This is my first thread on this forum. First some words to my person.
I live in germany and collect imperial german aviation since 6-7 years and do research about 5 years. I have a good data archive to aviation personal especially to the navy aviation personal. So if someone need info send me a PM.
I start with this group from my collection and i hope you enjoy it.
Lt.d.R. HEINRICH KESSLER
(21.09.1888 - 21.10.1972)
From 1908-1909 one year volunteer.
At the outbreak of war as an officer candidate in the reserve infantry regiment 233 operations in Galicia, tand Vosges. 1915/16 as a Lt.d.R. transfered to air srvice and trained to pilot. Than sent to FFA 58. Was an avid hunter what brought him permission to hunt in the area of Army Group Malwitz. 1917 stay in the hospital due to injury.
He was one of only 6 known holder of the silber cross with swords from saxon dutches and Sachsen-Meiningen cross. O'Conner doesn't have him in his book.
After the war, officials at the railroad.
1908 - 1909 Einjährig Freiwilliger beim Heer
1914 - 1915/16 Reserve Infanterie Regiment 233
1916 - Herb.17 Feldfliegerabteilung 58
Herbst 1917 verwundet - Lazarett Freiburg / Breisgau
Eisernes Kreuz 2. klasse
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
12.01.15 Sachsen-Ernestinischer-Hausorden Silbernes Verdienstkreuz mit Schwertern (RIR 233) (347 awards)
11.11.16 Sachsen-Meiningen Ehrenzeichen für Verdienst im Krieg (FFA 58) (3924 awards)
Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz
Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer