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LarryT   

Hi,

I recently managed to purchase two photos showing a Chaplain presiding over a KM funeral. There is no writing on the back of the photos.

There are a lot of sombre faces in the photos.

Here is the first one.

Cheers,

Larry

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Second photo.

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Closer view of Chaplain.

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Odulf   

Interesting pictures Larry, a pitty there is no further information. The absence of a stola on the uniform of the Chaplain could indicate that he is a Protestant/Evangelical Minister.

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GreyC   

Hi Larry,

can you read what´s on the cap tally ? It looks as though it´s not yet "Kriegsmarine" which would date the photo to before Sept. 5th 1939 and give infos with regard to the unit. On the other hand: There seem to be two sailors with Minensucherabzeichen which was awarded since 31th August 1940. So maybe the soldiers still wear their Minensuchboot-Halbflottile (or similar) cap tally (which in my opinion should have been replaced from 5th Sept. 1939 on).

GreyC

 

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LarryT   

Thanks Odulf and GreyC for your comments.

The men are wearing "Kriegsmarine" cap tallies and most wear Minensucherabzeichen.

At least two are wearing EK 2 ribbons. I was thinking the location could be somewhere in Norway?

Some close-ups showing more details.

Cheers,

Larry

KM Chaplain 21.jpg

KM Chaplain 22.jpg

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GreyC   

So the photo is post August 1940.

There seems to be text on the wreath bow. Illegible?

GreyC

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nesredep   
On ‎23‎.‎02‎.‎2017 at 09:06, LarryT said:

Hi,

I recently managed to purchase two photos showing a Chaplain presiding over a KM funeral. There is no writing on the back of the photos.

There are a lot of sombre faces in the photos.

Here is the first one.

Cheers,

Larry

img132a.jpg

Second photo.

img131a.jpg

Closer view of Chaplain.

img131b.jpg

Hello  LarryT!

 

Very Nice KM Chaplain Photos You sharing With us.Looks to be in Norway.

Can You Please make a KM Chaplain Thread LarryT??

 

 

Best from Norway ,Morten.

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LarryT   

Hi Morten,

I could make a KM Chaplain thread but I only have these two photos. Does somebody have any more to post?

I do have a few Heer Chaplain photos in my collection.

According to Angola & Schlicht's "Die Kriegsmarine - Uniforms & Traditions Vol. 2" the collar patches in my photos are of the M1942 pattern. Odulf is correct in stating the Chaplain is of the Protestant/Evangelical faith as there is no Stola worn and no "Christ" on his cross.

See scans from the book.

Cheers,

Larry

 

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And

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nesredep   

Hello Larry!

 

I have some photos i want posting.

 

 

Best,Morten.

Hello!

 

Look at the Chaplain in senter With STOLA.

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Her is another!

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LarryT   
6 hours ago, nesredep said:

And the last one for this time.The phot was taken in Denmark!

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Very nice funeral photos showing KM Chaplain.:) Would it be better to start a new thread on Chaplain photos from all branches of the Wehrmacht? I have a few I could contribute.

Cheers,

Larry

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nesredep   
4 hours ago, LarryT said:

Very nice funeral photos showing KM Chaplain.:) Would it be better to start a new thread on Chaplain photos from all branches of the Wehrmacht? I have a few I could contribute.

Cheers,

Larry

Thanks.I agree.Pleease start a New Caplain thread LarryT!

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