Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

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Post by Elwyn W » 01 Aug 2004 16:53

Could it be Erich Schopper behind Model? Picture taken in Feb 1944.

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Post by Vienna » 01 Aug 2004 20:29

Hello Freiherr!

Yes, Schopper Erich is the highest prohability. He was for a long time Cdr. of the 81. I.D. and Model (since 1(30.).3.44 fieldmarshal) at this time (febr. 1944) Cdr. HG Nord.

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Post by Vienna » 01 Aug 2004 20:52

Hi VJK!

generalmajor.jpg?(31.7.)

Only a suggestion!??

Later GFM Brauchitsch (GM 1.10.31-30.9.33), do you know approximatily
the date of the pic?

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Post by Elwyn W » 02 Aug 2004 02:45

That's whom I think it is also, albeit the general in question seems to be so "undecorated".

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Post by Elwyn W » 02 Aug 2004 02:52

How about this general?

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Post by VJK » 02 Aug 2004 07:23

Hi gents!

Unfortunately I don't have a date for the pic, but from the uniform it is obviously post 1934, i.e. Wehrmacht as opposed to Reichswehr. Whilst there is an uncanny resemblance to Brauchitsch, he was promoted to Generalmajor on 1 Oct 1931 and Generalleutnant on 1 Oct 1933, so that would rule him out, since the man in the pic appears to be a Generalmajor.

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Post by VJK » 02 Aug 2004 15:18

Hi!

One more mystery guest signing in... This General surrendered the German troops in the Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia area to the US 1. Infantry Div. in May, 1945. I can't make out the neck order he is wearing, but it doesn't look like the RK (PlM perhaps?). Anyone any ideas as to his identity please?

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 02 Aug 2004 19:28

Could it be the Ritterkreuz of the KVK with swords?

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Post by Vienna » 03 Aug 2004 13:29

Hi VJK and Stuaffenberg II!

I also think this ist KC of KvK (if I remember rightly only a litte more as 40 receiver from Heer/Army ?).

A trail (GM Chr. v. Gersdorff "Soldat im Untergang"):
The staff of 7th (german) Armee was in Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) in the Grand Hotel Rupp on 7./8.5.45 (Cdr. was GdI Obstfelder). The fifth US
Corps with 1. US-ID and 9th A.D. also since 5.5.45.

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Post by VJK » 03 Aug 2004 13:43

Hi gents!

Many thanks for your input so far. I thought that it might actually be Gersdorff himself - the hairstyle looks very similar and it would it logical that the C of S of the Army would involve himself in sorting out the surrender details, however (why is there always a however!! :( ), Gersdorff held the RK and the DKiS, and I can't see any evidence of either.

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Post by Vienna » 03 Aug 2004 13:53

VJK!

Unfortunately! it`s not Gersdorff! (sure)
My tip is Oberquartiermeister or other member of the staff?
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Post by Momchil Milanov » 31 Aug 2004 10:37

Vienna wrote:Hi!

I believe this picture is from a spring-manoeuvre 1939 in the area of
St.Pölten, Lower Austria (today the capital L.Austria); west 60 km near Vienna.


You`re right Vienna.

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Post by Phil Nix » 31 Aug 2004 10:46

Certainly Hubicki nearest the camara
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 05 Jan 2005 09:33

VJK wrote:Hi!
One more mystery guest signing in... This General surrendered the German troops in the Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia area to the US 1. Infantry Div. in May, 1945. I can't make out the neck order he is wearing, but it doesn't look like the RK (PlM perhaps?). Anyone any ideas as to his identity please?
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Hallo VJK, Vienna and Stauffenberg,

if our general wears indeed the RK KVK with swords we have surprisingly not a great choice for our research! No Quartiermeister and no member of the Staff of the 7th army comes into question.
Therefore a heretical question:
Could it be the General der Artillerie Herbert Osterkamp??
The former "Chef des Heeresverwaltungsamtes" was then Stellvertretender Kommandierender General und Befehlshaber im Wehrkreis XII (Wiesbaden).
The rest of his staff came to Wehrkreis XIII (Nürnberg). Is it possible and imaginable that they retired to Karlsbad with the 7th army ??
Unfortunately I have at the moment no pic of Osterkamp.

Dieter

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Post by Gareth Collins » 05 Jan 2005 12:49

freiherr wrote:How about this general?

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