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Bob Lyons

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  1. Hi all, I am chasing any information that pertains to I./Flak Regiment 14, so I can add a bit more history to my Schellenbaum banner, I have this from a 'Google' search:- I./Flak-Regiment 14 (gem. mot.): Formed 1.10.36 in Lüdenscheid with 1. - 5. Batterien. Service:10.35 - 2.38 under Höh.Kdr.d.Flakart. in Luftkreis III 2.38 - 7.38 under Luftgaukommando VI 7.38 - 8.39 under Luftverteidigungskommando 4 1939/40 in Luftgau III and Luftgau IV 5.40 in France, supporting XI. Armeekorps 4.41 in the Balkans (Stab/Flak-Regiment 201) 6.41 Koluft 11th Armee (Stab/Flak-Regiment 18) 6.41 - 9.42 in Southern Russia (7.42 at Sevastopol) 9.42 in Northern Russia (Duderholf) under 6. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 18) 3.43(?) to France 6.43 in Le Creusot 1.11.43 in Toulon under 13. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 18) 1.1.44 under 12. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 18) 1.2.44 under 12. Flak-Brigade ( Stab/Flak-Regiment 18) 1.3.44 in Tarascon under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 1.4.44 under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 1.5.44 under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 1.6.44 under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 1.7.44 under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 1.8.44 under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 8.44 withdrawal from Southern France, under Stab/Flak-Regiment 18 1.9.44 in Luftgau V under 5. Flak-Brigade (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) 1.10.44 under 13. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 18) 1.11.44 under 13. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment FAS I (mot.)) 1.12.44 under 13. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment FAS I (mot.)) 1944/45 Oberrhein under 13. Flak-Division (Stab/Flak-Regiment 85) Thanks, some photos of the banner to follow... Bob
  2. Thanks Paul, I found a bit more info regarding the Regiment.... Bob 1.Flak-regiment 14 Ludenscheid. Formed 01-10-1936 with 5 batteries in Lüdenscheid . In May 1940 the unit took part in the western campaign and supported the XI Army Corps. In April 1941 the unit was under the staff of the 201 Flak-Regiment in the Balkans. June 1941, the unit took part in the Russian campaign. In July 1942 the unit was at Sevastopol (Ukraine)and September 1942 in northern Russia in the sixth Flak-Division. In March 1943, the Division moved to France in Toulon with the 18 Flak-Regiment in the 13 Flak-Division. From March 1944 the unit was under the staff of the 85 Flak-Regiment from the 5th Flak-Brigade. In August 1944 the unit moved to southern France (Tarascon) under the staff of the 18 Flak-Regiment. In September 1944 they entered the 5th air district under the 13 Flak-Division. In 1945 the unit moved to the Elsass- and Upper Rhine area.
  3. And recently picked this one up to compliment my junior officer visor cap.... Bob
  4. Nice shots, wish they were in colour, I would guess possibly red for Gordon's photo, and John's man has seen Spanish service, maybe flight, but possibly Flak too...... Bob
  5. Another great addition Gordon , and wonderful shot of your dad Norman ! Bob
  6. I believe this one is an original period piece, any body got some info on the unit, types of vessels used etc, and where they were based, actions etc ??? Thanks Bob
  7. Thanks Spaz, greatly appreciate the response, Best wishes Bob
  8. Well, after a long time, I have picked up a couple of fairly nice KM officer caps again, as I did have a fairly small collection some time way back when, and then tried to get out of collecting, and sold off the examples that I had then, but this one turned up locally, and I couldn't help myself.... (I will post the other two caps seperately). Bob
  9. Gordon, as always, really appreciate your comments mate, greatly appreciated and thanks ! Best wishes Bob
  10. And this was another local acquisition, named to a sailor in the technical branches of the KM. Bob
  11. Very nice indeed ! I have just picked this one up locally.... Bob
  12. My small corner of KM collecting. (sorry about the glare from the camera flash). Bob
  13. My small corner of KM collecting. (sorry about the glare from the camera flash). Bob
  14. My small corner of KM collecting. (sorry about the glare from the camera flash). Bob
  15. The cap also came with it's removeable blue cover, also named to the same man. The interior cap stiffener is celluloid. Bob
  16. Yeah, a US based dealer, he has had that one up for sale for quite a while... Bob
  17. Some photos of a Luftwaffe drivers licence that I have (with thanks to Hugh Page-Taylor), and I thought I would share the pages with the hope that some one may have some more info on the Herr Oberst, First up is page one (what a good place to start), upranked from Hauptmann to Oberst.... Bob
  18. I thought this might be of some interest, it is on display in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, and is a flag from the German Embassy in Sydney prior to the start of WW2. Bob
  19. A good friend of mine showed me this gem this morning, part of his collection, it is a lovely First World War 4 pocket tunic, with overseas chevrons and wounded stripe, tunic is one that was made in the UK, and I was told the collar badges are also UK made. Just had to share the photos, I don't collect 1st War stuff, but I was impressed with the quality of this item, will let the photos do the rest of the talking, First up a general view of the jacket...