wehrmacht awards


Go Back   Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 3000
Search took 1.12 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Willi Z.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 09-17-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Willi Z.
Off-site photo link deleted. Please post photos...

Off-site photo link deleted. Please post photos via the WAF attachment process.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-17-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Willi Z.
Certainly another accepted variant. I like it as...

Certainly another accepted variant. I like it as well.

Yes, I agree the wear looks natural, and unfortunately I agree that repros have been made which make it difficult for collectors.

Nice...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-17-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Willi Z.
Roger, I certainly agree with the 90%...

Roger, I certainly agree with the 90% number...perhaps even higher. Have forgotten about that thread. We have alot of great information and great discussions archived here.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-17-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes, a ceremony is the most logical explanation.

Yes, a ceremony is the most logical explanation.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-16-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By Willi Z.
Rich, that is a very special grouping! Is the...

Rich, that is a very special grouping! Is the cemetery photo from Cassino? The flare rounds trench art are pretty unique.

Kudos to you for your effort in keeping it all together. thumbsup
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-16-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By Willi Z.
Certainly fascinating! Never seen anything like...

Certainly fascinating! Never seen anything like it. I think the smock which looks like a M40 could be a converted M38. Generally converted M38s had narrower pocket flaps than the M40s, which is what...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-16-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Willi Z.
Here is the one in Karl's Volume 2. I have a...

Here is the one in Karl's Volume 2.

I have a couple in the collection, and a few spares, so I was going to move some along.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-16-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Willi Z.
@ David, thanks for that information! ...

@ David, thanks for that information!

@Steve, great example! Certainly been in the bag for ever. thumbsup

I don't think we can, with so few examples to sample, draw any conclusion to whether...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-16-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Willi Z.
FJ Gas Mask Bag - Klarscheibenbüchse

Refresh my memory; has anyone seen or have one of these in a bag which was unquestionably original to the bag?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-16-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Willi Z.
FJ Portrait Postcard Photos - Copies?

I am going to be moving dozens of postcard size photos, and wanted to check on these. I am assuming they are copies? Any other opinions?
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-15-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 237,634
Posted By Willi Z.
Eric, the only way to clearly see good from bad...

Eric, the only way to clearly see good from bad is to handle and/or study known originals. Words alone can't help.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-14-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 237,634
Posted By Willi Z.
The entire helmet is a cheap fake.

The entire helmet is a cheap fake.
Forum: Optics Forum 09-13-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Willi Z.
Originals are very rare. And much more expensive....

Originals are very rare. And much more expensive. Hard to explain, but it is the paint (inside and outside), markings, fittings, and the whole look. Not something anyone should buy before handling...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 09-13-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By Willi Z.
I would not want either one. Yes, markings are a...

I would not want either one. Yes, markings are a very valuable clue.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Willi Z.
A home on leave photo perhaps. The Schützenschnur...

A home on leave photo perhaps. The Schützenschnur was generally not worn after 1939, and very rarely on a Fliegerbluse.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-11-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Willi Z.
Rare, unlikely, but anything is possible. The...

Rare, unlikely, but anything is possible. The reality is that FJs wore, and lived in, their smocks during the Normandy campaign. So....we don't have much proof.

There are always exceptions, so it...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-11-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By Willi Z.
Superb!

Superb!
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-11-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Willi Z.
Your opinions, as you study documents and...

Your opinions, as you study documents and therefore campaigns, are very valuable.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-11-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Willi Z.
When in 1944? By the fall of 1944 the paperwork...

When in 1944? By the fall of 1944 the paperwork was more likely to be up to date.

Career FJ, or transferred in? These questions are not simple.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-11-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,163
Posted By Willi Z.
I say no as well. It took time to earn the...

I say no as well. It took time to earn the required combat days, and time to be awarded the clasp. Likely to have earned many days during the Normandy campaign, but that was not the question.
Forum: Firearms Forum 09-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Willi Z.
Very nice indeed! Very sharp. Might have to...

Very nice indeed! Very sharp. Might have to replace the ones I had decades ago.
Forum: Model Building and Display Forum 09-10-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Willi Z.
Nice work! Looks great. Your camo pattern is...

Nice work! Looks great. Your camo pattern is superb.

I built their old kit many years ago.
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 09-10-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 29,054
Posted By Willi Z.
Are you sure the FJR6 helmet went that high? The...

Are you sure the FJR6 helmet went that high? The consignor called me yesterday and indicated it was lower. Perhaps he did not include the commission. He was pleased though, and I never thought they...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 09-10-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By Willi Z.
At first I thought I liked it, but I now join the...

At first I thought I liked it, but I now join the naysayers. The rear seam, as well as some other features, give me pause..... wouldn't want it.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 09-10-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 870
Posted By Willi Z.
Yes John, we have discussed this many times over...

Yes John, we have discussed this many times over the years. I too still do not believe they are black tabs.

I am befuddled. Are we saying the portrait which started this thread is a wartime...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 3000

 
Forum Jump






vBulletin skins developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright Wehrmacht-Awards.com