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Just thought it would be useful to have a listing of reference works that cover the area of German Paperwork collecting, whether they are about the paperwork itself or useful publications etc to aid research. I have tried to group them by author.
I know there are plenty more 'out there', so please feel free to add the details of any published works that you know of that are not listed be they for Paperwork, Photo Collecting, OOB or anything that can help fellow collectors.
(Yet-to-be published books to be added when they become available)

Foreman's Guide To Third Reich Documents..And Their Values VOL 1 (ISBN:0-9523571-00 (UK) // 0-912138-58-0 (USA)) - Ignore the valuations as times have moved on, but still a very handy reference for citations.
Foreman's Guide To Third Reich Documents..And Their Values VOL 2 (ISBN:0-9523571-19 (UK) // 912138-63-7 (USA)) - Ignore the valuations as times have moved on, but still a very handy reference for citations.

German Military Award Documents 1939-45 by Emilie Caldwell Stewart
Signatures Of The Third Reich by Emilie Caldwell Stewart
A Collector's Guide To World War II German Wehrpasses & Soldbuchs by Emilie Caldwell Stewart
Wehrpass by Emilie Caldwell Stewart
Military Identity Documents Of The Third Reich by Emilie Caldwell Stewart

Leaders & Personalities Of The Third Reich: Their Biographies, Portraits & Autographs VOL 1 (ISBN:0-912138-27-0) by Charles Hamilton
Leaders & Personalities Of The Third Reich: Their Biographies, Portraits & Autographs VOL 2 (ISBN:0-912138-66-1) by Charles Hamilton

Collecting World War II German Military Pay & Service Books (ISBN:1-905142-10-2) by Nigel Allison (Ulric Of England)

German Military Dictionary (German-English/English-German) - Various examples for sale and also available for free PDF download online.

Papers Please! Identity Documents, Permits and Authorizations of the Third Reich by Ray and Josephine Cowdery - A handy book to have due to the various appendices showing such things as a Sutterlin & Runic alphabets, Illness Codes & Medical Defect Tables, Body Parts in English & German (handy for working out injury entries in WP & SB), the Pay Groups of the Wehrmacht & Often Encountered German Words In Military & Paramilitary Documents.

German Third Reich Era Documents VOL 1 - Paramilitary & Civil Organisations (ISBN:0-9666122-0-5) by Jeffrey F Young & Daniel W Meinz
German Third Reich Era Documents VOL 2 - Military (ISBN:0-9666122-1-3) by Jeffrey F Young & Daniel W Meinz
German Third Reich Era Documents VOL 3 - Special Edition (ISBN:0-9666122-2-1) by Jeffrey F Young & Daniel W Meinz

Luftwaffe Efficiency and Promotion Reports for the Knight's Cross Winners VOL 1 (ISBN: 978-0764326578) by French Maclean
Luftwaffe Efficiency and Promotion Reports for the Knight's Cross Winners VOL 2 (ISBN: 978-0764326585) by French Maclean

Personal Groupings, Award Documents, and Ephemera of Rommel's Afrikakorps (ISBN: 0764321137 // 0-7643-2113-7) by Robert Kurtz

Leaders of the SS & German Police, Vol. 1: Ahrens to Gutenberg by Michael D Miller
Knight's Cross Holders of the SS and German Police 1940-1945 (CD-Rom) by Michael D Miller
Gauleiter - The Regional Leaders of the Nazi Party and their Deputies 1925-1945 Vol 1: Albrecht to Hüttmann by Michael D Miller

The SS Leadership Corps, Vol 1: A-E (ISBN: 0-9541997-5-8) by Max Williams (Ulric Of England)

Führerliste der Waffen-SS (CD-Roms) by John P Moore

Ordensträger (CD-Rom) - Lists the holders of Anerkennungsurkunde, DKiG & DKiS, RK-EL-Schw-Brill, Ehrenpokal, Ehrentafelspange, Ehrenblattspange, NKSiG, RK-Kriegsverdienstkreuz, Großkreuz..

