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Mihail Karpov Posted: Jan 6 2006, 01:29 PM

Hi,

Can anybody explain such luftwaffe meteorogical ranks:

Reg.Rat.
Reg.Rat. a.K.
Reg.Rat. d.B
WD-Insp.
WD-Insp. a.K.

Thanks in advance,
Mikhail Karpov.

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Andy Fletcher Posted: Jan 6 2006, 03:46 PM


Hi Mikhail,

I asked this question over on the TOCH high forum a few months back but got no answer.

I suspect that they aren't military ranks but grades for civilian meteorologists.

Regards

Andy (F)

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Mihail Karpov Posted: Jan 6 2006, 03:59 PM


Hi Andy,

I've found your question on the TOCH forum, but you got answers:
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthrea ... ight=ranks

best regards,
Mikhail

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Andy Fletcher Posted: Jan 6 2006, 04:12 PM


Hi Mikhail,

I've just been back and looked at my question. I did get some responses.

a.K. = auf kriegsdauer, for the time of the war
WD-Insp. = Wetterdienst inspector
Reg. Rat. is short for Regierungs-Rat, which roughly translates to Government Official

Regards

Andy (F)

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Andy Fletcher Posted: Jan 6 2006, 04:14 PM


Hi Mikhail,

You beat me to it.

Andy (F)

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Mihail Karpov Posted: Jan 7 2006, 09:03 PM


Hello Andy,

Do you have any ideas regarding d.B.?

regards,
Mikhail.

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Andy Fletcher Posted: Jan 8 2006, 12:19 PM



Hi Mikhail,

Sorry, but I haven't found out yet what "d.B." stands for.

Regards

Andy (F)

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Mihail Karpov Posted: Jan 16 2006, 11:57 AM


Hi Andy,

Perhaps, d.B. means "dienst Beauftragt" or "dauer Beauftragt"?

regards,
Mikhail Karpov.

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Andy Fletcher Posted: Jan 16 2006, 03:37 PM


Hi Mikhail,

Thanks for that. It translates roughly as either service/official instructor/representitive.

Best Regards

Andy (F)


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wekusta Posted: May 21 2006, 10:52 PM

Andy,

Below is a post that I harvested from the old TOCH board, it may be of some help.....

"On the He 111 and Ju 88/188, the Westas flew with the standard crew of four: pilot (Flugzeugfuehrer), wireless operator/air gunner (Funker und Bordschuetze), flight engineer (Bordmechaniker) and observer (Beobachter). The former had Lustwaffe ranks, the observer was a civil meteorologist (civil inasmuch as he did not have a Luftwaffe rank and Luftwaffe rank badges). He wore a Luftwaffe uniform with special badges.

In Westa 5 and 6 (all I have at hand now) the meteorologists had the ranks of
Wd. Sekr. (= Wetterdienstsekretär), military equivalent: Feldwebel;
Wd. Insp. (= Wetterdienstinspektor), military equivalent: Leutnant;
Wd. OInsp. (= Wetterdienstoberinspektor), military equivalent: Oberleutnant;
Reg. Ass. (= Regierungsassessor), military equivalent: ?;
Reg. Rat (= Regierungsrat), military equivalent: Major.

To be precise, originally the military crews were civil employees of the Deutscher Wetterdienst, a civil organization. When it was militarized during the war, the civil crews were militarized too and given Luftwaffe ranks. During the war the ranks were filled with ordinary Luftwaffe aircrew, but the old hands still felt as members of the Deutscher Wetterdienst."

This was posted by Claus Nattermann on June 26 2002.


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Best Regards

Andy Mitchell
http://www.luftwaffedata.co.uk

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Andy Fletcher Posted: May 22 2006, 09:14 AM


Many thanks for that Andy.

Best Regards

Andy (F)

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ChrisMAg2 Posted: Jun 12 2006, 07:36 AM



QUOTE (wekusta @ May 21 2006, 09:52 PM)
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Reg. Ass. (= Regierungsassessor), military equivalent: ?;
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And so we can assume the military rank would be a "Hauptmann".


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Regards
Christian M. Aguilar


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