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  1. Vereinigte Schlauch und Gummidwaren Fabrik = United hose and rubber-ware factory. Chip
  2. Thanks Andy, Just a guess on my part. I thought "Ges." stood for Gesetzlich. Chip
  3. It looks like someone went back over it later and updated the rank and possibly added a death date "ges." might mean "gestorben". Chip
  4. Hmmm. I struck out on the both the color of the state stripes and the color of the metallic lace. Time to get back to the ophthalmologist!
  5. Nice Chris! I swear half of my 3.Jäger Rgt. Sterbebilder (77 of them) show soldiers in other unit uniforms. I have also seen several Sterbebilder where the uniform is that of the 3.Jäger Rgt., but the soldier died while serving in another unit. One look at an earlier war Soldbuch will verify that soldiers (for the most part) got transferred regularly, for a myriad of reasons. Chip
  6. GreyC, The Bavarian enlisted cockade was changed in 1916 from the one with the blue ring on white to the one with the solid blue center. Officer's examples were additionally changed with the removal of the "clam-shell" outer ring to a ring with a "saw-tooth" type edge. Troops already in the field were not so much affected, unless issued new clothing pieces or, in officer's cases, when they wanted to update their cap or purchase a new one. Chip
  7. Very nice indeed! Do you know when the extra silver lace was added to the shoulder boards of this unit and others? I see it, for instance, on boards from officer's of the Badisches Leib-Grenadier-Rgt.Nr.109, etc. Chip
  8. Chris, A few additional, some of which you didn't show. Chip
  9. There was no regulation for feldgrau underlay on medical officer's boards. This was strictly personal preference, as were this collar color and Kragenpatten backing. I have seen this many times on officer's shoulder boards and more frequently on Saxon examples. Chip
  10. I think it's just a summer weight, privately purchased jacket. Windbreakers and the like are usually more loose fitting and don't normally display unit shoulder straps. Chip
  11. I see from the map that the 3.Jäger Regiment was well represented. Chip
  12. Nice soldier artwork on the obverse. It takes lots of viewing time to find these gems! Chip
  13. Chris, Though I am not comparing the two documents, I know how you feel about getting this Militärpaß. I had a similar feeling when I won the 124er pass signed by Rommel. Chip
  14. I think this is the sleeve insignia for the RW-Schützen-Regiment 41.
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