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Posts posted by hucks216

  1. 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.

  2. 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 mortgage business. 1961 retired to Germany. Credited with
    6 victories in WWI. 11.06.78 died in Hildesheim. 

  3. 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) and Polizei. Some have just one side of a card while others might have 2 or 3 double sided cards of information. 

    If you have a Wehrpass or Soldbuch to a man killed in action then the chances are that the card files will tell you little new except that in a lot of examples the card files tell you how he died (gun shot to lungs, head injury etc) and where he was originally buried. But if all you have is a memorial card or a grave photo then you will be able to gain a lot of information such as his basic training unit, his last unit, dogtag details and so on. See below for a couple of examples. It would seem that people are having an approx 75-80% success rate in finding who they are looking for.

    This is already shaping up to be an incredible resource and I have already been told by one German collector that he has been able to find his Grandfather's card and despite the Red Cross, Volksbund & WASt not telling him about any burial details in the past there on the back of the card was his original grave details showing that he had received a proper burial from his comrades, something that has brought peace of mind to his remaining son & daughter 76 years later.

    But as with all things Ancestry, after your trial period ends you will need to subscribe to the site to obtain access.



  4. 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

  5. A Luftwaffe rank listing won't shed any light as they have very minimal details, usually just the name and date of seniority. I have the 1944 one and it is next to useless for finding out any further details. If he was a Luftwaffe 'Beamte' rather than a serving military officer then he won't be listed in the ranks of actual Luftwaffe officers.

    What makes you think he was doing secret experimental work for the RLM?

  6. Johannes Pfundtner


    Born: 15 July 1881

    Died: 25 April 1945 - committed suicide along with his wife


    Leitenden Staatssekretär im Reichsministerium des Innern

    Präsidenten der Prüfungskommission für höhere Verwaltungsbeamte

    Nationalen Olympischen Komitee


    Goldenes Parteiabzeichen der NSDAP




  7. Konstantin Hermann Karl Freiherr von Neurath


    Highest rank reached: Honorary rank SS-Obergruppenführer


    Born: 02 Feb 1873

    Died: 14 Aug 1956


    Foreign Minister

    Reichsprotektor Bohemia & Moravia


    Received 15 years imprisonment at the Nuremberg Trials but released after 8 years due to ill health.





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