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  1. Hi Chris! The diffreence to page 131 is, that those caps had a grey base-colour and a reseda-green Besatz. Page 305 shows it in grey-green. Let´s wait, what Chip says.
  2. Hello! To me it´s a prussian Jäger-Mütze with visor. Kraus writes (Die Deutsche Armee), page 305: Introduced Einheitsfeldmütze from July 20, 1917, with grey-green cloth, Besatzstreifen and Piping with minor colour-differences.
  3. The Prussian

    "What are you looking at?"

    Hello! I love the "medal-board". Probably it is the medal for bravery. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medal_for_Bravery_(Austria-Hungary) But the Blonde´s butt is phantastic too... I also attached an austrian 1st.Lt. of 1.Rgt. Tiroler Kaiserjäger with the Edelweiß
  4. Hello Chris! A very nice collection! The Edelweiss is not an "official" one, but the "long" ones were worn too by german troops (inofficially)
  5. The Prussian

    Swiss Parka

    Hello Gordon! Thanks a lot! Now there ain´t no reason to sew it upon my jacket... The patch will be a later one...
  6. The Prussian

    Swiss Parka

    Hello! Does someone know, if a swiss national patch was worn upon this M70 Parka? I´ve only seen photos wihtout any patches. Thanks a lot!
  7. Bayern. Do you know, where I can infos about argentinian soldiers, served in germany in that period?
  8. Hello Grey C! Offizierstellvertreter. Maybe bav. 5th Art.Rgt. Then the photo should have been taken before 1916. Since 1916 bavarian artillery had helmets with the ball too.
  9. Hello! Sory for my late answer. I must have missed your last entry. Could he be 42? Are you able to get an argentinian ranklist of 1908/09? I checked a lot of sources, but I couldn´t find any lists with officers who served in Germany. I know, in 1909 there were 34 who served in Germany http://bibliotecadigital.uca.edu.ar/repositorio/revistas/oficiales-ejercito-argentino-alemania.pdf
  10. Hi Chris! Prussian helmet and Hessian buckle... Why? No idea. Probably a Landwehr man. He took, what he´s got...
  11. Yet, you did. Last thursday... By the way. Infos in Kraus, vol. I, page 516
  12. Hello! I.1 = Bayerisches Garnisons-Bataillon Nr.1 (bavarian garrison-bataillon N° 1) of the first bavarian army corps. Formed June 4, 1915 in Munich. Placed in Rosenheim, used as border and railway protection. The soldiers normally were "garnisonsverwendungsfähig" (usable in garrison) and not "kriegsverwendungsfähig" (usable at war), that means, they were not able to fight at the front, but only serving in the garrison. They also served in POW camps. Note, this man has a Mosin-Nagant M1891 rifle!
  13. The Lord of the rings... Great collection, mate!
  14. Hello! Thanks for the correction. I only looked for a Württemberg service. Tha´s the problem with the ranklists... There ain´t no first names
  15. Hello Claudio! In the ranklist of honour I´ve found a Major a.D. Graf v. Normann-Ehrenfels from Gren.Rgt.119. His last duty in the war was in Bekleidungsamt XIII.AK (Clothng office XIII.Army Corps) He became reactivated by the outbreak of war. Last peace-time entry in ranklist 1913 as Hauptmann in Gren.Rgt.119 (2nd company). Medal: Ritterkreuz 1.class of "Hausorden der Wachsamkeit oder vom weißen Falken" Hauptmann: 20.4.10 But I don´ t know if he is it, because I couldn´t find any infos about the medals you mentioned...
  16. Hello! Great photo! I agree with Dave´s "translation". Here is a bad-quality-photo from my collection. Note the Sturmabteilung cap-bands! The writer wears my last-name... Feldpost 837 belonged to the 1st Naval Division. I found a Paul Bauer (Marine-Grenadier) in the casualty lists, but I don´t know, if it could be him... http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/2368645 The "Sturmabteilung des Marinekorps" was set-up in mid-1918 by "Generalkommando des Marinekorps Brügge". So I´m alittle bit puzzled, that your photo is dated summer/autumn 1917! Probably in that time the unit was stil not budgetary. Actions 1918: Coastal protection and battles in Flanders.
  17. I couldn´t find a connection. According to ,my sources the regiment hadn´t been in action in any mountains. Maybe the Leutnant serced with a mountain unit and came later to the 7th. and kept his hat...
  18. Nice photo, Chris! Note the square visor, worn by bavarian field-artillery!
  19. Hello! That is a brilliant photo! Superb!!!!! The grenade on the Bergmütze proofs that the shoulder board is artillery. The first photo (from Chris) probably shows a red shoulder strap, worn with the Bluse 15.
  20. Hello! Great photo! During the 2nd WW he was called "Bloody Ferdinand" (Blutiger Ferdinand) In WW1 he was heavy wounded twice http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/8255121 http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/4231305
  21. I agree, Andy! Unfortunately for us (furtunately for him...) no match in the casualty list. So you could visit ancestry...
  22. Spindler? Maybe it´s a "Sp" and the last one a "r" you can checvk all Vinzenz in list "Bayern" with unit 1
  23. I´m sorry. I´m not not a specialist in reading old scripts... Maybe "Spindler"?
  24. Hello Chris! no match in the casualty lists...
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