Josef Gundel - Hungarian tank commander

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Josef Gundel - Hungarian tank commander

Post by Balrog » 01 Dec 2003 17:55

i am looking for information on a hungarian officer that was a tank commander 1944-45. his name was Josef Gundel, his family owned the famous ,"gundel's" restaurant in Budapest.
anyone know anything about him? any photos?

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Re: Josef Gundel - Hungarian tank commander

Post by hardi » 13 May 2004 09:04

Balrog wrote:i am looking for information on a hungarian officer that was a tank commander 1944-45. his name was Josef Gundel, his family owned the famous ,"gundel's" restaurant in Budapest. Anyone know anything about him? any photos?
Hi,
A photo on your relative, tank commander GUNDEL József:)
Source: A Magyar Királyi Ludovika Akadémia és a Testvérintézetek Összefoglaló Története (1830-1945)
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Post by Balrog » 13 May 2004 14:57

thank you, that is awesome!

actually, he was not my relative, he was my german professor at my military university(the Citadel) . he was a really great guy. he died my senior year in college. i even attended his funeral which was held in the university chapel.

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Post by hardi » 13 May 2004 15:13

Hi,

An other pic from the same source :)

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Post by Balrog » 13 May 2004 15:17

i don't understand hungarian, which one would be Josef Gundel?

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Post by hardi » 13 May 2004 15:26

Balrog wrote:i don't understand hungarian, which one would be Josef Gundel?
Hi,
First in the 2nd line from the right (sitting) in "light academics blouse".
Cheers,
Janos

PS: the text under the pic: "III. class Ludovika academics (later tank officers) at tactics field training, august 1944. First line from the left: etc."
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Post by Balrog » 13 May 2004 15:28

that would be the soldier holding his knees?

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Post by hardi » 13 May 2004 15:31

No thats an other academic. Gundel is from the right and the second line:)

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Post by Balrog » 13 May 2004 15:34

okay. i wasn't sure if you counted the guys on top as a the first line by themselves are mixed in with the second row to be one long first line.

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Post by Orok » 14 May 2004 12:18

Balrog,
Hope this helps!
Best Regards!
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Post by Balrog » 14 May 2004 14:48

i am extremely grateful for this information. bowled over over really. is there any biographical information on Josef Gundel in your book?

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Post by hardi » 14 May 2004 15:15

Balrog wrote:i am extremely grateful for this information. bowled over over really. is there any biographical information on Josef Gundel in your book?
Unfortunately not :( But there exists an old book on hungarian officers; maybe I can check it out next week.
Cheers
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Post by Panzermahn » 15 May 2004 02:11

Hardi,

thanks for your extremely detailed info ..i noticed your other posts in this forum..you seem be very knowledgeble in on the Hungarian soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS..

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Post by Orok » 15 May 2004 03:59

panzermahn wrote:... the Hungarian soldiers and officers of the Wehrmacht ...
What do you mean by that exactly!?
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Post by hardi » 15 May 2004 09:56

Dear Panzermahn,
Orok is the professional of Hungarian Army (M.kir.Honvédség); I'm just interested in the hungarian Waffen-SS :)
BTW thanks :D

"The good Smeagol always help" :lol: Cheers,
Janos
PS. My aim is to compose a "complete" historical "Rückblick" to the Hungarian Waffen-SS.

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