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Rank, Title, or Name?

Post by siege1863 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:24 pm

This signature appears on an American bank note signed by Generals Ramcke, von Choltitz, Ullersperger, Eberding, and Dunckern when they were being flown from England to the US in April 1945. Ramcke names his fellow four generals in his memoirs, but mentions no other German officer. The signature looks to be German. Ramcke does also state the five generals were escorted by a translator. Could this perhaps be his signature?

Am I seeing a name followed by a rank or title? Could it all be a name? I have no idea what it might be. Any guesses?
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Re: Rank, Title, or Name?

Post by Simon H » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:18 am

I can definately make out "General..." in the title. I would suggest that the translator who travelled with them, at least as far as the airport would probably have been a German exile acting as a translator (but wearing British Army uniform). This was not at all uncommon.

But I agree the script does look Germanic in style. A very nice item with alot of history.

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Re: Rank, Title, or Name?

Post by siege1863 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:51 am

Simon---

Below are quotes taken from Ramcke's memoirs. He seems to indicate the translator was an American officer. The translator accompanied them on the flight to the US.

---Mike

On April 10, 1945 Generals Ullersperger, von Choltitz, Eberding, Duncken and I were taken to London and from there by train to Glasgow in the company of a British officer…the airport was a spread-out military camp for receiving American units…After the British officer had handed us, and our papers to the Americans, an interpreter accompanied us to a large “Ocean Clipper.”…We soon were engaged in lively discussions with our accompanying officer serving as interpreter.

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Re: Rank, Title, or Name?

Post by Jerry » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:06 am

The name is only the first few squiggles, the word that is legible looks to be "Generalmajor d.R."

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