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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 07-16-2019, 04:51 PM
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Posted By Simon O.
Photos of FJ officer with 14 LW Feld Div in Norway

I recently got a nice photo album from the 14 LW Feld Div. in North Norway that includes a couple of photos of an FJ leutnant. Luckily one photo is of these officers standing next to an Fp number...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 07-16-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Simon O.
It appears you are genuinely interested in...

It appears you are genuinely interested in 'finding' this lost soldier. Perhaps contacting the Volksbund, explaining the situation and that you are concerned it might have been dug up by grave...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-15-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Simon O.
Unfortunately i didn't take any, in fact it was...

Unfortunately i didn't take any, in fact it was only when i saw this thread that i realised what they were. Soles without hobnails, the half rounded leather uppers and none of the canvas left.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 07-15-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By Simon O.
'Verdun' has a second account, fakatona. That in...

'Verdun' has a second account, fakatona. That in itself is reason for expulsion.

Both accounts are now expelled. He may have more so be aware.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Simon O.
The unit lettering and numbering all seem to be...

The unit lettering and numbering all seem to be the same but the serial numbers are in two different styles, one being the same size as the units numbering, the other larger.

The aluminum tag is...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Simon O.
Strangely enough, although i have a lot in my...

Strangely enough, although i have a lot in my collection to the 6 GD, nothing to the pionier btl. but i will of course keep my eyes open
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-14-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Simon O.
They were held together with wire. In the photo...

They were held together with wire. In the photo above i laid them out sequentially, numbers 145 and 146 are missing. they were found right under the surface and there was evidence of post-war...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 07-13-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Simon O.
Cache of 100 unissued tags

Here's an interesting find made this week. A cache of almost 100 sequentially numbered tags to the same unit, 1 Kp. Geb.Pi.Btl.91, 6 Geb.Div. Starting from 51 and going up to 148.
My assumption is...
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-13-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Simon O.
Ironically i found the leather parts to a pair of...

Ironically i found the leather parts to a pair of these just today in a rubbish pit belonging to the 6 Geb.Div.
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-13-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Simon O.
No French troops just there, this is an area...

No French troops just there, this is an area occupied by the 6 Gebirgs Division in 45. But could very well be captured stocks of whatever they are.

My feeling is that it's to do with horse care....
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 07-12-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Simon O.
What are these? Possibly horse/mule related

I found hundreds of these metal tubes today and believe they may be horse/mule related. They contain some yellow substance that was solid or perhaps was a powder.

The rectangular box has the...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 07-03-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Simon O.
Does that label say Dr. Schütte?

Does that label say Dr. Schütte?
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-26-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,269
Posted By Simon O.
Wonderful group, long may it stay together. ...

Wonderful group, long may it stay together.

Thanks for sharing it Lionel, coming from the family it must give you an extra sense of responsibility in looking after it.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-23-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Simon O.
I can only agree with Lionel and Hucks. I've...

I can only agree with Lionel and Hucks. I've added it to the fake docs gallery.

And thank you George for bringing it up.
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 06-19-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Simon O.
Yes, both shield and document are good. Unlike...

Yes, both shield and document are good. Unlike many other cases we can also say that the shield belongs to the group, or at least it's the right shield type for the area and unit.

The doc is...
Forum: Book Review and Media 06-18-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Simon O.
Bob, my thoughts and observations exactly. The...

Bob, my thoughts and observations exactly. The last episode was a bit weak, clearly didn't dare upset the Russians, though there was mention of trying to keep the young nurses safe.

I thought they...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 06-15-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Simon O.
No Alfred Burger listed in either of the works on...

No Alfred Burger listed in either of the works on ehrenpokal winners. There is however a feldwebel Anton Burger listed with a date of 20.04.42
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-14-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Simon O.
all look good to me

all look good to me
Forum: Book Review and Media 06-14-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By Simon O.
Charité at War, Netflix series

Haven't seen this mentioned here yet but i've just started watching the netflix series Charité at war and can thoroughly recommend it. No one does WW2 movies like the Germans and after 2 episodes i'm...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-14-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Simon O.
24 i think is vizeadmiral Hoffmann the...

24 i think is vizeadmiral Hoffmann

the admiral that isn't numbered, between 12 and 7 i will go for Otto Cilliax
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 06-14-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 156
Posted By Simon O.
There's some useful information for you in this...

There's some useful information for you in this old thread

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267110&page=4
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 06-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Simon O.
I really love these groupings to pre-war career...

I really love these groupings to pre-war career NCOs who were commissioned during the war.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 06-11-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Simon O.
The DK lists only record him as having served on...

The DK lists only record him as having served on the 9 staffel of a KG, but not which one.
However, i do note a Hans Steinadler listed as a member of KG3, so could be possible it's him.

I...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 06-11-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Simon O.
He served in WW1, then left the service and...

He served in WW1, then left the service and rejoined in WW2. In other words, the navy wasn't his career profession.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 06-10-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Simon O.
That confirms he wasn't a career officer. In any...

That confirms he wasn't a career officer. In any case, identifying him will be virtually impossible unless some of his paperwork happens to be out there.
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