Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 74
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

The next 2 I recieved from Timo (Noor). Many thanks my friend :cheers:

A pre war photo of a Beamte official, with I think a Black (Technical) nebenfarbe and a Medium/Elevated career who was in the 1st war. I am hoping some one can help with the medal bar. I recognize the EK2, a Hindenburg Cross for Combatants, Is that a Silesian Eagle award beside it? And a Heer long service medal but that is all

Edited by Laurence Strong
Link to post
Share on other sites

Last fellow was an Austrian. 2nd through 5th ribbons are a grand slam of either all four classes (Gold, Large Silver, Small Silver, Bronze) of their WW1 bravery medals or multiples of those with a Merit Cross on war ribbon-- but I think from lack of swords he's got Everything There Was To Get for bravery medals.

1st one--

Meinen lb. Vater

ein Bild von seinem

Sohn Paul

Bad Aachen, den 5.10.1941

To my dear father

a picture from his

son Paul

2nd one was already researched--



freundlichen Erinnerungen


Ferdinand Honisch

K?ln, den 17./7.39


friendly remembrance


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is larger portrait of Ferdinand Honisch. It's actually a different photo as you can see that his head is in a slightly different position. His bar is a bit clearer in this one...

Link to post
Share on other sites

One I picked up some time ago. I believe him to be an Administration official of some kind but I cannot see any insignia on his apparently very thin shoulder boards.

The medal bar appears to be cut off by the photograph.

Link to post
Share on other sites

That last fellow (note the Wehrmacht 12 and 4 Years Service Medal ribbons, suggesting a former career NCO) wearing an officer's tunic and collar tabs with an enlisted type silver bullion BeVo breast eagle and "sergeant-major" equivalent shoulder boards. An interesting combination I've never seen before!

Link to post
Share on other sites

The mystery shoulder boards on your Official look like those used by the LSW and SHD! I have never seen anything like it on a Heer uniform! I have placed a set of these boards below..


I have never seen that mixture of officer and NCO insignia before either. Perhaps he was a probationary member(the LW does something similar), who will be advanced to an officer grade after a certain amount of time has passed. To me, this is the only thing that will make any sense.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Paul

Those cords were used by Beamte auf Kreigsdaur for awhile, and though he is wearing what i believe to be the correct style tabs, they look to have a white nebenfarbe as opposed to the grey nebenfarbe that was used by a Beamte a. K.

Edited by Laurence Strong
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Some new photo's that have arrived

First is an older Zahlmeister/Sekretar wearing a full uniform. From the date of the photo, and his age, I wonder if he was one of the civilians who were incorporated into the Wehrmacht in 1934?

Once again any help with the translation is greatly appreciated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

:Cat-Scratch: Interesting to me to see that he's wearing the hat with funny colored capband and collar for Sonderf?hrers, wartime duration tabs, but what looks like (?) normal Beamter boards yet he's signed it (horrible handwriting, I think his name was "Heytrak") as "Obzm" which must be "Oberzahlmeister."

I love weirdly obscure uniforms. :cheers:

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
  • Create New...