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Post by FANGIO » 04 May 2006 20:40

Let's see if I have luck with these Generals, can't find them on the internet.
I would need pics of the following ones:

-GM Felix Langer (Plm: 8.10,17 Oak: 7.11.18)
-GM Wilhelm Meckel (26.8.17)
-GM Karl Nehbel (30.9.18)
-GM Axel von Peresdorff (22.4.18)
-GM Theodor Renner (1.9.18)
-GM Paulus von Stolzmann (7.7.15)
-GM Theodor Teetzmann (11.10.17)
-GL Detlew Vett (4.10.18)
-GM Ernst von Wrisberg (8.4.18)
-GM Alfred Ziethen (14.6.15)

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Post by Ingo » 04 May 2006 20:50

Hello Fangio,

here is Stolzmann, the others I would also like to see.
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Post by FANGIO » 05 May 2006 20:49

Many thanks Ingo!
Hope there's somebody else with a pic of any of those generals (except Stolzmann of course).
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Kurt von Klüfer

Post by Dieter Zinke » 13 May 2006 17:22

Polizeioberst Kurt von Klüfer
Kommandeur der Polizeischule Münster 01.04.1923 - 31.03.1926

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Post by Henrick » 22 May 2006 17:05

I sent you two photos of Friedrich Christiansen.Let me know if they were of any help
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Post by FANGIO » 23 May 2006 19:42

I don't understand german (just some words) but this pic shows obviously several Plm recipients. Four of them are identified though: Hermann Köhl (Who was he?), Greim, Loerzer and Udet.
Could the man on the extreme right be Ritter von Schleich? Any ideas about the others?
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Post by Peter H » 24 May 2006 10:02

Hauptmann Hermann Köhl(1888-1938) received the PLM in May 1918.His father was a Bavarian General and he was a Leutnant in Württembergisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr.13 in 1914.He was badly wounded in October 1914 and then joined the German Air Service against the wishes of his father.

In 1915 he flew as a reconnaissance observer and was promoted to Oberleutnant in March 1915.In 1916 was assigned to a bomber unit,Kasta 22,and became its commander in August 1916.Bombing raids were conducted by his unit behind the French lines on the Somme.In December 1916 Köhl was badly injured when his aircraft crash landed after being hit by French Nieuports.

Recovered,he was given command of Kasta 19 in April 1917.Köhl then made three unauthorised scout flights over Paris and Dover and caused 'displeasure' with his superiors.Commanding Bomber-Staffel 19 in December 1917 Köhl then did a tour of the Piave front in Italy.In March 1918 he was given command of Bogohl 7,on the Western Front, flying Gothas.His unit launched two raids against French ammunition dumps behind the lines.He was awarded the PLM for leading the attack on the largest French ammo dump then in existence,near Amiens,at Blargies.

In July 1918 Köhl was captured by the French when his aircraft was shot down.In September he escaped and managed to get back to Germany.

Postwar he joined the Junker company and in 1928 flew in the first East-West crossing of the Atlantic:

http://www.geschichte.aero/geschichte/z ... Innovators

He died in 1938 of kidney failure.


Flieger PLM holders at the internment of Richthofen at the Invalidenfriedhof,Berlin,November 20 1925
From German Fighter Aces of World War One ,T.Treadwell & A.Wood,page 123.

Köhl is fifth from left.

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left to right:Loerzer,Walz,Bückler,Bäumer,Köhl,Keller,Thuy,Osterkamp,Könnecke,Veltjens,Jacobs,Bongartz,Laumann,Sachsenberg,Leonhardy,Bolle,Klein,Boenigk,Degelow,Wüsthoff

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Post by Darren J. Whiteside » 25 May 2006 14:36

FANGIO wrote:Could the man on the extreme right be Ritter von Schleich?


Hi Fangio,

Yes, that is Eduard Ritter von Schleich. Thanks for posting this nice photo.

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Post by FANGIO » 25 May 2006 18:36

Peter H: many thanks for the bio of Köhl and a wonderful picture that one you posted.

Darren J. Whiteside: thanks a lot for the confirmation Darren. That site has many interesting photos.

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Post by Darren J. Whiteside » 25 May 2006 21:10

Hi Fangio,

The gentleman next to von Schleich is Oskar Freiherr von Boenigk (in full view with uniform), and right next to him is quite possibly Arthur Laumann. Between these two (in the back row) is Josef Jacobs in his DLV uniform.

You're right, the site has some great photos!

regards,

Darren

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Post by Peter H » 26 May 2006 07:31

Photos from: http://www.deutsche-kriegsgeschichte.de/persreg.html#E


Axel von Petersdorff:
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Konrad von Goßler
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Arthur von Lindequist
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Arnold von Winckler
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Post by FANGIO » 27 May 2006 18:05

Darren J. Whiteside wrote:The gentleman next to von Schleich is Oskar Freiherr von Boenigk (in full view with uniform), and right next to him is quite possibly Arthur Laumann. Between these two (in the back row) is Josef Jacobs in his DLV uniform.


Thanks once again for your help Darren!
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Post by VJK » 30 May 2006 13:28

Hi Fangio!

Better late than never, here is char. Gen. der Artillerie Alfred Ziethen.

Source: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

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Post by FANGIO » 31 May 2006 04:45

VJK wrote:Better late than never...


You can say that again VJK, thanks a lot for the pic mon ami!
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Post by FANGIO » 03 Aug 2006 04:48

Maybe you've seen this one before but just in case.

Source: The Kaiser's Warlords - German Commanders of World War I - Ronald Pawly - Osprey Publishing - page 14
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