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Everything posted by hucks216

  1. Not sure what it could be. I'm not sure it is the Chinese one as the one being worn seems to have 10 points whereas the Chinese one has 8 and the tiger seems to be taking up a lot of space in the center whereas it doesn't seem that way in the photo. Maybe another Chinese award - or from another country.
  2. It is hard to say. There have been a lot of these various papers on the market that are described as coming from the archive relating to the Graf Spee and I think the jury is out on whether they are original, fakes or copies of originals.
  3. Some interesting photos showing the PE rune. I have a Soldbuch to a Prinz Eugen Knights Cross & DKiG winner but unfortunately it doesn't have his photo in it.
  4. In that case, all good. And the KvK citation confirms that the unit was based in Nürnberg.
  5. Thank you. There is very little information available about these units which are ordnance depots. Feldzeugommando XIII was based in Nürnberg and from September 1943 to October 1944 it was commanded by Gottfried Riemhofer. The lack of a stamp from a static unit is strange and I can not compare the signature with anything as I don't have another example so I can't be 100% certain that this is a genuine example.
  6. I agree, it is a fake. Wrong stamp, poor attempt at Burgdorf's signature (too large a gap between Burg & dorf) and lastly that is a Luftwaffe variant of the citation not Heer.
  7. Richard Walther Darre Born: 14 Jul 1895 Died: 05 Sep 1953 Highest rank held: SS-Gruppenführer Chef Rasse- und Siedlungshauptamt (RuSHA) Reichsministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (Reich Minister of Food and Agriculture) Reichsbauernführer Author: Das Bauerntum als Lebensquell der Nordischen Rasse (1927) & Neuadel aus Blut und Boden (1930)
  8. Martin Mutschmann Born: 09 Mar 1879 Died: 14 Feb 1947 - Executed in Moscow Gau-jägermeister Sachsen Reichsstatthalter Sachsen
  9. I don't think I've seen one without a stamp. While not common, definitely genuine examples of these award citations to the two sisters do crop up from time to time so might be best waiting and looking around for one with a stamp just to make sure.
  10. I can't say that I have and if this is coming from the same place as the Gneisenau citation then it's possibly best left alone.
  11. It looks like an interesting item. The date for the trip to Romania coincides with the setting up of the German Military Mission in that country. Although he wears a Luftwaffe uniform the rank of Flugzeugfunker is a civilian term and so it could be that he was seconded to Lufthansa and was flying in various civilian aircraft between the countries, maybe shuttling diplomats, diplomatic despatches or VIP's around.
  12. I recently saw this Narvikschild related Soldbuch. Unfortunately it was already sold by the time I saw it. He served in GJR-138.
  13. I'm afraid I've not been able to find anything about his awards either online or in my books. Have you attempted to check the personnel files at NARA to see if they have a copy of his?
  14. Oberst Kurt Wuthenow Born: 15 April 1889 Died: 02 January 1981 Highest rank reached: Generalmajor Kdr Wehrbezirks Hersfeld Kdr Inf.Ers.Rgt 15 Im Stab der Division z.b.V. 409 Kdr Infanterieregiments 114 Kmdt zum Lehrgang im Kriegsgefangenenwesen Kmdt des Oflag IV/D Kmdt des Kriegsgefangenenbezirks Norwegen Kmdt des Oflag VI/C
  15. Some nice images. Are the actual albums German or just the photos that were placed in the album by your great uncle? It looks like white writing has been rubbed out from under the photos and replaced with English descriptions.
  16. Generalmajor Paul Hoffmann Born: 02 Dec 1885 Died: 10 Oct 1979 OKH Op.Abt Kdr Inf.Rgt 333 mFb 717.Inf.Division Kdr 342.Inf.Division Kdr 382.Feldausb.Division Kdr 147.Res.Division Kdr d.Kgf.i.Wehrkreis IV Kdt Oflag IV D
  17. Oberstleutnant Heinrich Häfker Highest rank reached: Oberst Kdr Art.Rgt 5 Stoart Kdtr.d.Bef.Ostpreßen Arko Festung Königsberg
  18. Franz Xaver Schwarz Born: 27 Nov 1875 Died: 02 Dec 1947 - Died in US Internment Camp. Nazi Party Member (1922) - Party Number 6 Beer Hall Putsch National Treasurer of NSDAP Finances (and responsible for assigning membership numbers) SS Membership Number 38,500 - held rank of SS-Oberstgruppenführer Led a Volkssturm Battalion In September 1948, Schwarz was posthumously classified by the Munich de-Nazification court as a "major offender."
  19. Kapitänleutnant Spott Kommandant Schwimmende Flakbatterie Thetis
  20. Generalmajor Albrecht Baier Born: 28 Jul 1893 Died: 17 Jan 1953 Highest rank reached: Generalleutnant Chef d.Gen.St.Mil.Befh.Posen Chef d.Gen.St. XXXIX.A.K. Chef d.Gen.St. Stellv. Gen.Kdo.XXI.A.K. Kdr 102.Inf.Division Kdr 342.Inf.Division m.F.b.230 Inf.Division Kdr 297.Inf.Division XXI.Mtn.Corps (m.st.F.b.) Kdr 297.Inf.Division DKiG: 31 Aug 1943
  21. General der Panzertruppe Heinrich Gottfried Vietinghoff-Scheel Born: 06 Dec 1887 Died: 23 May 1952 Highest rank reached: Generaloberst Kommandeur 5.Pz.Division Kommandeur XIII.Armeekorps Kommandeur XXXXVI.Panzerkorps Oberbefehlshaber 9.Armee Oberbefehlshaber 15.Armee Oberbefehlshaber 10.Armee Oberbefehlshaber Südwest Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe Kurland Oberbefehlshaber Südwest Oberbefehlshaber Heeresgruppe C RK: 24 Jun 1940 EL: 16 Apr 1944 DKiG: 22 Apr 1942
  22. Generalmajor Erwin Mack Born: 15 Jul 1893 Died: 26 Aug 1942 - KIA Caucasus Kommandeur des Oberbaustabs 5 Kommandeur des Pionier-Regimentsstabs z.b.V. 413 Pionierführer der Panzergruppe 3 Pionierführer der 3.Panzer-Armee Kommandeur der 20.Schützen-Brigade Kommandeur der 23.Panzer-Division DKiG: 08 Dec 1942
  23. It's uncommon but not something I'd call desirable although some might like the link with Hitler's birthplace. The man's surname still exists there.
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