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WWI German Pilot Oberleutant Paul v. Zenker
Old 09-12-2017, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default WWI German Pilot Oberleutant Paul v. Zenker

I am wondering if anyone has any information on a WWI Pilot named Paul Von Zenker. I think he transfered to flight from the Infantry (1. (Leib) Grenadier Regiment 100) later in the War. I think he had a Brother, Werner who was shot down in 1916.


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Old 09-19-2017, 05:30 PM   #2
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I looked up Zenker in "Casualities of the German Air Service 1914-1920" by N.Franks, F. Bailey, and R. Duiven. A Werner is listed: Zenker, Werner ; rank Ltn.; Birthdate 13 July, 1893.; place of birth Dresden; shot down 3 August,1916, died Sept. 13, 1916. No Paul is listed, just Kurt with a different place of birth, and is an enlisted man.
If he is the brother of Paul, there is no"von" in the Zenker family's name. Hope this helps somehow.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:15 AM   #3
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Hi Johnny

It did exist an Paul Zenker (w/o von) who became an Oberst during WW2. He was born 12.05.1896 in Saalfeld, maybe him ?

It also served an pilot Uffz Zenker in the later Saxon FAA 208 in the summer of 1917. This might the flyer who was promoted Lt dR (Meiningen) on 07.04.1918.

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Old 09-22-2017, 08:37 PM   #4
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Werner Zenker had only one brother, Christian Volkmar Zenker, *22.12.1895 in Dresden, KIA 17.4.1915 as a Leutnant in 2./IR 105.
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