German Colonial Officers 1914

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Post by Chris Dale » 16 Mar 2006 05:05

Notice also in that photo of Cameroon that the reservists and Landwehr are wearing eagles on their tropical helmets. I wonder if these were the same as on the native soldiers fez? They look similar.
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Post by Scarlett » 29 Apr 2006 12:03

Seesoldat Karl B. Bauer, 2. Kompanie III. Seebataillon
killed in action Tsingtao November 7, 1914
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Post by Scarlett » 29 Apr 2006 12:08

Two NCOs, III.Seebataillon. Prisoners of War in Japan.
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Post by Scarlett » 29 Jul 2006 17:37

Ludwig Büch, Pionier, Marine-Pionier-Kompanie, III. Seebataillon, Tsingdao 1914
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Post by Scarlett » 29 Jul 2006 21:03

Three men, who conducted the war in the air in DSWA 1914/15

Oberleutnant von Scheele with Aviatik P-14 and Leutnant Paul Fiedler with LFG Roland.
Some missions also were flown by Willy Trück. Trück was a pilot and engineer of
the airplane manufacturer Aviatik, sent to DSWA to test local flying conditions.
Probably he and von Scheele alternately used von Scheele's Aviatik. Trück had his own Aviatik. but
the military commanders informed him that he would not get any petrol. So he had only the gallons he
had brought from Germany, only sufficient for few missions. His plane was always transferred by train to its new base, in the end
it was burned at Tsumeb.
Fiedler crashed in April 1915 and von Scheele in May 1915, ending the German air war in DSWA.

First picture Leutnant Paul Fiedler and observer in his LFG Roland.

Second picture Oberleutnant von Scheele, Willy Trück and Scheele's Aviatik.

Third picture Willy Trück, his Aviatik and a Schutztruppe officer and a NCO, both unknown.
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Post by Chris Dale » 31 Jul 2006 01:14

Hi Scarlett,
Thanks for these great photos of the DSWA pilots!
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Post by Scarlett » 22 Aug 2006 17:02

Oberleutnant z.S. Wendling, captain of the small German government steamer "Nachtigal".
September 17, 1914, Wendling rammed the British gunboat HMS Dwarf in the estuary of
the Cameroon River.
I have no further information about him.
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Re: Hauptmann Hermann Detzner

Post by Animal » 06 Nov 2006 08:44

Reichskolonialamt wrote:Detzner seems to have been a kind of measurement-specialist in the army.

In 1912 there were 2 "measurement-expedtions" in Cameroon to locate the new borders after the Marocco-Treaty. Detzner(at this time Oberleutnant) was member of the German-British "Vermarkungsexpedition Jola-Crossfluss" Oct.1912 - April.1913.

In NG, Detzner was member of another "measerement-expedition" - this time to find the borders in the south of Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land to British-NG. During this, the first world war startet...
Any further biographical information available about Detzner? What became of him after he recanted his story?

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Post by Chris Dale » 11 Mar 2007 16:05

Some information on Detzner in German- http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detzner

... and some In English in PDF format- http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2006/papers/h ... e_0976.pdf

...and a photo from his Vier Jarhen Unter Kaniballen.
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Post by Chris Dale » 14 Jun 2007 01:46

From ebay- a pair of Cameroon Oberleutnant's shoulder straps-
http://cgi.ebay.de/SCHUTZTRUPPE-KOLONIE ... dZViewItem
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Post by Adolfo de Moncada » 06 Aug 2007 12:05

Peter H wrote:Botha accepts the German surrender in Sudwestafrika....from The History of the Great European War,1915


Great photo !!

Have anyone some photos of the Lettow-Vorbeck surrender ??

Thank you all in advance :wink:

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Post by cj » 06 Aug 2007 20:05

Does anyone have a photo of Hauptmann Georg Pfäler??

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Feldwebel Frenzel

Post by christerD » 31 Aug 2007 23:46

Hi, got this photo of Feldwebel Frenzel, one of the 155 wich surrender in 1918.
This is taken in 1914 and dedicated to his Lieber Dora!


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Re: German Colonial Officers 1914

Post by Gregorus » 04 Jan 2009 09:17

Hello dear members!

Do you know something about Rittmeister Carl von Klewitz and Oberleutnant Georg Mayer (Deutsch-Neuguinea)?
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Re: German Colonial Officers 1914

Post by Chris Dale » 04 Jan 2009 16:42

Hello Gregorus,

Welcome to the Forum and thanks for that question. I didn't know Carl was von Klewitz's first name, so thank you for that.

All the information I have on these two is that they were regular army officers on secondment to New Guinea. Mayer was from the Königliches Bayerisches Schweres Reiter Regt. Franz Ferdinand von Österreich-Este Nr.2. and replaced Oberleutnant Prey sometime in 1914. Prey was from the 3. Posensches Infanterie-Regt. Nr.58 and had been in New Guinea since 1911 (although Baumann lists this as 1906- does anyone know the correct date?). Von Klewitz was also sent out in 1914, he was from the Dragoner-Regt. Königin Olga (1. Württembergisches) Nr.25. This information was supplied to me by Bruce Swanton, another of our members.

Does anyone else know any more about these men, or have a photo of any of them?

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