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Post by Harro » 09 Jan 2006 17:41

Who could this be?

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Post by Michael Miller » 09 Jan 2006 18:07

Not sure. Maybe Peter Hansen? Nice photo, Timo!

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Post by Harro » 09 Jan 2006 18:11

Who's Peter Hansen? The picture was taken in the field during the western campaign of 1940 (Holland or France) and shows what appears to be a Heer officer with men from 15./LAH.

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Post by Harro » 09 Jan 2006 18:25

Mike, is there data about Hansen on your website?

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Post by Michael Miller » 09 Jan 2006 18:26

He's not a Heer officer. Note Totenkopf on his capband.

Here's a few notes on Hansen from The SS-Brigadeführer, 1933 - 1945, by myself and Andreas Schulz and from ABR:


Hansen, Peter
SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS


* 30.11.1896 in Santiago, Chile.
+ 23.05.1967 in Viersen / Niederrhein.

NSDAP-Nr.: 2 860 864 (Joined 00.04.1933)
SS-Nr.: 129 846 (First joined, 00.04.1933; left on 15.08.1935; reenrolled, 01.06.1939)

Promotions:
01.09.1914 Fahnenjunker
00.01.1915 Fahnenjunker-Unteroffizier
00.00.1915 Fähnrich
00.00.1916 Leutnant
00.00.1920 Oberleutnant a. D.
00.00.1934 Hauptmann (E)(RH)
18.01.1934 SS-Anwärter
24.02.1934 SS-Scharführer
20.04.1934 SS-Oberscharführer
10.07.1934 SS-Obertruppführer
30.01.1935 SS-Untersturmführer
15.08.1935 Hauptmann (RH) (mit RDA vom 01.01.1934)
01.01.1939 Major (RH)
01.06.1939 SS-Obersturmbannführer
19.10.1939 SS-Standartenführer
13.12.1940 SS-Oberführer der Waffen-SS
30.01.1942 SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS

Career:
Chef des Stabes XVIII.SS-Armee-Korps: 5. Feb. 1945-8. May 1945.
Artilleriekommandeur (Arko), I.SS-Panzer-Korps: Nov. 1944-Feb. 1945.
Arko, III.(germ)SS-Panzer-Korps: 10. Jul. 1944-22. Aug. 1944.
Kdr., Milizia Armata Polizei (from which developed the 29.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS {italienische Nr.1}): 2 October 1943 — 1 May 1944.

Kdr. Lettischen SS-Freiwilligen-Division: 25.02.1943 - 00.05.1943.

Returned to Army as Hauptmann, 15. Aug. 1935. assigned as commander of a battery in Leipzig, Naumburg, and Meissen 'til 1937, then moved to Artillerie Regiment 50 (Leipzig) to command its schwere (heavy) Abteilung until Jan. 1939. Advanced to Major, Hansen was given command of II.Abteilung/Artillerie Regiment 50 'til transferring to the SS-Verfügungstruppe on 1. Jun. 1939.
Assigned to SS-Obrabschnitt "Mitte": Apr. 1933-Aug. 1935.

Decorations & Awards:
00.00.1939 1939 Spange zum 1914 Eisernen Kreuz I. Klasse
00.00.1939 1939 Spange zum 1914 Eisernen Kreuz II. Klasse
00.00.191_ 1914 Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
00.00.191_ 1914 Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
[09.11.1944] Kriegsverdienstkreuz I. Klasse ohne Schwerter
[09.11.1944] Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse ohne Schwerter
00.00.194_ [Infanterie?]-Sturmabzeichen
00.00.191_ Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen (Verdienstorden), Sachsen-Weimar
00.00.191_ Österreichischer Verdienstorden
00.00.19__ Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz
00.00.19__ Spange “Prager Burg“ zur Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
00.00.19__ Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
00.00.19__ Dienstauszeichnungen der Wehrmacht III. und IV. Klasse
ca. 1934 Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
00.00.19__ Deutsches Reitersportabzeichen in Silber
00.00.19__ Ehrendolch der SS
[30.01.1942] Ehrendegen des Reichsführers-SS
12.05.1940 Totenkopfring der SS
00.00.19__ SS-Zivilabzeichen (Nr. 15.235)
00.00.19__ Julleuchter der SS
00.00.193_ Ehrenwinkel für alte Kämpfer
29.09.1942 Order of the Cross of Liberty 1st Class with Swords (Finland)

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Post by Harro » 09 Jan 2006 18:39

Thanks Mike! As long as nobody come up with alternatives I'll stick with Peter Hansen :)

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Post by Svennie » 12 Jan 2006 21:02

Looking at the shoulder epaulettes however, I'd say he's a Haupsturmfuhrer or similar rank.

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