Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

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Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rudolf44 » 12 Apr 2022 17:27

Hello,

This is an attempt to made a list of Oberste der Reserve. Of course, the list is not complete. Actually there is 160 names but there is, without any doubt, other officers which were promoted to Oberst der Reserve, especially for 1944-1945 period.
All names and RDA listed below come from original documents (Personalveränderungen, various Karteien and BAMA / NARA documents, etc.). Some of them have a dedicated topic made by askropp or Dave Danner.


RDA / Name + Vorname / WBK+Fr.Tr.
1941

01.10.1941 Schiemann, Theodor - Köslin / AR 32 (RDA m.W.v. 09.12.1941)

1942

01.05.1942 Beyse, Friedrich - ?

01.06.1942 Ritter von Geitner, Curt - Auerbach / IR 31
01.06.1942 Pausinger, Josef - Landshut / IR 62
01.06.1942 Zeltmann, Otto - Gießen / IR 116

01.07.1942 Hertz, Gustav - Swinemünde / AR 2

01.12.1942 von Wissmann, Helmut - Kolberg / PGR 5
01.12.1942 Vehrenkamp, Otto - Bartenstein / GR 24
01.12.1942 von Below, Gerd - Köslin / GR 94
01.12.1942 von Wedel, Friedrich-Wilhelm - Kolberg / GR 25
01.12.1942 von der Osten, Gerhard - Kolberg / KR 5
01.12.1942 von Knobelsdorff, Otto-Adalbert - Kolberg / AR 12
01.12.1942 Schüder, Erich - Neustrelitz / GR 48
01.12.1942 von Wedel, Hubertus - Stargard / GR 25
01.12.1942 von Bonin, Johann-Albrecht - Stralsund / GR 92
01.12.1942 Wildermuth, Eberhard - Berlin IX / GR 67
01.12.1942 Vollert, Ernst - Berlin X / AR 32
01.12.1942 von Viebahn von dem Borne, Leberecht - Landsberg / GR 122
01.12.1942 Kässberg, Siegfried - Dresden I / GR 10
01.12.1942 Teuffel, Eberhard - Leipzig II / GR 11
01.12.1942 Leschke, Alexander - Leipzig III / GR 11
01.12.1942 Kinzelbach, Hans - Stuttgart I / GR 119
01.12.1942 Gillhausen, Gustav - Aachen / GR 78
01.12.1942 Keßler, Rudolf - Düsseldorf / GR 39
01.12.1942 Wengler, Maximilian - Essen II / GR 39
01.12.1942 Rädler, Oskar - München II / GJR 98
01.12.1942 Meiners, Ernst - Gleiwitz / KR 8
01.12.1942 Desch, Otto - Aschaffenburg / GR 106
01.12.1942 Dernen, Wilhelm - Frankfurt/Main II / GR 88
01.12.1942 Erler, Rudolf - Gotha / GR 71
01.12.1942 Kober, Carl - Hamburg V / AR 22
01.12.1942 Hofmann, Karl - Bayreuth / GR 42
01.12.1942 Keßelring, Adolf - Fürth / AR 17
01.12.1942 Stendebach, Max - Klagenfurt / GJR 139

1943

01.01.1943 Eichert-Wiersdorff, Curt - Magdeburg II / KR 3
01.01.1943 von Wissmann, Helmut - Kolberg / PGR 5
01.01.1943 Friedrichs, Gerhard - Stettin I / AR 12
01.01.1943 von Oppen, Rudolf - Potsdam I / GR 9
01.01.1943 Gosewisch, Ferdinand - Frankfurt/Main I / AR 51
01.01.1943 Graf Strachwitz, Hyazinth - Oppeln / PR 2

01.02.1943 Arntzen, Gerhard - Königsberg I / GR 1 (RDA m.W.v. 09.06.43, Nachtraglich)

01.03.1943 von der Linde, Otto - Kolberg / PGR 5

01.04.1943 Alberts, Otto - Solingen / FR 39
01.04.1943 Freiherr von Schade, Max - Hamburg I / GR 84
01.04.1943 Neumann, Erich - Cottbus / GR 29

01.05.1943 Bacherer, Rudolf - Pforzheim / KR 18
01.05.1943 Burandt, Erich - Danzig / GR 44

01.06.1943 Marx, Kurt - Bauten / PGR 103
01.06.1943 Schulze, Werner - Berlin VIII / GR 29
01.06.1943 Niemann, Eduard - Hannover II / AR 31
01.06.1943 Schimpff, Herbert - Meißen / PGR 108