Feldpostübersicht der deutschen Wehrmacht (CD-Rom) - Feldpost Database

Luftwaffe Generals - The Knight's Cross Holders 1939-1945 (ISBN: 978-0-7643-3243-2) by Jeremy Dixon

Die Generale Des Heeres und die Sanitatsoffiziere im Generalsrang (ISBN: 3-7909-0202-0) by Wolf Keilig
Rangeliste Des Deutschen Heeres 1944/45 (ISBN: 3-7909-0113-X) by Wolf Keilig

Die Dienstlaufbahnen der Offiziere des Generalstabes des deutschen Heeres 1935-1945, Vol 1 A-K (ISBN: 3-7648-2446-8) by Christian Zweng - Provides assignment details of all General Staff officers of Major and above.
Die Dienstlaufbahnen der Offiziere des Generalstabes des deutschen Heeres 1935-1945, Vol 2 L-Z (ISBN: 3-7648-2455-7) by Christian Zweng - Provides assignment details of all General Staff officers of Major and above.

Torpedo Los (ISBN: 978-9329700297) by Gordon Williamson - Plenty of examples of the various associated Citations and entries in WP & SB's.
War Badges Of The Kriegsmarine (ISBN: 978-1932970173) by Gordon Williamson - Plenty of examples of the various associated Citations and entries in WP & SB's plus the various award criterias.
The War Merit Cross (ISBN: 978-1932970067) by Gordon Williamson & Josef Charita - Plenty of examples of the various associated Citations and entries in WP & SB's. Also provides brief biographical details of the holders of the RK-KvK.

The Wehrmacht At War (ISBN: 907532338-7) by Andris J Kursietis - a very handy book to quickly check who was Commander of a particular Division, Armeekorps, Armee, Armeegruppe, Wehrkreis & when (Waffen-SS included.)

Waffen-SS Commanders, Vol 1: Augsberger to Kreutz (ISBN: 978-0764303562) by Mark C Yerger
Waffen-SS Commanders, Vol 2: Krüger to Zimmermann (ISBN: 978-0764307690) by Mark C Yerger
Allgemeine-SS: Commands, Units & Leaders Of The General SS (ISBN: 978-0764301452) by Mark C Yerger
German Cross In Silver Holders Of The SS & Polizei (ISBN: 0-912138-87-4) by Mark C Yerger
German Cross In Gold Holders Of The SS & Polizei, Vol 1 DAS REICH - Amlacher to H Lorenz (ISBN: 0-912138-94-7) by Mark C Yerger
German Cross In Gold Holders Of The SS & Polizei, Vol 2 DAS REICH - K H Lorenz to Zimmermann (ISBN: 912138-99-8-5) by Mark C Yerger
German Cross In Gold Holders Of The SS & Polizei, Vol 3 NORDLAND (ISBN: 1-932970-07-X) by Mark C Yerger
German Cross In Gold Holders Of The SS & Polizei, Vol 4 CAVALRY (ISBN: 1-932970-10-X) by Mark C Yerger
German Cross In Gold Holders Of The SS & Polizei, Vol 5 POLIZEI (ISBN: 1-932970-16-9) by Mark C Yerger

German Cross In Gold Holders Of The SS & Polizei, Vol 6 POLIZEI (ISBN: 978-1932970227) by Mark C Yerger

Totenkopf (ISBN: 978-2840481713) by Charles Trang - Has a very handy appendix that lists Totenkopf Commanders right down to Kompanie level. Has come in very useful for trying to decipher signatures in Soldbucher.

Elite Of The Third Reich: The Recipients Of The Knights Cross Of The Iron Cross - A Reference (ISBN: 978-1874622468) by Walther-Peer Fellgiebel - Lists the winners of the RK (& EL etc) providing Name, Unit & Date Of Award.

Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Vol 1 - Sturmartillerie (ISBN: 3-7648-1447-0) by Franz Thomas & Günter Wegmann - Gives a short biography on each winner and also shows various citations of RK winners.
Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Vol 2 - Fallschirmjäger (ISBN: 3-7648-1461-6) by Franz Thomas & Günter Wegmann - As above

Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Vol 4 (Pt 1 & 2) - Die U-Boot-Waffe by Manfred Dörr - As above

Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945, Vol 7 (Pt 1 & 2) - Die Überwasserstreitkräfte der Kriegsmarine by Manfred Dörr - As above

Die Ritterkreuzträger des Panzerkorps Großdeutschland (ISBN: 3-935102-07-0) by Ralph Tegethoff - Short biographies of the RKT's as well as plenty of photos and images of their citations.
(English Version) The Knights Cross Holders Of Panzerkorps Großdeutschland: And Its Sister Units (ISBN: 978-1874622932)

Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945 (ISBN: 3-925480-43-9) by Christian Federl - Gives basic details of each winner with photo where possible.

