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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 

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What a wonderful thread. Over here in the states, we have a small dedicated group that has a Kaiserliche Marine living history impression that we put together for the centennial. My part in this project is portraying a Flugmeister of Marine-Feld-Jagdstaffel I. Here is a potential photo for the pilot's license I had made up.

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Here is a close up of the shoulder strap with a reproduction we made of the Flugmeister insignia:

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The last input remind me that i wanted to present you this picture along with the history of this man.

Picture ist signed 1916 at Nordholz by Flugzeugobermatrose (later Flugobermaat) Heinrich Hahn.

12.02.1916 command to LFS Nordholz
05.03.1916 Landfliegerabzeichen
08.06.1916 promoted to Flugmaat (F)
20.10.1916 moved to zum Versuchs- und Uebungsflugpark (VÜFP) Ost
23.12.1916 moved back to LFS Nordholz
28.03.1917 moved to LFS Wainoden (from 16.04.1917 renamed to LFS Schlütterhof)
16.04.1917 EK II
28.07.1917 promoted to Flugobermaat
27.12.1917 EK I
15.11.1917 moved to Marine-Feld-Jagdstaffel (MFJ) 1
16.05.1918 wounded. Smooth landing at Ghistelles. Admitted to hospital.

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Jaba,

My name is Robbie Asplund. I'm attempting to honor Josef Wirtz of MFJ-I for our project. But yes, Wirtz was a Marineflieger who died in combat in April 1917. He died as a Vizeflugmeister, but I'm as yet unsure what that rank translates to on the uniform. Flugmeister and Oberflugmeister I know, but how the "Vize-" is represented on the uniform is beyond me at the moment.

Cheers,

Robbie

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Jaba,

My name is Robbie Asplund. I'm attempting to honor Josef Wirtz of MFJ-I for our project. But yes, Wirtz was a Marineflieger who died in combat in April 1917. He died as a Vizeflugmeister, but I'm as yet unsure what that rank translates to on the uniform. Flugmeister and Oberflugmeister I know, but how the "Vize-" is represented on the uniform is beyond me at the moment.

Cheers,

Robbie

Vizeflugmeister wore the same uniform as an Flugmeister. On the visor they wore the same patches as the officers. I think this is the only difference between Flug(ober)meister and Vizeflugmeister.

Look at the picture of Vizeflugmeister Klotz I attached.

regards

Alex

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I feel forced to show a snapshot, taken by my great grandfather on board of SMS Danzig....it is "Friedrichshafen F 33 ", somewhere in the Baltic Sea.

Hope you like it...

Best regards

Roman

Thanks for your support on this thread. Seems it getting boring.

Regards

Alex

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I feel forced to show a snapshot, taken by my great grandfather on board of SMS Danzig....it is "Friedrichshafen F 33 ", somewhere in the Baltic Sea.

Hope you like it...

Best regards

Roman

Great photo and family history. Thanks for sharing it.

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Thank for your contribution. The last one is the patch for Oberflugmeistermaat.

 

Attached you find a picture of an Oberflugmaat and observer.

 

Regards

 

Alex

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