Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Bart V. » 25 Jul 2010 23:32

freiherr wrote:This picture of Guderian visiting the Schnelle Division appears in many books. But Alex has patiently shown me the best quality we can find. We have since been scratching our heads. The other Brantner, Karl Brantner, was CdS of the Schnelle Division. So he must be here. But which one? Any luck you could shed some light, Christian?

Also Rudolf Theiß could be here?

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I am examing this picture myself and will not share all data that I currently have but I'll answer your question. Oberst Rudolf Theiß is the one on the right of Guderian (standing right next to him) with his right hand on his left arm.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Elwyn W » 26 Jul 2010 04:55

Indeed he was a chubby man, confirmed by an album from WAF. Someone had this album with a few very small blurry scans of Theiß which were captioned. He seemingly was very proud of his album but couldn't care to even see what additional info or comments he could solicit from his fellow hobby enthusiasts. Consigned to a bunch of "very exciting Austiran cluncker armour" now at the bottom of his drawer. Sad but so be it.


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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Bart V. » 26 Jul 2010 13:22

What do you want to know from Generalmajor Rudolf Theiß?

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by graveland » 30 Jul 2010 17:29

Hello,

I wouldl like to know the austrian medals that Generalmajor Dr. Karl Koske received during his service in the WW I and during the 1. Österr. Bundesheer (no record in the Sticky "the most decorated soldiers of the Wehrmacht").

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Frech » 30 Jul 2010 19:03

Hi,

here we are:

Koske Dr. Karl, GM (26):

Oberstleutnant dG (15.1.1935) im österr. Bundesheer in der Präsidialabteilung des BMLV

k.u.k. Österr. Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Militärverdienstkreuz III. Kl. mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
Kaiserl. Österr. Orden der Eisernen Krone III. Kl. mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Kaiser-Karl-Truppenkreuz
k.u.k. Österr. Verwundetenmedaille
Österr. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern
Goldenes Verdienstzeichen der Republik Österreich
Militärdienstzeichen für Offiziere 2. Klasse

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Christian

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by graveland » 01 Aug 2010 13:17

Hi,

Thank you so much, Christian. If you do not mind, I would like to know the medals won Generalmajor Alfred Kuzmany too.

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Post by Frech » 02 Aug 2010 04:27

Hi,

here we are again:

Kuzmany Alfred, GM (34):

k.u.k. Österr. Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille 1. Kl.
k.u.k. Österr. Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Kaiser-Karl-Truppenkreuz
k.u.k. Österr. Verwundetenmedaille
Österr. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern
Militärverdienstkreuz III. Klasse des Bundesstaates Österreich (4.12.1937)
Ungarische Kriegserinnerungsmedaille für Frontkämpfer

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Frech » 12 Feb 2011 09:06

Good morning!

I have had some luck and found following pic on ebay.de:

Oberst (20th April 1938) Josef GERSTMANN, later Generalmajor (15th May 1944), former Austrian officer.

Have a look onto his wonderful full size medal bar. You can see Order of the Iron Crown on the first position. On the last you see the Bundesheer 25-years service cross which was not allowed to be worn in the Wehrmacht.

Here a list of Gerstman´s decorations until 1938:

k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Jubiläumskreuz 1848 – 1908
k.u.k. Österr. Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern (zum 2. Mal)
k.u.k. Österr. Militärverdienstkreuz III. Kl. mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern (zum 2. Mal)
Kaiserl. Öster. Orden der Eisernen Krone III. Kl. mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Kaiser-Karl-Truppenkreuz
k.u.k. Österr. Verwundetenmedaille mit 1 Mittelstreifen
allgemeines Kärntner Kreuz für Tapferkeit
besonderes Kärntner Kreuz für Tapferkeit
Österr. Kriegserinnerungsmedaille mit Schwertern
Militärdienstzeichen für Offiziere 2. Klasse

Regards

Christian
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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Daniel J » 12 Feb 2011 12:45

Nice photo Christian! Here comes my photo of Alfred Kuzmany. Do you know the award dates for Kuzmanys medals received during his service time in wehrmacht? I only got the date for his Knights cross 02.02.1942.

/ Daniel J

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Frech » 12 Feb 2011 14:31

Sorry, I have no dates for Kuzmany´s WW2 decorations.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Daniel J » 12 Feb 2011 15:23

Ok! Here comes Kuzmanys other medals anyway. But I don´t have award dates for them.

Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer (Hindenburg-Kreuz)
Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 25 or 12 years?
Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 4 years
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Kriegsverdienstkreuz mit Schwertern 2. Klasse
Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber
Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse
Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse
Ritterkreuz 02.02.1942
Winterschlacht Im Osten

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Frech » 13 Feb 2011 08:51

Hi!

I have had luck again and found the following pic at ebay.de:

Char. General der Infanterie Erwin Zeidler Freiherr von Görz

Retiring as k.u.k. Feldmarschallleutnant in 1919 he was one of the Tannenberg-Generals who became honorary GdI in 1939.

Ritter des Militär-Maria-Theresien-Ordens and many others as you can see on his old k.u.k. uniform. Would like to see a pic of him in german general´s uniform.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Elwyn W » 16 Feb 2011 01:13

Hi Christian,

Here's to complement yours. PM me if need something. My list is not robust but respectable.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by graveland » 17 Feb 2011 18:43

Hello,

I wouldl like to know the austrian medals that Generalmajor Wilhelm Weiß received during his service in the WW I and during the 1. Österr. Bundesheer.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Frech » 17 Feb 2011 19:46

@ Graveland, here we are:

Oberstleutnant (20.3.1933) im österr. Bundesheer als Kdt des TLSchR Dollfuß

k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Jubiläumskreuz 1848 – 1908
k.u.k. Österr. Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Silberne Militärverdienstmedaille am Bande des Militärverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Militärverdienstkreuz III. Kl. mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
Kaiserl. österr. Orden der Eisernen Krone III. Kl. mit Kriegsdekoration und Schwertern
k.u.k. Österr. Kaiser-Karl-Truppenkreuz
k.u.k. Österr. Verwundetenmedaille mit 2 Mittelstreifen
1914 EK II
Militärdienstzeichen für Offiziere 2. Klasse
Ritterkreuz des Österr. Verdienstordens

Regards

Christian

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