Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 14 Oct 2018 17:33

Hmm. It could be Bettenhäuser, but before he was promoted to Charakter als Vizeadmiral (Ing.), so the photo should have been taken between 01 October 1936 and 31 December 1939. At this time period he was Commander of the Naval-School Kiel (30 Sep 1931-26 Nov 1939).
Can anyone confirm if the photo was taken at that place?
Gregg, are you 100% sure it is Bettenhäuser?
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by graveland » 14 Oct 2018 17:42

Kriegsmarine Großadmiral wrote:
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Hmm. It could be Bettenhäuser, but before he was promoted to Charakter als Vizeadmiral (Ing.), so the photo should have been taken between 01 October 1936 and 31 December 1939. At this time period he was Commander of the Naval-School Kiel (30 Sep 1931-26 Nov 1939).
Can anyone confirm if the photo was taken at that place?
Gregg, are you 100% sure it is Bettenhäuser?
I am sure 100%. Take a look at his ribbon bar. Besides, he is wearing the Verwundetenabzeichen (Marine) below the EK 1. And his goatee, of course!

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 14 Oct 2018 17:48

If you say you are 100% sure then I believe you. If the photo was better quality we could look at his patch above the rank stripes: if it is a star then it couldn't be Bettenhäuser because he was an (Ing.), but if it is the little wheel then it would confirm it is Bettenhäuser.
But never mind that, I agree with you that it is Bettenhäuser (like you said, the ribbon bar is pretty small since Bettenhäuser had only 4 medals on his medal bar + the Verwundetenabzeichen (Marine), it was hard to ID this award because of the low quality, it could also look like the Kolonialabzeichen).
Now, only the Vizeadmiral left is unknown.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by VJK » 14 Oct 2018 18:01

Hi,
I agree with Gregg - the medals match, the goatee matches, and the building in the background bears a strong resemblance to the pictures available online of the Kiel Naval School.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by askropp » 14 Oct 2018 18:42

What about Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Hans Fechter? As Inspekteur der Schiffsmaschineninspektion, he was Bettenhäuser's superior.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 14 Oct 2018 18:50

askropp wrote:
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What about Vizeadmiral (Ing.) Hans Fechter? As Inspekteur der Schiffsmaschineninspektion, he was Bettenhäuser's superior.
I thought about Fechter too. But after looking at the photos of Fechter I personally don't think it is him.
But I may be wrong.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by GWorldmann » 15 Oct 2018 12:55

April 1942
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@8 - Id: Bernhard Waber & Dipl.-Ing. Richard Schimpf

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Gebirgsjäger-General?...1940
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 15 Oct 2018 19:10

@43: 1 Dönitz, 2 Wilhelm Meendsen-Bohlken, 3 ??? (I have five other photos featuring this Konteradmiral and I still don't know who he is), 4 Even though it can't be seen for sure, I am pretty sure this is Bernhard Rogge
@44: Is this Heinz-Eduard Menche with Wilhelm Marschall?
@45: Who is this admiral on the left?
@46: Who is this admiral on the left? (the same admiral from photo 45?)
I think photos 45 and 46 show the same admiral.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by graveland » 15 Oct 2018 19:26

@43 Martin Baltzer (3)
@44 Heinz-Eduard Menche with Marschall
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 15 Oct 2018 19:42

graveland wrote:
15 Oct 2018 19:26
@43 Martin Baltzer (3)
@44 Heinz-Eduard Menche with Raeder
Thanks Gregg!
I think for @44 you meant with Wilhelm Marschall.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by GWorldmann » 16 Oct 2018 19:04

thanks!
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@1 Id: Friedrich Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by askropp » 16 Oct 2018 21:59

Friedrich Volckamer von Kirchensittenbach.
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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Frech » 17 Oct 2018 03:55

@8: unknown Luftwaffe General. I am asking myself if it could be Bernhard Waber. He owns no EK1 which would be a clue for a former Austrian. And he is wearing two ribbon bars, as Waber did. EK2 with Wiederholungsspange would fit too for Waber.

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by GWorldmann » 17 Oct 2018 06:06

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Re: Request for Identification of Generals and Admirals

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 17 Oct 2018 14:56

@47 Is this Max Bastian?
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