Their Honor Was Loyalty: An illustrated & Documentary History Of The Knights Cross Holders Of The Waffen-SS & Polizei 1940-45 (ISBN: 978-0912138510) by Jost W Schneider - Gives very basic information on the RKT's.

Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger, Vol 1: Baumbach to Kunze (978-3-941437-07-4) by Jochen Kaiser - Dual German/English text.
Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kampfflieger, Vol 2: Stahnke to Zöllner (ISBN: 978-3-941437-09-8) by Jochen Kaiser - Dual German/English text. Also has paperwork examples and statistics in the Appendices.

Die Ritterkreuzträger des LG-1 1939-1945 (ISBN: 978-3-86619-013-9) by Ralf Schumann

German Order Of Battle, Vol 1: 1st-290th Infantry Divisions (ISBN: 978-0811734165) by Samuel W Mitcham - Not geatly detailed but handy to have book for a quick overview of a units actions.
German Order Of Battle, Vol 2: 291st-999th Infantry Divisions, Named Infantry Divisions & Special Divisions (ISBN: 978-0811734370) by Samuel W Mitcham - Not geatly detailed but handy to have book for a quick overview of a units actions.
German Order Of battle, Vol 3: Panzer, Pz.Grenadier & Waffen-SS Divisions (ISBN: 978-0811734387) by Samuel W Mitcham - Not geatly detailed but handy to have book for a quick overview of a units actions.

Order Of Battle Of The German Army, February 1944 (ISBN: 978-1847349989) by Military Intelligence Division - Originally published as a classified work for Allied Command units during WW2

German Order Of Battle, Vol 1: Infantry in WW2 (ISBN: 978-1853673931) by George F Nafziger - Shows the theoretical OOB rather then actual for the units.
German Order Of Battle, Vol 2: Panzers & Artillery in WW2 (ISBN: 978-1853673597) by George F Nafziger - Shows the theoretical OOB rather then actual for the units.
German Order Of Battle, Vol 3: Waffen-SS & Other Units in WW2 (ISBN: 978-1580970587) by George F Nafziger - Shows the theoretical OOB rather then actual for the units.

Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine 1939-1945, Vol 1 by W Lohmann & H H Hildebrandt - Covers the multitude of commands and units and who staffed them.
Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine 1939-1945, Vol 2 by W Lohmann & H H Hildebrandt - Covers the multitude of commands and units and who staffed them.
Die Deutsche Kriegsmarine 1939-1945, Vol 3 by W Lohmann & H H Hildebrandt - Gives basic assignment details for alot of KM Officers.

Uniforms & Insignia Of The Großdeutschland Division, Vol 1 (ISBN: 978-0-7643-3342-2) by Scott Pritchett - Plenty of examples of various pieces of paperwork and photos.
Uniforms & Insignia Of The Großdeutschland Division, Vol 2 (ISBN: 978-0-7643-3343-9) by Scott Pritchett - Plenty of examples of various pieces of paperwork and photos. Also provides signature examples (and alphabetical list) of numerous GD personalities, Document stamp examples, GD unit naming conventions, GD RKT (including Pothumous issue & those that did not survive the war), GD DKiG holders, GD Ehrenblattspange holders.
Uniforms & Insignia Of The Großdeutschland Division, Vol 3 (ISBN: 978-0-7643-3543-3) by Scott Pritchett - Plenty of examples of various pieces of paperwork and photos.

Die Träger des Deutschen Kreuzes in Gold - Das Heer by H Scheibert
Die Träger des Deutschen Kreuzes in Gold - Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS: Deutsches Kreuz in Silber - Heer, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS by H Scheibert

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Thanks Chris. I forgot all about websites while I was compiling the list. Might have to change the thread title to include them rather then start a seperate one, something to ponder.
Anyway, a few more books...

Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe: Band 1 - Jagdflieger 1939-1945 by Ernst Obermaier - I believe the 1966 print is dual German/English text while later prints are just German text.
Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe: Band 2 - Stuka und Schlachtflieger 1939-1945 by Ernst Obermaier

Wehrpaß & Soldbuch by Antonio Scapini & Alberto Gorzanelli

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A great and detailed list, Hucks! You can also add...

Fire Brigades, The Panzer Divisions 1943-1945 by Kamen Nevenkin. This is a tremendous source for detalied info on Germany's panzer units during the final three years of the war (I learned of this book from you, actually)

The various Luftwaffe Reference books, in particular...

