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  1. Hi Dave & all, Thanks for confirming - great investigative work!
  2. Hi all, Saw this photo online and thought I would share it. Can anyone identify the awards and/or the name of this man? I'm not very good at medals / uniforms etc. Thanks & regards, Matt.
  3. Hi all, Glenn has found me out, so I have to come clean. I saw the item on ebay and wanted to check with you guys if the awards matched the name. For some reason I cannot put the hyperlink on this reply, but you can go to ebay.de and type 'Hammer Portrait 1.WK' if you want to see the photo in more detail.
  4. Dear all, I'm also having a problem with this signature from Kofl 8. Can anyone make out the name please? Thanks, Matt.
  5. Hi Gunnar, Good to know. Thanks for the name too. Regards, Matt.
  6. Hi all, I was wondering if anyone has any info. about this man (DOB, service record, promotion dates etc.). All I know is that he was the (first?) commander of AFA 214/FAA 214 and later wrote the book "Die Deutschen Luftstreitkrafte Im Weltkriege." Thanks a lot, Matt.
  7. Hi Gunnar, Thanks for the added info. I thought I'd ask because I saw a document from AFP 8 (attached), signed by a Hauptmann a.D. But this was the only one that I have seen which was not signed by an active officer, or a d.R. Unfortunately I can't make out the name of this Hauptmann a.D. Best regards, Matt.
  8. Hi Daniel, Sounds like a very interesting medal grouping / combo. Thanks a lot!
  9. Hi Glenn & Gunnar, Great info. I had no idea that his connection with the air-force went back so far. Was his date of promotion to Hauptmann the same as the date of his retirement? He may have been assigned to the command of an Armee-Flugpark or a Flieger-Ersatz-Abteilung after leaving AFA 214. I wonder if there was any stipulation about the maximum age of a FFA leader during the war....? Thanks for bringing this interesting character back to life. Matt.
  10. Hello again, I have another signature which I would like identified, if someone would be so kind. It is of a Hauptmann and Stabsoffizier der Flieger in 1915. Thanks and regards, Matt.
  11. Hi Christer & Jan, Thanks for your replies - I appreciate it. Best regards, Matt.
  12. Fascinating stuff! Is there any mention of the personnel of the army flying units operating in this theatre: FA 16, FA 37 and FA (A) 214? Thanks for sharing - I will continue to watch this thread with interest Matt.
  13. Hi Alex, Thanks for the information. That is a super photo! I searched for more details about the career of August Dittmar, however I couldn't find anything... Do you happen to have any knowledge of his wartime postings / promotions? Happy new year! Matt.
  14. Dear all, I have another couple of docs for your perusal They are from Fliegerabteilung 11 and Fliegerabteilung (A) 247. Thanks, Matt.
  15. Wow - that was quick! Thank you very much
  16. Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew who this fellow was. Thanks & regards, Matt.
  17. Hi Uwe & Gunnar, Thank you very much for your answers Regards, Matt.
  18. Dear all, Can anyone help with the second group of photos? I think that the last name (Kommandeur der Flieger 2) is Seraphim, but what about the others? And who's signature is against photo number 6 from the first grouping? Thanks a lot, Matt.
  19. Thanks Gunnar. I have a few more - please see attached. Thanks & regards, Matt.
  20. I think the 5th one, from FA (A) 238 is Hptm Künne...?
  21. Hi, I was wondering if anyone could decipher the signatures on these documents? Thanks in advance, Matt.
  22. Hi, Does the Saxon Albert Order award roll show which Flieger-Abteilung he was serving in? Thanks, Matt.