General Siegfried Kempf

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by Rudolf44 » 10 May 2013 12:57

Hello,

According to the Stellenbezetzung of 1934, Kempf is listed as Chef 2. Kp. / 3. Nachr.Abt.

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by W.Vermeer » 10 May 2013 17:56

Thanks Rudolf, welcome addition.

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by Stauffenberg II » 16 Sep 2013 09:06

To complete the capsule: According to the Finnish award lists he was awarded the Finnish Cross of Liberty Order, 2nd Class with swords:

26. Oberstleutnant Siegfried Kempf: 16 November 1941

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by W.Vermeer » 02 Oct 2013 13:34

Also many thanks.

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by T. Sante » 09 Oct 2017 20:30

Siegfried Kempf was indeed awarded with Finish Cross (a very beautiful medal). This must have been during his work for Canaris.
After WW II Siegfried worked at the US HQ in Heidelberg as General of the Cicil Service and decorade with one of the highest non American medals.
By the way, Siegfried is the Cousin of General Werner Kempf.

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by Stauffenberg II » 17 Jan 2022 12:51

Dear Dave, thanks this is an outstanding info. I have a follow up question if you don´t mind:
15.07.39 Chef der Abteilung Chiffrierwesen, Amtsgruppe Wehrmacht-Nachrichtenverbindungen, OKW
Do the personell accounts really give "Abt. Chiffrierwesen, Amtsgruppe Wehrmacht-Nachrichtenverbindungen, OKW"?

The reason I am asking is that I am currently trying to pin down when Abteilung WNV was renamed Amtsgruppe Ag WNV. In the Personalakte of Hans Juppe he was promoted to Gen. Maj. on 20.10.1940, still as "Abteilungschef".

However on 21.03.1942 he was appointed Kdr. 371. Inf. Div. as per as 01.04.1942 and on 12.04.1942 was instead shifted to FR as per as 01.04.1942, both as Chef Ag WNV.

So it appears that renaming happened between 20.10.1940 and 21.03.1942. Do you happen to know when?

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by graveland » 17 Jan 2022 12:56

Stauffenberg II wrote:
16 Sep 2013 09:06
To complete the capsule: According to the Finnish award lists he was awarded the Finnish Cross of Liberty Order, 2nd Class with swords.
Where is that list, Jürgen?

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by Stauffenberg II » 17 Jan 2022 13:05

The list was created some 10 years ago by Shawn, ie fellow member USAF1986. He posted that list from Grand Cross down to 2nd Class in this forum, as he received a copy of the original award lists from the authorities in SF via forum member Tom.

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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by Stauffenberg II » 17 Jan 2022 13:09

I checked the list and saw that he only posted Grand Cross down to 1st Class. The award date of Kempf is courtesy of USAF1986.
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Re: General Siegfried Kempf

Post by graveland » 17 Jan 2022 13:11

Thank you, Jürgen.

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