General Hans Kettenbeil

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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by graveland » 11 Sep 2020 16:34

W.Vermeer wrote:
11 Sep 2020 16:32
Sorry have not been able to find any yet apart form the Gemeinsames Flugzeugfuhrer-Beobachter Abzeichen mit Brillianten
No sources mention any other.
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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by mattyboy » 13 Sep 2020 21:02

Hi all,
He received the Liakat medal in silver for his 1915 victory. I believe this is the award document. He also had the EKI and HOH3x.
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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by graveland » 13 Sep 2020 21:54

Thank you, Matt.

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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by W.Vermeer » 14 Sep 2020 08:02

Mattyboy, do you have any sources for the decorations? Please share them with us.

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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by CNE503 » 15 Sep 2020 10:42

Ok, it was exactly what I thought about it : Koluft 11 wasn't the same officer than Koluft 17 (Kettembeil), it was Oberstleutnant Heydemeier according to NARA T405 R49 file 118.
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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by W.Vermeer » 16 Sep 2020 21:12

CNE503 wrote:
15 Sep 2020 10:42
Ok, it was exactly what I thought about it : Koluft 11 wasn't the same officer than Koluft 17 (Kettembeil), it was Oberstleutnant Heydemeier according to NARA T405 R49 file 118.
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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by CNE503 » 16 Sep 2020 21:20

W.Vermeer wrote:
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Great find, perfect thanks.
You are more than welcome - I was happy to find this Hans Heydemeier too!
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Re: General Hans Kettenbeil

Post by CNE503 » 22 Sep 2020 17:30

For what it's worth, Heydemeier was replaced as Koluft 11 somewhen in the second half of 1941 by Generalmajor Helmuth Mentzel. A document of August 28th, 1941 (NARA T405 R049 file 667) identifies him positively as Koluft 11 (so a long time before the Luftwaffe Officers Career Summaries that gives Mentzel as Koluft 11 as late as December 15th, 1941).
And I found a document with a mark for Koluft 11 that could have been Mentzel's one as early as August 3rd, 1941.
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