Schutztruppe Officers DOA

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Schutztruppe Officers DOA

Postby Tirpitz von Koenig » 26 Feb 2009 12:03

Does anyone have more information or sresource for more information on one legged Leutnant Wenig from the SMS Koenigsberg who joined the Schutztruppe with the rest of the crew? And also on Major Kraut who V. Lettow-Vorbeck considered his best bushfighter? T.

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Re: Schutztruppe Officers DOA

Postby nonsolicedit » 26 Feb 2009 16:28

Here is Major Kraut.......
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Re: Schutztruppe Officers DOA

Postby Tirpitz von Koenig » 27 Feb 2009 01:46

Vielen Dank. T.

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Re: Schutztruppe Officers DOA

Postby Chris Dale » 04 Mar 2009 23:01

Oberleutnant zur See Richard Wenig had been a gunnery officer on the SMS Königsberg. When the crew of the Königsberg were incorporated into the Schutztruppe Wenig went on to command von Lettow-Vorbeck's artillery including the now land based guns from the Königsberg. Wenig lost his left foot in action around the Rufiji Delta but continued in service right up to the end of the war (being one of the last 30 officers to surrender in November 1918) with a prosthetic foot he made himself. After the war Wenig wrote a book called "Kriegs-Safari" based on his experiences during the war in East Africa.

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Re: Schutztruppe Officers DOA

Postby Tanzania » 18 Jun 2009 12:34

Does anyone have more information or sresource for more information on one legged Leutnant Wenig from the SMS Koenigsberg who joined the Schutztruppe with the rest of the crew?



Attached two photos with him, from one of his books.

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You will find another two photos in Portugal-East-Africa from Richard Wenig.
On both photos he is shown on the left side:

http://www.ub.bildarchiv-dkg.uni-frankf ... frame.html

CD/7255/3192/2219/7255_3192_2219_0043

CD/7255/3192/2219/7255_3192_2219_0041

(Copy the nomber of the CD-code inside by “Volltext”, and then click by “Suchen”)
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palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984

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Re: Schutztruppe Officers DOA

Postby Tanzania » 18 Jun 2009 13:05

Lt. z.S. Wenig (Richard) . . . ,,Königsberg´´;
11.7.1915 schw.verw. Rufidji-Mündung;
Oblt.z.S.(22.3.16); Aug. 1917 Fhr. 5. Art.Abt.;
März 1917 Adj.Kdo.; 28.10.1917 Fhr. 4.Battr.;
12.5.1918 Fhr. 2. Battr. Bis zum Waffenstillstand am 14.11.1918. . . .

This lines (and more about Richard Wenig) was from the brochure:

Das Offizierkorps der Schutztruppe für Deutsch-Ostafrika im Weltkrieg 1914 – 1918
W.-E. Maillard + J. Schröder , http://www.traditionsverband.de by , Warenangebot für € 8,-
Traditionsverband. Ehem. Schutz – und Überseetruppen e.V., Band 10, Schröder Druck & Design, Walsrode 2003.

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palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary” – G. ORWELL 1984


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