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  1. My guy was probably a Hauptmann or Rittmeister, in command of Artillerie-Flieger-Abteilung 223 in mid-1916. Thanks!
  2. Hi all, I'm having difficulty reading this signature - any ideas gentlemen? Thank you
  3. Hi all, Can anyone read this message and the signatures please? Thank you
  4. 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?
  5. 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!
  6. Hello everyone, Can anyone tell me who's name this is? Thanks
  7. 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.
  8. Hi all, Can anyone identify this man? Thanks, Matt.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Hi Gunnar, A few names in this album do appear to be related to FFA 71 - Lt von Mönsch, Uffz Sieberl and Sgt Assmann. I have them as Lt von Münch, Uffz Siebel and a Werkmeister Assmann. Unfortunately I do not have the first names of many personnel in this unit, even the CO (Hptm Petri)...
  13. Hi all, Can anyone identify this man? Thanks, Matt.
  14. Hi Gunnar, I was praying that it wasn't another Maaß! The photo is part of an album being sold on ebay - other personnel are named, some of which will be well-known to you I'm sure. Here is the link:- http://www.ebay.de/itm/371563169911?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Best Regards, Matt.
  15. Hello, I would like to know more about the attached award (I believe it is called the 'Kriegsehrenzeichen in Eisen' from Hesse-Darmstadt). Can someone tell me who was eligible for this decoration / conditions for bestowal / numbers issued? Thanks in advance, Matt.
  16. Hi Gunnar, I have his first name as Wilhelm, and he was from Crefeld (Krefeld). No date of birth I'm afraid.
  17. He is mentioned briefly on page 25 of this article. Maybe the publisher knows more about him? http://drv1890.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Web_Jahresbericht_DRV_2014.pdf
  18. Hi Gunnar, He was born on 14.03.1877 in Meiningen, and was promoted to Major on 18.04.1918. Regards, Matt.
  19. If he is wearing the Bavarian observers badge, then he should appear in the book 'Abzeichen und Ehrenpreise der Fliegertruppe 1913 - 1920' by Carsten Baldes. Unfortunately I do not own a copy of the book, but the answer might be in there....
  20. Hi all, Does anyone know which regiment this man was from? I am hoping that the collar of his uniform might hold the clue... He might be a Saxon, but I can't say for sure. Thanks and regards, Matt.
  21. Here is one from FA 4 in 1918. Can anybody read the signature? Thanks
  22. I can't wait, and my scan won't be any better than the image from ebay. So here it is:- Not sure who either of them are - any ideas?