AST Brussels 1940

German auxiliary organizations 1919-1945.

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Holuigue
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AST Brussels 1940

Post by Holuigue » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:05 pm

In September 1940, 4 would-be spies were dropped by boat on the English coast.(they left from Etaples, on the channel, where I come from). Their history is well documented: they lasted 48 hours.
A “major” Sensburg seems to have played a significant role in this escapade.
From what I have been able to find out, he might be Walter Albert Lothar Sensburg (1895?-1996), Hauptmann 1/11/13, Oberstleutnant 1/2/42.
On 5/12/40 He was apparently Leiter I.H. Brussels (what is that? I know AST Brussels was in charge of the area, but what does “I.H.” stand for? An english translation of AST: Intelligence Headquarters?)
He obviously was very concerned with the suitability of the boats used to cross the channel, and took full responsibility for that.
I am interested in clarifying his position in August/September 1940.
Can anybody help?
Danke schön.
Gérard Holuigue

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Re: AST Brussels 1940

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:05 pm

Hello Gerard!! AST probably stands for "Abwehrstelle", the regional Abwehr office. I. H. is more of a mystery to me!! Best wishes.
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Re: AST Brussels 1940

Post by Bergedorf » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:48 am

Hi,

"I H" stands for " Abteilung I Heer - Information gathering army section.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abwehr

Cheers

Dirk

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