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Post by Lasse » 15 Sep 2005 21:53

Lasse wrote:Could someone maybe help me out: What did Saalbach do after his officer training in 1937? Did he return to SS-sonderkommando Sachsen and then in 1940 got transfered to the Totenkopf division?
Anyone? :)

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Post by Blanusa » 16 Sep 2005 15:36

Hej Lasse.

Here's some info:
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=5602

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 17 Sep 2005 07:22

Just to correct something in the linked thread, Saalbah was actually KIA on May 2, 1945 (not April 30), during the final breakout efforts by the remnants of the Berlin garrison.

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Post by Lasse » 17 Sep 2005 14:28

Have he been confirmed KIA, or is he MIA? (Yes he is probebly dead, but did anyone really see him go down?)

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 17 Sep 2005 18:16

Saalbach was seen alive as late as the early morning hours of May 2, 1945, when he gathered the last 37 men of SS-PAA 11 in a subway station on the Friedrichstrasse. He released the men from their oaths, and they split into smaller groups to try to get out of Berlin. Saalbach's group was never seen again. This is per Bo Bremer's article in Siegrunen #55, if I find another version, I'll come back to this thread to post it.

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Post by Alte Hasen » 17 Sep 2005 18:38

Is there more information about Emil Zwinger's service history and his date of death?

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Post by Lasse » 17 Sep 2005 19:50

Also, do you know if any swedes where among this group of last 37 AA11 soldiers?
Atleast Erik Wallin where wounded by then, but what about the others?

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Post by Klar zum Gefecht ! » 18 Sep 2005 07:29

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Post by Tolga Alkan » 18 Sep 2005 10:55

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Post by Lasse » 24 Sep 2005 22:19

One more question, this time about Hans-Gösta Pehrsson:

I have heard from a good friend that its not clear if Kaj Feilberg led 3./AA11 from 15.04 to 25.04 1945, so to the question: What claims that he was KDR for 3./AA11 and what claims that he wasent?

Also, when was H-G Pehrsson intelligence officer in Nordland? Was it maybe between 15.04-25.04 when Feilberg is clamied to have been KDR?

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 25 Sep 2005 03:14

Pehrsson served as temporary Ic of Nordland during the dates you mention, Lasse. But he was apparently serving at Joachim Ziegler's behest, and when Ziegler was replaced by Dr. Gustav Krukenberg as Nordland Division commander, Pehrsson returned to the 3./SS-PAA 11 and resumed his command.

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Post by Lasse » 25 Sep 2005 14:29

Oh ok, so its pretty much confirmed that Feilberg was KDR at this time?
Also, what rank did Feilberg have and does anyone have a picture of him?

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Post by PK » 25 Sep 2005 20:04

Kaj Feilberg held the rank SS-Ostuf at the end of the war. He was one of the early danes that joined Inf.Rgt "Nordland" in 1941 and was later transfered to 3./"Freikorps Danmark". After his time in FK Danmark he ended up in 4./AA11 first as Ustuf (studied at Tölz at the same time as the two swedes in AA11, Pehrsson and Eklöf) and then Ostuf and Kp.Chef 4./AA11. Feilberg died 1998 in Frankfurt. I think Ive seen a photo of him in the special number of Siegrunen with the title "Nordic Volunteers" done by Landwehr/Nielsen in 97/98 - will see If I can find it and make a scan of it.

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Post by Lasse » 15 Oct 2005 15:53

Hi!
Bringing this thread back up again with another question about Saalbach, did he command AA11 from the begining to the end without any pauses? Or did he maybe get wounded and someone else had to take over the command while he where recovering?

Best regards: Lasse.

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 15 Oct 2005 18:55

As far as I know, he was in command the entire time of SS-PAA 11's existence.

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