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  1. 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


  2. 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)













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  3. Ich drück Dir die Daumen.

    I found my great grandfather last year - 103 years after the war began. I have searched over 1 year to find him.

    I ony knew, that he was a medic and later he served as an Chauffeur for a Feldpfarrer on the western front.

    Late in the night, i found his data. Ich fror und freute mich zugleich. Danach dachte ich: Urgroßvater ich habe Dich gefunden.

    In the late 1930s he died in cause of Malaria.

  4. Who is it? In my opinion a saxon Major or Lt. Col. - the photo was taken in Dresden. He wears the

    -Militär St. Heinrich Ritter (Mil. St. Henry knight)

    -Verdienstorden (merit order)

    -Albrecht Ritter 1 mit X  (Albrecht 1 with X)

    - IC 2nd class

    - MVO 4 (X) mit Krone (bav. MMO 4 (X) with Crown)

    -Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse am Kämpferband  (Brunswick war merit cross 2nd class for comb.)

    - IC 1st class an wound badge silver grade

    Thanks for helping again. (the pic is from my collection)


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  5. And what about him? Some kind of Klempnerladen on his frack. :D  It is god`s Büttel.

    One of my favourite´s photos. Much better than the shown one at Ebay.

    He had also the IC on non-combatant ribbon.




    And that one. Meet Excellenz Faulhaber. These cards were given to german prisoners which were interniert in Switzerland.

    He said this famous words: "Ihr wart bereit für das Vaterland zu sterben - nun seid bereit für das Vaterland zu leben..."

    Faulhaber was one of the few recipients of the bavarian MVO (breast star) with ribbon for war merit.

    I also collect photos of priest, Feldpater, Feldpröbste, Kriegspfarrer.