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  1. Hello there, spot on, Lado! Thank you very much for your help. If I am correct we see him here as Generalmajor. The picture, therefore, must have been taken after August 1942 and before the middle of January 1944 when he was promoted to Generalmajor. So, chances are that we see him here either as " Fliegerführer Afrika" or as "Kommandierender General Fliegerkorps Tunis". After the defeat in Africa he was "Kommandierender General" of VIII. Fliegerkorps in Russia, in which position he was promoted to Generalleutnant. So probably the photo was taken in Russia, as I don´t think that Hungarian generals were active in Africa? GreyC
  2. Good morning Gentlemen, after having posted this photo in a German forum to no avail, maybe here are forists who can help identifying these two generals having some soup. One is clearly from the Luftwaffe the other must be a German ally, but of what country and airforce? No other information available on this photo, I am afraid. Thank´s for your help. GreyC
  3. Hi all, glad you liked it. So did a Bavarian friend with personal/family interest in the Leiber history. So I passed it on to him today. GreyC
  4. Hi, I´d like to add one. His name was Johann Wilburger. He got the MVK 3rd class w swords plus EKII plus VWA in black as well as the Edelweiß-Abzeichen and the Leiberring. He was one of the last to get it (No 1067) in January 1919. That´s why it wasn´t noted in his Soldbuch with the last note penned in in Dec. 1918. But the Edelweiß-Abzeichen, the MVK and EKII are all registered inside. He was from Traunstein in Bavaria and served with the 12 company. GreyC
  5. Hi, it´s Michael Kuchly, not Kuchln, I think. Compar w "n" in Hornist, Inf or Zirndorf. GreyC
  6. Good evening Gentlemen! Got this photo of a German soldier who wears two rings that might be connected to certain units or branches of the military. Can anybody ID the rings or sport an educated guess? Thanks! GreyC
  7. Hi Chris, thank you for providing the sample ring. It lokks indeed similar apart from the ribbon at he base which differs slightly but could be explained by different manufacturers GreyC
  8. Hi Bayern, thank you for your suggestion. As I am not quite sure what badge you are referring to, can you give an example, please? Thanks, Deichkind
  9. Hi Dave, thank you for pointing that out. GreyC
  10. Hi, got this photo recently and thought you might be interested. A Saxon soldier from Schützenregiment 108 with Friedrich August Medal in first place and EK II in second. Also VWA in black. The ribbons are worn Saxon style w triangular shape. Note Saxon belt buckle of Schützenregiment 108 with crown and "entangled" GG as worn since 1896 as I have been told. GreyC
  11. Hi Chris, thank you for the reply. You´re right, he wears three rings. The Flugzeugführerabzeichen came to my mind, too. The design of the eagle seems unusual for a German one in this period. I wonder if it could be early Reichswehr. GreyC
  12. Hello Dansson, thank you for posting it. Very nicely photographed. GreyC
  13. Thank you, Bolewts58, he seems to have served two month till November of that year, according to the backside of his ID. GreyC
  14. Hi, there seem to be Jäger-collectors as other photos of Bavarian and other Jäger units fetched between 35-45 Euros as well. I paid 2€ for this one at a fleamarket, though I am not quite sure if this is a Jäger. Your opinions are very welcome. GreyC
  15. Hi, here is mine from 1st Oct 1919. 3. Landesjäger-Schwadron / formerly 14. Ulanen Regiment. GreyC
  16. Hi, translation of two-liner: Rear echelon motherer with white tassel in crotch 1913. "Kraddel" is from the dialect of the Saarland. So he´s probably from there. GreyC
  17. Saxony police badge.

    Good evening, the Polizei-Tschako in Niedersachesen after WWII was worn between 1947/48 and 1968. See: http://www.militaria-lexikon.de/html/militaria-lexikon_de_-_polizei.html GreyC
  18. Hi Dave and Dansson, thank you both for your contributions, very helpful. The Württemberger ribbon seems a bit "sloppy" with regard to shape of the ribbon, but the fold is discernable non the less. Also interesting the saxon pentagon fold as provided by link by Dansson. Here the color-stripes run vertical, not sideways as with mine. There seems not to have been any regulations to that end? GreyC
  19. Hi Tony, I can´t help you there, I am afraid. GreyC