Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Dieter Zinke » 01 Jan 2018 19:02

But this must be better in the New Year, my God! I'm going to try my very best 8O

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by JakeV » 19 Jan 2018 21:58

I am a bit confused about Josef Feichtmeier's ultimate fate. What I know until now is (concerning genealogy and life dates)

Generalleutnant Joseph Johann Feichtmeier
* 09.08.1883 in Fünfhaus bei Wien [ab 1892 XV. Bezirk]

Eltern: Kellner Johann Feichtmeier & Henriette, geb. Woolgar

Laut Keilig / Bradley et al.: 1945 verschleppt
Für tot erklart: 31.12.1951 laut Beschluss des Landesgerichtes Wien rechtskräftig mit 04.12.1957 (Sterbeurkunde: Sterberegister des Standesamtes Wien Innere Stadt-Mariahilf 244/58)

However, in the Wiener Zeitung of 27.08.1947, there is a Todesanzeige for his wife Franziska Feichtmeier, geb. Janda († 19.08.1947) where Feichtmeier is mentioned as the husband, something that implies that he was still alive by that date.
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Apparently, the circumstances of his death will continue to remain a big mystery.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by iggy88 » 28 Jan 2018 09:39

According to HPA, GM z.V. Emil Kern became Höherer Pionieroffizier beim Oberbefehlshaber Ost mit Wirkung vom 28 Mai 1940 (as Nachfolger to char. GL Rudolf Schmetzer). On page 51 of this topic Kern is listed as assuming this position on 1 Mar 1940.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by iggy88 » 29 Jan 2018 08:34

According to HPA, Generalarzt z.V. Dr. Emmerich Janetzky (FR OKH) was appointed Kommandeur der Geb.Sanitätsabteilung Graz mit Wirkung vom 26 Jun 1940 (as Nachfolger to Oberstarzt Dr. Hans Mayer).

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by iggy88 » 30 Jan 2018 07:15

Re Hugo Schäfer:
Per HPA, he was in FR WK XVII when named as Kommandeur der Kriegsgefangenen im Wehrkreis XXI mit Wirkung vom 13 Aug 1940. So, his tenure as OFK 668 may have ended earlier than previously thought or maybe he was m.d.W.d.G.b. OFK 668.?
Also, in this HPA document dated 21 Aug 1940, he is already listed as GL z.V.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by iggy88 » 31 Jan 2018 07:29

Re Alfred Ritter von Hubicki:
He was promoted to GdPztr on 2 Oct 1942 mit Wirkung vom 1 Oct 1942 with an Ordnungsnummer of 1. On 16 Oct 1942, he was given a new Ordnungsnummer of 1b.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by JakeV » 02 Feb 2018 18:00

Generalmajor Dipl.-Ing. Felix Meißner's grave is located in Tullnerbach/Niederösterreich. A photo is available here: https://tng.adler-wien.eu/showmedia.php?mediaID=48316. However, an insolent yucca conceals the month of his death.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by iggy88 » 06 Feb 2018 04:59

Re Johann Tarbuk, Edler von Sensenhorst:
Just a small addition. Per the KTB for 369. ID, he was briefly Kommandeur des Aufstellungsstabes der 369. (kroat.) Infanterie-Division from 29 Aug 1942 until the Auflösung of the Aufstellungsstab on 1 Sep 1942.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by iggy88 » 10 Feb 2018 07:54

Re Hermann Bacher:
A few additions/corrections from the KTB of Befehlshaber Straße Kertsch.
Höherer Pionierführer für den Übergang Kertsch (06 Feb 1943-29 Apr 1943)
Erholungsurlaub (29 Apr 1943-29 Mai 1943)
m.d.F.b., Generalkommando z.b.V. von Förster (29 Mai 1943-15 Jun 1943) (for Förster's Urlaub)
zugleich, m.d.W.d.G.b. Befehlshaber Straße Kertsch (29 Mai 1943-15 Jun 1943) (for Förster's Urlaub)

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Generalmajor z.V. Leo Pummerer (1879-1956)

Post by askropp » 13 Feb 2018 15:50

A while ago, I thought that Pummerer was a Luftwaffe officer because I discovered he was mentioned as such in the Personalveränderungen from May 1943. But now, I read his card in the Generalskartei and he was obviously a Heer officer after all (see also the photo). The card says:

