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  1. Hello all, Just thought I'd share this image of Sperrle that was on ebay recently, along with what I believe to be his signature on a WW1 document.
  2. Good idea - have now added the doc to the database.
  3. Mattyboy

    Sperrle, Hugo

    Signature from his days as commander of Feldflieger Abteilung 60, 1916.
  4. Ok, here is my dilemma: I'm looking for the name of a commissioned soldier, photo states that he was born in 1885, was in GFR (I assume this is Garde-Füsilier-Regiment) in 1910, transferred to the Fliegertruppe in 1916, and was awarded both classes of the EK and well as the Zähringer-Löwen Kommandeur Klasse (not sure if 1st or 2nd class) with swords. Is there a roll of recipients for this award? If so, I am hoping that it can be cross-checked against the pre-war officers of this regiment. I know it's a long-shot, but I can see that there are some pretty nifty guys out there.... Thanks & regards, Matt.
  5. Hi guys, In that case it appears that he will remain unidentified for now. Thanks for all the help that you have given Regards, Matt
  6. Hi, Thanks for the clarification. Here is a close-up of the epaulette. Regards, Matt
  7. Hi Glenn, Ok here are the pics. He doesn't look like he's in his thirties... Actually his unit might be the Garde-Fussartillerie-Regiment?
  8. Great info and terrific photo - do you know the name of the soldier? I will post my pic in a few days...
  9. Hi all, A question popped into my head and I'm curious to see if anyone has done some research on this - what were amongst the rarest Imperial awards based on the number of recipients and/or the life-span of the decoration? I guess a good example would be the 'Wilhelm-Orden' or the 'Abzeichen für das militärische Gefolge König Wilhelms II von Württemberg'. If anyone has already crunched the numbers i'd be interested in seeing the results. Thanks, Matt.
  10. Hi guys, Thanks. I read somewhere that only 35 of these were awarded since its inception.
  11. Hi, Thanks for the info. I have seen a photo of it in wear, which I will post in a few days. Meanwhile I think the correct wording for this award should be 'Krieger-Ehrenzeichen in Eisen'.
  12. Hello all, I saw this photo and wondered if anyone had more information on this man? He may have been a reservist, and appears to have died during WW1 or shortly thereafter. Thanks a lot, Matt.
  13. Some good answers so far. I think that anything under, say 1,000 recipients would qualify as a rare award.
  14. Hi Chip, Thanks for your input. The name of the guy on the right is Lange, and he was in Flieger-Abt 27 in 1918. That's all I know about him so far, but your information might help me to find out a bit more...
  15. Bombengeschwader 1, just after the end of the war - can anyone identify the signature?
  16. Hi Andy, Thanks a lot! A post-war pic then - very interesting. No suprise then that I hadn't seen these collar designations before on any WW1 uniforms...
  17. Hello all, I saw this photo online and wondered if anyone can discern which regiments the three guys in the foreground are from? Thanks & best regards, Matt.
  18. Hi all, Here is a better image of the person in question. Ccj was correct about the pilot badge. And here is another photo of (I think) a member from the same regiment, who was also in the Fliegertruppe. Thanks agin. Matt.
  19. Hello, Can anybody identify the medals that are depicted on these two ribbon bars? I am hoping that the second photo might be a unique combo and therefore identifiable... Thank you, Matt.
  20. Hello all, Thanks to everybody for your replies, it gives me a chance to find his name one day.
  21. Hi Glenn, Excellent, exactly the kind of information I was after. Thanks a lot. Best regards, Matt.
  22. Hello, I am looking for more information on a Hauptmann Schefold who was serving in Fliegerabteilung (A) 233 in 1918. Is he the Hans Schefold from FAR 49? I am grateful for any information Thanks & regards, Matt.