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Youngest, Oldest, The First, The Most, and Other Records

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 11 Jul 2009 11:23

I want to start a new thread about Third Reich records (youngest, oldest, the most, longest, etc.)... I hope it'll become a good reference for others...

The first one : Youngest Major in the German Army, Heinz-Georg Lemm (23 years old)...

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The Most Successful German Sniper

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 11 Jul 2009 11:37

The most successful German sniper at World War II is Gefreiter Matthäus Hetzenauer with 345 kills. His longest confirmed kill was reported at 1100 metres!

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Re: Youngest, Oldest, and Other Records

Post by chris44 » 11 Jul 2009 12:57

okay :D

the youngest Ritterkreuzträger (as per date of birth)

Gefreiter
Lohrey, Christian
* 03.08.1927 Schonungen
+ 20.03.1996 Schonungen
Ritterkreuz am: 11.03.1945
als: Gefreiter
Funktion: Kompanietruppmelder 3./PzGrenRgt 41

http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de/index_sea ... hword=lohr


(source of picture Scherzers DVD)

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edit : photo - exchanged - is now not in the mirror image version anymore ; on behalf of chris44 / Bernd, Mod
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The Longest U-boat Patrol

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 11 Jul 2009 13:32

Thanks Chris, glad for your contribution! :D

Korvettenkapitän Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat, u-boat ace. His first patrol with U-196 became famous even though he sank only two ships of some 12,000 tons. But it was the longest patrol a U-boat or other submarine ever made in wartime. U-196 left Kiel on 13 March, 1943 and reached Bordeaux on 23 October, 1943, 225 days later! In the photo below can you see that such a long patrol left its mark on the face of the commander...

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The First General der Panzertruppe

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 12 Jul 2009 14:50

The first General der Panzertruppe is Oswald Lutz...

He was promoted General der Panzertruppe on Nov 1, 1935. In World War 1 he was , March 28, 1915 commander der Kraftfahrtruppen of 6 Armee. Jan 22, 1917 he was Stabsoffizier der Eisenbahntruppen, AOK 7. On July 18, 1917 he was transferred to Militär-Eisenbahn-Direktion 2. Dec 1, 1917 He was Feldeisenbahnchef im Grossen Hauptquartier, AND , finally, on Aug 4, 1918 he was assigned to Rekodeis/Militär-Eisenbahn-Direktion 3...

Lutz was promoted to generalleutnant on 1st February 1933 and became the first General der Panzertruppe on 1st November 1935 with his appointment as the Head of Mechanized Forces. He was retired from active duty in February 1938. During World War II he was recalled to service and appointed on 22nd September 1941 to head a minor special staff unit before being retired again on 31 May 1942. He died in Munich in 1944 aged 67 following an illness...

Picture below depicted Oswald Lutz as the 2nd person from the left on the 1st row...

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The first Sturmabteilung female member

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The first Sturmabteilung female member was Elenore Baur...

Born in Augsburg, Germany. A fervent follower of the Reich leader, she was the only woman to march with Hitler through the streets of Münich during the Putsch of November 9, 1923. Trained as a nurse, she tended the wounded that day and later joined the SA becoming the first Brown Shirt sister. She served as a nurse during the war years as Sister Pia of Munich and in 1944 joined the staff at the Dachau concentration camp supervising medical experiments conducted by SS doctors. Arrested after the war she spent five years in interment by the Allies as a Nazi sympathiser. She died at Oberhaching in 1981 aged 95 never having renounced her belief in Nazism...

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The first German aerial victory in the Spanish Civil War

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 12 Jul 2009 17:05

The first German aerial victory in the Spanish Civil War : Hannes Trautloft and Kraft Eberhardt scored the first German victories in Spain Civil War by each claiming a Breguet XIX on August 25, 1936...

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The first German pilot shot down in the Spanish Civil War

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 12 Jul 2009 17:18

The first German pilot shot down in the Spanish Civil War : On August 30 1936, Hannes Trautloft claimed a Potez 540 for his second victory. Unfortunately, during this combat Trautloft became the first German pilot shot down over Spain. Luckily, he parachuted near Nationalist forces and returned unharmed!

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The first pilots to test fly the Messerschmittf Bf 109

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 12 Jul 2009 17:20

The first pilots to test fly the Messerschmittf Bf 109 : Hannes Trautloft was one of the first pilots to test fly the new mono-wing fighter from Messerschmitt in December 1936. Wanting to show some individuality, Trautloft had the green heart emblem of his homeland, Thüringen, applied to the V3 prototype. Later the same emblem applied again on his Jagdgeschwader 54...

