Poland 1939: KIA German officers

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by iggy88 » 04 Jun 2019 17:03

Rossano wrote:
04 Jun 2019 08:51
Hello
I entered this thread for the first time because of Schusterbauer.
He is here mentioned as an Oberst (I doubt it, an Oberst commanding an Abt. ???), so I guess that he was Obstlt. (so also in div. list) and that he was promoted posthum to Oberst
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There are plenty of examples, particularly early in the war, of Oberste commanding Abteilungen/Bataillone. (Also of Generalmajore commanding Regimenter.)
Plus, there is the fact that the Korps KTB, written at the time of Schusterbauer's death, refers to him as "Oberst".
What is the source for this supposed posthumous promotion?

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by Rossano » 04 Jun 2019 17:45

In Scherzer' s list of the 44.ID he is reported as Otl. only (until his death date).
Therefore I assume that he was promoted to Ob. only later (posthum).
If on the contrary he was already Ob. before his death, is there any official evidence (promotion date, RDA, lists, or docs.) for that ?

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by Stauffenberg II » 05 Jun 2019 09:58

Scherzer is wrong.

With PV on 20.04.1939 a real "lex austria" promo batch of Austrian officers was processed (see NARA T 77 R-937 0593, 0594, 0595, 0596, 0599).

With effect 01.02.1939 Schusterbauer (Kdr. N. 64) was promoted Oberst with a backdated seniority date (RDA) of 01.07.1937 (17).

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by Stauffenberg II » 05 Jun 2019 10:20

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by Rossano » 05 Jun 2019 11:25

That´s great Jürgen, very good indeed !
So Scherzer is wrong after all...……..
Many thanks, Rossano
P.S.: I don´t have those rolls, as my Stellenbesetzung begins with 1st sept. 39.
Do You (or does anybody) know which roll numbers (of the serie T77, PV/HPA) cover july/August and sept./oct. 1939 ? Thanks

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by Stauffenberg II » 05 Jun 2019 11:38

NARA T-77 R-937 and 938. The free download version of 938 is missing pages 1-487 (Sept., parts of Oct.) however.

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by Rossano » 05 Jun 2019 12:16

OK, I too have those (but I still have to "study" them). Thanks !

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Re: Poland 1939: KIA German officers

Post by iggy88 » 05 Jun 2019 13:52

Thank you, Jürgen.

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