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Unidentified WW2 Luftwaffe Signatures

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That's the signature of Roques. Can't remember his first name off the top of head.

Might be Karl von Roques but I don't have anything to compare the signature with.

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Is talk about this von Roques, Karl?

I'm not sure. The only two 'Roques' I can think of is Karl von (who had a Luftwaffe background) and Franz von and I have an example of Franz von Roques's signature in my collection and it isn't the same as the one shown here (see Signature Database to see it). I have seen this signature many times but have never bothered to save it to my files. Wish I had now!

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I don't think his signature has changed THAT much in 3 years:

http://www.huesken.com/shop/en/autographs-1933-1945-army-twenty/roques-64462.html

Andre Huesken's has mis-identified that signature. That one is Franz von Roques. You can see here that he held the rank of General zbV 1 during the period of the citation shown on Hueskens... Franz von Roques

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I don't think his signature has changed THAT much in 3 years:

http://www.huesken.com/shop/en/autographs-1933-1945-army-twenty/roques-64462.html

Huesken have the mistake. this is the signature of Franz von Roques http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/51962-roques-franz-von/?hl=roques

late for one second ))

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Wow - that was quick!

Thank you very much :)

No problem. His is a very commonly seen Luftwaffe related signature, along with Rudolf Bogatsch's.

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A few signatures that I have yet to find the identity to.

Dated 1939 so may well of progressed up the ranks in the years to follow but shown here as a Leutnant in Stab I/StG 2 'Immelmann'.

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And a few dated for 1944-45 and from KG-54/KG(J)-54.

The first one would be from 4./KG(J)-54 in April & May 1945...

While these two are from 11./KG-54 and dated for March-May 1944 (there might be a slight possibility that the first one could be for 5./KG-54 but Soldbuch shows the man served in 11 Staffel at the date shown)...

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Dear friends,

who is this?

Is there a unit mentioned under the airman's name? The Feldpost Number is unreadable in the stamp.

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the information from Wehrmacht-Awards: "The document is signed by the Gruppenkommandeur, Oberstleutnant Hermann Busch." (http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726160)

That does fit the appointments but that signature looks very different from the Hermann Busch signatures I have in a KG-40 grouping when he held the position of Fliegerführer Nord (West). See the citations here (the first three seen)... KG-40

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