Die Wehrkreise

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Die Wehrkreise

Post by graveland » 13 Feb 2020 16:36

Can anybody provide me with a list of Chef des Stabes of the following Wehrkreise during the war?

- Wehrkreis V
- Wehrkreis XI
- Wehrkreis XVII
- Wehrkreis XXI

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by Frech » 13 Feb 2020 17:21

Gregg,

I can just provide the Chefs for Wehrkreis XVII:

01.04.1938 - 25.08.1939 Obst i.G. Dr. Lothar Rendulic
26.08.1939 - 30.06.1940 Obst i.G. Erhard Raus
01.07.1940 - 24.01.1943 Obst i.G./Gen.Mjr. Emil Zellner
10.02.1943 - 22.07.1944 Obst i.G. Heinrich Kodré (Kodré was already "kommandiert" zum stv. XVII. A.K. with 25.01.1943)
20.09.1944 - 09.04.1945 Obst i.G. Josef Bachmayer (Tuider dates August 1944 - 09.04.1945)
10.04.1945 - 09.05.1945 Obst i.G. d. Res. Fritz von Wissmann

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by graveland » 13 Feb 2020 17:47

Thank you very much, Christian.

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Post by Rossano » 13 Feb 2020 18:57

Hello Christian
Your source for "Fritz" v. Wissmann ?
I find no such officer i.G. d.R.
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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by Frech » 13 Feb 2020 22:19

@Rossano: here my sources.

No problem with my mailbox, I received emails all the days through.

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by Rossano » 14 Feb 2020 08:44

OK, thanks
But I believe "Fritz"(? = uncertain) is certainly wrong
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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by GregSingh » 14 Feb 2020 08:56

If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by Rossano » 14 Feb 2020 09:11

Yes, Helmuth !

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by VJK » 14 Feb 2020 09:22

Hi Gregg,

This is what I have for WK V and WK XXI. Please note that the ranks shown are the last held by that officer, not necessarily that held at the time of his tenure as Chef des Stabes:

WK V:
6 Oct 1936 - 26 Aug 1939: General der Infanterie Walther Fischer von Weikersthal
13 Sep 1939 - 15 Feb 1940: General der Gebirgstruppe Hubert Lanz
15 Feb 1940 - 15 Feb 1943: Generalmajor Erich von Kirchbach
25 Mar 1943 - 1 Jun 1944: Generalmajor Otto Herfurth
1 Jun 1944 - 8 May1945: Generalmajor Kurt Adam

WK XXI:
26 Oct 1939 - 5 Feb 1940: Generalleutnant Albrecht Baier
5 Feb 1940 - 20 Sep 1940: Generalleutnant Ernst Johann Rupp
20 Sep 1940 - 1 Feb 1942: Generalleutnant Albrecht Baier
1 Feb 1942 - 8 Nov 1943: Generalmajor Hans Cabanis
8 Nov 1943 - 31 Jan 1945: Oberst i.G. Wolfgang Hassenstein

I have incomplete info on WK XI:

26 Aug 1939 - 15 Apr 1940: General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel

1 Apr 1943 - 11 Apr 1945: Generalmajor Rudolf Kütt

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by histan » 14 Feb 2020 14:35

My contribution
Taken from various Stellenbesetzung

Lanz was officially Chef WK V from 26.08.1939

WK XI
26.08.1939 bis 20.04.1940 GM Kleffel
20.04.1940 bis 01.01.1941 Obstlt (E) iG Frhr Rüdt von Collenberg
01.01.1941 bis ? Otl (E) iG later Oberst iG Phillipp shown in post in the Stellenbesetzung am 01.01.1943

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John
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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by graveland » 14 Feb 2020 15:05

Thank you, Valdis & John.

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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by Rossano » 14 Feb 2020 17:34

Hello John
Not Phillip but Philipp (Harry) correct !
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Re: Die Wehrkreise

Post by histan » 14 Feb 2020 18:53

Hi Rossano

Indeed a typo. I have made the edit.

And you also know his first name (Harry) which I did not!

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John

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