmann? There is no armband to give a clue.
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by gunter83 » 09 Jun 2021 09:26

looks like Walter Bestmann
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Charles Trang » 09 Jun 2021 10:08

This was my second guess. I was hesitating between Lehmann, Bestmann and Schümers. I think Bestmann is the best bet.
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Harro » 13 Jun 2021 12:43

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Two SS-Obersturmführers in a photo from the album of SS-Unterscharführer Johann "Hans" Deyerler from 1./Aufkl.Abt. LAH. The photos are from the May 1943 to November 1943 timeframe
During that time, the 1. Kompanie was led by a consecutive number of SS-Untersturmführers (Katzenbeißer. Schulze, Coblenz, Bügelsack) which means I cannot link these men to Deyerler's outfit and I they don't look like any other officer from the Aufkl.Abt. LAH that I can think of.
The one on the right wears what seems to be an Achselschur - an aiguillette - which suggests he was an Adjutant (aide) but Leidreiter was Knittel's aide at the time. So probably visitors?
Long story short: no clue who they are and not sure if they belonged to the battalion - just that Deyerler had this photo. One of those moments when you wish Leidreiter, Venohr or Herrmann was still around to ask.
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Michal78 » 16 Jun 2021 23:18

Is it Zill and Rödl in this photo?
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by J. Duncan » 17 Jun 2021 14:37

Wow…I’d say so. Sure looks like them. Awesome photo.

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Derek » 17 Jun 2021 16:16

Michal,
You are correct and the man with your question marks is Bernhard Schmidt (Lichtenburg camp commandant).

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Post by steve248 » 17 Jun 2021 17:19

The rather fat-faced man between Schmitt and Rödl (the third from the right) looks like Karl Otto Koch of Buchenwald.
If this is the case then I presume all these men were in the KL service in or before 1939 (1939 because that's when Lichtenburg closed; and they stopped wearing the uniforms shown in the photo).

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Andrey » 17 Jun 2021 18:29

Hi,
I confirm Rödl, Schmidt and Zill.
Others officers on this photo: Adam Grünewald, Karl Weichseldorfer, Edgar Entsberger and Kurt Launer.

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by bogo » 17 Jun 2021 19:38

Hi,
As Adam Grünewald did not take over his 1. Sturm in Lichtenburg earlier than 12 Nov. 1934, Entsberger cannot be on the photo as he was expelled from the SS per 26 Oct.1934.
Already In 2015, in Volume I "Die SS-Totenkopfverbände 1933-1937" of his study about the Totenkopfverbände 1933-1939, Marten van Dijken managed to identify the posing individuals for the first time: Grünewald (F. 1. Sturm), Weichseldorfer (Verw.F.), Schliep (Lagerarzt), Bernh. Schmidt (Lagerkommandant), Launer (F. 2. Sturm), Rödl (F. SS-Wachtruppe Lichtenburg), Zill (Zugf. 2. Sturm)

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Andrey » 17 Jun 2021 20:13

bogo wrote:
17 Jun 2021 19:38
Hi,
As Adam Grünewald did not take over his 1. Sturm in Lichtenburg earlier than 12 Nov. 1934, Entsberger cannot be on the photo as he was expelled from the SS per 26 Oct.1934.
Already In 2015, in Volume I "Die SS-Totenkopfverbände 1933-1937" of his study about the Totenkopfverbände 1933-1939, Marten van Dijken managed to identify the posing individuals for the first time: Grünewald (F. 1. Sturm), Weichseldorfer (Verw.F.), Schliep (Lagerarzt), Bernh. Schmidt (Lagerkommandant), Launer (F. 2. Sturm), Rödl (F. SS-Wachtruppe Lichtenburg), Zill (Zugf. 2. Sturm)

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Hi, bogo, thank you for the addition about Schliep (corrected), but I can't find an SS-officer with that name anywhere ...

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