Oberstleutnant Münchow, Kampfkdt. Budapest?

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Re: Oberstleutnant Münchow, Kampfkdt. Budapest?

Postby Ungvary » 18 Nov 2016 22:03

Leopold von Münchow was the Kommandeur Rückwärtiges Armeegebiet (Korück) 593 (früher 586). That is the reason why he stayed in Budapest because the Korück belonged to the hungarian capital in this time. He is missed since the 15.2.1945.

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Re: Oberstleutnant Münchow, Kampfkdt. Budapest?

Postby Glenn2438 » 18 Nov 2016 22:44

Conclusion : von Münchow was wearing the death head in remembrance of his Braunschweig service.
But, to not make this case easy :? - he is not wearing a Brunswick death head !! It's the Prussian version.
At the moment I just can presume that only this piece was available at that time.


Although Leopold v. Münchow was a Leutnant in Husaren-Regiment Nr. 5 in 1914, he finished WW1 as a Rittmeister in the 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr. 2 and hence that particular model of Totenkopf.

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Re: Oberstleutnant Münchow, Kampfkdt. Budapest?

Postby Rossano » 19 Nov 2016 18:24

Ungvary wrote:Leopold von Münchow was the Kommandeur Rückwärtiges Armeegebiet (Korück) 593 (früher 586). That is the reason why he stayed in Budapest because the Korück belonged to the hungarian capital in this time. He is missed since the 15.2.1945.

Hello
I don' t think that he was Korück 593, because it was GLt. Krause (a source reads GM. Bormann......)
I have v. Münchow in 1944 in the IX. SS-Geb.K., who knows in which position and from/to when ?
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Re: Oberstleutnant Münchow, Kampfkdt. Budapest?

Postby Jan-Hendrik » 11 Feb 2018 14:20

in this
Totentafel
he is listed :
MÜNCHOW, von Leopold. Rittmeister a.D.,
gründete 1897 die „Blau-Weiß-Blaue Union“ in Swinemünde (später „Jungsturm")
Waldenfelsstr. 7
* 04.03.1884 Lippehne, Lkr. Soldin
+ 02.1945 Budapest/Ungarn
meldete sich bei Ausbruch des 2. WK freiwillig zur Wehrmacht, gefallen als Oberst und letzter Verteidiger des Flugplatzes Budapest


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Re: Oberstleutnant Münchow, Kampfkdt. Budapest?

Postby Doktor Krollspell » 13 Feb 2018 18:23

Jan-Hendrik wrote:meldete sich bei Ausbruch des 2. WK freiwillig zur Wehrmacht, gefallen als Oberst und letzter Verteidiger des Flugplatzes Budapest

Thanks for the information (and the link) on Leopold von Münchow's last command, Jan-Hendrik. Very interesting indeed. Also thanks to Ungvary, Glenn and Rossano for your input on this 10 year old post of mine.
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Krollspell


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