Eric JB

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  1. Hi Paul, From what I do remember as having his little grouping in my hands fresh from Germany in the early 90ties. His French captivity ID with what seems to be the pass-photo of his Soldbuch, a very nice portrait photo. Telegram to Pohlmann, "house bombed down, cellar still standing" Paperwork about his wife and children, for food supplies. Best regards Eric-Jan
  2. Hi, I would go by Pohlman, as I am sure that the man would know how to write his own name !, see his signature - Pohlman. Sorry to see that the group is no longer complete........ Till 12.11.1944 he was still Festung Kommandant and not only the death of an officer did get him removed from his position, but Pohlman refused to blow up the harbor installations because he was of the opinion that the port was still needed for bringing in and the evacuation of troops and for the supply of the Festung. Pohlman was removed from his position and flown out of the Festung. Best regards Eric-Jan
  3. Hi Azy, What a fantastic Arnhem grouping that is, I really like it very much. What a piece of outstanding history. And what a fine description goes with it. Thanks for posting. Best regards Eric-Jan
  4. Jock, Post # 4. Photo with "Block-Ringel(mann ?), La Spezia Italy. Post # 23 Photo below left, La Spezia Italy. Best regards Eric-Jan
  5. Jock, Uboats active during the Spanish civil war. U-14, U-19, U-25, U-26, U-27, U-28, U-29, U-30, U-31, U-32, U-33, U-34, U-35, U-36. So no U-38. Best regards Eric-Jan
  6. Jock, More assistance from Luc Braeuer. Post # 4. Photo top right (waving) and the two photos below (mail). 24 October 1940, 11:45 hrs. arrival of U-38 at Scorff Lorient. Thank you for your help again Luc ! Best regards Eric-Jan
  7. Jock, The problem is that I did go for that photo with the date written on the back. That date on the back must be wrong. Although Lorient does have a friendly climate, It doesn't look February to me on that photo. The sun is shining, the trees do have all their leafs, crew is dressed up in light clothing. Why Lorient, well I did ask my friend, the French Uboat historian and author Luc Braeuer to have a look at the photo. He says that the officer is Heinrich Liebe of U-38 at the Ehrenplatz - Lorient, reporting to Dönitz. (thank you Luc) Best regards Eric-Jan
  8. Thank you for the extra images Jock. At the moment I have no luck, I don't know who the CO could be. Maybe when you scan only that part of the photo like this. Best regards Eric-Jan
  9. Hi Jock, I don't think that the photo "top left post 4 states return from patrol, greetings by Donitz 16/2/1942" is taken on the day that the uboat did return from her patrol, but taken a day or even a couple of days later. The crew is clean shaven, clean clothing, and the CO. who is reporting his crew to Dönitz is dressed up in his best blue uniform. Is it possible to show the writing on the back of that photo - the original German text ? I did enlarge the photo but without the proper results, can you make a good scan of the CO. - showing his head and chest part. Your portrait photo shows, "Als Atjudant von Dönitz" - the man's position / duty is wrongly written, as it should be Adjutant. For being Dönitz's Adjutant, his rank is much too low, it is possible that he was attached to the Staff of the Adjutant of Dönitz. Best regards Eric-Jan
  10. Jock, Do you have any names of his fellow crewmembers, places, other dates written on the back of those photos ? Best regards Eric-Jan
  11. Excuse me John, sorry my mistake. I have no idea how I did turn one group into two......... One great group, with a great research and it is always a real pleasure for me to read your description(s). In my humble opinion worth to be published in a book or a magazine such as "Britain at War". Best regards Eric-Jan
  12. Hi Kevin, Yes you are correct that the photo was taken during the Spanish Civil War. Best regards Eric-Jan
  13. Hi Bill, No idea if I was then just lucky with them, but I do have several albums and photo-groupings with sinking ship in them. Best regards Eric-Jan
  14. John, Thank you for showing us your two 617 Squadron groups, what a fine research and description you did. Best regards Eric-Jan