Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

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Post by Max Williams » 14 Feb 2004 19:21

He's Japanese.
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Post by VJK » 14 Feb 2004 19:23

Hi croat!

Yes, I noticed that. I think you are correct in your view that it is a Soviet uniform. Perhaps a captured red Army officer?

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Post by VJK » 14 Feb 2004 19:26

Hi Max!

You posted whilst I was formulating my reply to croat. I have to admit that it never occurred to me that a Japanese officer would visit the Eastern front (that is my guess as to the setting of the photo), but on reflection of your input, that could explain Busch's smile and relaxed demeanour that comes out of the pic. Additionally, I think the officer on the extreme right of the pic (half a torso in view) is also Japanese.

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Post by Allen Milcic » 14 Feb 2004 19:46

Thanks for your input, guys! I was thinking that perhaps it was a Red Army officer, and that the meeting was taking place during the invasion of Poland, while Germany and the Soviet Union were still allies...but looking at the photo now, it makes much more sense that the officer is a visiting Japanese dignitary!

Best regards to all from the frozen Canadian tundra.

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Post by Elwyn W » 14 Feb 2004 20:18

Interesting observation. Here's the "original".

Thanks for the learned input, Shawn.

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Post by USAF1986 » 14 Feb 2004 21:18

Glad to help! Busch holds a nostalgic place in my “research history.” He was the first German general that I became interested in enough to request his Personal-Nachweis/Dienstlaufbahn from Germany way back in October 1994! Seeing a small photo of Busch in Hans Dollinger’s The Decline and Fall of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan: A Pictorial History of the Final Days of World War II sparked my initial question: who is this field marshal with the Pour le Mérite and why can’t I find more than a passing mention of him in the standard literature!

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Post by Elwyn W » 26 Feb 2004 14:51

Found this on EBAY. For a minute it looks like the same Japanese dignitary. Caption said it was in the Black Sea area. I guess the picture is of too poor a quality for the German general to be identified.

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Post by Elwyn W » 26 Feb 2004 14:52

Found this on EBAY. For a minute it looks like the same Japanese dignitary. Caption said it was in the Black Sea area. I guess the picture is of too poor a quality for the German general to be identified.

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Post by J.N. Houterman » 26 Feb 2004 22:16

A close-up of the general....

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Post by Vienna » 08 Jun 2004 16:47

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. It was also the location 4. Leichte Division (Ligth D.) former austrian "Schnelle (fast) Division" and following (1.40) 9th Armoured Div.
On my old single-picture (sorry, it`s bigger but the quality ist not good) I identify left from Hitler Himmler, Bormann and right Gen. Brauchitsch and wider presumed GM (Mayor-G.) Ritter von Hubicki, Div. Cdr. (I dont think it`s Halder).

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Post by Juha Hujanen » 09 Jun 2004 14:17

Mayby this one is a bit better.

From-Bauer-Toinen Maailmansota I

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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 09 Jun 2004 23:00

Hi,

I don't think it is von Schobert. Could that be von Hubicki? Maybe!

Any specialist to give an opinion?

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Post by Vienna » 01 Jul 2004 16:58

Hi VJK!


The third general looks like GLT Helmut FRIEBE, 4.11.94-14.1.1970.
I´m fairly sure about it.

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Post by Vienna » 01 Jul 2004 17:08

VJK again!

The second general is (sure) G.d.Artillerie(artillery, 20.4.45) Friedrich Wilhelm HAUCK, 10.1.97-15.4.79. In Italy as GL Cdr. 305. I.D. and Kampfgruppe/-Korps Hauck (10. Armee, GO Vietinghoff).

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 01 Jul 2004 17:35

Vienna wrote:Hi VJK!


The third general looks like GLT Helmut FRIEBE, 4.11.94-14.1.1970.
I´m fairly sure about it.

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Hallo Vienna,

here is Friebe in comparison with another pic

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