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  1. Hi again ! For my photo collection i was looking for a guy with a finnish award. (no so easy to find) After a longer look-around i had the luck to find the following guy: On his bar: -EK2, Hamburger Hanseatenkreuz, Bremer Hanseatenkreuz, KuK MVK3 with war decoration and on the last pos. a finnish cross of liberty (???). Now my questions: Which grade do we have here? Is it possible, to ID that guy (Hauptmann - captain) - on the back we have a date and his signature. ("Gutes tuen das ist mein Wille" - sounds like Johanniter) Is he also a Johanniter knight? Thanks. zähringer2.tif zähringer3.tif
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    Turkish Pilots Badge variations

    A saxon Heinrich guy. Unfortunately i have no pics with a ottoman flight badge, but these 2 guys with -i believe- ottoman uniform: - Genmaj. Artur Bopp (wuertt.) pic was taken 1911 at the Euphrat region - in this time he was LtCol. - Genmaj. Georg Bock von Wülfingen (saxon). pic was taken after 1918.
  3. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hohenlohe-Zentralarchiv_Neuenstein may be they could help you. Ex flammis orior.
  4. Show me a better pic of the Auflagen (devices), please. If they are OK - definitely a high ranking guy.
  5. Hi again. I would have a question to the shown pic. As you know, i do not understand much about uniforms and Uniformteile. Some of that wounded guys are wearing armshields - i can see a black cross on white ground (guy in the last line) The guy in the middle of the front line wears a silvered WB and a ribbon bar to the IC. He also wears an armshield and on his right arm a silvered stripe. What does the stripe mean? Some of the guys are wearing dead heads on their caps. They are looking like the SS ones. Are they from the Eiserne Division? One guy is wearing a MG sharpshooter´s badge. What means the sign ^ (open triangle) on a uniform? Is it a rank? Thanks for help. zähringer 1.tif
  6. Thank you very much, again. Yes, a kind of strange guys. I think the pic would be taken in 1919/20 in the upper silesian region and in a hospital. The armshield with the cross seems to be "Grenzschutz Ost".
  7. In WW1 Schörner was a war hero. In WW2 he mutated to a war criminal. After the war he was arrested many years.
  8. Thanks a lot. I will try to make a better detail pic. I think it is a Regimentsmedaille, too. But i have never seen that piece hanging on a bar.
  9. Hi again! I got this pic showing 2 bavarian frontfighters. The guy on the right Unteroffzier seems to be from a FLAK bataillon, because he´s wearing a Regimentsmedaille after his MVK3X (seem he got it as a EM) I`ve never seem this Regimentsmedaille. It shows some soldiers with a cannon attacking a airplane. Does anybody know more about that medal? Thanks. The pic (card) is ungelaufen. It was taken in Weissenburg (Franken) zähringer.tif
  10. Dohmen sounds like Rhineland - Düsseldorf could be possible
  11. I agree. Of course it could be the a MVO - but i cannot see the typical 2 little holes for the device. Reactivated ---> his later service in WW2 Reichswehr = 100.000 Mann Truppe most of the Berufssoldaten/Offiziere wurden entlassen und später um 1936 bei Wiedereinführung der Wehrpflicht wieder reaktiviert.
