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Luftmensch last won the day on June 11 2020

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  1. Yeah, thanks. Someone suggested it was a high school Navy ROTC officer...e.g. "Lincoln High School"
  2. It looks like the Meybauer on page 85 of Panda's book--the variation 2 island with peak. Probably the pin was replaced at some point and bird rivetted for extra strength.
  3. Can anyone ID this cap badge and give an approximate date for its use? Thanks!
  4. I just managed to take the photo of my Luftschiffer out of the Kompakt (see a few posts above) --and there is a name on the back! It reads... H. Tegtmeier Nordholz 1917 Luftschiffharry and his great crew identified a MMT. Henry Tegtmeier who served on SL 8 and SL 20 under KptLt Guido Wolff. Does anyone have his service record? Did he survive the war? Comparing the studio portrait of young Henry above and in the crew photo below shows a more battle hardened Maschinist!
  5. VERY nice sleuthing, you guys. Thanks for the positive IDs!
  6. Thanks for the comments, folks. Bayern, in that WW1 photo of the second mask being worn by American soldiers, what kind of unit were they?
  7. Can anyone identify these 2 visors or suggest a better category? I have no idea what country they are from! Thanks First one... Second one...
  8. Hi, Bayern I just got a letter from the Musee d'Armee (that was very nice of them)--they agree with you!!
  9. Thanks, Trooper, I have seen Marbot's shako. Some similarities, some differences. Your opinion? I also note there is some discussion about the 7th Shako's colour changing from yellow to green by Waterloo. I have also seen the Austrian shako below--again some similarites, some differences. I need a 1st Empire expert to wade in!
  10. An old collector asked me to try to ID and sell this for him. He bought it in Paris in the 1960s. Any idea what it is? Someone suggested 7th Hussards. Someone else said it isn't French at all, but an Austrian 1st Empire Shako. Any thoughts? Thanks for the help!
  11. Yes, I think so, too. The L19 sank in 1916, this was done in 1940. I have a bad picture of Rinken...second row on right....that may have been taken a few years apart...
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