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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Willi Z.
Indeed to all! Flare pouch, getting old, and...

Indeed to all!

Flare pouch, getting old, and not as sharp eyes.....:laugh::laugh:
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By Willi Z.
Nice work Oriano! Fascinating documents!

Nice work Oriano!

Fascinating documents!
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Willi Z.
:laugh:thumbsup

:laugh:thumbsup
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Willi Z.
Great photo Jiri! Tropical uniforms, so...

Great photo Jiri!

Tropical uniforms, so could be Sicily, but likely Italy. Can't tell what color the 6-pocket pouch is. Likely to be green/ olive. Few pouches are really blue (web straps), some...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-22-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Willi Z.
Isn't this one in Volume 3 of Karl's FJ books? ...

Isn't this one in Volume 3 of Karl's FJ books?

Has anyone ever seen another FJ badge, cloth or metal, with a black swaz? Other Luft badges, Heer badges?
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 08-21-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Willi Z.
Great Fliegerbluse Daniele! I love that eagle...

Great Fliegerbluse Daniele! I love that eagle stitching as well. Of all my Fliegerblusen that variant has escaped me so far.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 08-20-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, nice private purchase eagle for the summer...

Yes, nice private purchase eagle for the summer flight suit. So many of the early droop tail private purchase ones have the same akward look.

Speaking of GP, I just saw him on Saturday when he was...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-19-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Willi Z.
I would agree that some photos appear to have...

I would agree that some photos appear to have replaced others, and others were also added to fill the album.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 08-19-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Willi Z.
Wow Paul, that is a great setup!

Wow Paul, that is a great setup!
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-15-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,274
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, they do! smilewink

Yes, they do! smilewink
Forum: Book Review and Media 08-15-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Willi Z.
I see that Günther has been active online...

I see that Günther has been active online documenting his story. That is great!

https://nettetalaktuell.de/2017/03/18/guenther-tlotzek-ein-bewegtes-leben-2/
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-15-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Willi Z.
Amazing contribution Ian! thumbsup

Amazing contribution Ian! thumbsup
Forum: Book Review and Media 08-15-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By Willi Z.
I just moved this thread to the book section.

I just moved this thread to the book section.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 08-15-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 27,316
Posted By Willi Z.
The gentleman who consigned that helmet is a good...

The gentleman who consigned that helmet is a good friend of mine. And while I was with him when be bought helmets from Russ, I can't remember all the exact details. He did log in every purchase, and...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Willi Z.
I too had never heard of this action. Thanks!

I too had never heard of this action. Thanks!
Forum: Model Building and Display Forum 08-14-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Willi Z.
Great work! I haven't built a model in...

Great work!

I haven't built a model in almost 40 years, but we never had any where each track link was separate on a 1/35th model. Always had to tie the track down a little to make the track sag...
Forum: Heer/SS War and Qualification Badges 08-14-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,468
Posted By Willi Z.
Thanks Gustav! I, as I have stated in the...

Thanks Gustav!

I, as I have stated in the past, certainly believe they had them, and issued them. However, most encountered on the market are indeed fake. Including the one which initiated this...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-13-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Willi Z.
It's an oak camo reversible parka.... not a...

It's an oak camo reversible parka.... not a smock.

Owen, how have you been?
Forum: Cloth Headgear Forum 08-13-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,465
Posted By Willi Z.
Steve, the ones I have handled (and discussed by...

Steve, the ones I have handled (and discussed by Drew on a couple of threads....though he has not yet stated where he obtained this one) were found by a guy I have known for almost 30 years. His...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-13-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Willi Z.
I agree. And, as we have discussed, remembering...

I agree. And, as we have discussed, remembering the life they lived after those years is far more rewarding to us as we age.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-13-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Willi Z.
Hardy, nice to see these early photos of your...

Hardy, nice to see these early photos of your parents.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-13-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Willi Z.
Early 6-pocket MP38/40 Pouch

This one is currently offered on our E-Stand. Nice example! Figured I would save the photos here for future reference and study.

If I didn't already have one, I would grab it.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-13-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,400
Posted By Willi Z.
GJ boots seem to have been worn any time they...

GJ boots seem to have been worn any time they were available in lieu of jump boots. Anyone who has worn jump boots (US, German, etc, of any era) knows how useless they are in wet grass, snow, ice, or...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 08-13-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,400
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, very true and good catch. thumbsup ...

Yes, very true and good catch. thumbsup

Regarding the CT in the photo, I had focused on the 2 "T"s within the first 3 letters.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 08-12-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Willi Z.
I agree these are fakes. I have seen a number of...

I agree these are fakes. I have seen a number of these over the years, and always with that contrived shrunken heel look. Have never seen them as clean as the pair Hptm. Furhmann posted.
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