Weidinger's December 1936 Infantry assessment
This is the first service assessment that I have found for Weidinger as a serving officer (in an Infantry Regiment) i.e. after he had completed his training and was commissioned as a substantive officer on 20th April 1936 (Hitler's birthday). As an assessment it is quite short, but sets the tone of future reports in that it is complementary.
Infantry Regiment: 14. Detachment: Ia. Weingarten: 20 December 1938
Assessment of the SS-Sturmführer Weidinger.
SS-Sturmführer Weidinger is a mature personality with a matter-of-fact and unassuming manner. His appearances are faultless.
He first found application as a Platoon Leader, later as a Company Leader.
Weidinger has settled down quickly into the service for short-term training.
He has performed his service with considerable eagerness and understanding and achieved good success with it.
On the grounds of his shown performance, I consider Weidinger suitable as a Company Leader or as an Adjutant in the Special-Application forces.
Lieutenant Colonel… Supplementary Battalion Commander.
Addition of the regimental-commander.
SS-Sturmführer Weidinger has proven himself in his application as a Platoon Leader and Company Leader with the Infantry Battalion.
He appears to be suitable as an SS-Leader or Adjutant to a Battalion.
Colonel and Regiment Commander.
© Michael Williams March 2004