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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum Yesterday, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Simon O.
Looks like he died at Stalingrad ...

Looks like he died at Stalingrad

Nachname:BentzVorname:AlfonsDienstgrad:OberfeldwebelGeburtsdatum:27.02.1914Todes-/Vermisstendatum:07.09.1942Todes-/Vermisstenort:Gorodischtschje b. Stalingrad /...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 02-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Simon O.
It's always a high ranking officer, SS, tiger...

It's always a high ranking officer, SS, tiger tank, 88 isn't it?

Well you know he was just a private soldier. His details will be with the German authorities.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 02-19-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Simon O.
This one ? ...

This one ?

http://www.leparisien.fr/politique/liberation-de-paris-je-lui-ai-mis-deux-balles-dans-la-tempe-et-voila-19-08-2019-8135457.php
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 02-19-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Simon O.
Why your interest in this particular soldier? ...

Why your interest in this particular soldier?

a private at that age is a little unusual. Unless you have further information he could have belonged to a unit that wasn't even in Paris, ie. he was...
Forum: Luftwaffe War and Qualification Badges (Tim Calvert's Eagles Nest) 02-18-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,901
Posted By Simon O.
I know we have a few metalheads out there that...

I know we have a few metalheads out there that remember Tim's time with the band Forbidden. I thought some of you might be interested in this discussion about the bands history with Craig Locicero...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 02-16-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Simon O.
the Fp.number is 38906, 8 Kp. Luftgau...

the Fp.number is 38906, 8 Kp. Luftgau Nachrichten Rgt. 7
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Simon O.
In this case i've seen photos of torpedoboote...

In this case i've seen photos of torpedoboote with the triangle in various books dealing with the KM.

When it comes to unit symbols in general, the most extensive work available is the following 4...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-16-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Simon O.
We already said that if you read the comments...

We already said that if you read the comments above.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 02-15-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Simon O.
Those are Heer units Gerdan. This is the 9...

Those are Heer units Gerdan.

This is the 9 batterie of the SS Artillerie Ersatz Regiment.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-15-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Simon O.
Squaddie humour :laugh::laugh:

Squaddie humour :laugh::laugh:
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 02-15-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By Simon O.
Whilst desertion is possible, it's equally...

Whilst desertion is possible, it's equally possible, perhaps more likely, that he was draughted into some unit whilst on leave or traveling and the paperwork never caught up. As you can see, all they...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-14-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Simon O.
I agree and the triangle with line under it fits...

I agree and the triangle with line under it fits for T-12 as well
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-14-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Simon O.
Here we go, it's either T-9 under Kptlt. Georg...

Here we go, it's either T-9 under Kptlt. Georg Grund (DKiG) or T-12 under von Trotha (DKiG) as Gerdan says. As you can see, both ships left Trondheim for Narvik 10 Sept.42, arriving the next day and...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-13-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By Simon O.
It's one of the Torpedoboote operating in the far...

It's one of the Torpedoboote operating in the far North, which one i'm not certain but possibly T-12
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-12-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Simon O.
It's an error, he died in 1944 and is listed on...

It's an error, he died in 1944 and is listed on the volksbund database.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-11-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By Simon O.
Pre-war German, but whether they are gebirgsjäger...

Pre-war German, but whether they are gebirgsjäger or other branch of service within the gebirgstruppe you can't tell from the photo.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-04-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 296
Posted By Simon O.
That's not what i'd call a 'small estate' :laugh:...

That's not what i'd call a 'small estate' :laugh:

Truly fantastic grouping, many thanks for showing us. thumbsup
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-03-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Simon O.
I have to say, those stains make me suspicious...

I have to say, those stains make me suspicious too. One i'd want to see in hand.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 02-01-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Simon O.
No problem as far as i'm concerned

No problem as far as i'm concerned
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 01-31-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Simon O.
He's not even listed on the German war graves...

He's not even listed on the German war graves database. The only thing that can be said is that he belonged to the infantry branch of service.
Forum: Roger Bender Book Review and Media 01-26-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,074
Posted By Simon O.
Watched it last night and thought it was good...

Watched it last night and thought it was good overall with some nice attention to detail. As ever the PC quota is present, but it seems to be a requirement in any production these days, i just try...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-26-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Simon O.
They're more to do with his commissioning or not....

They're more to do with his commissioning or not. The DK is more or less mentioned in passing and he received it 30.3.45. It seems clear he was at least an Oberfähnrich but the question was whether...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-26-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Simon O.
Of course there's many possibilities as to the...

Of course there's many possibilities as to the unit, Africa veterans could be found all over the place but the pine trees and rocky/dry terrain has me thinking Southern Europe which leads to possibly...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 01-26-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Simon O.
Paul Koester was a Flak officer and commanded...

Paul Koester was a Flak officer and commanded Flak Rgt. 51 amongst other things.

Rudolf Koester however was a major in october 39 and commanded II./KG 28 at that time. Later on from Sept.41 he was...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-25-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Simon O.
Kl.Kw.Kol.883 never served in Finland under AOK...

Kl.Kw.Kol.883 never served in Finland under AOK 20 or XVIII Geb.Korps.
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