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  1. One small correction. the star is for the commander 1st class with swords on the ring. A rare class for the AO.
  2. You are talking about a book you want to write or allready started with. What should this book cover? Is it only prensent pieces and item or give researched background information to different navy aviation topics. I know several groups of airship commanders of different extent but I assume you are only mentioned award groups. I have myself a group of an army airship commander and a medal bar of an navy airship commander. I didn't count the number of badges of different makers I have seen over the years but all of them are scarce. This fact is not of much interest for me. I'm more interested on the persons and history behind. I'm not Claudius but I know the group of Olt.z.S. Richard Frey before it was offerd on auction. I don't think that someone here focus on PLM groups or navy airship commanders because you can't find any. Knd regards
  3. The asterix mark is not a evidence for Godet. You can find this on other decoration not made by Godet too. the specific hinge and pin is typical for breast crosses and stars made by different makers not Gidet only. I know another navy observer of this maker out of a group. but this is a topic that would blow out this thread. Kind regards Alex
  4. Thanks for posting your pieces. Can you post reverse pictures of the air ship badges? The patch Gr. Kampf-Flieg 83. does not make any sence. There was no unit existing with this name in WW1. Kind regards Alex
  5. I don't have the printed version of the book, only a digital draft version for review and there is no commemorative badge on page 85. The resolution is not good but this is not a Meybauer badge at all. Hinge and pin are not similar to known piece of this maker so far. I can proof the estate and for me this doesn't make any difference. I also not agree the theory that the badges with a ray back are made by Godet. I love to see more of your navy aviation pieces.
  6. Hi Erik, welcome to this forum and for your posts. I never seen an banner like this and I don't belive that this is from the WW1 period. The details and the quality is not as banners I seen from other units. I think this is a postwar piece. I'm sorry that I have to bring you bad news but I don't like the Commemorative badge. It has the Meybauer stamp but it is not a badge by this maker. I worked with Pandis on his latest revision of his book about the German navy aviatio badges, but a badge like you is not included. Loo on this post for a Meybauer style badge. This is also presented in Pandis book. Kind regards Alex
  7. Today I want to present one of navy observer badges from estate of Kpt.Lt.d.R.M.A. Alfred Meyra (genannt Meyr). It has a mark on the reverse mention: "A. Meyr" "II. MFA" He started navy service as an medical physician and moved to the navy air service 1915 as an Marine Stabsarzt. He was trained as observer at SFS List and Warnemünde and had service at SFS Helgoland until November 1915. then he was transfered to Sonderkommando in Turkey where he served as observer until July 1916. After training at SFS Wiek and short service at SFS Köslin he was sent to Romania as leader of a SFS. He took over the command of SFS Duingi on February 1917 and hold it until his death on 1st October 1917. Kind regards Alex
  8. Well, I own myself a promotion document of Joachim Coeler. This is on display at a museum for several years. The document for the Marineflieger Erinnerungs-Abzeichen is still the only I know. Kind regards Alex
  9. The circumstances of his death are a little bit strange. He was not shot down during the flight. He was shot down during a gun battle on ground. He died the day after. As mentioned on WAF he was a former navy doctor who changed to the navy air service. I would expect a silver Schaper badge because he was one of the first receipts of the observer badge, but none of the badges are in silver. kind regards Alex
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