GENERAL FERDINAND VON QUAST

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GENERAL FERDINAND VON QUAST

Post by David Brown » 26 Apr 2003 17:27

Does anyone have any information on General Ferdinand von Quast other then he was the commander of the German 6th Army during Ludendorff's 1918 offensive?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 27 Apr 2003 15:42

David,

there is a brief biography and photograph of General der Infanterie von Quast at Jon Visor's Prussian Machine site at:

http://home.attbi.com/~mjviser/quastx.htm

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Von Quast

Post by Glenn2438 » 28 Apr 2003 19:14

David,

some promotion information on the general:

Leutnant: 12 Jan 1871
Premierleutnant: 23 Sep 1879
Hauptmann: 08 Mar 1887
Major: 01 Sep 1894
Oberstleutnant: 18 Jan 1901
Oberst 18 Apr 1903
Generalmajor: 21 May 1905
Generalleutnant: 10 Sep 1910
General der Infanterie: 19 Aug 1914

Ferdinand von Quast was born on the 18th of October 1850 at Radensleben and died on the 27th of March 1939. He was a veteran of the Franco-German War of 1870/71 having joined the Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 2 on the 19th of July 1870 in which he had won the Iron Cross 2nd Class. He served with that regiment for over twenty years until assigned as a supplementary Major to the 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß on the 1st of September 1894. Assigned as a battalion commander from the 13th of May 1895 he successively commanded the IV, Füsilier and I battalions of the 2nd Foot Guards until assigned to the staff of the Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4 on the 16th of February 1901.

His further appointments are given at the link above.

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FERDINAND VON QUAST

Post by David Brown » 29 Apr 2003 18:11

Glenn2438 - You're a star!

Many, many thanks.

Dave

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