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Hi,

This has always been the source of great irritation for me - trying to identify uniform ranks and patches which I can never find online.

Can anyone tell me what this guy's rank and unit is?

 

Any idea of the medals displayed on his ribbon bar will be an added bonus :)

 

The man's name is Hermann Walter.

 

Thanks a lot,

Matt.

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He´s a Luftwaffe official with a rank equal to major, His ribbon bar: WWI EK2, Hessen Bravery Medal (I think), Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer, Long Service Award (?). In his button hole he wears the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords ribbon.  

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Turtle is correct about his LW rank. Without knowing his units or rank title hard to tell what specific admin branch he was attached to.

Jeremy

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Hi Turtle and Jeremy,  

Thanks a lot!

 

If I find anything about his life and career, I'll be sure to let you know :)

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 His ribbon bar: WWI EK2, Hessen Bravery Medal (I think), Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer, Long Service Award (?). In his button hole he wears the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords ribbon.  

 

 

I concur with that list and I would add that the last ribbon is very likely the Long Service award due to the Luftwaffe eagle clasp in it.

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Great photo.  As stated, his rank title is unknown without knowing his career specialty or the color of the center layer between the shoulder board. I love Luftwaffe beamte.  Is there anything written on the back of the photo?

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Thanks Cl-Cl-Claudius :)

 

"I only limp with my tongue and stutter with my leg.  Nature never quite finished me."

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Hi Paul,

I have been browsing the web about the Luftwaffe Admin units and I saw your name crop up, so I knew it would peak your interest. :)

I have sent you a p.m.

 

All the best,

Matt.

Edited by Mattyboy

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Hi Claudius,

Haha! Great quote. The first book is an excellent read, and I have the TV series box-set at home.

 

Best regards,

Matt.

Edited by Mattyboy

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