Major Birkenbihl

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Major Birkenbihl

Post by CNE503 » 15 May 2019 20:25

Hello,
I'm looking for information about this officer. He was a Major commanding the (Lehr-)Pionier-Bataillon 651 in Romania early April 1941.
Thank you for any help provided.
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Re: Major Birkenbihl

Post by CNE503 » 17 May 2019 09:40

According to someone that I thank here, he was probably Hans-Erich Birkenbihl, who commanded Pionier-Bataillon 32 in 1939 and finished the war as an Oberst (promoted on June 1st, 1944).

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Oberst Hans Birkenbihl (1899-1948)

Post by askropp » 17 May 2019 13:36

Hans-Erich Heinrich Victor Birkenbihl
*05.04.1899 [Wiesbaden-]Biebrich
+22.12.1948 Loppenhausen / Unterallgäu

Vater: Heinrich Birkenbihl, Lyceallehrer
Mutter: Viktoria Birkenbihl, geb. Berg
[?] 1928 Heirat mit Hedwig Lerch (1904-?)
1 Kind

xx.03.1918 Leutnant
xx.05.1920 Charakter als Oberleutnant [?]
xx.11.1936 Hauptmann (E)
xx.07.1937 Hauptmann mit RDA vom 01.06.1934 (183b)
01.03.1940 Major (75)
01.04.1942 Oberstleutnant (520)
01.07.1944 Oberst mit RDA vom 01.06.1944 (28a)

14.06.1916 eingetreten
xx.xx.191x im Pionierbataillon 27
xx.05.1920 ausgeschieden
xx.11.1936 wieder angestellt im Pionierbataillon 32 (Schwedt)
12.10.1937 Chef der 1. / Pionierbataillon 32 (Schwedt) [laut Stellenbesetzung]
26.08.1939 Kommandeur des Pionierbataillons 651
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Re: Major Birkenbihl

Post by CNE503 » 17 May 2019 13:59

Excellent as usual, askropp, you confirm it is my man!
Many thanks!

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