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#41 Chris Boonzaier

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 13:40

I am betting the son was killed. The EK on his chest has been added. It makes me think the family had it added after his death... could of course be different, the father died before they could have a photo taken with both wearing the EK so the son had it altered... either way, a testimonial to the value they placed on it....

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 15:39

what a fantastic picture!!
Has anyone ever seen a picture of all three EK issues being worn at once by recipients (1870/14/39)?

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 17:58

what a fantastic picture!!
Has anyone ever seen a picture of all three EK issues being worn at once by recipients (1870/14/39)?


It really is.

There are photos of Mackensen during the TR-era, in uniform, wearing his medals from 1870 and 1914-1918. Mackensen and a single WWII era recipient would fit the bill for having all three issues in one photo.

In 1940, when Wilhelm II died, Mackensen was at the funeral. Currently serving officers were discouraged by the regieme d'jour from going to the funeral, however, some chose to go. I don't have any photos of copies of photos of the funeral or services, however, there are some around. There is some serious metal in those photos.

#44 Brian R

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:43

A sling and an EK2... a great way to pick up chicks!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:07

A sling and an EK2... a great way to pick up chicks!


Brian, I think this guy looks like you.

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:19

Brian, I think this guy looks like you.

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Are my ears that big?

I wish I had his pilot's badge!!

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 03:26

I wish I had his pilot's badge!!


Yeah, me too... :-)

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 13:49

here is an interesting one... the guy could put his photo in and mail it,,,,

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:12

Here is another neat one... I think iR 78?

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:13

78?

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 13:20

Another...

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 16:26

This is the only original photo from WW1 that I have. I think here we can see the reason why the EK2 is so common in the marketplace in these days. If you look closely you would see at least 16 guys out of 45 wearing the EK2. Who knows how many of those in the 2nd row wear EK2 as well.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 16:37

Hi,

if the photo was from 1917-18 they probably had quite some time to win them.... ;-)

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 16:48

The aircraft behind (DFW C.V) was introduced in 1916. So I'd say yes, photo could have been taken in 1917-18 ;)

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 20:30

1917-

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 22:08

1917-

For a bandsman his face looks like he's done a lot more than marching up and down the square.


I like the contrast in expressions of these two.
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:18

You can question his taste in haircuts,,, you can question his taste in upper lip decorations... but he is proud of his medal!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:30

:D lol

I wonder what is other award was...there seem to be one more hanging under the EK.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:34

:D lol

I wonder what is other award was...there seem to be one more hanging under the EK.



Hi,

Probably Saxon as the photo was taken in Dresden

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 21:08

Handing them out:

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