Request for Identification of SS-officers

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Blanusa » 07 Aug 2021 08:44

Hello,

Does anyone recognize this SS-Sturmbannführer?


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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Fraulein E. » 07 Aug 2021 23:18

Hello,

any idea who these two LSSAH men are?

They appear in the Walter Frentz Collection under the title 'Berghof am Obersalzberg, Hitlers Dienstpersonal auf der Terrasse, Sommer 1940'.

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by von thoma » 08 Aug 2021 12:21

Is it possible to recognize any of these SS men ?
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Mark Costa » 08 Aug 2021 20:06

Fraulein E. wrote:
07 Aug 2021 23:18
Hello,

any idea who these two LSSAH men are?

They appear in the Walter Frentz Collection under the title 'Berghof am Obersalzberg, Hitlers Dienstpersonal auf der Terrasse, Sommer 1940'.

Regards,

E.L
The man on the left is Hitler's valet Will Arndt that was killed in the famous aircraft crash of April 1945 along with the famous "Hitler Diaries" etc.

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by von thoma » 14 Aug 2021 11:15

Any possible identification for them ?
Little hope, Thank you....
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Ivan Ž. » 26 Aug 2021 10:34

Blanusa wrote:
26 Jun 2021 14:40
I'm looking for help in identifying the officers on the attached crop from a photograph [...]
Ivan Ž. wrote:
26 Jun 2021 16:29
The officer on the left is wearing an ethnic German cap and he looks very much like Volksgruppenführer Branimir Altgayer (he also had a cleft chin, large nose and ears etc.). However, I've never seen him wearing this type of uniform, so I hesitate to claim it's him. But the chances are high and it would make sense as well (Lorenz, who was a VoMi chief, was visiting Croatian ethnic Germans at the time and Altgayer was their leader, and Lorenz's subordinate).

Two more shots of the same person taken on the same occasion:
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Hello again, Blanusa

Just to confirm that it is indeed Altgayer. He wears an ES (Einsatzstaffel) uniform with staff officer epaulettes, i.e. with a rank higher than captain (which was his rank in the old Yugoslav Army and in the SS, at the time), and he wrote in his biography that he did also wear an ES uniform (when visiting ES men) and that he held the rank of an ES reserve colonel. (Note: Lorenz was accompanied by ES men on the pictured occasion.) So, the uniform and epaulettes match too ;)

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Igor Karpov » 01 Sep 2021 08:40

Any ideas?

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Blanusa » 01 Sep 2021 19:35

Ivan Ž. wrote:
26 Aug 2021 10:34
Blanusa wrote:
26 Jun 2021 14:40
I'm looking for help in identifying the officers on the attached crop from a photograph [...]
Ivan Ž. wrote:
26 Jun 2021 16:29
The officer on the left is wearing an ethnic German cap and he looks very much like Volksgruppenführer Branimir Altgayer (he also had a cleft chin, large nose and ears etc.). However, I've never seen him wearing this type of uniform, so I hesitate to claim it's him. But the chances are high and it would make sense as well (Lorenz, who was a VoMi chief, was visiting Croatian ethnic Germans at the time and Altgayer was their leader, and Lorenz's subordinate).

Two more shots of the same person taken on the same occasion:
Image
Hello again, Blanusa

Just to confirm that it is indeed Altgayer. He wears an ES (Einsatzstaffel) uniform with staff officer epaulettes, i.e. with a rank higher than captain (which was his rank in the old Yugoslav Army and in the SS, at the time), and he wrote in his biography that he did also wear an ES uniform (when visiting ES men) and that he held the rank of an ES reserve colonel. (Note: Lorenz was accompanied by ES men on the pictured occasion.) So, the uniform and epaulettes match too ;)

Cheers,
Ivan
Hvala Ivane!

Great digging, thank you very much for the confirmation!


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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by von thoma » 05 Sep 2021 00:06

Who could this SS-Sturmbannführer be ?
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by ttvon » 05 Sep 2021 01:34

von thoma wrote:
05 Sep 2021 00:06
Who could this SS-Sturmbannführer be ?
Thank you.
Eugen Wenner

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by J. Duncan » 06 Sep 2021 11:32

Is this Paul Hausser? It’s a scene from “Triumph of the Will”. Hausser didn’t join SS until November of that year (1934).
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Sep 2021 12:07

Hello, J.

It's an (SA-)Feldjägerkorps officer = not Hausser. He looks like the unit commander, Walter Fritsch, but I'm not familiar with the Feldjägerkorps collar rank insignia so I can't tell whether the tabs match as well (the face does match his).

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by J. Duncan » 06 Sep 2021 12:18

Thanks Ivan. I was just curious. I was scrolling the film trying to see lesser knowns in the scenes and saw this particular fellow and thought “hmmm - I wonder if that’s Hausser? Better ask the boys at AHF!”

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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by Ivan Ž. » 06 Sep 2021 12:23

Cheers.

And here's a better view of his face:
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Re: Request for Identification of SS-officers

Post by J. Duncan » 06 Sep 2021 12:50

Wow. Awesome quality (less shadows and darkness). Doesn’t even resemble Hausser now.

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