Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 31 Mar 2021 14:17

Who is this admiral?
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Glenn2438 » 31 Mar 2021 18:38

Karlo,

Vizeadmiral Victor Valois.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 01 Apr 2021 11:45

Thank you Glenn!
Here is another one. A Kapitän zur See on the photo, but surely later admiral. I can't read the signature.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Glenn2438 » 01 Apr 2021 15:18

Not a future admiral as far as I am aware. This chap retired in the rank of captain;

Kapitän zur See a.D. Otto Herbig, the former captain of SMS Leipzig.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 01 Apr 2021 15:44

Thank you Glenn! Actually he was given the Char. Konteradmiral rank on 05 September 1909. Just a few months before he died (31 December 1909).
After his retirement in 1885 he was a Permanent Assessor of the Upper Maritime Office in Berlin (06 April 1886-31 December 1909).
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Glenn2438 » 01 Apr 2021 16:10

A long wait for his final promotion! :D

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 01 Apr 2021 16:40

Yes indeed :lol:

Could you please look at my posts #167 and #168 (on the previous page) and tell me if you agree with the ID's.

#167 Char. Admiral Max Rollmann (seen on the right photo from the book "Deutschlands Admirale")
#168 Vizeadmiral Leo Jacobson
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Post by Glenn2438 » 01 Apr 2021 18:57

Karlo,

I disagree with Elwyn on this one. For me, it is Rollmann. He is only wearing his Prussian awards (which is normal in service dress) and they match exactly what is listed in the 1913 Marine-Rangliste. He also wears the China commemorative medal (which was never listed) and which he most definitely would have been a recipient of.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Glenn2438 » 02 Apr 2021 06:51

Kriegsmarine Großadmiral wrote:
01 Apr 2021 16:40

#168 Vizeadmiral Leo Jacobson
I think very likely, yes.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 02 Apr 2021 10:50

Thank you Glenn once again!

Here is another old photo that I need help with. A post-war photo featuring a couple of admirals.

1 I am not sure if he is an admiral. But I think his sleeve insignia indicates he is a Konteradmiral? Am I correct?
2 Konteradmiral ???
3 Char. Vizeadmiral Karl Wedding
4 Is it Admiral Reinhard Scheer ???
5 Konteradmiral ???
6 Konteradmiral ???

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Glenn2438 » 03 Apr 2021 08:39

Extremely tricky without having a clear image of the decorations. Number 4 does appear to be a full admiral.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by docarchiv » 16 May 2021 15:46

Hello,
we know General von Linsingen. Who is the right one!
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Elwyn W » 11 Jun 2021 04:45

Well, time frame is very narrow ... Emil Hell got PLM 21.09.16 and was replaced as Chef des Stabes by Victor Keller 07.12.16.

Looks like a Generalmajor.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 14 Jun 2021 15:42

Group photo of officers of the Marinekorps Flandern.

1: unknown General
2: unknown Konteradmiral
3: unknown General
4: Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg
5: Admiral Ludwig von Schröder
6: unknown Vizeadmiral
7: is this Kapitän zur See Hans Herr? Compare with the photo of Herr (2nd photo below). At the time he was the Commander of the Aviation, Naval Corps Flanders (22 December 1914-30 September 1917).
8: is this Kapitän zur See Titus Türk? Compare with the photo of Türk (3rd photo below). At the time he was the Commander of Mine and Barrier Affairs, Naval Corps Flanders (15 November 1914-21 November 1918).
9: is this the future Generaladmiral in the Kriegsmarine Conrad Albrecht?
10: is this the Pour le Mérite recipient and future Konteradmiral in the Kriegsmarine Erwin Waßner?
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Glenn2438 » 14 Jun 2021 17:22

No 3 is General der Infanterie Friedrich Sixt von Armin.

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