Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

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Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby Stauffenberg II » 27 Aug 2014 07:37

Hi!

Can anybody offer details of his early career? He held the position of Chief of Staff 3. Kav. Div. 01.03.1926-31.10.1928 but was he really general staff qualified?

Did he attend the Kriegsakademie and if yes when? Or was it just the plm making him suitable for this post?

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby abaus » 27 Aug 2014 19:09

Jürgen,

Steppuhn did not attend the Kr. Akad. He was commissioned a Sek.Lt. in IR 128 on 07.03.1896 directly upon graduation from the Corps of Cadets, Oberlt. 20.03.1906 and Hptm. 19.07.1911. He served as the regimental adjutant from 1904-1910- an unusually long time. At the start of the war he was a company commander in the same regiment.

Also, the positions of Chief of Staff in Reichswehr were not the same as "Chef des Generalstabs..." in the old army. They were not General Staff positions, but rather more of an administrative position.

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby Stauffenberg II » 27 Aug 2014 19:39

Thank you very much!

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby Stauffenberg II » 15 May 2018 12:18

Steppuhn´s career and life - although a Pour le merite holder - is still not yet explored in depth. Further questions I have:

1. There are several sources giving his DoB as 15.07.1877. Several sources, including the "gravesone site", are giving 18.07.1877. Unfortunately on the pic of the gravestone the first figures of the DOB are not visible. See: https://ww2gravestone.com/people/steppuhn-albrecht/

2. Next question is his DoD. All sources are giving 22.05.1955, including the "gravestone site". However if you read the gravestone properly it is actually 22.02.1955? Anybody able to confirm? See: https://ww2gravestone.com/people/steppuhn-albrecht/

Jürgen

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby Requin Marteau » 16 May 2018 16:11

Bonjour,
Do you have other infos ?

(Source Rangliste)
1897 : 8./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1898 : 5./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1899 : 5./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1900 : 5./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1901 : ?
1902 . Adjutant III./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1903 : ?
1904 . ?
1905 : ?
1906 : ?
1907 : Rgt.Adjutant/Danziger IR Nr. 128
1908 : Rgt.Adjutant/Danziger IR Nr. 128
1909 : Rgt.Adjutant/Danziger IR Nr. 128
1910 : ?
1911 : 2./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1912 : ?
1913 : Chef 12./Danziger IR Nr. 128
1914 : Chef MG-Kp./Danziger IR Nr .128

Received "Pour le Mérite" as Kommandeur III./Danziger IR Nr, 128 on 17.06.1918 (5201).

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby JakeV » 16 May 2018 18:49

Stauffenberg II wrote:Steppuhn´s career and life - although a Pour le merite holder - is still not yet explored in depth. Further questions I have:

1. There are several sources giving his DoB as 15.07.1877. Several sources, including the "gravesone site", are giving 18.07.1877. Unfortunately on the pic of the gravestone the first figures of the DOB are not visible. See: https://ww2gravestone.com/people/steppuhn-albrecht/

2. Next question is his DoD. All sources are giving 22.05.1955, including the "gravestone site". However if you read the gravestone properly it is actually 22.02.1955? Anybody able to confirm? See: https://ww2gravestone.com/people/steppuhn-albrecht/

Jürgen


Hello

According to his Sterbeurkunde (Sterberegister des Standesamtes Wiesbaden Nr. 345/1955)

born on 15.07.1877 in Zoppot (Geburtsregister des Standesamtes Zoppot Nr. 76/1877)
died in the morning of 22.02.1955 in his house in Wiesbaden-Nordost of heart failure

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby graveland » 16 May 2018 19:33

Thank you, Jake.

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Re: Gen. d. Inf. Steppuhn

Postby Stauffenberg II » 16 May 2018 20:07

Thank you very much Jake. Once again you fully clear up!


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