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  1. Hadn't thought of that. Could be a possibility.
  2. Nothing wrong with bringing an older topic back to the fore again, especially with the nice examples shown.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. It could certainly bear some weight. I am assuming it was a prop for some sort of play?
  6. Kapitän zur See Friedrich Ruge Born: 24th Dec 1894 Died: 3rd Jul 1985 Highest rank reached: Vizeadmiral Führer der Minensuchboote Führer der Minensuchboote Ost Führer der Minensuchboote West Kommodore Kriegsschiffgruppe 10 (Unternehmen "Weserübung") Befehlshaber der Sicherung West Leitung des Sonderstabes Tunesien bei der königlichen italienischen Marine Admiral z. b.V. Heeresgruppe B Chefs für Kriegsschiffbau im OKM Ritterkreuz - 21st Oct 1941 Image: Minesweeper Badge citation
  7. Oberleutnant z.See Rudolf Piepenstock Born: 13 Jan 1909 Highest rank reached: Kapitaenleutnant T-196 F-6 Stab F.d.M West Wachoffz M-9 1.Wachoffz 2.Minensuchflottille (M-38) Kommandant 2.Minensuchflottille Chef Maasflottille DKiG: 07 April 1944
  8. You might wish to post this in the German Imperial Document section just in case members there don't frequent the Third Reich section: http://gmic.co.uk/forum/46-germany-imperial-rick-research-lundstrom-forum-for-documentation-and-photographs/
  9. hucks216

    Holtzmann, Robert

    Fantastic, thank you.
  10. Major Robert Holtzmann Stabsoffizier Wehrbezirkskommando Berlin VII Stabsoffizier Wehrbezirkskommando Berlin III
  11. Oberst Rudolf-Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff Born: 27 Mar 1905 Died: 27 Jan 1980 Highest rank reached: Generalmajor O3 14.Armee O3 12.Armee Ic XII.Armeekorps Ia 86.Inf.Division Ic Heeresgruppe B Ic Heeresgruppe Mitte Chef Gen.St. LXXXII.Armeekorps Chef Gen.St. 7.Armee RK: 26 Aug 1944 DKiS: 25 Oct 1943 Gersdorff was responsible for supervising the excavation of the murdered Polish officers at Katyn. On 21st March 1943 Gersdorff attempted to assassinate Hitler during the Führer's Zeughaus Berlin visit but had to disarm the explosive devices in his own pockets after Hitler rushed through the exhibition and left within 10 minutes. In 1944 was also responsible for hiding the explosives and fuses that von Stauffenberg would go on to use on 20th July.
  12. Generalmajor Ludwig Crüwell Born: 20 Mar 1892 Died: 25 Sep 1958 Highest rank reached: General der Panzertruppe Oberquartiermeister 16.Armee Kommandeur 11.Panzer-Division Kommandierender General des Deutschen Afrikakorps Führer der Panzerarmee Afrika PoW 29 May 1942 RK: 14 May 1941 EL: 01 Sep 1941
  13. Major Karl Bodenschatz Born: 10 Dec 1890 Died: 25 Aug 1979 Highest rank reached: General der Flieger Chef des Ministeramts des Reichsministers der Luftfahrt und Oberbefehlshabers der Luftwaffe Verbindungs-Offizier des Generalfeldmarschalls bzw. Reichsmarschalls Goering beim Fuehrer DKiS: 15 June 1942 (Signature on letter dated 1933)
  14. Please post your unknown Second World War Kriegsmarine Signatures here.
  15. Oberst Reinhard Gehlen Born: 03 April 1902 Died: 08 June 1979 Highest rank reached: Generalmajor (Generalleutnant - Bundeswehr) Ia 213.Inf.Division General-Stab d.Heeres Gruppe-Leiter i.Op Abt.d.Gen.St.d.Heeres Abt.Chef Fremde Heeres Ost (Post War: CIA & BND) DKiS: 28 Mar 1945
  16. hucks216

