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Dutch Officers in the German POW Camp

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 03 Feb 2020 07:28

De Nederlandse generale staf in krijgsgevangenschap in Duitsland. Generaal-Majoor H.F.K. [= H.F.M.] Baron van Voorst tot Voorst, Commandant Veldleger [= Chef van de Staf der Afdeling Landmacht bij het Algemeen Hoofdkartier]. Vice-Admiraal N.J. van Laer, Dir.Gen. [= Inspecteur-Generaal] b/h Loodswezen. Generaal-Majoor A.R. van der Bont [= A.R. van den Bent], Adjudant in b.d.v. H.M. de Koningin. Generaal Winkelman[= H.G. Winkelman], Opperbevelhebber van Land- en Zeemacht. Luitenant-Generaal P.W. Best, Commandant 5e Afdeling Luchtdoelartillerie [= Commandant van de Luchtverdediging]. Luitenant-Generaal J.J.G. Baron van Voorst tot Voorst, Chef General Staf en Legerbevelhebber [= Commandant van het Veldleger, tevens Commandant der Vesting Holland, Gouverneur der Residentie]. H.Ch.G. Baron van Lanrick [= H.Ch.G. Baron van Lawick], Gouverneur Koninlijke Militaire Academie, Breda.
Hi, can someone tell me the position of this generals in the picture? The caption is not mentioned which one. And also the first name of Admiral van Laer (I couldn't found it on internet).

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Re: Mixed - Request for Identification

Post by jwsleser » 31 May 2020 22:09

Numbered this way:

1 2 3 4 (back row)
5 6 7 (front row)

1. genmaj H.F.M. bn. van Voorst tot Voorst
2. genmaj A.R. van den Bent
3. ltgen P.W. Best
4. H.Ch.G. Baron van Lanrick
5. vice-admiraal N.J. van Laer
6. gen H.G. Winkelman
7. ltgen J.J.G. bn. van Voorst tot Voorst

Compare the individuals to those in this picture Nederlandse officieren in Duitse krijgsgevangenschap in Offlag VIII E

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Re: Dutch Officers in the German POW Camp

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 04 Jun 2020 19:22

AlifRafikKhan wrote:
03 Feb 2020 07:28
Hi, can someone tell me the position of this generals in the picture? The caption is not mentioned which one. And also the first name of Admiral van Laer (I couldn't found it on internet).
Full name: Nicolaas Johannes van Laer (1876-1963)
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Re: Mixed - Request for Identification

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 04 Jun 2020 23:13

Thank you guys

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Re: Mixed - Request for Identification

Post by jwsleser » 05 Jun 2020 13:40

Steen

May I ask where you found Laer's full name. I looked in all the books and Google searches that I could. I had no luck. WW2 Nederlands is a major research area for me.

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Re: Mixed - Request for Identification

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 05 Jun 2020 17:25

Hi Jeff,

Sure - I made a search in the digital library of the Netherlands at https://www.delpher.nl/ and found an newspaper article dealing with his promotion to Vice-Admiraal in 1934 here: https://resolver.kb.nl/resolve?urn=ddd: ... eg21:a0148 It gives his full name.
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Re: Mixed - Request for Identification

Post by jwsleser » 05 Jun 2020 17:48

Wow, excellent! Thank you. New site for me to explore.

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