Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

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Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by graveland » 02 Sep 2018 16:01

Hi boys!

May I ask for information (biography, awards, photos) of the above mentioned General.

Many thanks in advance,

Gregg

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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by VJK » 02 Sep 2018 17:54

Hi,

I found 2 pics ostensibly of Wittke in my files, but they are clearly not the same man. Perhaps someone can clarify which is the real Wittke.

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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by JakeV » 02 Sep 2018 18:25

I recall that the second picture was posted long ago in a web page whose administrator was one of Wittke's descendants (there were also pictures of him as a young officer and even one from his – apparently last – holidays in the summer of 1955). But, unfortunately, I can't find the page now. So, in my opinion Wittke is in the last pic.

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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by graveland » 02 Sep 2018 18:39

JakeV wrote:
02 Sep 2018 18:25
I recall that the second picture was posted long ago in a web page whose administrator was one of Wittke's descendants (there were also pictures of him as a young officer and even one from his – apparently last – holidays in the summer of 1955). But, unfortunately, I can't find the page now. So, in my opinion Wittke is in the last pic.

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Thank you, VJK & Jake! One more:

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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by Dieter Zinke » 03 Sep 2018 08:43

Walter Wittke
* 26.09.1887 Danzig
† 20.07.1955

14.03.1907 Leutnant ohne Patent
14.06.1917 Patent erhalten
24.12.1914 Oberleutnant
05.10.1916 Hauptmann
00.00.19__ Polizei-Hauptmann
00.00.19__ Polizei-Major
00.00.1930 Polizei-Oberstleutnant
00.00.1935 Polizei-Oberst
01.10.1935 Oberstleutnant
01.08.1939 Generalmajor
01.08.1941 Generalleutnant

Kadett
14.03.1907 dem 4. Hannoverschen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 164, Hameln, überwiesen
1914 / 1918 Flugzeugführer; in der Flieger-Abteilung 15
00.00.1920 Abschied; Übertritt in die Hamburger Polizei
00.00.1935 Kommandeur der Landespolizei Bremen [Als Nachfolger von Polizeioberst Hans Potel (1933 - 1935)]
01.10.1935 Übernahme in die Wehrmacht; Kommandeur des II. Bataillons des Infanterie-Regiments 4, Deutsch Krone (heute Walcz/Polen)
01.04.1937 Kommandeur des Infanterie-Regiments 46, Neumünster
01.10.1939 Kommandeur der 170. Infanterie-Division
10.07.1941 bei Ausschreitungen in Belzy, wo Rumänen 400 Juden zusammengetrieben hatten, um sie als Vergeltung für Anschläge auf ihr Militär regelrecht abzuknallen, kann Wittke im letzten Augenblick den rumänischen Befehlshaber dazu bringen, dass er sich auf 15 männliche Juden “beschränkt” [At riots in Belzy, where Romanians rounded up 400 Jews to literally beat them in retaliation for attacks on their military, Wittke can at the last moment force the Romanian commander to "limit himself" to 15 male Jews]
11.02.1942 Führerreserve
25.06.1942 General z.b.V. bei der Heeresgruppe Süd
09.07.1942 General z.b.V. bei der Heeresgruppe B
09.02.1943 Führerreserve
31.10.1943 Abschied

Kgl. Preußisches Militär-Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen
19.12.1941 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold


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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by graveland » 03 Sep 2018 14:23

Thank you very much, Dieter!

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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by meyero » 21 Sep 2018 00:41

I’m not definitely sure if it is him, but given that he commanded the 170. Infanterie-Division and my great grandfather served in it and made this photograph it might be him. It looks like a Christmas party in winter 1939 or 1940 because the man in the picture is still a Generalmajor.
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Re: Generalleutnant Walter Wittke

Post by graveland » 21 Sep 2018 19:39

meyero wrote:
21 Sep 2018 00:41
I’m not definitely sure if it is him, but given that he commanded the 170th infantry division and my great grandfather served in it and made this photograph it might be him. It looks like a Christmas party in winter 1939 or 1940 because the man in the picture is still a Generalmajor.
Thanks so much! Nic pic of Wittke.

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