14.11.1939 Beauftragter der Waffenabteilung in der Amtsgruppe für Industrielle Rüstung / Waffen und Gerät im Heereswaffenamt (Wa I Rü / WuG 2) zur Betreuung der Industrien in den Bereichen der Rüstungsinspektionen XVII, XVIII, Protektorat und Generalgouvernement
01.12.1942 Führerreserve OKH (XVII)
10.04.1943 Führerreserve OKH (WaA) [see the corresponding Personalveränderung]

Now, although Pummerer was ostensibly placed into the FR, he must have continued his work for the Waffenamt as we have a continuous stream of Beurteilungen (from February 1941 to March 1944) by General Leeb and the Chefs of the Waffenabteilung, Hans Leyers and Eugen Kurz. They all praise his invaluable service for the Abteilung. Apparentlly, neither Pummerer's Mob.-Verwendung nor his z.V.-Stellung were ever rescinded.

30.01.1942 KVK II mit Schwertern

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Frech » 13 Feb 2018 16:49

Dear Askropp,

thank you very much it´s an interesting information. Would you mind to provide the card for my collection?

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Generalmajor Mat(t)hias Raab (1885-1943)

Post by askropp » 15 Feb 2018 22:18

1.) As his Karteikarte calls him "Matthias", may I ask if the spelling "Mathias" is confirmed by original sources? Jake?

2.) Jake, in the "Dates of Death" thread, you spoke in favor of Rajon Welisch as the probable area of death (rather than Tschernigow-Gomel) because you attributed Arko 125 to VI. AK which was operating near Welisch. But my sources indicate that Arko 126 belonged to VI. AK and that Arko 125 was subordinated to LVI. Panzerkorps, which was indeed operating near Tschernigow-Gomel. Maybe a note of Raab's disappearance could be found in the KTB of LVI. PzK, but it is not yet available online. On his card, "20.09.1943" is given as the date on which he went missing (added in handwriting).
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Re: Generalmajor Mathias Raab (1885-1943)

Post by JakeV » 15 Feb 2018 23:06

Hello,

All primary sources (that is, the Taufeintrag and both the Trauungseinträge of his two marriages) invariably use the spelling Mathias Josef Otto Raab.

By the way, some more genealogical information:

* 15.06.1885 in Laas (Gemeinde Flattach)/Bezirk Spittal an der Drau/Kärnten

Eltern: Volksschul-Lehrer (zuletzt Oberlehrer in Grades) Mathias Raab (* 17.07.1853 in Geras/Niederösterreich; † 26.08.1941 in Klagenfurt) & Josefine, geb. Archer (* 01.08.1858 in St. Veit an der Glan; † 03.07.1950 in Klagenfurt)

1. Heirat am 13.09.1917 in Buchenberg/Steiermark mit Adolfine, geb. Schwab (* 10.05.1892 in Wohancic/Mähren; † 23.02.1919 in Buchenberg/Steiermark)
[Raab's first marriage ended in quite a tragic way, as his first wife died of pulmonary tuberculosis approximately one month after giving birth to a daughter that died shortly after birth.]
2. Heirat am 03.04.1924 in Villach mit Elvira, geb. Koban (* 06.05.1903 in Villach; † 06.10.1965 in Klagenfurt)

As for the question of his death, I was confident in citing that website, as the informations available to me at the time made the version of Welisch more likely.

A somewhat perplexing question arises from the official Beurkundung of his death:

Declared dead with 17.03.1943, effective as of 15.04.1947, according to the decision of the Landesgericht Klagenfurt in 1947; The Sterbeurkunde was issued by the Sterberegister Wien Innere Stadt-Mariahilf Nr. 2365/1947. Why the date of 17.03. was chosen, is a mystery to me, as he was surely still alive in March. For example, the commander of Beobachtungs-Abteilung 7 Josef Brennfleck wrote in his diary: "18. März 1943: »Ein Glück ist, daß ich wieder meinen alten General [Raab] habe, der uns sehr schätzt und auch sehr unterstützt«".

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by graveland » 15 Feb 2018 23:28

Thank you, boys.

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Re: Österreichs Generale im Deutschen Heer 1938-1945

Post by Rossano » 16 Feb 2018 08:24

Hello Jacob
very interesting. As to Beob.Abt.7 already in march 43, how is this possible ? Tessin reads that after Stalingrad a new Abt. 7 was established only by end 43............
Also, as Brennfleck is totally unknown to me, may I have his data (rank + assignments 40-45) ?
Thanks, Rossano

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