Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

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Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by Charles Steiner » 03 Feb 2009 12:51

Hellow all,

I am looking for some more info on this staff officer (DOB, DOD, assignments...) This is what I've gathered until now :

Oberstleutnant i.G. Wolf-Götz Freiherr von Berlichingen-Jagsthausen

Ia of 21. Pz.-Div. 15.07.1943 - 15.09.1944
related to the historical Götz von Berlichingen
was a guest of honour when the 17.SS-Pz.-Gren.-Div. "Götz von Berlichingen" was solemny presented its armband on 10.04.1944 - he even received also an armband in honour of his ancestor...
was a patron of this division...
was absent on the eve of D-Day while on trip to Paris with Generalmajor Edgar Feuchtinger : during the critical hours neither the Divisional commander, nor his chief of staff were present...

Does anybody know what happened to him after his command ? Did he have to suffer repercussions for his absence ? Feuchtinger was later on court-martialed for his little trip to Paris and some other mishaps...

As usual... many thanks in advance,

Charles

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Re: Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by harmel » 03 Feb 2009 14:00

Hi here is a bit more info-Born 31/8/1906
1936-Aug 1939-Served in 14th Kav Regt,as a Sqdn chef a later Adj.
26/8/39-O1 75th Inf Div
After being 1a of 21 Pz Div was on 15/9/44 Fuhrer Res OKH,D.r.Chef P3
1/10/44-Gen Staff.Army Gruppe D as Ia/F.
Promoted Obstlt 1/1/43(163g)
Harmel

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Re: Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by Simon Orchard » 03 Feb 2009 18:46

You're aware of his brother, Dittrich? Finished the war as Oberst commanding Radfahr Aufklärungs Brigade Norwegen. In jan '39 he was an oberleutnant commanding 9./Kav.Rgt. 18, promoted Major 1.1.43 and oberstleutnant 1.6.44. I don't have the date of his promotion to oberst but it must have been in the final weeks of the war.

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Re: Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by harmel » 03 Feb 2009 19:25

Hi Simon,thanks I was actually wondering if there were related,obviously
you also have the 1944-45 Rangliste.
Cheers Harmel

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Re: Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by Simon Orchard » 03 Feb 2009 19:36

Hi Harmel

Yes, along with the '39. For my 'Norwegians' i also have a few very useful lists from May '45 drawn up by the Germans for the allies. They reveal a number of very late promotions that have been otherwise missed.
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Re: Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by harmel » 03 Feb 2009 23:36

Many thanks Simon very decent of you.
Regards Harmel :D

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Re: Oberstleutnant i.G. von Berlichingen

Post by Charles Steiner » 09 Feb 2009 13:39

Ha, many thanks, gentlemen, you have been excellent in your help, as usual...

So it seems his carreer didn't suffer from his little trip on the eve of D-Day...

Cheers,

Charles

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