01.07.1943 Paschke, Hugo - Königsberg I / GR 43
01.07.1943 Meng, Franz - Berlin X / GR 8
01.07.1943 Schulze, Friedrich - Heidelberg / Pz.AR 33
01.07.1943 Gareis, Wilhelm - Bayreuth / AR 17
01.07.1943 Menningen, Walter - Berlin IX / Pz.PB 59
01.07.1943 Graf von Bassewitz-Levetzow, Werner - Neustettin / GR 94
01.07.1943 Hepp, Rudolf - Ehingen / KR 18
01.07.1943 Ritter von Strobel, Wolfgang - Aschaffenburg / GR 106
01.07.1943 Hoffmann, Werner - Bernburg / PGR 33

01.08.1943 Fronmüller, Heinrich - Nürnberg / AR 17
01.08.1943 Lüneburg, Paul - Düren / AR 26

01.09.1943 Jungschulz von Roebern, Werner - Bartenstein / RR 2
01.09.1943 Böckel, Hermann - Mainz / GR 87
01.09.1943 von Gusovius, Otto - Berlin VI / GR 48
01.09.1943 von Selchow, Hans-Harald - Cosel / GR 84
01.09.1943 von Unger, Karl - Hannover II / PGR 73
01.09.1943 Flinzer, Rudolf - Solingen / FR 39

01.10.1943 Zellmann, Carl - Berlin IX / GR 9
01.10.1943 von Wühlisch, Georg - Cottbus / GR 50
01.10.1943 Graf von der Goltz, Albert - Bromberg / GR 9
01.10.1943 Grimm, Paul - Bunzlau / GR 83
01.10.1943 Hülst, Hans-Franz - Münster / GR 79
01.10.1943 Trebing, Emil - Kassel I / GR 15

01.11.1943 Mannhardt, Johannes - Marburg / AR 9
01.11.1943 Freiherr von Rodde, Joachim - ?
01.11.1943 Zühlke, Harry - Allenstein / AR 11

01.12.1943 Semmer, Gerhard - Bunzlau / AR 18
01.12.1943 Wantke, Reinhold - Görlitz / GR 30
01.12.1943 Wunderlich, Fritz - ?
01.12.1943 Pean, Ernst - Bochum / AR 16

1944

01.01.1944 Klinke, Karl - Cottbus / AR 3
01.01.1944 Dr. Neise, Walter - Berlin X / PGR 3
01.01.1944 Schleip, Karl - Nürnberg I / AR 17
01.01.1944 Simon, Karl-Theodor - Kreuznach / AR 36

01.02.1944 Adam, Paul - Saarbrücken / ?
01.02.1944 Dr. Beyrich, Martin - Leipzig III / AR 14
01.02.1944 von Eisenhart-Rothe, Friedrich - Kolberg / KR 5
01.02.1944 Freiherr Gedult von Jungenfeld, Ernst - Chemnitz I / PR 35
01.02.1944 Holzheimer, Hans - Eberswalde / GR 50
01.02.1944 Dr. Kolbeck, Rudolf - Weilheim / GR 61
01.02.1944 Albrecht, Kurt - Hirschberg / JR 83
01.02.1944 Mummert, Werner - Döbeln / IR 101

01.03.1944 Hermann, Karl - Görlirz / GR 30

01.04.1944 Dreyer, Hans - München I / PGR 63
01.04.1944 Mahler, Adolf - Schleswig / AR 30
01.04.1944 von Prittwitz und Gaffron, Karl-Wilhelm - Oels / KR 8

01.05.1944 Drexel, Josef - Traunstein / GJR 100
01.05.1944 König, Alfons - München I / GR 19
01.05.1944 König, Paul - Zwickau / GR 31
01.05.1944 Reinking, Hans-Hermann - Lublinitz / AR 8
01.05.1944 Reuter, Joachim - Stolp / GR 4

01.06.1944 Freiherr von Bibra, Hans - Berlin IX / GR 9
01.06.1944 Bölk, Karl - Aurich / IR 16
01.06.1944 Richter, Rudolf - Zittau / IR 103
01.06.1944 Seidel, Hermann - Kamenz / AR 4
01.06.1944 Dr. Sierts, Friedrich - Kiel / GR 46
01.06.1944 Karow, Gustav - Stargard / IR 25

01.07.1944 Müller, Gottfried - Stargard / IR 25
01.07.1944 Dr. Graf von Oberndorff, Friedrich - Mannheim II / KR 6
01.07.1944 Santmann, Alfred - Berlin IX / AR 3
01.07.1944 Sievers, Walter - Potsdam I / GR 9
01.07.1944 Teichert, Paul - Leipzig II / AR 14
01.07.1944 Klasing, Fritz - Leipzig I / KR 10
01.07.1944 von Gynz-Rekowski, Hans - Oels / PJA 28 (RDA m.W.v. 15.01.45, Nachtraglich)

01.08.1944 Bierbaum, Paul - Berlin IX / ALR
01.08.1944 Dennert, Hans - Cottbus / AR 80
01.08.1944 Eisele, Franz - Hannover I / AR 74
01.08.1944 Jenisch, Roland - Stuttgart I / KR 18
01.08.1944 von Kalben, Heinrich-Dietloff - Stendal / KR 3
01.08.1944 Keune, Franz - Sankt Wendel / PB 34
01.08.1944 Köhler, Siegfried - Halberstadt / AR 31
01.08.1944 Schaar, Erwin - Osnabrück / AR 6
01.08.1944 Weitkunat, Adolf - Gumbinnen / FR 22
01.08.1944 Mahnken, Heinrich - Hagen / ?

