See-offizier Hausser

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See-offizier Hausser

Post by Svennie » 08 Apr 2004 15:03

Hello forum,

an impossible question from my side: the future SS-general Paul Hausser had a younger brother who died in the Great War as a See-offizier. Could someone provide information on him, for example based on Dienstalterslisten from 1914-1918?

Thank you very much
Sven
PS: does anyone know if the personell records from the 1914-1918 era survived the wars?

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Post by USAF1986 » 08 Apr 2004 16:34

There is one naval sea officer named Hausser in the Rangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine dated 12 May 1914. He was a Kapitänleutnant with a date of rank of 10 April 1911. His date of entry into the navy was 7 April 1900.

As of the date of this Rangliste, he was at the disposal of (zur Verfügung) the II. Marineinspektion and held the Imperial and Royal Russian Order of St. Stanislaus 3rd Class.

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Hausser

Post by Glenn2438 » 08 Apr 2004 17:14

Sven,

further to Shawn's posting: The only Hausser in the Ehrenrangliste is the same Hausser that Shawn mentions. However Fritz Hausser survived the war retiring on the 8th of June 1919 and was promoted to the charakter rank of Korvettenkapitän on the 30th of August 1919. He was born on the 17th of June 1882.

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Post by Svennie » 08 Apr 2004 19:12

Guys,

thanks very much for this information, I am positively amazed at the speed of the responses.
Your answers are a little bit of a mystery to me. That being the result of the untrustworthiness of my source (the Hausser bio by Mathias, 2002) not due to you of course.

For the date of birth of Fritz Hausser exactly matches him being two years junior to Paul, as stated in the Hausser bio. However, that bio says he was killed as a member of a Zeppelin crew, while this Fritz survived the war. Therefore I am not sure if it is the same man.

What also surprises me is that such a relatively young man (29) was made Kapitanleutnant. Paul Hausser (notably a general staff officer) was two years his senior and only made captain in 1913, two years later. Any comments of that maybe?

Anyway, I guess it is up to me now to see if I can find confirmation that his brother was indeed called Fritz.

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Sven

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Post by Glenn2438 » 08 Apr 2004 19:28

Sven,

promotion was somewhat more rapid in the kaiserliche Marine than the Prussian Army. Friedrich (Fritz) Hausser was recalled for service in WW2 and employed on recruiting duties. He died on the 20th of December 1947.

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Post by Svennie » 08 Apr 2004 19:44

Thanks Glenn! I will send a letter to the Brandenburg officials to check for further details (if the german privacy laws will allow me.....)

Sven

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