  12. Hello to all! Today i got a nice larger 7 place medal bar of a WW1/WW2 reactivated veteran for my collection. (may be some saw it at W. Hamburg) I only had a few informations about the recipient. With some kind of literature, my notes and Mr. Google i had the chance to identificate the guy - i am very lucky about that. The recipient was (Dr. jur.) Ascan Gustav Klee Gobert (he grew up in a Hamburg upper class family) - he had a 1/2 jewish father (his father was lawyer in Hamburg) and served as Kriegsfreiwilliger (7.8.1914 im Okt. 1914 zugeteilt dem 3. Eskadron) in the wuerttemberg Ulanenregiment 20 from 1914/ early 1916. He was promoted to -Gefreiter 9.12.14 -Unteroffizier 5.5.15 -Vizewachtmeister 4.12.15 and in March 1916 he got his Leutnants patent. (Leutnant d.R.) He was awarded with the Iron cross 2nd class (29.9.15) and the Hamburg Hanseatenkreuz (7.2.1916) as a Hamburger Jung. He leaved the Ulanenregiment and went to Jasta 37 as a fighter pilot (i think so, you can see a group picture at www.buddecke.de) with Ernst Udet and some other air guys. In this time he must have been awarded with the wuerttemberg golden bravery medal (i have his date: 6.9.1917) On the posted article Gobert stands on Pos.2 behind Ernst Udet. Only ~ 165 pilots (Moser book) were awarded with the golden bravery medal. Would be nice to know why he got the medal and what he did after joining the Jasta37. In March 1918 he was listed as the Commander of the Staffel. ("Gustav Gobert") Later he got the Hindycross and the bulgarian/hungarian war commemorativ medals for combatants. In WW2 he was reactivated and served as a Hauptmann in the Flak (Luftverteidigungskommando) of Hamburg and in occupied France. He got the clasp to the IC 2nd class and the war merit cross with X as you can see on his shown medal bar. You can find a lot of information about him in the Internet also in cause of his strange pre name Ascan. After the war ended he was Senator of Hamburg and member of the CDU party. He wrote some books and was awarded with the Großes Verdienstkreuz. One of his kids Boy Christian Gobert was an actor. There´s still an insurance company in Hamburg with the families name. What i want to know is also, is there a chance to ID the marker of the clasp??? The only one i know is, that this version is not a very early one. In the state archive of Stuttgart unfortunately no ID card/photo of the 1930s with his name - i think may be in cause of his 1/2 jewish father. The golden bravery medal is not a real golden one - it is a veteran´s piece ("Weimarer Fertigung") of gilded bronce. But i also like the rare bar and his history very much and it has a suburb condition (on the back it has the "Reimann Berlin" pin) The other son - Ernst-Ascan Gobert served as Hauptmann in WW2 as pilot and got the KC (Ritterkreuz). He died in 1944 - KIA in the Leuna region. (see picture) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascan_Klée_Gobert https://www.google.com/search?q=ascan+klee+gobert&client=firefox-b-ab&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi6sMuYlKHbAhUHBsAKHXQzAtwQ_AUoAXoECAEQAw&biw=1536&bih=732#imgrc=akQN_WnvZ-BotM:
  13. -reactivated veteran. -Württemberger -No Auflage on the ribbon on the württemberg MMM - so it should be the silver grade. -seems like an NCO who was promoted to Lt./1st Lt in the meantime of war. - in this rank he earned the Friedrich order knight2 X may be the bavarian MVO4X/ austrian MMC with war decoration. later he was reactivated - i think he finished war as a captain or major in the etappe (because of the war merit cross 2nd class X and clasp to the IC2) In my opinion no real chance to ID that guy. May be he served at the italian front (Alpenkorps).
  14. I was not 100 % sure about the combination, so i did not place a bid - and i do not like Sedlatzek pieces so much. The FAM is i.m.o. a piece on a peacetime ribbon. Ask the user hündchen. He knows a lot of about saxon decorations.
  15. imo not sure to id - but a good Vorschlag. imo the bar was made in the late 1930s.
  16. I need bigger pics of the the medal bar and of the TWM.
  17. Any chance to id. the marker of the clasp? Stefan, are your here? Now i got a book about him. He crashed two times (1917/18) with his airplane and was 30 % war disabled. (i think he got the WB black for it) He finished WW2 as a Major and was never a member of the NSDAP. He also got the war aid cross 1st class 1943 and i think for his service at the FLAK (Hamburg was bombed several times) the clasp to the IC 2nd class. He wrote that he had a bottle of whiskey with Udet - and so they became a good friendmanship till Udet died in the 1940s. In March 1918 he was promoted to commander of Jasta 37
  18. Very nice and beautiful pics Thanks for sharing. Best from Germany
  19. There is no chance to ID that guy without a name. The 1st red cross medal is wrong. You need to chance it in a 2nd class (with red enamel) The König Ludwig cross was a mass decoration. What we know is, that this decorated person was a prussian - may be a medic. The bar was made in the mid 1930s.