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Post by Peter H » 07 Nov 2007 04:40

Josef Barmetler,Oberleutnant Chef 7./Fsch.Jäg.Sturm.Rgt 1
Joined Reichswehr 1924.Served Westwall 1939-1940.Transferred to FJ September 1940.At Crete seriously wounded at Hill 107.Awarded KC for his leadership there.An invalid as a result but served at home.Promoted to Major in June 1944.Died from his wounds,February 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 07 Nov 2007 04:47

Edgar Stentzler,Major Kdr II./Fsch.Jäg.Sturm.Rgt 1
Joined Reichswehr(Cavalry) 1923.A member of the Cavalry riding competition team.Transferred to Luftwaffe 1934.Joined FJs June 1940.On Crete his battalion was in the fight for Hill 107.Took over command of Sturm-Regiment after Meindl was wounded,before Ramcke arrived.Awarded KC.Badly wounded in Neva fighting October 1941,and subsequently died from his wounds 9th October 1941.

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Post by Peter H » 07 Nov 2007 04:56

Horst Trebes,Oberleutnant Führer III./Fsch.Jäg.Sturm.Rgt 1
Joined Heer 1936.In Heer FJ Battalion 1938.Saw action in Poland,Holland.Part of the Glider group to seize Tavronitis Bridge,Crete 1941.Took over command of III./Fsch.Jäg.Sturm.Rgt 1 after its commander was killed.Took part in Hill 107 fight.Awarded KC as a result.Served in Russia,Africa,badly wounded.Commanded III/FJR6 in 1944.Killed in strafing 27th September 1944.


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Post by Peter H » 07 Nov 2007 14:08

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Oberstleutnant Ernst Blauensteiner
Served in Austrian army 1929-1936.Served in Luftwaffe Staff positions 1940-1943.Chief of Staff of II Fsch Korps 1944.Under Meindl's directive lead one spearhead of 3FJD in the breakout from the Falaise pocket.Awarded KC for this effort.Promoted to Oberst,February 1945 still under Meindl.

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Post by Peter H » 08 Nov 2007 01:55

Dr Carl Langemeyer,Kommandeur FschSanLehrAbt
Joined FJ as medical officer 1939.Jumped into Holand and Crete.Served Russia,Italy.Awarded DKiG in 1943.In 1944 took over command of FschSanLehrAbt at Nancy.Served Normandy.In September FschSanLehrAbt was committed as an infantry unit in the fighting near Nancy-Luneville.Awarded KC for his battle leadership in this action.Promoted to Oberstabsarzt November 1944.Division Medical officer for 2FJD in 1945.
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Post by Peter H » 08 Nov 2007 02:17

Alfred Schlemm,General der Fallschirmtruppe
Served in artillery in WW1,then postwar in Grenzschutz Ost.Served in Reichswehr,Oberst in 1938.Luftwaffe staff duties until 1942,Commanded II Luftwaffe Feld Korps 1943-1943.In 1944 took over command of I Fsch Korps Italy.Received KC for his command at Velletri.General der Flieger in 1944.Commanded I Fsch Army 1944-1945 in Holland..."he was wounded near Erle in Westphalia and captured".

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Post by Peter H » 08 Nov 2007 02:30

Luftlande–Sturmabteilung Koch
Organised for the attack on Eban Emael and the bridges over the Albert Canal May 1940.

Walther Koch,Hauptmann Kdr LL-Sturm.Abt Koch
Joined Luftwaffe 1935.In General Göring Regiment 1935-1937.FJ 1937.Lead Sturmabteilung Koch named after himelf in 1940.Awarded KC Eban Emael.Lead 1./Fsch.Jäg.Sturm.Rgt 1 at Crete in 1941 but put out of action with a serious head wound.Commanded FJR5 in Tunisia in 1942-1943.Fell ill and returned to Germany.As Oberstleutnant died from injuries from a car accident,October 1943.

