ID Hungarian Generals

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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Frech » 10 Oct 2022 16:30

Gentlemen,

who can help to identify this - as I suppose - hungarian general?

Regards

Christian
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by AJK » 10 Oct 2022 17:04

Hi,

I believe that this is General Richard Rapaich:

Lovassági tábornok/Vezérezredes vitéz Richárd ruhmwerthi Rapaich (19 Jun 1882 - 9 Jun 1973)
(1 May 1926: Promoted to Tábornok)
10 Jun 1927 - 1 Jul 1928: Infantry Commander, 7. Mixed Brigade
1 Jul 1928 - 1930: Vice-Chairman, National Sports Council
(1930: Promoted to Altábornagy)
1930 - 1935: Inspector of Cavalry
1935 - 15 Sep 1936: Inspector of Levente Youth Organization,
Chairman, National Sports Council
15 Sep 1936 - 1 May 1938: Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army
(1 Oct 1936: Promoted to Lovassági tábornok)
1 Aug 1938: Retired

Following are a couple of photos for comparison purposes.

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Vezerezredes Rapaich.TIF.jpg
Vezds Rapaich.jpg
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Frech » 10 Oct 2022 17:43

Thank you very much, AJK, I am impressed by your quick reply.
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 11 Nov 2022 16:00

Does anybody recognize this Hungarian Altábornagy, aka Feldmarschall-Leutnant?
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by AJK » 11 Nov 2022 16:37

The officer in question is Antal Silley:

Altábornagy vitéz Antal Silley (Siller) (2 Dec 1887 - 4 Mar 1951)
1 Feb 1936 - Nov 1938: Infantry Commander, 5. Mixed Brigade
Nov 1938 - 1 Aug 1939: C.O. 14. Infantry Brigade
(1 Nov 1937: Promoted to Tábornok)
1 Aug 1939 - 1 Aug 1941: G.O.C. V. Army Corps
(1 May 1940: Promoted to Altábornagy)
1 Aug 1941 - 1 Feb 1942: President, Supreme Military Court
1 May 1942: Retired

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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 11 Nov 2022 16:56

@AJK : That was an amazingly fast identification. Great career info on this general. Thank you for the ID!

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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 11 Nov 2022 22:07

Here is an unknown Hungarian Vezérőrnagy in a light-green zsávoly summer field uniform with nice combat-tabs.

It is very unusual to see Hungarian officers wearing black babmérő-style kepis with zsávoly uniforms. They were typically worn with walking-out tunics or gala uniforms.

Does anybody recognize this general?
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by AJK » 11 Nov 2022 23:00

It looks to me that this is Altábornagy László Kassay-Farkas:

Altábornagy vitéz László nemes székelyudvarhelyi Kassay-Farkas (22 Nov 1889 - 20 Aug 1950)
1936 - 15 Mar 1938: Chief of Section 7/m., Ministry of Defense
15 Mar 1938 - Oct 1938: Commander of Artillery, 2. Mixed Brigade
Oct 1938 - ?: Commander of Artillery, II. Army Corps
? - 1 Jan 1941: Commander of Artillery, I. Army Corps
1 Jan 1941 - 1 Oct 1942: Chief of Pioneer Training Courses
(1 May 1941: Promoted to Tábornok)
1 Oct 1942 - 1 Feb 1943: Inspector of Engineers
1 May 1943: Retired
(27 Sep 1943: Promoted to Altábornagy)

Here is a photo for comparison purposes:
Altabornagy Kassay-Farkas.jpg
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 11 Nov 2022 23:14

I believe you are right. The generals in the photos appear to be one and the same person.

Terrific information about his career. Many thanks for the ID!

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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 12 Nov 2022 16:17

Here is an unknown Hungarian Vezérőrnagy with two very important military decorations... the Leopold Order Knight's Cross and the Bavarian Military Merit Order Officer's Cross.

Does anybody recognize him?
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 26 Nov 2022 21:05

Here is an oil painting of another unidentified Hungarian Vezérőrnagy.

He bears a slight resemblance to Dezső László, but General László did not have an Austrian Order of the Iron Crown.
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 29 Nov 2022 18:51

Here is an unidentified Hungarian Vezérőrnagy in an M26 standing-collar khaki tunic with nice examples of early gereral's collar tabs. He is wearing the Ehrenritter Cross of the Prussian Johanniterorden, the Professkreuz of the Ritterorden St. Johannis vom Spital zu Jerusalem, as well as the Knight's Cross of the Austrian Leopold Order with War Decoration.
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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by IanE » 29 Nov 2022 21:25

#27 - I believe it is Álgya Pap von Alsokomana, Alexander

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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by Husar1914 » 29 Nov 2022 22:48

IanE wrote:
29 Nov 2022 21:25
#27 - I believe it is Álgya Pap von Alsokomana, Alexander
I googled his name and you are correct. His final military rank was Altábornagy but then he eventually became the Hungarian Deputy Minister of Defense.

Thank you very much for the ID!!

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Re: ID Hungarian Generals

Post by AJK » 30 Nov 2022 01:53

Altábornagy Sándor nemes alsókománai Álgya-Pap (11 Apr 1877 - 29 Aug 1961)
7 Aug 1919 - 1 Jan 1925: Adjutant, Field Marshal Archduke József
1 Jan 1925 - 4 Jan 1927: Chief of Bureau of Military Administration, Ministry of Defense
(1 May 1925: Promoted to Altábornagy)
4 Jan 1927 - 23 Oct 1929: Secretary of State, Ministry of Defense
1 May 1930: Retired

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