Erwin von Witzleben

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Erwin von Witzleben

Post by harmel » 18 Jul 2005 22:21

Here is a different photo of him
Regards Harmel :D
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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 19 Jul 2005 22:35

Hello,

What is he wearing round his neck? It looks like the plm but I don't think he had it...

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 19 Jul 2005 22:53

Wilfried Abenaschon wrote:Hello,
What is he wearing round his neck? It looks like the plm but I don't think he had it...
Willab
Dear Willab,
you will find the best information with
viewtopic.php?t=28878&highlight=oelhafen

Dieter Z :D

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von Witzleben

Post by harmel » 19 Jul 2005 23:11

Thanks Dieter, once again
Kind Regards
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 20 Jul 2005 08:42

I want to present you rare documents about Erwin von Witzleben:
Willrich-pics and a British propaganda-stamp!!

Dieter Z
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Post by Stauffenberg II » 20 Jul 2005 09:50

Dieter,

thanks for that outstanding stamp pic.

Here is another pic that might be of interest:
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Post by Max Williams » 20 Jul 2005 10:10

Dieter Zinke wrote:I want to present you rare documents about Erwin von Witzleben:
Willrich-pics and a British propaganda-stamp!!

Dieter Z


Dieter,
Isn't the postcard portrait on the right a Steiniger postcard and not Willrich?
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 20 Jul 2005 10:23

Max History wrote:
Dieter Zinke wrote:I want to present you rare documents about Erwin von Witzleben:
Willrich-pics and a British propaganda-stamp!!
Dieter Z
Dieter,
Isn't the postcard portrait on the right a Steiniger postcard and not Willrich?
Max.
Indeed Max, you are right, only the left one is a Willrich-pic. I have both in my (stamp-) collection
Dieter

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Post by FANGIO » 20 Jul 2005 21:38

Stauffenberg II wrote:Dieter,

thanks for that outstanding stamp pic.

Here is another pic that might be of interest:


8O Wow!!! Great pic Stauffenberg, never saw Witzleben with his baton of GFM. Thanks for posting it.
Best,

FANGIO

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Post by PanzerKavallerie » 21 Jul 2005 05:03

I never wondered about the possibility of a propaganda postal stamp to celebrate the failed coup, by the allies. Interesting... Each day I discover new "specialities" in this forum. :)

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 10 Nov 2006 15:36

I have an Oberstleutnant von Witzleben as Kdr. of
of PzGrenRgt. 1027 which was used as Heerestruppe in Italy in 1944 ( Source : Kurt Baden "Feldpostnr. 00599E" Registerband B/II ) ( in my opinion this must be classified as GR 1027 ) . Could anybody tell how he was related to the GFM ( and maybe provide data on this OTL ) ?

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Post by Doktor Krollspell » 10 Nov 2006 18:46

Hello Jan-Hendrik!

Could it be the following person (info from Scherzer 2005)?

Witzleben, Henning von. Recieved the RK on 06.02.1942 as a Major commanding Pz.AA 16.

After reaching the rank of Oberst, this man was transferred to the Kriegsmarine in 10.04.1945, recieving the rank of Kapitän zur See. Henning von Witzleben was born on 27.02.1905 in Dresden and died on 16.01.1954 in Mainz. Erwin von Witzleben was born in 1881...


There was also two von Witzleben in the Heer that recieved the German Cross in Gold...


Witzleben, Herrmann von. Recieved the DKiG on 26.02.1942 as an Oberst i.G. in the GenSt AOK 2.

Witzleben, Job-Wilhelm von. Recieved the DKiG on 24.04.1943 as a Hauptmann commanding III./GR 192.


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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 10 Nov 2006 18:59

As usual a very good hint from the Doctor

Ist Henning !

http://tinyurl.com/vnr3s

He was promoted to Oberst on 1.9.1944 and lead PGR 9 from 16.7.1944 till 19.9.1944

on 26.11.44 transfered to Führerreserve OKH

Thats what I have so far :D

Any additions ?

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Post by Walter Model » 10 Nov 2006 19:16

FANGIO wrote:
Stauffenberg II wrote:Dieter,

thanks for that outstanding stamp pic.

Here is another pic that might be of interest:


8O Wow!!! Great pic Stauffenberg, never saw Witzleben with his baton of GFM. Thanks for posting it.
Best,

FANGIO


You can see Witzleben with his baton on the foto taken during the ceremony in Reichskenzlei in July 1940.

Btw. I have a foto of Witzleben with his baton in one book, I will try to put it here.

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Post by Walter Model » 12 Nov 2006 13:27

Here it is. Sorry for quality.
I found this pic very nice.

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