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Post by Peter H » 08 Nov 2007 02:44

Rudolf Witzig,Oberleutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Granit
Joined Heer 1935.Joined Heer FJ Battalion 1938.Decorated with KC for capture of Eban Emael.Badly wounded at Crete leading a company of the Sturm-Regiment.Commanded Fsch Pio Btl 1942.Served in Tunisia 1942-1943.Commanded I./Fsch.Jäg Rgt 21 in 1944.Awarded Oak Leaves in the East--"his unit destroyed 27 enemy tanks near Kumele'.Commanded FJR18 in December 1944 in the West.

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Post by Peter H » 08 Nov 2007 02:50

Witzig in Tunisia 1943.

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 08 Nov 2007 09:15

Man so many great pictures in this thread,like saving the pictures and this thread is marked,but i think i need to save it too new microsoft word document,which if i can fully get a handle on using saves the pictures too,all of it,thanks.

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 08 Nov 2007 10:23

Peter H wrote:Dr Carl Langemeyer,Kommandeur FschSanLehrAbt
After the war Dr. med. Langemeyer was chief surgeon (Leitender Arzt der Chirurgischen Abteilung) of the Charlottenstift-hospital in Stadtoldendorf (Landkreis Holzminden / Niedersachsen)

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Post by Peter H » 08 Nov 2007 12:30

Egon Delica,Leutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Granit
Joined Reichswehr artillery 1933.Then transferred to Luftwaffe.Transferred to newly formed Sturmabteilung Koch January 1940.Awarded KC at Eban Emael for destroying numerous works and repulsing a Belgian counterattack.Wounded in Russia as Hauptmann with FJR5 in 1942.Then commanded II Gruppe Geschwader 2(Gliders).Took part in operations in Crimea and Taman Peninsula,wounded again in 1943.After a long recovery took over command of II/FJR19 in the West in January 1945.Captured in the Reichswald fighting,February 1945.


Gliders supply the Kuban bridgehead 1943:

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The losses suffered by the Schleppgruppen and the Lufflandegeschwader during the supply of the Kholm pocket in the early months of 1942 resulted in the decision not to employ gliders to supply the similarly-besieged Stalingrad at the end of the sa!ne year, but the situation had become so precarious by the beginning of 1943 that the three Gruppen of LLG I were sent to Luftflotte 4's sector, although they were not to be used to carry supplies to the Stalingrad garrison, being transferred in January 1943 to the Kerch peninsula to participate in the supply of the Kuban bridgehead. At this time LLG I comprised I/LLG I with DFS 230s and Do 17 towplanes, and 11 and III/LLG I with DFS 230s "and a mixture of He 45s, He 46s and Hs 126s for use as towplanes, plus an attached Gruppe of Go 242s and He I I I towplanes, and a few Me 321s with He I I IZ tugs. During the course of the Kuban operations, from January to October 1943, LLG I's Lastenseglerstaffeln suffered serious losses, particularly during the winter months and periods of bad weather for which they had neither the necessary experience or equipment.
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Post by Peter H » 09 Nov 2007 03:02

Gustav Altmann,Oberleutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Stahl
Joined General Göring Regt 1935.Transferred to FJ 1939.His Sturmgruppe Stahl took the Veldwezelt Bridge over the Albert canal,May 1940.Awarded the KC.In 1941 promoted to Hauptmann.Jumped into Crete and captured by British.POW after that.Promoted to Major while in captivity 1942.

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Post by Peter H » 09 Nov 2007 03:09

Martin Schächter,Leutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Eisen
Joined Heer 1935.Transferred to Luftwaffe 1936 and trained as bomber observer.Joined FJ 1939.Lead Sturmgruppe Eisen at Canne Bridge,Albert Canal.Badly wounded and spent 9 months in hospital.Awarded KC.Jumped into Crete as Ramcke's Ordnance officer,badly wounded again.Unfit for combat and held staff positions.Served on staff of 3FJD 1944-1945.Captured in Ruhr Pocket March 1945.
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Post by bakof » 09 Nov 2007 11:26

Thank you Peter H and John T for info and pics - it has been a great help.

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