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Old 3rd April 2019, 22:08
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2019 Edition of the Officer Careers Summary

We would like to announce the availability of the 2019 edition of the Luftwaffe Officer Careers Summaries. This edition marks the largest version thus far:

Total number of commissioned officers represented: 73,536
Number of changed entries: 14,780
Number of "new" officers: 4,725.
Page count: 3,980, an increase of 294 pages over last years version, an increase of 7.4% in actual content.


As always it can be viewed via the Michael Holms website: http://www.ww2.dk/lwoffz.html


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Old 3rd April 2019, 22:34
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Doug/Larry,

Many thanks for your continuing efforts with this.

More reading to be done here then......
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Old 3rd April 2019, 22:55
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Re: 2019 Edition of the Officer Careers Summary

Doug and De Zeng,

WE OWE you both quite a number of beers, believe me! Congratulations on the most amazing File on LW airmen...I enjoyed finding new addings onto the BAUMGARTNER list...

Just a curiosity. on the short biography of Kurt Baumgartner, there is an entry about: Fleet Air Arm Beaufighters from 811 Sqdn...wouldn't that be FAA Wildcats or Martlets ??? I do not remember Beaufighters with the FAA, rather with Coastal Command, but I must be wrong...am not familiar...maybe some experts on FAA can correct me....

But, anyway...a most amazing ADDING...THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!

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Old 4th April 2019, 02:03
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Re: 2019 Edition of the Officer Careers Summary

Thank you both so much, Doug and Larry!

Doug, if you ever take a 6 hour drive to your southwest into north central Minnesota, the single malt is on me!
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Top notch work!
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Old 4th April 2019, 08:22
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Superb effort, thank you...always a pleasure seeing even more information appear.
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Your list was helpful in numerous occasions, so thank you for your effort ! Much appreciated
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Re: 2019 Edition of the Officer Careers Summary

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Originally Posted by Doug Stankey View Post
We would like to announce the availability of the 2019 edition of the Luftwaffe Officer Careers Summaries. This edition marks the largest version thus far:
Number of "new" officers: 4,725.
As always it can be viewed via the Michael Holms website: http://www.ww2.dk/lwoffz.html
Enjoy!
DGS
HLdZ
Doug/Larry

Excellent and well done!!
In the Intro I was puzzled by the statement
'Deletions: 158'
How come? Are we talking about perhaps individuals recorded twice or why are 158 officers suddenly "degraded"?

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Re: 2019 Edition of the Officer Careers Summary

Stig: I know for a fact there are a number of duplications and no doubt Larry & Doug have tackled this
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Stig: I know for a fact there are a number of duplications and no doubt Larry & Doug have tackled this
Indeed, fellow researchers, colleagues and friends, duplications and other glitches are inevitable is a work of this scope that uses both unpublished and published material. For example, the only Luftwaffe documents that consistently used an officer's first name along with his last name are those originated by a Personalamt (personnel department). So, for example, if one runs into the name Bauer, Hoffmann and Mueller in other than personnel records, and there is no first name accompanying it, it is very difficult to match it to one of the officers by that name that we already have in our Lw.OCS. We are constantly on the watch for this, and when we find a duplicate or other problem we are sure of we delete it. The more entries we have for each name, the less of a problem this becomes.

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