Oberfahnrich

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Oberfahnrich

Post by gavmeister13 » Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:29 am

What rank was an Oberfahnrich? it is mentioned a few times in Infantry Aces Of The Reich but i have never heard of it before.
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Post by jo » Sat Feb 21, 2004 4:13 am

a Oberfaehnrich a officer cadet rank.
the order is:

Fahnenjunker
Faehnrich
Oberfaehnrich

the next rank is leutnant.

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Post by stab131 » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:24 am

Wore an officer's uniform with (usually) oberfeldwebel shoulder marks.

Graduates of the war academy and serving as "provosional" Leutants.

See Knapp's Soldat.

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Officer cadets:

Post by Joe AVENT » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:57 pm

The idea was to give cadets experience as platoon leaders at
the front before commissioning. The W-SS also had 3 different junker rankings. All that I recall from the top of my head.

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