Oberst Karl Langesee

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Oberst Karl Langesee

Post by Rudolf44 » 08 May 2011 19:50

I am looking for info on Oberst Karl Langesee on his career in 1945.
His bio on the Lexikon der Wehrmacht (http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Per ... geseeK.htm) as gives Kdr. of Gren.Rgt.748 (708.VGD) from November 1944. The latter ceased to exist in January 1945. What you it thus ordered after that date ? Has he ordered the 47.VGD in April 1945 ?

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Re: Oberst Karl Langesee

Post by Heimatschuss » 12 Oct 2011 19:18

Hello Rudolf44,

according to divisional histories in Lexikon der Wehrmacht Langesee commanded 47. Volksgrenadier-Division in April 1945 before being replaced by an Oberst Hauser.

On the other hand according to http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/47._Volks- ... r-Division Langesee took over command of 47. Volksgrenadier-Division only on May 2nd, 1945 after the death of his successor Oberst von Grundherr.

The second version is supported by a description of the fighting at Fern Pass in April/May 1945 here http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/wbb ... #post46213. Going by this description Oberst von Grundherr was KIA on May 1, 1945 and Oberst Langesee took over command. If there was much left of 47. Volksgrenadier-Division for Langesee to command after the American success at Fern Pass on May 2nd is another question.

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Torsten

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Re: Oberst Karl Langesee

Post by Rudolf44 » 14 Oct 2011 09:25

Thank you very much Torsten

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Re: Oberst Karl Langesee

Post by Dave Danner » 10 Jan 2014 16:33

One additional bit of information.

According to his personnel file, Karl Langesee was born on 18. September 1910, not 10. September. Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht has it right. Wikipedia, ww2awards, and ritterkreuztraeger.info have it wrong.

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Re: Oberst Karl Langesee

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 09 Feb 2017 13:29

*push*

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