Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

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Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by VJK » 26 Jul 2005 10:02

Hi!

This General has been a very elusive character for a long time and if memory serves me correctly, pics of him sought after by quite a few people. I found this pic today on e-bay:

Regards,

VJK
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 26 Jul 2005 11:07

Super, I' m very inspired dear VJK

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Post by FANGIO » 26 Jul 2005 20:26

YEEESSSSSSSS!!!!
One more panzer commander. Well done VJK! Thanks a lot!
Best,

FANGIO

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Post by harmel » 26 Jul 2005 21:19

Well done VJK
Harmel :D

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Post by USAF1986 » 27 Jul 2005 01:11

Nice photo! It appears he's displaying the neck badge (top one) and eight-pointed breast star of a Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown of Italy. Unfortunately, I can't identify the second non-German neck badge and breast star.

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Post by harmel » 27 Jul 2005 23:37

Great as usual Shawn on the Decorations
Kind Regards Harmel :D

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Post by Revellations » 02 Aug 2005 03:16

Great Picture....nice find.

What is the History of this General. If memory serves me correct he was one of the founding Panzer men but I could be wrong. Does anyone have a detailed career of this man?

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 02 Aug 2005 08:11

Hi Revellations!

Here is his entry in Jason´s database with some additional info (in bold letters).


Name: Ludwig Ritter von [Radlmeier] Radlmaier
Born: 27.10.1887 at Freising
Died: 18.10.1943 at the Military Hospital Tegernsee
First Joined: Autumn 1906
Became Lt: bayr.10.Inf.Regt. 9.3.08

Prewar Service:
im 19. (Bayerischen) Infanterie-Regiment (01.10.1920) (01.02.1922)
in der 7. (Bayerischen) Kraftfahr-Abteilung (01.04.1924)
im RWM - Inspektion der Kraftfahrtruppen (Rangliste 1930 Abg. Ausgesch. - Nehring, p. 53)
Abg. Ausgesch. in der Rangliste 1930
Kdr. Panzertruppenschule Kama (Kasan)
wieder gelistet in der Rangliste 1932
im 2. (Preußischen) Artillerie-Regiment
Kdr. Kraftfahrlehrkommando Ohrdruf 01.07.1934 (Nehring, pp. 81)
Kdr. Panzertruppenschule Wünsdorf 01.10.1936-10.11.1938

6.Pan.Brig 10.11.38

Promotions:
Hptm.: 18.12.15 (14)
Maj.: 01.12.1928 (1)

Obstlt.: 1.4.33
Oberst: 1.4.35
Gen.Maj.: 1.6.38
Gen.Lt.: 1.4.42

Command:
6.Pan Brig 1.9.39.-5.9.39
5 Pan.Brig 23.10.39
4 Pan.Div 5.2.-8.6.40 (Vertretung durch Gen. Maj. Stever, Mehner: ab 11.02.1940)
Insp.Fldzg.Insp.5 Aut 40.-5.4.41

Awards:
Königreich Preußen, Eisernes Kreuz 1. u. 2. Klasse
Königreich Bayern, Militär-Max Joseph-Orden, Ritterkreuz (30.10.1917)
Königreich Bayern, Militär-Verdienstorden, 4. Klasse mit Schwertern und der Krone

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Post by Revellations » 02 Aug 2005 10:00

Stauffenberg II,

Thank you for the quick reply. However, looking through his career and your post, there seems to be a gap between 1941 and his death in 1943. What was he doing in this period and how did he die.....was it during command or an accident?

Cheers

Scott

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Re: Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 18 Mar 2010 09:49

Is this the same Radlmaier? The caption is: Oberst v. Radlmeier. Taken from photoalbum of a soldier (Unteroffizier Richard Eiermann) from Panzerabteilung 65...

Source: http://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic ... 62&t=29237

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Re: Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by Stauffenberg II » 18 Mar 2010 18:49

Excellent, it is him. Thanks,

Jürgen

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Re: Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by HFK » 24 Mar 2010 03:08

Hello, Gen v. Radlmaier retired in 1941, at the early age of 54. I suspect he may have been sick because he died less than 2 years later. HFK

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Re: Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by VJK » 19 Jun 2011 09:34

Hi gents!

Nearly 6 years have passed since I posted the pic of our elusive Radlmaier. Now I have found a much improved version, also from e-bay.de.
http://cgi.ebay.de/Portrait-General-Mil ... 2eb5ed4e4e

Best regards,

VJK
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Re: Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by Dieter Zinke » 19 Jun 2011 10:53

If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain.
Good things come to those who wait !! :D :milsmile:

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Re: Ludwig Ritter von Radlmaier

Post by Frech » 19 Jun 2011 15:43

Hi,

if it were still of interest: the second breast star and referring neck decoration is the "Order of the White Rose of Finland".

Regards

Christian

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