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  1. Hi all, This was on ebay recently. Does anyone know who it is? Thanks, Matt.
  2. Hi all, Has anyone ever considered if it would be practical and worthwhile to start a photo database of German Generals, in the same way that we have the signature database? The reason I ask is that a picture of an obscure General might appear on ebay etc, only to be lost in cyberspace once it has been purchased. I must admit that my interest is only cursory but I wonder what others think about it? Best regards, Matt.
  3. Hi Claudius, Haha! Great quote. The first book is an excellent read, and I have the TV series box-set at home. Best regards, Matt.
  4. Hi, This has always been the source of great irritation for me - trying to identify uniform ranks and patches which I can never find online. Can anyone tell me what this guy's rank and unit is? Any idea of the medals displayed on his ribbon bar will be an added bonus The man's name is Hermann Walter. Thanks a lot, Matt.
  5. Hi Paul, I have been browsing the web about the Luftwaffe Admin units and I saw your name crop up, so I knew it would peak your interest. I have sent you a p.m. All the best, Matt.
  6. Hi Turtle and Jeremy, Thanks a lot! If I find anything about his life and career, I'll be sure to let you know
  7. Hi Ulsterman, Thanks for the info. This photo (and 3 others) were for sale on ebay.de http://www.ebay.de/itm/4-TOP-Fotos-Portrait-Generalmajor-von-Viebahn-Orden-Abzeichen-Privataufnahmen-/371238095990?pt=Militaria&hash=item566f83cc76 Regards, Matt.
  8. Hi all, Is anyone able to identify the awards that are being displayed on this guys ribbon bar? Thanks & regards, Matt.
  9. Hi ccj, I'm not sure because I don't know when the pic was taken. But it is a good possibility.
  10. Hi all, Saw this pic being sold on ebay recently (as part of a photo album). I have a slightly better resolution image on my computer if anyone wants it. Regards, Matt.
  11. Hi Daniel, Thanks a lot. Hi Paul, I think he is one of the von Viebahn clan, but I'm not sure which...
  12. Hello, I was wondering if anyone could identify the awards that are being displayed on this guys ribbon bar? Thanks & regards, Matt.
  13. Hi Tony, Thanks for the links. I was aware of the first website, but the second one is new to me. It has some excellent maps for me to pour over in the next few days. Merry Christmas! Matt.
  14. Hi, I am trying to identify the precise location being photographed here, but unfortunately I'm having trouble reading the handwriting below the section marked 'nähere Bezeichnung'. Also, can someone tell me what the writing on the actual photo means - it looks like Neusser-Weg, Glücksburger-Weg, Plöner-Weg, etc. Does this make any sense??? Thanks! Matt.
  15. Hi guys, Bernhard - thanks for the translation. It is possible that the place-names on the photo are pseudonyms. Tony - I believe this to be the plate (photo) number, 831. I don't know what aerodrome FFA 11 occupied on 30th March, but in mid-January 1916 they were in the Oise department of Picardy (Nothern France).
  16. Hi everyone, So there was this picture of a Hauptmann Wegener sold on ebay recently, and it was stated that he was in the Fliegertruppe. It is possible that this man was from FAR 39. Does anyone know more about his WW1 career? I can post the picture if you want Thanks in advance, Matt.
  17. Hi Mark, There is another photo (and some docs) here: https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/olf/struktur.php?bestand=6597&baumSuche=Ch&standort=Chr
  18. 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.
  19. Good idea - have now added the doc to the database.
  20. Mattyboy

    Sperrle, Hugo

    Signature from his days as commander of Feldflieger Abteilung 60, 1916.
  21. 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.