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  1. Yes there are too many names to all be from one unit. Another signatures looks like Loewe St. Ärzte, and perhaps von Karstedt at the bottom? Here is Lt Pokrantz:-
  2. Hi Gunnar, You mean like this? I have added the name Pokrantz (I know this man served with this unit, and the signature seems to fit. Also the name next to Pertermann could be von Landwüst?
  3. Hi GreyC, Thanks a lot, I'll consider this in future. I guess he'll remain a mystery for now. Hi Dave, Thanks for the note about Quade's award, and the additional names. Ok here is the photo of the silver plate. I think I can also see the names Zorer and von Kusel in there. Sorry but this is the best resolution I have.
  4. Hi Dave, Very interesting about Willi Ott, which is a new name for me. I hadn’t noticed the ’31’ on his shoulder strap! So von Landwüst is a good candidate. Does the abbreviation OK2 mean Friedrich-August Cross 2nd Class? Hi Gunnar, Thanks for the first names. The link to FFA 54 is tenuous for some of these people. I saw a photo of a silver plate which had signatures inscribed – I will post this photo later. Ok here is a nice photo of Hptm Erich Quade – does anyone know what award he is wearing through the button-hole along with the EK2?
  5. Hi All, Here are some known members of FFA 54/FA 24 Oblt Hans-Eberhardt Gandert (P) JB 8 Oblt Hans Hückel (O) IR 14 Oblt Günther von Landwüst (P) IR 31 Oblt Hartwig von Winckler (P) IR 152 Oblt Eduard Wolfgang Zorer (P) IR 124, Kftfhr Btn Lt Hans Günter Haushalter (P) IR 54 Lt Bodo Frhr von Lyncker (P) DR 2 Lt Paul Meyer (O) IR 56 Lt Hans von Blankenburg (P) FR 80 Lt Gustav Meyer zu Spelbrink (O) Lt Leopold Anslinger (P) Lt d.R. Friedrich Rudolf Deter (O) Lt Freinzel (P) or (O) Lt Otto Müller (O) Lt Franz Schleiff (P) __ Langhoff (?) __ Bergling (?) __ Eicke (?) __ Sonnenburg (?)
  6. Thanks for your reply. Apparently there were only 685 awards of the Cross for Merit in War (IF it is this medal), so there might be a chance of identifying him provided that the medal rolls also list aviation recipients. Do you know what medals are being displayed on the second photo?
  7. Hi Dave, Great detective work! Thanks for the info on the awards he is wearing. Okay, here is another one.
  8. Hi All, The Imperial War Museum has recently uploaded some images of FA 24 (privously FFA 54). Does anyone know what home regiments or medals are on display? Ultimately I'm hoping that some of these men can be identified.... As per the IWM terms, images can be posted here provided that it is for educational (or non-profit) purposes. Thanks & Regards, Matt. Here is another one:-
  9. Hi Alex, Here is a photo of Bussche-Streithorst and his pilot Unteroffizier Güttler (?) from FFA 63.
  10. Hi all, It mentions his Hohenzollern being awarded before his EKI. Are there any cases where this was known to happen? I know that there are a few examples of the Pour le Merite being awarded without the prior bestowal of the Hohenzollern (Erwin Rommel was one such example) but the Hohenzollern before the EKI ???
  11. Thanks for sharing. I don't know why, but I love this award! Especially like seeing photos of it being worn...
  12. Hi Dave & All, A Hptm Körner was awarded the Hohenzollern as per the Militär-Wochenblatt issue of 18 September 1917. Does the book about this award by Krause/Lundström provide any further details about it?