I put together this timeline of Gunther's life. A work in progress, as I re-read and read each novel. I am putting it here so that anyone can comment, and add. Possibly, eventually, include in this website?
- 1896 - born
- 1914-8 - soldier, Turkey
- 1919 - FG
Konisberg, honeymoon, 1st wife.
- 1931 - FG - Berlin Detective
Squabbles between Commies and Nazis.
- 1932 aQF - Berlin Detective
Investigates child murders. Forced off case due to political reasons.
- 1933 aQF - Adlon Hotel house detective
Witnessed the destruction of Reichstag.
- 1934 - FG - Berlin Police officer.
? Potsdan, imprisoned briefly for defending a Jewish police officer.
- 1936 - MV
Private detective. Hermann Six, wealthy industrialist client. Berlin Olympics.
Agent in Dachau, by Heydrich.
- 1937 Sep - TOFtO
Private detective. Berlin-Palestine. Travels to Palestine with Adolf Eichmann, to facilitate a Jew emigrating. Mixed with German politics.
- late 1938 - aPC - private detective / recalled to Police
Investigation of a murder conspiracy, designed to provide a pretext to launch a pogrom against German Jews. Spiritualism.
- 1940 - June 1941 - FG. France.
Sent to France by Heydrich to find Mielke, communist. Stayed on one year.
- 1941 Jun-Jul - TOftO
The 316th reserve police battalion attached to the 49th Army.
- June 1941 ItDRN
Ukraine, executes NKVD squad.
Gehlen’s Foreign Armies East Intelligence Section
War Crimes Bureau of the German High Command.
- 1941 Sep - PF
- 1942 June 8-9 - PF
death/funeral of Heydrich.
- 1942 Summer - LfZ.
Berlin: insomnia, depressed, suicidal. International Police Conf. Dalia Dresner affair / Goebels. Short visit to Switzerland. Due to his affair with Dalia, exiled to the Russian Front.
- 1942 January - 1944 February ItDRN
Wehrmact War Crimes Bureau
- 1943 March - aMWB
Katyn Forest investigation.
- 1943 July - TOftO
Investigation of Army corruption.
- 1943 Sep - TOftO
Transferred to Russian front, by Gestapo, as he refused to drop investigation.
- 1944 Feb - FG
Transferred to Russian front. Northern army, intelligence officer.
- 1944 June - 1945 March - FG
Intelligence office, Konigsberg. Fought, until captured.
Russian labor camp. PoW. 2 years.
- 1946 - FG
Miner in uranium mine. Escaped, return to West Germany/Berlin.
- 1947 - aGR
Berlin, private detective. Russian intelligence.
- 1947 Winter, ItDRN
- 1949 Munich, - TOFtO
Hotelier, private detective. Wife, Kirsten, dies. Finger cut off. Deceived into masquerading as war criminal.
- 1950, early - TOFtO
Boat to Argentina with false identity.
- 1950 - Buenos Aires - aQF
Investigating Nazi exiles. Meets Peron and Evita. He discovers Argentinian death camps for Jews, constructed by Nazi exiles. Forced to fell the country.
- 1954 - FG
Living in Cuba, captured by Americans. Imprisoned in New York.
- 1954 - FG
Transported to Germany. Interrogated by CIA for communist info. Mielke
- 1954 - FG
France, interrogated by French for communist info.
Betrayed CIA, escaped with help of Mielke, with Elisabeth.
- 1956 — French Riviera — LfZ:
Mooning over actress Dalia Dresner.
B came to the French Riviera from Berlin. New job as hotel concierge with Leuthard.