Need a pic of Ernst Volckheim please

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Need a pic of Ernst Volckheim please

Post by FANGIO » 27 Jul 2006 03:42

Could anyone post a picture of him? An important figure of the german armoured doctrine but I can't find a pic of him.

"The Roots of Blitzkrieg" - James S. Corum
In doing so, he restores balance to prior assessment of von Seeckt's influence and demonstrates how the general, along with a few other "visionary" officers--including armor tactician Ernst Volckheim and air tactician Helmut Wilberg--collaborated to develop the core doctrine for what became the Blitzkrieg.
http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/corroo.html


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Post by Peter H » 27 Jul 2006 08:02

Leutnant Ernst Volckheim in 1918 with his tank crew,560,"Alter Fritz".Volckheim is fifth from left.

The later Oberstleutnant Volckheim commanded Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V. 40 in Norway 1940.

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More on Volckheim couresty of USAF1986 on this forum:
Born on 11 April 1898 in Bornheim, Volckheim joined the Army in 1914 with assignment to Infanterie-Regiment von Alvensleben (6. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 52. After service in MG-Scharschützen-Abteilung 66, he volunteered for the new German tank arm. He commanded A7V tank #560 in Sturm-Panzerkraftwagen-Abteilung 1. He was badly wounded on 11 October 1918 during the tank action at Iwuy and ordered his crew to abandon the tank after artillery fire knocked off a track. Vockheim was awarded both classes of the Iron Cross, the Wound Badge in Silver and the very rarely seen WWI Tank Assault Badge (Sepp Dietrich held this award). After the war, Volckheim wrote a number of works on the deployment of German tanks in WWI – works later studied by Guderian. Volckheim later commanded Panzer Regiment 3, served on the staffs of Army Group Center and the 20th Mountain Army and attained the final rank of Oberst. He was captured by the British in 1945 after being wounded during a low-level aircraft attack. He died on 1 September 1962.

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Post by PeK » 13 Aug 2006 20:27

Is it Ernst Volckheim with his crew and "Alter Fritz" tank too ?
http://www.dekrue.de/armee/panzer/a7v.jpg

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Post by FANGIO » 14 Aug 2006 00:58

Peter, I'm sorry, I was convinced I posted a reply to your message. Thank you very much for that wonderful picture of Volckheim, I really appreciate this.
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Post by Mad Zeppelin » 14 Aug 2006 13:33

PeK: "Your" picture shows Tank 503 in service with Abteilung 3, late August/early September 1918.

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