The Tannenberg Generals

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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by askropp » 29 Aug 2014 18:24

According to Hildebrand / Zweng ("Die Ritter des Ordens Pour le Mérite"), these are the z.V. dates:

von Bartenwerffer, Gustav 26.08.1939
von Bünau, Heinrich (no z.V. listed in DRdOPlM)
Fritsch, Lothar 01.07.1938
Gudowius, Erich 01.09.1939
Haenicke, Siegfried 01.07.1938
Herrgott, Adolf 15.01.1940
Hüttmann, Adolf (not in DRdOPlM)
Freiherr von Rotberg, Albert 26.08.1939
von Schwerin, Manfred (not in DRdOPlM)
Steppuhn, Albrecht 26.08.1939
von Voß, Hans 26.08.1939
Wilck, Hermann 26.08.1939
Zunehmer, Max 26.08.1939

Regarding Zunehmer, DRdOPlM does not mention any kind of violent death.
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by Aisingioro » 08 Oct 2014 14:34

Hi,

Hans Feodor Lepper
* 22.01.1858 in ???
† 11.01.1941 in ???

00.00.19__ char. Gen. d. Art (or 27.08.1939??????)


I'm searching for data of his military career. "Tannenberg"-General? as he was not a pour-le-mérite-holder.

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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by askropp » 10 Oct 2014 15:44

My file says 27 August 1939, just as usual, but maybe it was backdated, as he is not a part of the original list posted by histan.
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by askropp » 20 Jan 2015 22:17

Has anybody the GM date for Char. GL Engelbert von Morsbach?
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by JakeV » 19 Mar 2015 22:05

An update:

Char. Generalstabsarzt Dr. med. Friedrich Wilhelm Otto Thiele
* 01.03.1863 in Dortmund
08.08.1940 in [?]

(from http://forum.balsi.de/index.php/topic,7 ... l#msg63107)

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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by askropp » 04 Jul 2015 22:32

I'm somewhat puzzled about Böhm-Ermolli's entry in the 1941 DAL because it lists him in the "In der Rangliste weiterzuführen" / "Die Uniform eines Regiments usw. tragen" section as GFM mit RDA vom 31.01.1918 (which of course is his RDA as Austrian FM), but does NOT mention a Charakter. He appears in just the same manner as Mackensen, but not with a "Char." prefix like Epp, Beck, Adam and nine other Generals. In fact, while the Charakter ranks were usually one rank above the last full rank of the officers concerned, Böhm-Ermolli was already a full FM since 1918 and a Charakter would nearly seem a demotion. But almost every source about him mentions the Charakter, so there must be some substance to it.
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by Aisingioro » 29 Oct 2015 14:19

askropp wrote:Has anybody the GM date for Char. GL Engelbert von Morsbach?
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by askropp » 29 Oct 2015 18:16

Thank you very much! But the 1935 DAL (E) shows Morsbach with a RDA as Oberst (E) of 01.02.1929. In any case, in 1933 he can only have been a L-Offizier. E-Offiziere were introduced on 05.03.1935. But it is the date of his retirement that really matters for me. Thanks again!
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by JakeV » 31 Jul 2017 16:44

Here's a photo of Hermann Ziegler's grave (died on 07.03.1941): http://grabsteine.genealogy.net/tomb.ph ... =a&lang=de

His wife was born in Ortenberg, and married Ziegler there. However, there is no entry for Ziegler in the Standesamt Ortenberg, so presumably he did not die there.

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Generalarzt z.V. Fritz Weineck (1880-1946)

Post by askropp » 08 Sep 2018 22:19

Weineck is listed as a Tannenberg general (see above, page 1). I would have assumed that he got his Charakter as Generalarzt (then called "Generalstabsarzt") when he retired (probably on 01.04.1931). Can we be sure about Tannenberg? Why were Ärzte included at all? I thought the Tannenberg promotions were intended for PLM winners etc.

P.S. Weineck was promoted to full GA z.V. on 01.02.1941 (mit RDA vom 01.11.1940).
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Re: The Tannenberg Generals

Post by Dieter Zinke » 10 Sep 2018 09:26

Here is Dr. med. Fritz Weineck ca. 1935 as "Reichswalter für den Bereitschaftsdienst und die Sanitätskolonnen des DRK"

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