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Large jpress photo, so quite a bit of detail can be seen, like the NSFK pilot badge and NSFK daggers being worn. Lots of berets in wear, also, which I don't see too often.

--Kevin

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Thanks, Scott. The man front-and-center is NSFK-Gruppenf?hrer Karl Sauke. Here's another photo of him I found on the internet.

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Another great photo. Looks like Sauke saw some action at some point, he's sporting the EKII spangen & KVKIx. I believe he's sitting with RJL Artur Axmann, before Axmann lost his arm in combat on the eastern front, dating this photo between spring 1940 and fall 1941.

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Hello,

The photo dates from later then what Scott does date it. => the large NSFK glider pilots badge is the clue in this. This award was founded with date of 26.01.1942 => so this picture clearely dates from behind then, probably the earlyest April 1942 or may.

As Karl Sauke was a Silver C wearer his large NSFK is a award of the exchange type (So called Bedingungsgruppe II) and the earlyest known award date is 01.05.1942.

Very interesting picture non the less :cheers:

Cordial greetings,

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Can anyone ID Axmann's ribbon bar after the Olympia ribbon? What are these two foreign awards?

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Here's the Tyr rune he is wearing in the above photo.

William Kramer

 

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