Fallschirmjäger RKTs - pics and career data

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Post by Bernd R » 09 Nov 2007 17:58

When updating the index I noticed this already great thread could get further improvement with additional photos and one confirmation :

only FRG Bundeswehr pics :
Wangerin (Bw photo), Erich Timm (Bw pic, info)
confirmation / better photo :
Heinz-Herbert Schweim (in Heer uniform), Hoefeld (?) [page 13]

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Post by Peter H » 10 Nov 2007 02:10

From Der Adler.

Eban Emael RKTs--top to bottom,keft to right--
Zierach,Altmann,Kiess:
Witzig,Koch,Jäger:
Ringel,Delica,Meissner.
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Post by Peter H » 10 Nov 2007 02:22

Walter Kiess--officially not a Fallschirmjäger,Kiess(1914-1995) was the glider commander of Sturmgruppe Koch.

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Post by Peter H » 10 Nov 2007 02:42

Helmut Arpke, Feldwebel Sturmgruppe Stahl
Joined Luftwaffe 1935.Assigned to FJ 1939.Commanded Zug under Altmann at Veldwezelt Bridge.Awarded KC...."cut the fuses to the bridge..and put out of action a 15 man machine-gun bunker".Fought with Sturm-regiment at Crete,wounded.Served with FJR1 in Russia.Killed in action January 1942.

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 10 Nov 2007 11:50

On Gustav Altmann,Oberleutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Stahl they actualy had time to take him off the island during the fighting in there ships?,do you know how many FJ had this happen to them.Maybe they wanted intel from them especialy,and he is not related too Helmut Arpke, Feldwebel Sturmgruppe Stahl is he?.

And what order is this in,or its just as the info and pictures come in?,and it will be sorted out in alphabetical order later maybe.Also is there a picture for Olt Schmidt here as he won a knights cross,as saw one,not the best on a site today.
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 10 Nov 2007 11:54

Dr. Rolf Jäger,
to my knowledge Chefarzt Lazarett Verdun in 1944,
Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel was there after his suicide-attempt in connection to the 20th-July-plot

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 10 Nov 2007 12:02

Since many years I have in my collection this pic with from left
Lothar Debes (SS-Gruf. and GLt. d. WSS, Befehlshaber der Waffen-SS beim HöSSPF in Italien),
Paul Egger, Oberleutnant,
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Karl-Lothar Schulz, Major

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 10 Nov 2007 12:04

...and this is a mystery to me ....

This Fallschirmjäger is nowhere mentioned !!

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Post by Peter H » 10 Nov 2007 14:50

Fallschirmjäger: wrote:On Gustav Altmann,Oberleutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Stahl they actualy had time to take him off the island during the fighting in there ships?,do you know how many FJ had this happen to them.Maybe they wanted intel from them especialy,and he is not related too Helmut Arpke, Feldwebel Sturmgruppe Stahl is he?.

And what order is this in,or its just as the info and pictures come in?,and it will be sorted out in alphabetical order later maybe.Also is there a picture for Olt Schmidt here as he won a knights cross,as saw one,not the best on a site today.
Gustav Altmann was Arpke's commander at Crete.Altmann was the Chef of 2 Komp/Sturm-Regt there.Getting captured on Crete appears common among some of these RKTs;actually remaining in captivity for the duration rather rare.

Experienced captivity at Crete:

Erich Lepkowski,captured but freed soon after by his company commander Roon
Bruno Sassen,wounded and captured near Chania but freed a week later
Alfred Sturm,captured on second day near Retimo but freed later

The Australians claimed around 400 Germans captured at Retimo,later 'liberated" by their comrades
when the campaign ceased.

Overall in the campaign seventeen officers were the only German prisoners evacuated to Egypt.

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Post by Peter H » 11 Nov 2007 05:16

Otto Zierach,Oberleutnant d.R. Ia LL-Sturm.Abt Koch
Member of General Göring Regiment.Koch's Ia in 1940.Jumped with Sturmgruppe Beton.Awarded KC for his staff work and actions on the ground.Staff officer Crete 1941.Joined Meindl Division 1942.Staff officer with II Fsch Korps 1944-1945.

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Post by Peter H » 11 Nov 2007 05:32

Dr Rolf Jäger,Oberarzt Truppenarzt LL-Sturm.Abt Koch
Joined Reichswehr 1934.Transferred to Luftwaffe 1935.Awarded KC for his bravery under fire in treating wounded at Vroenhoven Bridge,May 1940.Served Crete,Russia,Italy,Anzio.Director of Tarvis Military hospital,Italy 1945.

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Post by Peter H » 11 Nov 2007 05:40

Helmut Ringler,Leutnant d.R. Sturmgruppe Stahl
Joined Luftwaffe Flak 1935.Transferred to FJ 1939.Awarded KC as member of Sturmgruppe Stahl,Veldwezelt Bridge.As a reault of wounds unfit for field command.Finally returned to action as commander of II/FJR2,reformed in the West,1944-1945.

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Post by Peter H » 11 Nov 2007 05:56

Gerhard Schacht,Leutnant Führer Sturmgruppe Beton
Joined Reichswehr 1934.Transferred to Luftwaffe 1937.Commanded Sturmgruppe Beton,Vroenhaven Bridge.Awarded KC.Staff officer Crete 1941.1a Ramcke Brigade Afrika 1942.Commanded FJR25 Eastern Front 1945.


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Post by Peter H » 11 Nov 2007 06:03

Joachim Meissner,Leutnant d.R.Führer Sturmgruppe Eisen
Joined Reichswehr 1929.In 1934 became a section Chef of the Foreign Section,Reich Director of Sport.Called up as reserve Feldwebel 1939.Transferred to FJ 1940.Seized Eban Emael village during attack.Awarded KC.Fought at Corinth,Crete,Russia with FJR2.Staff officer 1943.Commanded III/FJR14 and II/FJR2 in 1944.Killed at St.Lo July 1944.

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