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  1. General der Artilerie Wilhelm Fahrmbacher Born: 19-09-1888 Died: 27-04-1970 01-04-34 Oberst 01-08-37 Generalmajor 01-06-39 Generalleutnant 01-10-40 General der Art. Commanding: 5. Inf-Div. (01-09-39) VII. Armee-Korps 25-10-40) XXV. Armee-Korps (01-05-42) Armee Gruppe Normandie (01-06-44) Befehlshaber Bretagne (01-08-44) DKiS: 30-10-1943 RK: 01-08-1944 Image Award document KVK2mS
  2. Some more Auxiliaries: Lufthansa pilot (The German national commercial airlines company, extablished 1926) Seemännisches Personal (manning the fleet of sea-rescue ships, supply vessels, etc.) they were non-military staff Three women of the RADwJ, serving with the Luftwaffe as extra-supplementary auxiliary personnel, at war-conscript service
  3. Two very rare photos of the same guy, who served as a fireman on the Naval Air Station Bug, on Rügen. In the second photo he is depicted as Löschmeister (Master-Fireman)
  4. Very nice pics Morten! Any opinions about this portrait? A Matrose with 2 (!) identical Flak Sonderlaufbahnabzeichen (Fla. Maschinenwaffenführer). What could be his story? I can'd find the answers in any of my books...
  5. These are very fine and well produced badges. In the past many posts concerning the RVO were placed in the GMIC forums, so with a little efford you can find a lot of information here.
  6. Apearently, the office workers must have been geared in overdrive, because at this date many medals & decorations were issued (feeling the hot wind of change?). Many I've seen are printed in Latin script.
  7. Obviously during the war, friends and family served in one of the many military branches or in some other uniformed organisation. When they met, it was fun to put as many different uniforms in one studio portrait as possible. Here are some from my collection, do you have more to show?
  8. On the shoulder straps of the KM field grey uniform, only a limited number of destinctive devices were worn. Most seen are the crossed anchors (with and without Latin letters/numbers or Arab numbers above), the winged shell on an anchor or the crossed lightning flashes with a 'schwinge' on an anchor. This Unteroffizier however, is wearing the steering wheel in metal, as for Transportation Units, an intersting variation
  9. Very nice indeed, thanks for sharing!
  10. A large size photo of the inauguration of the Naval Monument al Laboe near Kiel, with about a dozen of active and retired admirals present. Interesting to see that retired admirals wear the imperial insignia, and the active/reserve admirals the newly intruduced insignia of the Third Reich. Who are these admirals that we see?
  11. Not only the Roman Catholic Chaplain wears a neck-cross, also the Protestant Chaplains (Evangelische) wears a cross, but without the "Corpus" (body of Christ). On official "business" the RC Chalpains also wears the "stola", a coloured scarf. The "all white" funeral was not uncommon for nobility. When in 1934 Prince Henry of Mecklenburg, who was married to Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands, died he had an all white funeral. Also, when Queen Wilhelmina died (1962), her funeral was in white.
  12. Yes Morten Crossed anchors were worn by Marineartillerie pre 1939, and by Schiffsstammabteilungen and Marineunteroffizierlehrabteilungen post 1939. The dark green shoulder straps were replaced by shoulder straps of uniform material after 1939. In 1939 (Verfügung vom 13.3.1939; Marine-Vorschrift 39, Nr.216) the Naval Artillery Units changed the device on their shoulderstraps, from crossed anchors to an anchor below a winged granade A nice clear picture of a pre-1939 Junior NCO (Maat), wearing the device of the Marineartillerieabteilung V (5th Coastal Artillery Battalion)
  13. Definately not Dutch Navy. Regarding the poor quality (yellow cotton in stead of bullion) I think it is some fashion item, not an official cab badge of a serious Navy.
  14. Here are some shoulder boards for the KM field dress,
  15. Some tallies from the collection of a friend.
  16. Great pictures guys, keep them coming
  17. A tragic double portrait of two brothers,who were both KIA in 1944, a Oberjäger der Gebirgsjäger and Reichsbahn (Corporal of the Mountain Troops with Railways Official). A decorated NCO of the Mountain Troops with his girl, a Heeres-Nachrichten-Helferin (Army-Signals-Auxiliary)
  18. Ersatz-Seebataillon (Replenishment Naval Infantry Batn.) M.I.R. = Marine-Infanterie-Regiment
  19. From the Ehrenrangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine (Imperial Naval Honours List), p/1137 Schweim, Otto, born 19.10.1894 13.01.1917 Lieut.d.Res. der Marineinfanterie Entered Jan, 1915 May 1915 - I. E.S.B. Sep. 1918. M.I.R. POw in England until the end of war 21.01.1920 to Reserve-List
  20. ... der Nordsee. Please note my reactions #58 & 59 from 13-06-2013 about the stripe on the knot of the silk.
  21. The Seeberufsfachschule was a training establishment for future Merchant Navy personel. Before more tallies of this institute are shown
  22. he reminds me of Lütjens, but this guy is a Leutnant z.S. and Lütjens was promoted Oberleutnant z.S. in 1913....