Gero von Manstein

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Gero von Manstein

Post by harmel » 02 Aug 2005 22:47

Gero with his father,Born 31st Dec 1922
Was described by his father as delicate from birth as an asthma sufferer but determined to get over his difficulty to be a soldier 1940-took final School exam at the Ritter Academy Liegnitz, joined the Infantry so he joined the 51st Pz Gdr Regt 18th Inf Div - later motorized 1941 - was a Private in Russian campaign, same year a Corporal awarded IC II Class, autumn 1941 went to Officer School and Spring of 1942 promoted Leutnant.
After a serious illness, returned to his unit in the Lake Ilmen, where he was killed, and buried there at the age of 20 as a member of the 18th Pz Gdr Div. Photo I believe taken in Russia shortly before death
Regards Harmel :D
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 03 Aug 2005 08:59

Hallo harmel,

the pic was taken in the headquarter of GFM Busch, CiC AOK 16, in Pleskau in October 1942. Gero was KIA 29.10.1942

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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 03 Aug 2005 23:53

Hello,

What was his position at the time?

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 04 Aug 2005 10:00

Wilfried Abenaschon wrote:Hello,
What was his position at the time?
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Willab,
he was Ordonnanz-Offizier of the I. / Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 51 / 18. Panzer-Grenadier-Division
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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 04 Aug 2005 13:36

Sorry...

I forgot to specify who's position! I meant the father's position...

Any other pic of this son? By the way he was quite old when he got him! (and as far as I remember it, von Rundstedt and Raeder were also old when they got their owns).

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 04 Aug 2005 14:02

Wilfried Abenaschon wrote: I meant the father's position...
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17.09.1941 - 21.11.1942 Oberbefehlshaber der 11. Armee (mit unterstellter 3. Rumänischer Armee; Rom. subordinated).
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Post by Wilfried Abenaschon » 14 Jan 2006 19:33

Hello,

I'm a bit confused about the position of von Manstein at this date.

If I get it right, von Manstein, as CinC 11th Army was visiting GenOb Busch at the time of this pic and was then subordonated to GFM von Küschler CinC HGr "Nord" ?

I wasn't aware that von Manstein - as a Fieldmarschall - worked within HGr "Nord" along with its army...

Who could give me some more dates about his presence in this area ? I've always thought that HGr "Don" was set up from the staff of the 11. Armee, implying that this army stayed in the south under his command...

Amazing to discover some unknown major facts about the Wehrmacht's order of battle !

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Post by JC » 14 Jan 2006 21:19

Willab,

Hq 11 Armee with XXX A.K. and Hq LIV A.K. began arriving HG Nord area (Leningrad) on August 27, 1942. It was upgraded to HG Don and transfered south in late November '42.

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Post by Jeremy Dixon » 14 Jan 2006 23:54

Is this also Manstein with his son? The reverse of the photos sauys "GFM Manstein with his adjutant in Starobjelsk"??
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Post by Daniel L » 15 Jan 2006 01:54

Can't be. Different height, different noses for example.

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Post by Vienna » 15 Jan 2006 12:05

Hi!

I think it's his pers. adjudant Alexander Stahlberg!

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Post by Jeremy Dixon » 15 Jan 2006 13:23

I think you could be right with Stahlberg, here is another photo of him, the only one I could find and there is a real resemblence...well I think so
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Post by FANGIO » 15 Jan 2006 19:56

What was the last rank of Stahlberg? Did he earn any important award?

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Post by Vienna » 16 Jan 2006 18:28

Hi Fangio!

Last rank was Hauptmann (der Reserve). Stahlberg was born 1912 - ?

At the instance of his cousin Henning on Tresckow!! he came in November 1942 as member of the 12. Panzerdivison to Manstein. He was with him until the end of WW.

I don't think that he earns an important award.

Memories: Alexander Stahlberg, Die verdammte Pflicht, Ullstein 1987/1990 (criticism against Manstein! Holocaust in Russia ...)

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Post by FANGIO » 16 Jan 2006 20:21

Hi Vienna!
Thanks a lot for the info.
Best,

FANGIO

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