01.09.1944 Herb, Wilhelm - Heilbronn / FR 34
01.09.1944 Lucke, Carl - Bochum / GR 64
01.09.1944 Ostermeyer, Friedrich - Hamburg V / GR 16
01.09.1944 Ludwig, Fritz - Breslau II / AR 18

01.10.1944 Bartel, Karl - Schwerin / GR 48
01.10.1944 Dr. Ratz, Ernst - Mainz / GR 87
01.10.1944 Freiherr von Schellerer, Alfred - ?

01.11.1944 Buchholz, Ernst - Celle / GR 73 (RDA m.W.v. 15.01.45, Nachtraglich)

09.11.1944 Schneider, Wilhelm - Berlin VIII / PGR 5
09.11.1944 Strepp, Matthias - Düren / GR 78
09.11.1944 Tiesler, Kurt - Sagan / GR 30
09.11.1944 Reich Johann - Krems/Donau / PJA 50
09.11.1944 Burkhardt, Herbert - Naumburg / ?
09.11.1944 Schiweck, Kurt - Saarbrücken / MG-Btl. 13
09.11.1944 Kuhberg, Heinrich - Münster / AR 26

01.12.1944 Schlegel, Martin - Zwickau / GR 31
01.12.1944 Brückner, Wilhelm - München I / GR 19
01.12.1944 von Ehrenkrook, Harald - ?
01.12.1944 Klamroth, Erwin - Bremen I / AR 28

1945

01.01.1945 Altenburg, Hans - Naumburg / AR 14
01.01.1945 Bried, Walter - Speyer / AR 33
01.01.1945 Hölzel, Ernst - Fulda / GR 116
01.01.1945 Heinlein, Georg - Traunstein / GR 62
01.01.1945 Henze, Richard - Braunschweig / GR 17
01.01.1945 Jordan, Günther - Glatz / KR 8
01.01.1945 Herzog, Hans-Georg - Gleiwitz / ?

30.01.1945 Gerbothe, Oskar - Naumburg / GR 53
30.01.1945 Freiherr von Hallberg zu Broich, Franz - Sigmaringen / AR 5
30.01.1945 Dr. Stahl, Paul - Hagen / ?

01.03.1945 Münch, Kurt - Berlin X / AR 80

01.04.1945 von Knoop, Waldemar - Glatz / Aufkl.Rgt. 8

01.05.1945 Schlags-Koch, Walter - Köln II / IR 64 (RDA m.W.v. 11.05.1945)
01.05.1945 Weidner, Fritz - Nürnberg I / Beo.Abt. 17 (RDA m.W.v. 11.05.1945)

Any additions or corrections are warmly welcome !

I have other names from which I don't know RDAs. See this topic viewtopic.php?f=5&t=263166

Regards
Rudolf

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by harmel » 13 Apr 2022 11:35

Nice work Rudolf many thanks!
Harmel :D

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Halfdan S. » 13 Apr 2022 21:13

Does anyone know anything abou a Oberst d.R. von Hauenschildt?; see: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=251592&p=2289115&hi ... t#p2289115

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Dave Danner » 14 Apr 2022 05:39

Wissmann is on the list twice, as 01.12.1942 and as 01.01.1943.

I have two more whose Gotha entries identify them as Oberste d.R., but I don't know any WW2 details like RDA or assignments:

Born-Fallois, Joachim Kurd von, *23.04.1885 auf Sienno, †06.12.1945 in Tkibuli bei Tiflis in sowjet. Gefangenschaft

Dohna-Schlodien, Johann Rudolf Wolfgang Wilhelm Burggraf und Graf zu, *18.08.1884 auf Hiller-Gaertringen, vermißt xx.01.1945 ebenda

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rudolf44 » 14 Apr 2022 17:05

Hello Dave,
Dave Danner wrote:
14 Apr 2022 05:39
Wissmann is on the list twice, as 01.12.1942 and as 01.01.1943.
I have checked the list two times before to post it... :oops: :roll: . 01.12.1942 is correct according to this.

