The Generals of 1945

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Re: The Generals of 1945

Post by Stauffenberg II » 28 Jun 2019 05:43

askropp wrote:
27 Jun 2019 22:52

What a lousy Taschenspielertrick to claim that technically no Austrian served in the Wehrmacht after 27 April 1945! This argumentation is invalid anyway because there were virtually no promotions dated 1 May. As the source confirms, they were announced on 20 April, so Holzinger was already a Wehrmacht Oberst on 27 April. I read there is also a discussion whether he was transferred (not only kommandiert) to the Waffen-SS.
Yes, right you are. Imagine what would have happened to an Austrian between 27.04. and 08.05. who was not willing to play around with his German comrades ...

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Re: The Generals of 1945

Post by askropp » 06 Aug 2019 15:41

Some new info on Gustav Enke: in March 1945, when he was in the FR of WK III (he was ill since September 1944), the HPA tried to establish his whereabouts.

"3.3.45 Es ist zu melden, ob Tauglichkeitsgrad und Aufenthalt jetzt bekannt."
16.3.45 W.Kr. III meldet, Nachforschungen bisher ohne Erfolg. Zuletzt am 29.01.45 in Landsberg / Warthe vom Hauptfeldwebel gesehen worden. Seitdem fehlt jede Spur."

This does not sound like someone who would have been promoted to GM a few weeks later.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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Re: The Generals of 1945

Post by askropp » 20 Oct 2019 20:57

Two documents regarding the case of Arnold Burmeister. Although the earlier message calls him a GL and the later a GM, I still believe his promotion to have been valid. Krebs was probably distracted by the Soviets in front of his bunker.

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Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!

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