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The first warcrime of World War II

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 14 Jul 2009 04:46

The first warcrime of World War II : On Friday, September 1st of 1939, Germany invaded Poland after long-term political crises. German invasion began with an air raid on undefended city of Wielun at 4:40am. Over 1200 people were killed in first warcrime of World War II...

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Youngest Heer Generals

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 14 Jul 2009 07:20

This is the list of youngest Heer generals in all grade...

Generalmajor : Erich Bärenfänger, appointed Generalmajor on 20 April 1945, aged 30 years and 4 months,
Generalleutnant (after death) : Harald von Hirschfeld, appointed Generalleutnant posthumously after his death in 18 January 1945, aged 32 years and 6 months,
Generalleutnant (living) : Theodor Tolsdorff, appointed Generalleutnant on 16 March 1945, aged 35 years and 5 months,
General der : Siegfried Westphal, appointed General der Kavallerie on 1 February 1945, aged 42 years and 10 months,
Generaloberst : Kurt Zeitzler, appointed Generaloberst on 30 January 1944, aged 48 years and 7 months,
Generalfeldmarschall : Erwin Rommel, appointed Generalfeldmarschall on 22 June 1942, aged 50 years and 7 months.

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http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 43&start=0
http://www.ww2f.com/information-request ... r-ww2.html
http://www.hfmeyer.com/german/veroeffen ... en/07.html
http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.d ... heodor.htm
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERwestphal.htm
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... itzler.jpg
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Youngest Luftwaffe Generals

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 14 Jul 2009 08:08

This is the list of youngest Luftwaffe generals in all grade...

Generalmajor : Dietrich Peltz, appointed Generalmajor on 1 November 1943, aged 29 years and 4 months,
Generalleutnant : Adolf Galland, appointed Generalleutnant on 1 November 1944, aged 32 years and 8 months,
General der : Werner Kreipe, appointed General der Flieger on 1 September 1944, aged 40 years and 5 months,
Generaloberst : Hans Jeschonnek, appointed Generaloberst on 1 March 1942, aged 42 years and 11 months,
Generalfeldmarschall : Hermann Göring, appointed Generalfeldmarschall on 4 February 1938, aged 45 years and 1 month.

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http://www.wo2militaryranks.nl/Germany/ ... nglish.php
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The youngest regimental colonel in the Waffen-SS

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Jul 2009 06:03

Joachim Peiper (January 30, 1915 - July 13, 1976) more often known as Jochen Peiper from the common German nickname for Joachim, was a senior Waffen-SS officer in World War II and a convicted war criminal. By the end of his military career in 1945, Peiper was the youngest regimental colonel in the Waffen-SS, holding the rank of SS-Standartenführer. He also served as personal adjutant to Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS...

In the period April 1938 to August 1941. While on Himmler's staff, Peiper met and married his wife, Sigurd, with whom he had three children: Hinrich, Elke, and Silke. Himmler was particularly fond of Peiper and took a keen interest in his ascension towards command. By age 29, Peiper was a full colonel of the Waffen-SS, well respected and a holder of one of wartime Germany's highest decorations, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords personally awarded to him by Adolf Hitler...

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The youngest Heeresgruppe commander in the Wehrmacht

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 Jul 2009 10:57

General der Infanterie Karl Friedrich 'Fritz' Wilhelm Schulz is the youngest Heeresgruppe commander in German army...

Here is his appointment :
• 1 October 1937: General Staff OKW. Gruppenleiter II (Organisation)/Abteilung L/Wehrmachtführungsamt.
• 20 April 1940: Chief of the General Staff of the XXXXIII Army Corps.
• 12 May 1942: Chief of the General Staff of the 11th Army.
• 21.11.1942 - 12.02.1943 Chef des Generalstabs der Heeresgruppe Don (durch Umgliederung)
• 12.02.1943 - 01.03.1943 Chef des Generalstabs der Heeresgruppe Süd (durch Umbenennung)
• 1 May 1943-25 November 1943: Commander of the 28th Jäger Division.
• 25 November 1943-9 January 1944: Delegated with the leadership of the III Panzer Corps.
• 8 February 1944-22 March 1944: Delegated with the leadership of the LIX Army Corps.
• 22 March 1944-3 July 1944: Commanding General of the XXXXVI Panzer Corps.
• 25 July 1944-30 March 1945: Commander-in-Chief of the 17th Army.
• 5 April 1945: Commander-in-Chief of Army Group South

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The first fighter pilot to be awarded by Ritterkreuz

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 16 Jul 2009 12:34

The first fighter pilot to be awarded by Ritterkreuz was Oberst Werner Mölders, 2nd was Hauptmann Wilhelm Balthasar. Mölders received Knight's Cross (29 May 1940) as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 53, while Balthasar received the Knight's Cross (14 June 1940) as Hauptmann in 7./Jagdgeschwader 27...

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