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  1. Is that Otto von Oelhafen's signature? You are right in saying these relatively cheap examples can hold great surprises. I remember seeing one quite a few years ago signed by Oakleaves winner and Normandy related General Friedrich Dollmann and regretted not buying it as it was really cheap. Get it in to the Signature Database
  2. Roland Freisler Born: 30 Oct 1893 Died: 03 Feb 1945 - killed during an air raid on Berlin by the USAAF Director of the Prussian Ministry of Justice Secretary of State Prussian Ministry of Justice Secretary of State Reich Ministry of Justice Attended Wannsee Conference President of the People's Court (Volksgerichtshof)
  3. Hanns Blaschke Born: 01 Apr 1896 Died: 25 Oct 1971 Beigeordneter und Ratsherr Wien Bürgermeister Wien Held the rank of SS-Brigadeführer. Convicted of treason in 1948 he was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment.
  4. Blaschke, Hanns

    No idea I'm afraid. This signature is on a citation to an official in Vienna.
  5. Baldur Benedikt von Schirach Born: 09 May 1907 Died: 08 Aug 1974 Reichsjugendführer & Gauleiter Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund 4./Inf.Rgt Grossdeutschland Gauleiter Wien Sentenced to 20 years imprisonment at the Nuremburg Trials. Released 1966.
  6. Hauptmann Fritz Selzer. Highest rank reached: Major d.R Adjutant LG-1 Flieger Ersatz Btl III Image: Wehrpass
  7. Good to hear, I look forward to seeing the images.
  8. Hauptmann Herbert Maedge Erg.Gruppe (S) 1 Staffelkapitän 3.(Go)/Schleppgruppe 2 Kdr IV/Fallschirm.Ers.u.Ausb.Rgt 1
  9. Fingers crossed in that case. I look forward to hearing the outcome.
  10. Not knowing Canadian areas etc I'm assuming Red Deer isn't far from you in which case that is another pointer that it belongs to you otherwise what would the odds be that a SB that you bought and which got lost in the mail has rocked up just down the road instead of somewhere like Toronto or Vancouver?
  11. That is a coincidence - have you contacted them?
  12. Generalmajor Erwin Max Clemens Heinrich Ernst Harry Vierow Born: 15 May 1890 Died: 01 Feb 1982 Highest rank reached: General der Infanterie Chef des Generalstabes XI.Armeekorps Kdr 96.Inf.Division Kdr 9.Inf.Division Kdr LV.Armeekorps Führer XX.Armeekorps Militärbefehlshaber Nordwest-Frankreich Kdr Generalkommandos Somme RK: 15 Nov 1941
  13. Generalmajor Arno Ernst Max von Lenski Born: 20 Jul 1893 Died: 04 Oct 1986 Highest rank reached: Generalleutnant (Postwar - Generalmajor NVA) Kdr Aufkl.Abt 33 Ehrenrichter am Volksgerichtshof Berlin Kdr Kavallerieschule Krampnitz Führer 2.Schützen-Brigade Führer 11.Schützen-Brigade Kdr Schule für Schnelle Truppen Krampnitz Führer 2.Pz.Division Kdr 24.Pz.Division Captured at Stalingrad Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland und Bund deutscher Offiziere DKiG: 21 Jan 1943
  14. Generalmajor Walter Melzer Born: 07 Oct 1894 Died: 23 Jun 1961 Highest rank reached: General der Infanterie Kdr Inf.Rgt 151 Kdr Inf.Rgt 694 Kdr 252.Infanterie-Div Kdr XXIII.Armeekorps RK: 21 Aug 1941 EL: 23 Aug 1944 DKiG: 11 Feb 1943
  15. Thanks for the service history of your uncle on the other thread. It looks like he was serving with 2.Minensuchflottille when the above photo was taken. The two paravanes seen in the photo would add weight to this.
  16. Is there any chance you can scan in the part of the photo indicated below at a higher resolution? It might be possible to narrow down the ship if we can read the two cap tallies. It looks like it ends with '...flottille'. There are no awards being worn so possibly pre-WW2.
  17. Nice to see the photos and the citation together. Do you have anything else relating to that sailor (Schlummer)? If not here are some more details: Name: Willi Schlummer Date of Birth: 25th Oct 1913 in Obergrüne Died: 12th Oct 1945 in Indonesia Crew of 1937b Highest rank: Oberleutnant zur See (1st Jan 1943) Also served on: MS Bogota, Schiff 10 'Thor' The above information and some photos of him and his grave are here: Schlummer, Willi Update: Just seen your photo of your uncle's grave in Indonesia on another thread so you are obviously aware of his details.
  18. I would say it is a good bet. Due to their locations a lot of the camps evacuated their inmates to places like Flossenburg and Mauthausen as the Allies pushed forward and as Flossenburg isn't that far from the Czech western border it isn't surprising to see so many from that camp represented. By looking at the others you can see where their careers took them - Simon Fischer for example served in Infanterie-Regiment 289 at the start of the war and in mid-1944 he was at Auschwitz-Birkenau and then ended up in Flossenburg.
  19. That is some resource. There are plenty of SS Artillery related WP on the market that were stolen from the Czechoslovakian archives a few decades ago and there were quite a few other SS units based in the country so not surprising to see so many such examples although by the looks of it they are for KZ guards.
  20. Pity that some have been removed from photo albums.
  21. I would say it's a slim chance, especially with such a common surname, if that is the only information available.
  22. Looks like he is wearing a wrapper in the photo so possibly panzer or panzerjäger which I would think rules out Der Führer and it does look like a LAH on the shoulder board. As for the action that saw him being wounded it may well prove impossible to tell. LSSAH were in Austria from April 1945 so it could of been any time from then onwards. Try contacting WASt and ask if they have his service record or hire a researcher to look through the SS enlisted men's files at NARA to see if his records are there (Series A3343)
  23. It is possible, although far from certain, that the soldiers buried next to him just might be those who were with him when he died. At the Ysselsteyn cemetery in The Netherlands Generalmajor Friedrich Kussin is buried next to the two soldiers who were also in his car when they were ambushed by British paratroopers so there is a slim chance that this could be the same for Müller.
  24. Interesting item and good to see that it is direct from the family so you have a good provenance with it.
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