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  1. Bayern, I looked up the award and it definitely looks to be correct. I think 922f is defining right. So I wonder if there is A role out there with Italian roles. I tried looking for a rank list and could not find it. Do you know of a website out there that may have list of Italian WWii Generals out there? thanks
  2. I saw this interesting Ribbon bar. I know that the officer is a WW2 Italian Air Force Engineer Officer. I was able to identify the all of the ribbons: ROW 1: Medal for Military Valor (Silver Star), Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (3d Class Commander), Order of the Crown of Italy (Commander) ROW 2: Silver Officer's Service Cross (16 years), Order of Saint Joseph(Commander) ,Cross for Military Valor ROW 3: The Cross for War Merit, Commemorative Medal for Military Operations in East Africa (Ethiopia)[1935/36], 1940-43 Campaign Medal (3 stars = 3 years) What I find interesting is that an Army Long Service Medal and a very rare Order of St. Joseph (Commander), which means he was knighted from Tuscany. Can anyone help? If this is in the wrong section, I apologize.
  3. Bayern, thanks for the information. Do you think that the guy is researchable like I suspect?
  4. If anyone has access to NARA files or anything on him it would be appreciated. The only that I know is that he earned a DKiG at a different rank from someone at another forum who has a tunic of his. I have a EKII document of his. I didn’t think much of it until he brought up since I have had the document for some years now. I didn’t even know he was a DKiG winner. thanks in advance.
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    Yup great catch. That definitely will work also.
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    I would leave them as is, however, in order to neutralize further metal corrosion I would take Vaseline and rub a light coat over the metal. This will stop the metal from getting worse.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate this. I am definitely going to request the records. Great research. I definitely do not think either of those two were him.
  8. Doing some family research, I am looking for a WWII Italian Officer. Rank is unknown, but it is believed to be an Italian Lieutenant Edorado Barberis. Can anyone try to find out about him. This is all that I know.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    Thank you so much. I really appreciate this. I am definitely going to request the records.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    I really appreciate your knowledge on all of this again. Do you think that it would be worth writing Italy to get his records? I do know definitely he is from San Germano. I think we could narrow it down if the 7th Regiment was from around that Region of the 7th Reg. It would be cool if this was him if I could get a copy of the Citation and photo in Uniform the buy the medal and make a nice display.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    Well I think this makes more sense than anything. The lady that I am speaking too, my Cousin is 87, so I think this is a difference between family hearsay and actual documentation. I just got an email from her after I posted and she stated he came into the US from Canada through Detroit not Ellis’s Island. I am going by everything she has stated to me and not by looking at actual documents, which she has copies of on top of my Grandma and father who have told me bits and pieces. It would make sense. Maybe he came to US in 1912 or 1913. If I get copies of act documentation. This is definitely getting more interesting and I don’t think there were many Eduardo Barberis’. I may be wrong. Any idea of where the 7th Infanterie was mustered out of? Thanks so much for finding this information. This seems like the same thing I went through with another family member on Mother’s side a couple of years ago. All of the family stories were nothing like what I found out from hard facts through documentation. This seems to be the case here. If you find out anything else please let me know!like rank or such. I definitely owe you one here.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    I have been looking through the gazette and cannot find anything.. I may need your help. I am just trying to search them from 1879-1910 for his name.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    So I just called my great aunt again last night and brought up the weirdness of being 1879 and WWII. Come to find out after looking through her family records, he served prior to WWI and immigrated to the US in 1912 as things heated up in Europe and was in the US during WWI and actually was interned when they hit Ellis Island for a month or so. I suppose things make a little more sense now.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    Bayern, Thank you again. These are all family stories, so maybe this will shed some light to the family mystery.
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    Mystery "Fairchild" Aerial Camera??? Please Help identify

    I appreciate the help. If I do find out anything I will be sure to post for everyone’s knowledge. also the other posting about the Italian WWII Officer; I provided some more details. Thanks again
  16. Yesterday, I was looking in some local antique shops and found what I believe to be a Aerial Reconnaissance Camera. It has everything but the lens and carrying case, however, it is in immaculate condition. I know that it is manufactured by Fairchild due to a identification plate, however, no other identification markings. Even the leveling bubbles worked. It weighs about 40 pounds. the only other identification was a SN plate on the inside of 840 M. It came with some extras in a bag (see photo) and there is a date written on a plate of 25 June 1944. If any of you could let me know what it is and the value, it would be appreciated. The only thing that I found similar to what it could be is a Fairchild Model K-17. Thanks
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    Either 08 or 09 Aug 1879 for birthdate. Most likely birthplace was San Germano, Vercelli, Piemonte, Italy (This was the best guess)
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    Mystery "Fairchild" Aerial Camera??? Please Help identify

    I looked there before posting. Also wrote the Photo Heritage Museum in Virginia, Smithsonian, and SAC Museum. Thanks though.
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    Help finding information of WWII Italian Officer

    I will call a relative and try to find out today. Thanks for your reply.
  20. The L/11 wound Badge is good; have one myself. Check each of the medals and rings all over for some type of mark (to be sure) and black light the ribbons for extra assurance, however, as previously said, they all look good; check the East Front Medal
  21. A friend of mine has this in a his family records. It is a postcard. Could someone translate it? Thank you.
  22. ostprussenmann_new

    WSS Medical Document_WSS-Funschutze Abteilung Brunn

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    Very Rare Medical Document for a WSS Rottenfuhrer from the WSS-Funkschutze Abteilung Brunn Unit. These units guarded the WSS HQ Radio Stations and wore White waffenfarbe like WSS-Infantry and WSS-Panzer Grenadiers. The entire medical file consists of: 1) Cover Letter of File 2) a half meter long EKG 3) Doctor's notes and medical administered. *note: The soldier was admitted due to respiratory issues. If you like medical history and the WSS, this is a wonderful document. I will ship international and CONUS and will except paypal only for international; Locations in the US I will except USPS Money Order. If you do not want to pay the extra 4% that paypal charges me on top of the asking price, gift option is available. Shipping is determined by you and buyer pays for it (we can discuss via PM)

    £166.15

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    Looking for some straight WWII Croatian ribbonbars and Combination WWII German Heer or WSS and Croatian Ribbon bars Can only do Paypal international transfers- can pay in Euros or GBP or USD. Will do Money Order or PayPal for US offers.

    £100,000.00

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  24. can anyone identify this general’s signature? please help!
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