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Dear friends,

I rediscovered this passport from 19 Sep 1940 in my collection, issued to Kurt Schneider from Saarbrücken (DOB 5-12-1912), who is nicely displayed in his uniform on the passport picture. The passport has visas from Hungary (Jan 1941), Romania (Oct 1940) and Spain (Jan? 1941). Is there any chance to find out more about him? Page four has an interesting handwritten entry "This official trip is on order of the Reich government". See pictures. Any help would be much appreciated. Best regards, Tom.

Germany NS Dienstpass 1940 Flugzeugfunker.jpg

Germany NS Dienstpass 1940 Flugzeugfunker-001.jpg

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Germany NS Dienstpass 1940 Flugzeugfunker-008.jpg

Germany NS Dienstpass 1940 Flugzeugfunker-009.jpg

Germany NS Dienstpass 1940 Flugzeugfunker-010.jpg

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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.

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On 09/06/2019 at 17:44, hucks216 said:

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.

The Romanian visa is for a single entry at the latest on 24th of November and a stay of maximum 60 days. The handwritten purpose of the trip could very likely be "mission".

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Hello, Of course is an interesting item. I think that the man was part of German Military commisions more or less disguised .

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