    Weiss, Walter

    Contributed by member Tompress: General der Infanterie Walter Weiß Born: 5.9.1890 Died: 21.12.1967 Highest rank reached: Generaloberst Kommandeur 97. leichte Division Kommandeur 26. Infanterie-Division Führer XXVII. Armeekorps Oberbefehlshaber 2. Armee Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Nord Eisernes Kreuz 2. & 1. Klasse 1914 Militärverdienstkreuy III. Klasse (Austria) Ottoman War Medal (Gallipoli Star) Military Merit Order 4th Class (Bulgaria) Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz 2. & 1. Klasse RK: 12.9.1941 DKiG: 19.2.1943 Eichenlaub zum RK: 5.11.1944 Image: handwritten siganture on KVK2 citation as commander 2nd Army, 30.1.1943 
  17. A variant issued to a sailor who serve in 18 Vorpostenflottile and also won the Coastal Artillery Badge...
  18. SS-Obergruppenführer Josef 'Sepp' Dietrich Born: 28th May 1892 Died: 21st Apr 1966 Highest rank reached: SS-Oberstgruppenführer und Panzer-Generaloberst der Waffen-SS SS-Stabswache Berlin Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler I. SS-Panzer-Korps 6. SS-Panzer-Armee Ritterkreuz - 5th Jul 1940 / Eichenlaub - 31st Dec 1941 / Schwertern - 16th Mar 1943 / Brillianten - 6th Aug 1944 Image: EK II citation to a member of Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler
  19. Generalleutnant Hans Freiherr von Falkenstein Born: 12th Sep 1893 Died: 30th Oct 1980 Kdr MG Btl 7 Kdr Schützen Regiment 103 Kdr 14 Schützen Brigade Kdr 707 Infanterie Division (temporary) Kdr 45 Infanterie Division Kdr 24 Infanterie Division W.E.I Dresden (Military Replacement Inspector) DKiG - 15th Nov 1941 Image: KvK I Kl m.Schwertern
  20. Generaloberst Nikolaus von Falkenhorst Born: 17 Jan 1885 Died: 18 Jun 1968 Kdr XXI.Armeekorps Kdr Armee Norwegen Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Norwegen RK: 30 Apr 1940 DKiS: 20 Jan 1945
  21. Time for another big thank you to everyone that has ever contributed to the Germany All Eras: Signature Database over the last 7 years, from established members to the very latest newcomers. This weekend we hit the incredible figure of 900 individual names entered (some of whom have multiple examples of their signatures in their entry) which proves just how generous the members are in providing the time and effort to add what they have. Every single addition has been a positive benefit both to the database and the forum and long may it continue. Once again, thank you one and all. Signature Database Index
  22. As I'm sure alot of you already know a German Signature Database was set up approximately 7 months ago ( http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/forum/268-germany-signature-database/ ). Since then it has had over 420 seperate entries, and even more if those that have been posted in the 'Unknown' sections are taken into account. The accumulated 'Views' for the section as a whole runs into the many thousands and this has all been down to the generosity of members sharing what they have and to who I would like to express a big Thank You. As a constant work in progress there is always room for more so if anyone has an original signature in their collection that they know the identity of be it on a citation, in a soldbuch or a book dedication etc, it is from the relevant period and you are happy to share then your additions are very much welcome, be they a well known official or a lowly Kompanie-Chef. The Guidelines give an indication of what is (and is not) required and also shows how to sort the database in alphabetical order for those that are unaware of how to do so, and following a suggestion from a fellow member there is also a Master Index so you can see at a simple glance who is already in the database. As always, suggestions are always welcome. Thank you. KEViN/Hucks
  23. Generalmajor Ferdinand Schörner Born: 12th Jun 1892 Died: 2nd Jul 1973 Highest rank reached: Generalfeldmarschall Kommandeur Gebirgsjäger Regiment 98 Kommandeur 6 Gebirgs Division Kommandeur XIX Gebirgskorps Kommandeur XXXX Panzerkorps Kommandeur 17 Armee Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Südukraine Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Nord Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Mitte Pour le mérite - 5th Dec 1917 Ritterkreuz - 20th Apr 1941 / Eichenlaub - 17th Feb 1944 / Schwertern - 28th Aug 1944 / Brillianten - 1st Jan 1945 Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP Image: EK II citation
  24. Generalmajor Heinrich Eberbach Born: 24th Nov 1895 Died: 12th Jul 1992 Highest rank reached: General der Panzertruppe Kommandeur Panzer Regiment 35 Kommandeur 5 Panzer-Brigade Kommandeur 4 Panzer-Division Inspekteur der Panzertruppe beim Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres Oberbefehlshaber der Panzergruppe West Führung der 7 Armee Ritterkreuz - 5th Jul 1940 / Eichenlaub - 31st Dec 1941 Image: KvK II Kl mit Schwertern citation
  25. Generalleutnant Hans-Jürgen von Arnim Born: 4th Apr 1889 Died: 1st Sep 1962 Highest rank reached: Generaloberst 52 Infanterie Division 17 Panzer Division XXXIX Panzerkorps 5 Panzerarmee Heeresgruppe Afrika Captured near Tunis, 1943. Ritterkreuz - 4th Sep 1941 Image: EK II citation