Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

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Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by Dave Danner » 20 Oct 2017 09:21

Hi, I seem to be missing a few details on this officer, so if anyone can supplement, please do. Damisch was one of the small number of 1.WK noncommissioned officers accepted as an officer in the Reichswehr.

Damisch, Ernst Friedrich
*20.5.1888 in Netzschkau, Plauen in Vogtland

Dienstlaufbahn:
09.10.1908 als Kanonier i.d. Kgl. sächisches 6. Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 68
xx.xx.xxxx im Felde mit Kgl. sächs. Reserve-Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 32
18.18.1920 Leutnant
xx.xx.xxxx RDA als Leutnant v. 12.09.14 erhalten
xx.xx.xxxx im 4. Artillerie-Regiment
01.05.1924 Oberleutnant
xx.xx.xxxx z. 4. Fahr-Abteilung versetzt
01.02.1929 Rittmeister
01.10.1929 als Hauptmann z. 4. Artillerie-Regiment zurückversetzt
31.01.1932 verabschiedet
01.10.1933 als Hauptmann a.D. i.d. L-Offz.Kps. übernommen
05.03.1935 Hauptmann (E)
01.01.1936 Major (E)
xx.xx.xxxx beim Landwehr-Kommandeur Dresden (Friedendienststelle)
26.08.1939-19.02.1942 Kdr. IV./Artillerie-Regiment 252
01.07.1940 Oberstleutnant
xx.xx.xxxx zu den aktiv. Tr.Offz. übergeführt
20.02.1942-26.10.1942 Kdr. Artillerie-Regiment 252
01.04.1942 Oberst (331)
27.10.1942-08.03.1944 Kdr. Artillerie-Regiment 335
09.03.1944-21.04.1944 Fhr.Res. OKH
17.04.1944 Artillerie-Kommandeur 125 [eine 06.07.1944 außerterminl. Beurteilung hat 22.04.1944]
08.08.1944 Kdr. Artillerie-Ersatz- u. Ausbildungs-Regiment 16

A thread here mentions an Oberst Damisch as Kampfkommandant Hamm in 1945 - I would assume that is the same man, but his file did not have entries past 1944.

Auszeichnungen:
07.10.1914 Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
25.05.1916 Kgl. sächsische silberne Friedrich August-Medaille am Bande für Kriegsverdienst
22.04.1918 Kgl. sächsisches Ehrenkreuz mit Schwertern
09.09.1918 Verwundetenabzeichen in schwarz
18.03.1920 Kgl. sächsische Dienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse für Unteroffiziere und Mannschaften
xx.xx.xxxx Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
02.10.1936 Wehrmacht (Heer) Dienstauszeichnung 4. bis 1. Klasse
xx.xx.xxxx Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz 2. Klasse
xx.xx.xxxx Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
18.11.1941 Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen
24.08.1943 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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Re: Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by Rossano » 20 Oct 2017 11:18

Hello Dave
Yes, it' s the same man.
Regarding Arko 125 I have Junck until 25.4.44 (FR.), then Damisch. But Keilig' s Arko-list reads "Junck until 17.4 only" so I assume that Damisch' s date "from 17.4" (or 22 ?) is correct
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Re: Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by Dave Danner » 20 Oct 2017 15:24

Junck received an außerterminliche Beurteilung on 1 May 1944 after being transferred into the Führerreserve. This Beurteilung states that he was Arko 125 from 5.11.43 - 24.4.44, and during this time was stellv. Div.Fhr. of the 4. Pz.Div. from 20.1.44 to 4.2.44 and of the 131. ID from 11.4.44 to 30.4.44 (with 24.4. crossed out). The Dienstlaufbahn says "1944.25.4. OKH vers. z. Führ.Res. Dienst regelt d. Befh. i. Wehrkrs. III".

So there was some overlap while he was acting as division commander and relinquished the Arko assignment to Damisch. So maybe Damisch was assigned as his replacement on 17.4, took over on 22.4, and Junck officially gave up the Arko position as of 24.4.? Maybe there are 131.ID IIa-Akten which would make clear when the assignments were made and when they became effective.
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Re: Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by Rossano » 20 Oct 2017 16:09

Could be that Junck' s Kommandierung to the 131. ID was "nicht wirksam" ? Keilig doesn' t mention that, nor it is reported in Juncks Karteikarte, and besides I have Ob. Seegers from end march to end apr. 44 m.d.stv.Fhrg. d. 131. ID b.(so also confirmed by the Div.Karte)

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Re: Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by Dave Danner » 20 Oct 2017 20:20

No idea. But this Beurteilung was dated 1 May, after the relevant date, so it would reflect something that already happened. If it had been "nicht wirksam", they wouldn't have bothered to put it in there.

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Re: Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by histan » 20 Oct 2017 22:40

The available information is not inconsistent
Based on the various HPA cards and the above Beurteilung
Weber [Kdr 131 Inf Div] is noted as being lightly wounded 26.03.1944 [His Generalskartei]
Seegers mstFb [mWv] 26.03.1943 [His and Weber's "Generalskartei" and the Div card] no end date is given
There is a line through this on one of Seegers' cards and a "?"
Junck mstFb 11.04.1944 to 30.04.1944 [His Beurteilung]

There are times when the HPA has given one mWv date for an officer leaving a post and a different mWv date for his successor - usually just a small number of days.

So Damisch appointed Arko 125 mWv 17.04.1944 to replace Junck [who had been selected to attend the DFL] and takes over on 22.04.1944. Junck is not in command there, he is standing in at 131. Inf.Div. HPA transfers Junck to the FR mWv 25.04.1944 but he remains m.st.F.b. 131. Inf.Div. [again as was often the case] for a few days longer.

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Re: Oberst Ernst Damisch - DKiG

Post by Rossano » 21 Oct 2017 10:42

in his Karteikarten Seegers from 26.03.44 but in other sources from 20.03. (incl. his Personalakte !). Until when ? Well, there is a doc. dated 20.04.44 (I don' t remember where, but maybe in Dokumentenforum) signed by him as Fhr. i.V. d. 131. ID.
So, if he was Fhr. i.V. from end march to end apr. 44, when should Junck have overtaken command, if ever ???

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