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  1. Please post your unknown Second World War Heer/Waffen-SS/Polizei signatures here.
  2. The 1938 Stellenbesetzung shows a Hauptmann Pfeifer which I would say matches that signature.
  3. Unfortunately, without looking in to the records it won't be possible to determine what unit he belonged to. At one time or another there would of been a few Pionier related units based on Guernsey. Some examples being: 4./Festung-Bau-Btl 157 Stab & 1./Bau.Pi.Btl 158 3./Brücken-Bau-Btl 521 Eisenbahn-Bau-Btl 511 2./Festung-Bau-Btl 152
  4. Johann Buckreus died on the 4th February 1942 and is buried on Guernsey at Fort George cemetery in St. Peter Port in Grave 68. He was born on 4th October 1906 in Haag am Hausrueck and held the rank of Oberpionier when he died. (Source: Volksbund) There is a photo of his grave headstone available from this site: Buckreus Grave
  5. Please post your unknown Second World War Kriegsmarine Signatures here.
  6. Just out of curiosity, why do you think it is a U-Boat commander? Kapitän zur See is too high a rank for a U-Boat commander and possibly too high for a U-Boat Flotilla commander, especially wartime.
  7. Thank you for the thread. I was in Qingdao in 2007 and it is a pity I didn't know about this place then.
  8. I don't think there are any files at NARA for non-Officers (except possibly SS) and in terms of awards the DKiG holders don't seem to get anywhere near the same exposure as RKT. NARA has pension files for RKT but as far as I know it doesn't have details for DKiG winners. Even in specific unit history books it is not uncommon for the winners of the DKiG to get no mention at all - over 24,000 were awarded so it isn't surprising considering how relatively common it is. Your best hope would be to contact Deutsche Dienstelle and request a copy of his service details and hope that the person at DD who receives the request is one of those who doesn't stick to the letter of the law. However, considering that there are 75 'Wilhelm Grimm' listed as being killed in Volksbund you will need his date, and possibly place, of birth to stand any chance of them locating him in their files.
  9. General der Panzertruppe Hermann Balck Born: 7th Dec 1893 Died: 29th Nov 1982 Kommandeur Schützen-Regiment 1 Kommandeur Panzer-Regiment 3 Kommandeur 2 Panzer-Brigade Kommandeur 11 Panzer-Division stellv.Führung Infanterie-Division Großdeutschland Kommandeure XXXXVIII Pz.Korps Oberbefehlshaber 4 Panzerarmee Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe G Oberbefehlshaber 6 Armee Ritterkreuz - 3rd Jun 1940 / Eichenlaub - 20th Dec 1942 / Schwertern - 4th Mar 1943 / Brillianten - 31st Aug 1944 Image: EK II citation
  10. Oberleutnant zur See Hartwig Gayen Kommandant M-21 (2.Minensuchflottille) DKiG: 26 Aug 1944
  11. Oberleutnant zur See Walter Colsmann Kommandant M-9 (2.Minensuchflottille) DKiG: 07 Apr 1944
  12. Generalleutnant Kurt Feldt Born: 22 Nov 1887 Died: 11 Mar 1970 Highest rank reached: General der Kavallerie Kdr 1.Kavallerie-Brigade Kdr 1.Kavallerie-Division Kdr 24.Pz.Division Chef des Militärverwaltungsbezirk B Kdr Generalkommando Feldt General z.b.V. in den Stab vom Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber Dänemark RK: 23 August 1941
  13. Oberst Helmut Friebe Born: 04 Nov 1894 Died: 14 Jan 1970 Highest rank reached: Generalleutnant Adjutant XXI.Armeekorps Kdr Inf.Ers.Rgt 1 Kdr Inf.Rgt 164 Kdr Inf.Rgt 419 Kdr 125.Inf.Division Kdr 22.Inf.Division/Volksgren.Division stellv.Kdr LXIV.Armeekorps RK: 13 Aug 1941 DKiG: 16 Jan 1942
  14. SS-Standartenführer Franz Schreiber Born: 08 May 1904 Died: 22 Feb 1976 Chef 3./SS-Standarte 'Germania' Kdr I/SS-Inf.Rgt 6 Kdr Gebirgsjäger-Rgt 12 Kdr 6.SS-Gebirgs-Div 'Nord' RK: 26 Dec 1944 DKiG: 19 Jan 1942
  15. SS-Oberführer Theodor 'Teddy' Wisch Born: 13 Dec 1907 Died: 11 Jan 1995 Highest rank reached: SS-Brigadeführer und Generalmajor der Waffen-SS SS-Sonderkommando Berlin Chef 1./LSSAH Kdr II/LSSAH Kdr SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt 2 LSSAH Kdr 1.SS-Pz.Division LSSAH RK: 15 Sep 1941 EL: 12 Feb 1944 Schw: 30 Aug 1944 DKiG: 25 Feb 1943
  16. Generalmajor Wilhelm Schneckenburger Born: 30 Mar 1891 Died: 14 Oct 1944 - died of wounds received on 13th October from a low level aircraft attack. Highest rank reached: Generalleutnant Chef d.Generalstabes stellv.Generalkommando III.Armeekorps Kdr 125.Inf.Division Deutscher General beim der 3. rumänischen Armee Kdr XVII.Armeekorps Kdr Korps Belgrade Kdr Korpsgruppe Schneckenburger RK: 01 Aug 1942 DKiG: 05 May 1942
  17. A friend has asked me to try and identify this signature for him and I am currently stuck on it, I can not even identify the first letter. Is it an A, F or something else? It is signed on behalf of GdA Wiktorin and there is a chance it could be a Luftwaffe Generalleutnant and I am basing that solely on not being able to find a Heer name in my books and files that might fit. So could be Heer but could be Luftwaffe.
  18. hucks216

    Naval Records

    For pre-1928 RN service records you can search, buy & download them here for a couple of quid: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-service-records-1853-1928/ Other options for later records are listed here: http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/Records_page.htm
  19. Dr Franz Gürtner Born: 26 August 1881 Died: 29 January 1941 Reichsminister der Justiz
  20. Heinrich Müller Born: 07 June 1896 Died: 27 April 1945 - Committed suicide in Potsdam after killing his wife and three children. Highest rank reached: SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Präsident des Landesfinanzamts Köln Präsident des Reichs-Rechnungshofs und der Preußischen Oberrechnungskammer im Potsdam Joined the NSDAP in 1921.
  21. I have no idea I'm afraid although I suppose you could say it is both.
  22. Hadn't thought of that. Could be a possibility.
  23. Nothing wrong with bringing an older topic back to the fore again, especially with the nice examples shown.
  24. A Narvik related Soldbuch is this one to a sailor who served on one of the destroyers and was wounded during the battle. Unfortunately as the Kriegsmarine didn't start issuing SB until June 1941, and by then this sailor was serving on Z-23, it isn't possible to identify what destroyer he was on during the battle. As far as I can find out there are no casualty lists for the ships involved that actually name those wounded. It comes with a colourised image with the cap band having an emblem on it but I haven't been able to identify it to see if it helps narrow down the possibilities.
  25. General der Artillerie Friedrich Fromm Born: 08 Oct 1888 Died: 12 Mar 1945 - executed for his role in 20th July 1944 plot. Highest rank reached: Generaloberst Chef des Allgemeines Heeresamt (OKH) Chef der Heeresruestung und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres RK: 13 July 1940
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