ID of Luftwaffe Officer

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ID of Luftwaffe Officer

Post by Feldpost » 13 Jul 2009 15:12

I recently acquired a document grouping belonging to a U.S. officer named Jacob Wuest who served as part of the Air Attache in Berlin in 1934-36. Wuest and his wife came into contact with many Luftwaffe officers, some of whom presented them with signed portrait photos. Attached are photos of one of them, which was given to Wuest's wife, Helen. I have been unable to decipher the officer's last name (his first name is obvioulsy Wolfgang). I am hoping that someone can identify him for me.

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Re: ID of Luftwaffe Officer

Post by Feldpost » 13 Jul 2009 15:15

Here are photos of the von Massow signed portrait too.
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Re: ID of Luftwaffe Officer

Post by harmel » 13 Jul 2009 16:07

Not much on the first name-
In case you do not know-Gerd von Massow-reached rank of Generalleutnant ,Born 1896
died 1967.
His pic was taken as Oberst Commodore JG2 Richthofen.
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Re: ID of Luftwaffe Officer

Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 Jul 2009 16:29

Your man is very easy to identify !!
It is Wolfgang von Gronau, at last Generalmajor,
see for example
http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1842
:wink: :idea:

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Re: ID of Luftwaffe Officer

Post by VtwinVince » 13 Jul 2009 21:22

Absolutely outstanding portraits, thanks for showing them. I really like the early tunic Gronau is wearing, with the DLV wings.

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