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    Kapitänleutnant / Korvettenkapitän Langer

    Hello,

    I collect items relating to the Wehrmacht in my city of Groningen, the Netherlands.
    Recently I bought a very nice Kriegsmarine reefer jacket, that was made by a shop in Groningen. This shop was known for producing private-purchase uniforms for German officers.The jacket has a name label to a Kapitänleutnant Langer, dated July 1941.
    However the cuff ranks are for a Korvettenkapitän zur See, so I suspect that he got promoted after he had the tunic made and later changed the middle rank stripe.
    There are loops for three awards on the tunic, two of which would fit a Iron Cross 1st Class with Wiederholungsspange. So I suspect Langer was an officer with previous expierence in WW1.

    There were various Kriegsmarine units in Groningen and I have a lot of information about them, but the name of Langer is unknown.
    Also in the KM Dienstliste 1941 he doesn't show up. It is possible that he was stationed elsewhere in the Netherlands or Germany.
    Google reveals a Korvettenkapitän Erich Langer, but the was from the Marineartillerie and not active in Holland.
    I also found a Kapitänleutnant Bernard Langer of the 9. Sicherungsdivision, but he was that rank in April 1945, so it doens't match the jacket.

    Hopefully someone has information about Korvettenkapitän zur See Langer. It's quite a high rank and it's possible that he commanded an unit, so there should be some information about him...
    Looking for documents and photos of the:

    6. Ersatz Marine Artillerie Abteilung
    24. Schiffs Stamm Abteilung
    Grenadier Ersatz Bataillon 154

    #2
    photos would help a lot?

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      #3
      Some photos of the tunic
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      Looking for documents and photos of the:

      6. Ersatz Marine Artillerie Abteilung
      24. Schiffs Stamm Abteilung
      Grenadier Ersatz Bataillon 154

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        #4
        Anyone has some ideas where to look?
        Looking for documents and photos of the:

        6. Ersatz Marine Artillerie Abteilung
        24. Schiffs Stamm Abteilung
        Grenadier Ersatz Bataillon 154

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          #5
          I have received some additional info relating to Korvettenkapitän MA d.R. Erich Langer.
          He was born in 1898, saw WWI service. He served as a Kapitänleutnant in the staff of Marine Artillerie Abteilung 122 from September 1939 till May 1940. This unit was stationed on the island of Helgoland.
          From May 1940 till March 1942 he served as a battery commander of the Marine Artillerie Abteilung 116, on the island of Borkum.
          The island of Borkum is Germany's most western island and actually quite close to Groningen!
          From April 1942 till the end of the war he served as the commander of Marine Artillerie Abteilung 282, stationed on the île de Ré, near la Rochelle in France.

          And last week I actually came across a photo of a Marine Artillery commander with the stars on the sleeve of his tunic, so it maybe is uncommon, but not impossible. So maybe Erich Langer is possibly the owner of the uniform. But ofcourse I need confirmation.
          Now I'm looking for photos relating to the officers of MAA 116 and MAA 282.
          Looking for documents and photos of the:

          6. Ersatz Marine Artillerie Abteilung
          24. Schiffs Stamm Abteilung
          Grenadier Ersatz Bataillon 154

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