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    Collecting German Wehrpasse, Soldbucher & Award citations. 'Outside' interests include reading history, watching Ipswich Town FC and the Ipswich Witches speedway team.

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  1. Can only agree. A new (albeit already a year old) magazine with fresh, original articles and a stylish area of the forum to discuss the pieces contained within.
  2. Bit by bit the story comes together. Nice find with the obituary.
  3. What does the stamp say? It might be that Inf.Rgt 245 was attached to another division. EDIT: Found it - Dietrich Kraiss. For the date of that citation he was in command of 168.Infanterie-Division.
  4. Considering not just the range of different cap tallies seen here but also the wide variety of fantastic photos posted I am surprised that no-one has thought to publish a book covering these type of photos including photos of the trade badges which is another great photographic record. Considering Schiffer have published books in the past based on sign posts and wedding photos these would make a fantastic photo reference book.
  5. From Larry deZeng & Doug Stankey's Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries: FLEISCHER, Alfred. (DOB: 16.03.95 in Hildesheim). WWI served in the Infanterie then in the Fliegertruppe as a Lt.d.R. 1938-39 Obstlt. and Ausbildungsleiter Lw.-Erg.Btl. 33 Illesheim. 01.08.39 Obstlt.(Erg.O.), Kdt. Fl.H.Kdtr. Nürnberg. 01.06.40 Obstlt., Kdt. Koflug Schleswig. 01.02.42 promo to Oberst. 26.03.43 in Lg.Kdo. XXV area, appt Kdt. Koflug 3/XII. 26.03.43 trf from Flieger-Ers.Btl. XII to Luftgaukdo. XXV. 10.44 Kdt. Koflug 3/XII (Pancevo). Post WWII moved to Chicago and employed in the mortga
  6. Führerschein of future General der Panzertruppen and Knights Cross with Oakleaves & Swords winner Gerhard Graf von Schwerin.
  7. I am sure some will of seen this announced on other forums but for those that don't know Ancestry in Germany have now added 2.4 million cards for those soldiers killed between 1939-1948 and although I am led to believe that those cards relating to late 1944 don't exist there may well be some for that period and 1945. So far the latest date I have been able to find a card file for is July 1944 but I have been told that there are some for later in 1944 and 1945. So far I have found card files for members in all 3 branches of the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS (including Concentration Camp guards) an
  8. He would of been awarded it for his efforts with the medical unit behind the front and it could of been for efforts over an extended period of time rather than for just a single battle.
  9. It looks ok. The KvK citation comes in many different forms. It is signed by Friedrich Herrlein.
  10. You have to bear in mind that the citation is being issued by a rear area medical unit rather than the mans actual unit. It isn't rare to see spelling mistakes or the wrong unit names on medical unit issued wound badge citations.
  11. It looks fine. The Feldpost number in the stamp is for 4. Kriegslazarett (R) Kriegslazarett-Abteilung 532 R.
  12. Unfortunately the book that covers these boats in detail 'Die Versorger der „Grauen Wölfe“ Einsatz und Schicksal der deutschen U-Tanker 1941-44' (Luftfahrtverlag-Start) doesn't shed any light on U-464's use of an emblem. It just states that up to now no emblem has been verified.
  13. From AHF post by Askropp: 01.11.1935 im Stab der 1. Panzerdivision (Weimar) [laut DAL E] 12.10.1937 im Stab der 3. Panzerdivision (Berlin) [laut Stellenbesetzung] 01.02.1940 Referent in der Heerespersonalabteilung 2 des Heerespersonalamts 01.05.1940 Gruppenleiter in der Amtsgruppe P2 des Heerespersonalamts 27.12.1944 Führerreserve Wehrkreis III 01.01.1945 versetzt zum Wehrbezirkskommando Lübben
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