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David Gregory

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  1. John, That is a wonderful example of field tailoring using Zeltbahn material. Photographic evidence suggests that such uniforms were used on all fronts. David
  2. Jason, That is a very nice bayonet. When I was a teenager, I was given one just like it by a Great Uncle, whose father had rought it back as a souvenir after WW1. Sadly, it was stolen when my parents house was burgled many years ago. I have never understood why the burglars took the stereo, some costume jewelry and a bayonet. Now that I have stopped actively collecting any TR items and concentrate on the 1914-18 period, a replacement for the one that was stolen is now at the top of my wanted list. It would display very well mounted on a Gewehr 98. David
  3. All of the above images showing the awards being worn are amazing!
  4. 2nd and 3rd class soldier's crosses of the Bulgarian Military Order "For Bravery".
  5. Hi, If I hadn't seen the KM property marks, I would have assumed this was for the fire service. Did the Kriegsmarine have any special equipment for its firefighters? David
  6. Paul, Photographic evidence would seem to suggest that the Fliegerbluse was frequently worn without the eagle until about 1940. Popular opinion among some collectors I have spoken to would confirm that. Does anyone have any references for the regulations on wear of the eagle? David
  7. The scan below shows two pages from the Milit?rpass of Sergeant Albert Warnke, who was born on 28 May (today), 1892. He was killed at 3 a.m. on 29 August 1918 by shell splinters to the head while in the limber position of his unit, Fu?artillerie-Bataillon 87, in Lebucquieres north-east of Bapaume. He was buried the same day at the military cemetry in Abencheul-au-Bac, north-west of Cambrai. Today he is buried at the German military cemetry at Neuville-St.Vaast. The award date of his EK2 is recorded as 30 August 1918, the day after he was buried. He had also been awarded the Hamburger Hanseatenkreuz according to an earlier entry in his Milit?rpass. Is this a true posthumous award, or just an award deferred due to the time it took to process the paperwork? Are there any similar cases in which the award was not cancelled, but processed to completion after the recipient's death?
  8. Dan, All of your figures and your modelling skills are highly impressive. In this age of instant gratification, they reflect a rarely seen level of committment to the hobby. How long does it take to plan and build figures like the ones you have shown on this and other threads? David
  9. SS-Panzer-Grenadier Gerhard Wagner of SS-Panzer-Division "Hohenstaufen" was serving on the staff of SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Ausbildungs- und Ersatz-Bataillon 16 when he was awarded the EK2 on 2 October 1944. At the time of the award, Hohenstaufen had just finished its part in the bitter fighting during the "Market Garden" operation at Arnheim. The document was signed by Harzer.
  10. SS-Unterscharf?hrer Joachim Radeke of SS-Regiment "Deutschland" was awarded the EK1 on 28 January 1943. His IAB document can be seen at http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=1874...mp;#entry180530
  11. SS-Unterscharf?hrer Joachim Radeke of SS-Regiment "Deutschland" was awarded the EK1 on 28 January 1943. His IAB document can be seen at http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=1874...mp;#entry180530
  12. SS-Unterscharf?hrer Joachim Radeke of 14. Kompanie, SS-Regiment "Deutschland", was awarded the IAB on 20 July 1942. He later received the EK1 in January 1943 and was promoted to SS-Untersturnf?hrer in November 1944. The document was signed by Harmel.
  13. Two documents for EK2s awarded almost within a week of each other to Fallschirmj?ger for the fighting on the Lower Rhine in March 1945.
  14. EK2 awarded to Feldwebel Wilhelm Schmedlevin of 16. Kompanie, Fallschirmj?gerregiment 6 in January 1945, (in the Aachen area?)
  15. Award document for the wound badge in silver to Obergefreiter Loatta of Fallschirmj?ger-Regiment 10. At the time of the award, the unit was part of 4. Fallschirmj?ger-Division fighting in Italy.
  16. Unteroffizier Heinrich Schweizer was awarded the EK1 on 26 April 1944 while serving with 2. Kompanie, Panzer-J?ger-Abteilung 302. From the unit designation, it would seem that he was on attachment to or from 2. Kompanie, Fallschirmj?ger-Regiment 11. At the time of the award, the unit was part of 4. Fallschirmj?ger-Division fighting on the Anzio front after the Allied landings. It would be interesting to find out the details of the award, particularly in view of the fact that the Americans and British had a lot of armour in that theatre.
  17. Document for the wound badge in silver to Feldwebel Walter Moeck of 9. Kompanie, Fallschirmj?ger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungsregiment 3. He was last wounded while fighting as part of Kampfgruppe Kratzert in the Metz area in September 1944. His ground combat badge document can be seen in the relevant thread. He finished the war with Fallschirmj?ger-Regiment 58.
  18. A very late award to an FJ-Oberfeldwebel who had been fighting with Kampfgruppe Kratzert in the Metz area, where he was wounded in September 1944. His wound badge document is also posted in the relevant thread. The document is signed by Generalmajor Barenthin as commander of the Fallschirmj?ger-Ausbildungs- und Ersatzdivision. This is the list of engagements which resulted in the award.
  19. Hi Greg, For an introduction, you might want to take a look at http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=3024&hl=. David
  20. Humberto, Sorry, but most of my collection is packed away ready for a move. I did the scan some time ago. When my collection sees the light of day again (probably in January), I'll get the measurements for you. Rick (Research) has a similar example and can probably give you some dimensions. David
  21. Jens, From the image you show, it looks as though it was made from a tent pole bag or Zeltbahn material. David
  22. Not a female nurse, not a flyer. He is not kidding, it is from a highly sought-after unit ...
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