Wissmann.JPG
Dave Danner wrote:
14 Apr 2022 05:39
I have two more whose Gotha entries identify them as Oberste d.R., but I don't know any WW2 details like RDA or assignments:

Born-Fallois, Joachim Kurd von, *23.04.1885 auf Sienno, †06.12.1945 in Tkibuli bei Tiflis in sowjet. Gefangenschaft

Dohna-Schlodien, Johann Rudolf Wolfgang Wilhelm Burggraf und Graf zu, *18.08.1884 auf Hiller-Gaertringen, vermißt xx.01.1945 ebenda
Thanks for von Born-Fallois ! About Dohna-Schlodien, I have contradictory elements. On the first attachment below (from T78 R899), we can see that he was reported as Oberst der Reserve,

Dohna-Schlodien 2.JPG

but on the second one, come from Personalveränderungen we can see he was a Landwehr-Offizier. For Reserve-Offiziere the Friedenstruppenteil was given and for Landwehr-Offiziere only the Waffengattung was mentioned...
Capture 1354.JPG
Perhaps between the drafting of the two documents his status as a Landwehr officer was changed to a Reserve officer ?

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rossano » 14 Apr 2022 20:57

Hello Rudolf
I wonder whether I forgot to register some names/pages of Personalveränderungen because I can' t find the page with Pedell Dohna etc. which You posted above. From which roll + page is it ?
Thanks, Rossano

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rudolf44 » 15 Apr 2022 17:15

Hello Rossano,

The extract come from T77 R953, frame 1309.
Any opinion about von Dohna-Schlodien ?

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rossano » 15 Apr 2022 18:28

Thanks, now I found that........
By the way, on 1.6.42 he was promoted to Otl. "dR." (not "dL.")
Infact the main caption in a few pages before reads :
"Die nachst. Majore "dR." bzw. dL. werden zu Otl. "dR." bzw. dL. beförd."

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rossano » 15 Apr 2022 20:06

P.S.: Now I am totally confused because I just found 2 more sources (another short K.Karte and another PV.Liste) reading in both occasions that in spring 42 he was
Maj. dL. This means that even on 1.6.42 he became Otl. dL.
So, like Rudolf, I too believe now that Oberst "dR." (later) is probably wrong.......

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Dave Danner » 04 Jul 2022 06:40

From Angolia & Schlicht:
An Order (HV 43B, No. 128) dated 18 December 1942 eliminated the distinction between reserve officers and Landwehr officers, since it was considered "as no longer justified in times of war." As a result, all Landwehr officers were transferred to the reserve officer corps as of 1 January 1943. A subsequent order (HV 43B, No. 86, dated 29 January 1943) included Landwehr officials.
Does anyone have the original orders which they reference?

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rossano » 04 Jul 2022 12:54

So that' s it ! All Landw.Offzre. became Res.Offzre. as from dec. 42

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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Dave Danner » 05 Jul 2022 16:42

Here are four more Obersten der Reserve for your list:

As with Born-Fallois, Dohna and others, Gotha lists Franz Freiherr von Gebsattel as an Oberst der Reserve. I don't have any further details:
Gebsattel, Franz Freiherr von
*09.06.1889 in Bamberg
†13.10.1945 in Wischni-Woluschek in sowjetischer Kriegsgefangenschaft

Bäke, Franz
01.05.1944 Oberst der Reserve
https://invenio.bundesarchiv.de/invenio ... e46edb081/
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_B%C3%A4ke

Bruns, Dietrich (Diedrich) (both spellings are found; I'm not sure which is correct)
01.03.1945 Oberst der Reserve (Oldenburg II / GR 16)
Bruns, Dietrich, OTLdR.JPG
Lais, Otto
01.03.1945 Oberst der Reserve (Karlsruhe)
Lais, Otto, OTLdR.JPG
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Both Bruns and Lais were regimental commanders and Ritterkreuzträger. It's possible that other Oberstleutnants der Reserve who fit those criteria also received preferential promotions in 1945.
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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by Rossano » 05 Jul 2022 18:52

Thanks Dave
I am surprised about Gotha listing von Gebsattel as an Oberst (because I have him last as an Otl.).
But if Gotha correct, when Oberst (1.3.45 like the other 2 officers ?) and what his last assignment as such ? Do You (or does anybody) know ?
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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by askropp » 06 Jul 2022 14:55

I assume this is the Gebsattel who was Feldkommandant. I have nothing on him that you don't have.
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Re: Rangliste der Oberste der Reserve

Post by hero. » 22 Jul 2022 18:12

Hello !

In post #10 Dave Danner asked :
viewtopic.php?p=2417773#p2417773
>> Does anyone have the original orders which they reference? <<

The Basic source is a Führer-Erlass, issued on 18.12.1942 :
[source, Moll, Führer-Erlasse 1939 - 1945, p. 304]
I assume the real question was for the text that was published in HVBl 1943.
and also the Durchführungsbestimmungen. Those I don't have, sorry.
But at least the scan should give a more precise reference, so that the text
might be (hopefully) easier to locate.

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