Martin Dietrich ww1 Zeppelin Commander

German Luftwaffe 1935-1945.
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Martin Dietrich ww1 Zeppelin Commander

Post by munchkin » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:19 am

Hi All,

I am at present looking for information on Major Martin Dietrich, who was in the Luftwaffe during WW2. My information is that he was commander of Zeppelins during the great war. I am trying to confirm some information that i have. This information suggests that he was a Major in the Luftwaffe in 1938. Any information on him would be greatfully received.
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Post by Lorenz » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:26 pm

I have an on-going data base on all Luftwaffe officers in the rank of Hauptmann and above. This is the only entry I have for your man so far, but it will at least give you an idea of what he was doing in 1939, which is a good indication of what he was probably doing for the remainder of the war. My guess is that he was an Offizier d.Reserve because he does not appear in the promotion lists for A 1 and A 2 officers.

DIETRICH, Martin. 10.07.39 Obstlt., Leiter Luftmuna Harpstedt, TDY to Koflug Güstrow as acting Kdt.

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Post by Shawn » Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:35 pm

Hello! Per the source cited below, Kapitänleutnant Martin Dietrich commanded the following naval airships in WWI:

L 9 (LZ 36), 19 Oct 1915-22 Dec 1915

L 22 (LZ 64), 10 Mar 1916-7 Oct 1916

L 38 (LZ 84), 26 Nov 1916-29 Dec 1916 (forced landing at Seemuppen, Russia; dismantled)

L 42 (LZ 91), 28 Feb 1917-?

L 71 (LZ 113), 10 Aug 1918-9 Nov 1918 (decommissioned)

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SOURCE: Robinson, Douglas H. The Zeppelin in Combat: A History of the German Naval Airship Division, 1912-1918. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., Atglen, Pennsylvania, 1994 printing.

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Post by munchkin » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:12 pm

What is A1& A2 officrrs ?
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Post by munchkin » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:14 pm

shawn,
what other information have you on Dietrich
Glynn

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Post by Shawn » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:23 pm

I'm afraid that's it, just a listing of his airship commands.

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Post by Lorenz » Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:29 am

Glynn wrote:
What is A1& A2 officrrs ?
Dienstaltersliste A (for Truppenoffiziere, meaning regular officers)

Pre-War to 15.8.41: there was only one "A” list.

15.8.41 to 15.6.43: divided into two "A” lists as follows:

• DAL A l: all Truppenoffiziere considered to be on flying duty.
• DAL A 2: all Truppenoffiziere not meeting the requirements for DAL A 1.

15.6.43 to the End of the War: divided into three “A” lists as follows:

• DAL A 1: all generals, general staff officers, and all Truppenoffiziere on active flying duty or serving as paratroop officers, or who held valid flying and paratroop licenses.
• DAL A 2: all Truppenoffiziere who did not meet the requirements for the A 1 list, but were not in category A 3.
• DAL A 3: Truppenoffiziere who did not meet the A l or A 2 requirements because of age or other reasons (poor record, passed over repeatedly for promotion, etc.).

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Post by munchkin » Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:10 am

Would anyone have any indication how old Dietrich would be in 1939 ?

Glynn

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