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Mattyboy

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  1. Hi all, This photo is believed to be of Hptm Lothar Geibel of FAR 2. Can someone tell me what awards he is wearing please? Thanks all, Matt
  2. Thanks Andreas, Like I said, I'm not an expert !
  3. Hello all, Not sure if this is the right section to be hosting this, but here goes: I am posting a few photos of Luftwaffe officers and I am hoping that you knowledgeable folk will be able to identify their awards - and perhaps even identify the wearer?! Here is the first one. Does anyone know what awards are displayed on his ribbon bar? Thanks a lot for all your help, Matt.
  4. Ok here is my second guy I posted this ebay photo on another forum but unfortunately didn't have any success there. He is wearing the Prussian Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen, the Eisener Halbmond, the Spanienkreuz with swords, and maybe the Hohenzollern (HHO3x)? Does anyone know what else? Thanks,
  5. Thanks Andreas, Interesting regarding the KVK - maybe this is the award he is wearing through the button-hole? I wasn't aware that the Friedrich-August Kreuz came with a clasp! But I'm not an expert on decorations. Your choice for number 6 appears to be a good shout. I thought it would be easy to find the answer due to the clasp, but such was not the case. The last 3? awards are unfortunately too vague for me to identify. As most of these medals were fairly common I suspect that there were a fair few officers with this combination... Thanks for your help!
  6. Hi Dave, Thanks a lot! Very well worked out sir. Also thanks to everybody for their replies
  7. Hi Andreas, Thanks a lot for your help. Here is a close-up of the ribbon bar. I am wondering if the 4th medal is the Hanseatic Cross from Bremen? It looks as though the 3rd and 6th awards have a bar across the middle.
  8. Hi guys, Thanks a lot for your replies. Here is the full page (Kurt Anders is at the bottom).
  9. Hi all, I wondered if anyone could tell me what award this abbreviation above the EK2 signifies (SRVM?). The man in question was a Gefreiter in Jäger Battalion 2 in 1914. And he was born in Reichenau (Zittau) if this helps? Oh, and this is from the Bavarian archives. The guy's name is Kurt Anders and his date of birth was 17.06.1893. Thanks a lot.
  10. Hi Gunnar, Thanks a lot! The signature comes from an aerial photo dated 26 July 1916. Do you know exactly when Hptm Karl Schwab left the command? Hi Andy, This man is mentioned as a Ltn in the Verlustlisten in 1914 - he was from Ulm, Württemberg. Thanks all !
  11. Hi Chip, I thought it was something like Sch...dal, so our thoughts are not too far off. Hi Andy, Unfortunately there is very little info available about this unit, so this elusive name will be a great help to me!
  12. My guy was probably a Hauptmann or Rittmeister, in command of Artillerie-Flieger-Abteilung 223 in mid-1916. Thanks!
  13. Hi all, I'm having difficulty reading this signature - any ideas gentlemen? Thank you
  14. Hi all, Can anyone read this message and the signatures please? Thank you
  15. Hi Marcin, That's a great album you have there! Difficult to give an accurate valuation but at a rough guess I'd say about 850-1,000 GBP for the main album and maybe GBP 30.00 for the Luftschiifer panoramic photo?
  16. Hi guys, Thanks for your efforts. I thought it might have been Metzengerder or Metzengerdes. So very similar to your interpretations. Hi all, I have just found a Lt dR Friedrich-August Metjengerdes, born 20.3.1884 in Waddewarden, Jever. He is listed as being wounded in early 1917 according to the Verlulisten. Probably the same man? Thanks guys - and thanks for sharing your terrific photo!
  17. Hello everyone, Can anyone tell me who's name this is? Thanks
  18. Hi Claudio, I found my photo of Falke online just a couple of days ago. It was from a Russian website which has some very nice photos of German pilots and observers:- http://alexww1.livejournal.com/110902.html Matt.
  19. Hi all, Can anyone identify this man? Thanks, Matt.
  20. Hi all, I have seen this photo of a Hptm Mahs taken around c1916, but unfortunately I cannot find anything more on him.... Does anyone have any details about him and his war career (first name, original regiment, etc)? Thanks a lot, Matt.
  21. Hi Gunnar, That’s interesting because my source gives the date as Christmas 1914/15, and the rank of Hellmuth Volkmann as Oberleutnant. I had assumed that the date was actually 1915/16 because FFA 71 had not been formed until the summer of 1915, and Volkmann was not promoted to Oberleutnant until early 1915. So perhaps these men were actually from 2. FeFA Metz while it was being renamed…. Thanks for the first name of von Münch ! Best Regards, Matt.
  22. Hi all, Here are the names of the personnel I have serving in FFA 71 at the end of 1915. If anyone has a first name or original regiment for any of these men, I’d like to hear from you:- Hptm Petri (O) CO Oblt Hellmuth Volkmann (P) Oblt Jancke (O) Oblt König (O) Oblt Kurt von Schrabisch (O) Lt von Münch (O) Lt Gerlinghoff (O) Lt Flügge (O) Lt Grote-Hasenbalg (?) Lt von Bismarck (?) Vfw Neumann (P) Vfw Kern (P) Uffz Breitkreuz (P) Uffz Siebel (P) Gef Ey (P) Gef Kairies (P) Werkmstr Assmann Zahlmstr Hoffmann Best Regards, Matt.
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