General Wenniger, commander of the 18th Corps

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General Wenniger, commander of the 18th Corps

Post by Victor » 06 May 2004 20:03

I am interested in the full name and some biographical data on the CO of the 18th German Corps (9th Army) in August-Septmeber 1917. I found a mention of a general called Wenniger. Is this accurate?
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Wenninger

Post by Glenn2438 » 06 May 2004 20:56

Hi Victor,

Generalleutnant Karl Ritter von Wenninger was the commanding general of the XVIII. Reserve-Korps from 5th June 1917 until his death in action on the 8th of September 1917 at Muncelul. Wenninger was a Bavarian born on the 13th of August 1861 at Berg/Landshut. A cavalry officer, by 1914 he was the Bavarian Military Plenipotentiary to the German Bundesrat. He commanded the Bavarian Cavalry Division from 7 November 1914 and then the 3rd Bavarian Infantry Division from the 7th of March 1915. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Military Max Joseph Order on the 23rd of April 1917.

Sekondelieutenant: 23 Nov 1882
Premierlieutenant: 24 Apr 1892
Rittmeister: 17 Mar 1897
Major: 23 Oct 1903
Oberstleutnant: 08 Mar 1907
Oberst: 07 Mar 1909
Generalmajor: 07 Mar 1912
Generalleutnant: 10 Sep 1914

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Post by Victor » 07 May 2004 10:34

Thank you very much. :D
So it was the 18th Reserve Corps. Was the other German corps in the 9th Army (1st Corps) also a Reserve Corps? Also do you know the name of its CO during August-September 1917?

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1st Reserve Corps

Post by Glenn2438 » 07 May 2004 16:24

Hi Victor,

yes it was the 1. Reserve-Korps. Commander: Generalleutnant Kurt von Morgen

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