Bomber Units of the Luftwaffe 1933-1945 Volumes 1 & 2 by Henry L. de Zeng and Douglas G. Stankey with Eddie J. Clark. This is a great source for formations and locations of the Luftwaffe's bomber force throughout the war.

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Thanks for the additions. As well as the Bomber Units book there is also...

Dive Bomber & Ground Attack Units Of The Luftwaffe 1939-1945 Volumes 1 & 2 by Henry L.de Zeng and Douglas G.Stankey

Das Deutsche Heer 1939: Gliederung, Standorte, Stellenbesetzung und Verzeichnis sämtlicher Offiziere am 3.1.1939 - Lists the command/assignment positions of Heer Officers from Leutnant and above as they were on 3rd January 1939, including Wehrbezirkskommandos.

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Rangeliste Der Generale Der Deutschen Luftwaffe Nach Dem Stand Vom 20. April. 1945 by Rudolf Absolon

New release, 2 Volume set - The Knights Cross With Oakleaves 1939-45: Biographies and Images of the 889 Recipients of Hitler’s Highest Military Award (ISBN: 9780764342660) by Jeremy Dixon.

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CONDECORACIONES Y DISTINTIVOS DE LA DIVISIÓN AZUL

Compendio legislativo de condecoraciones y distintivos españoles y alemanes
Antonio Prieto Barrio y Manuel Pérez Rubio

(ODM AND BADGES OF THE BLUE DIVISION)
Legislative compilations of german and spanish ODM and bdges)

Antonio Prieto Barrio y Manuel Pérez Rubio

Prologue by Carlos Caballero Jurado
Epilogue by Agustín Muñoz-Grandes Galilea

328 papes
More of 520 colour pics of ODM, badges and documents

More of 70 b/w histoprical pics

Date: April 2012
Size 210 x 297 mm.

A overview http://coleccionesmilitares.com/medallas/texto/LIBRODEV.pdf

Index: http://coleccionesmilitares.com/medallas/texto/INDICEDEV.pdf

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Can someone please tell me how I can obtain a copy of the Ordenstrager CD?

Thanks,

Jack

I'm afraid I have no idea where they are available for general sale.

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New Additions:

Iron Cross Award Documents of World War II (ISBN: 9780991442706) by Brian Razkauskas - covers many aspects of the EK citation from issuing criteria to different variants. 304 pages.

Verleihungsurkunden des 3. Reich by Lothar Bichlmaier & Lothar Hartung - have to say this book is a disappointment. It consists of 245 pages with each page containing a single (poor) scan of a various citation example along with a value. While some values given seem to be about right, there are others that left me wondering if they had been plucked from thin air - 750 Euros for an Ehrenpokal citation is widely over the top while 30 Euros for a scarce 267 ID Ost Medal citation is way too low.

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Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939-1945 Volume 1 (ISBN: 3-8132-0490-1) by Rainer Busch & Hans-Joachim Röll - Gives brief details for all U-Boat Commanders.

Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939-1945 Volume 3 (ISBN: 3-8132-0513-4) by Rainer Busch & Hans-Joachim Röll - Lists U-Boats with their sinking tally

Der U-Boot-Krieg 1939-1945 Volume 5 (ISBN: 3-8132-0515-0) by Rainer Busch & Hans-Joachim Röll - Gives details for all U-Boat RKT

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Dienstaltersliste der SS der NSDAP Stand vom 1. Oktober 1934 published by Ulrich of England

Dienstaltersliste der SS der NSDAP Stand vom 1. Juli 1935

Dienstaltersliste der SS der NSDAP Stand vom 1. Dezember 1938, mit Berichtigungsheft: Stand vom 15. Juni 1939 published by Biblio Verlag

SS-Officers List (As of Jan 1942) SS-Standartenführer to SS-Oberstgruppenführer: Assignments & Decorations Of The Senior SS Officer Corps (ISBN: 0-7643-1061-5) published by Schiffer Military History

Dienstaltersliste der SS der NSDAP SS-Oberstgruppenführer bis SS-Standartenführer Stand vom 15. Mai 1943

Dienstaltersliste der Waffen-SS SS-Obergruppenführer bis SS-Hauptsturmführer Stand vom 1. Juli 1944 published by Biblio Verlag

Dienstaltersliste der SS der NSDAP SS-Obersturmbannführer und SS-Sturmbannführer Stand vom 1. Oktober 1944

Dienstaltersliste der SS der NSDAP SS-Oberstgruppenführer bis SS-Standartenführer Stand vom 9. November 1944
The Last Levy: SS Officer Roster March 1st 1945 (ISBN: 1-891227-36-X) by Antonio J. Munoz
Ausweis-Dokumente der Deutschen Polizei 1936-1945 by Klaus D. Patzwall
Personnel Documents Of The SS (ISBN: 1-871498-04-X) by Charles J. Berger & J.A. Bowman
The German Police published by Axis Europa, Inc with input by Antonio J. Munoz. A reprint of a very detailed study originally issued in April 1945 by the US Army Military Counter-Intelligence Sub-Division & Britain's MI14(d). An absolute mine of information on the entire Nazi era Police Command & Control structure, including all arms of the Polizei and SS equivalents. Includes numerous lists of who held what position and when.
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Dienstaltersliste B zur Stellenbesetzung des Heeres Nach dem Stand 1. Mai 1940

Dienstaltersliste AI zur Stellenbesetzung des Heeres Nach dem Stand 1. Mai 1941 (Generale, Stabsoffizere, Hauptleute und Rittmeister)

Dienstaltersliste B zur Stellenbesetzung des Heeres Nach dem Stand 1. Mai 1942 (Generale, Stabsoffizere und Hauptleute)

Dienstaltersliste I zur Stellenbesetzung des Heeres Nach dem Stand 1. Mai 1943

Dienstaltersliste T zur Stellenbesetzung des Heeres Nach dem Stand 1. Mai 1944 (Generale, Stabsoffizere, Hauptleute und Rittmeister)

Rangliste der Deutschen Kriegsmarine Nach dem Stand vom 1. Juni 1941

Chronik Kampfgeschwader 4 'General Wever' (ISBN: 978-3-613-03525-6) by Karl Gundelach - German language history of the bomber wing and has a complete listing of command positions down to Staffel and Staff, and also has a KIA/MIA/PoW listing.

Kampfgeschwader 53 'Legion Condor' (ISBN: 3-87943-947-8 (German issue) & 978-0-7643-4475-6 (English issue)) by Heinz Kiehl - German language history of the bomber wing and has a complete listing of command positions down to Staffel & airfield operating companies (Flughafenbetriebskompanien), and also has a KIA/MIA listing. An English language version has been published by Schiffer.

Kampfgeschwader 54 von der JU52 Zur ME262 (ISBN: 3-88014-098-7) by Siegfried Radtke - German language history of the bomber (and jet fighter) wing and has a complete listing of command positions down to Staffel & airfield operating companies (Flughafenbetriebskompanien), and also has a KIA/MIA listing.

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Autographen Des Nationalsozialismus 1919-1945 Band I (ISBN:978-3-931533-54-0) by Andre Hüsken - A very good book showing hundreds and hundreds of signature examples ranging from Hindenburg & Hitler to Emil Maurice & Arthur Greiser and loads of Generals and Admirals from the W-SS & Wehrmacht. Can be ordered from his website.

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I was wondering about this new Hüsken book, not having had a chance to look through it. Does it have multiple examples of an individual's signature or only one per person? And does it get into some of the more obscure NS personalities or just the more famous individuals?

Erich

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I found Volume 1 to be quite handy really in the same way the Charles Hamilton books are. Most entries only have one signature example with the exception of Hitler, Goering, Goebbels etc. There are some NS related examples such as Hitler's secretaries, Ulrich Graf, Emil Maurice, Dr Theo Morell, Wilhelm Kube and Philipp Bouhler to name just a few. Where this book is better than the Hamilton books is that it also contains signatures from General rank officers (Generaloberst, General der XXXX, Generalleutnant etc) from all the services rather than just those holding the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. When it comes to the biographies of each entry there isn't much beyond a few lines to give some basic information such as date of birth & death, promotion and assignment dates.

Volume 2 is due out this year which looks to be concentrating more on the Luftwaffe Flak & Fallschirmjaeger personalities.

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Thanks for the additional information. Due to the name of the book series, I'd hoped it would cover primarily NS personalities, but I do appreciate your input!

Erich

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Autographen Des Nationalsozialismus 1919-1945 Band II. Luftwaffe by Andre Huesken - Second in the series with this new release covering Luftwaffe Leadership, Flying Personnel, Flak & Fallschirmjäger.

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