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Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum Yesterday, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Simon O.
Was with 8./KG 1 in 42 at least ...

Was with 8./KG 1 in 42 at least

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/29507/Henze-Kurt.htm
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum Yesterday, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Simon O.
Just to illustrate what i'm driving at, the...

Just to illustrate what i'm driving at, the Norwegian national archives hold a large number of statements and reports on members of the sipo and other organizations in Norway. The information and...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-05-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Simon O.
Well, suicides/deaths of sipo members in the Oslo...

Well, suicides/deaths of sipo members in the Oslo area may 45 has to be a logical first stop. Secondly, all sipo/gestapo members were arrested and interrogated for warcrimes, many of whom would...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-05-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By Simon O.
Understand that i'm talking about possible...

Understand that i'm talking about possible candidates, as you say without further information it's hypothetical and i can't see a definitive candidate turning up but a shortlist certainly, i don't...
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 04-05-2020, 02:37 AM
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Views: 846
Posted By Simon O.
I would think there's a good chance of being able...

I would think there's a good chance of being able to identify the gestapo officer in question. I can see it coming from a suicide at the end of the war and if it comes from an Oslo family, that...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-04-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Simon O.
I agree with Jan, it's a Bren gun.

I agree with Jan, it's a Bren gun.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-03-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 123
Posted By Simon O.
I think you're having a little joke with us,...

I think you're having a little joke with us, after all they are comedy pieces :laugh::laugh:
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-02-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Simon O.
There's no c in flak smilewink Each arm of...

There's no c in flak smilewink

Each arm of service had anti-aircraft units, Heer, LW, KM, W-SS. Each of which were manned by their own branch of service soldiers. Whether the guns were used in an...
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 03-28-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By Simon O.
I would also look elsewhere, without some form...

I would also look elsewhere, without some form of provenance, it's not worth the risk IMO.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-25-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Simon O.
3 brass 8.8cm shell case bases from ammunition...

3 brass 8.8cm shell case bases from ammunition blown up before the battery pulled out.

Anchoring pin of one of the guns
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Simon O.
Flak grouping with history and a nice twist

I picked up this Flak SB and EK2 doc from the stand recently. It's to an unteroffizier belonging to 2./gem.Flak.Abt.352 serving on the Murmansk front within the area of the XIX Gebirgs Korps.
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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-23-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Simon O.
Here's the film portrayal of the action at...

Here's the film portrayal of the action at Midtskogen in the film 'Kongens Nei' (The king's choice'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzfqS7oUU2w
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-23-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Simon O.
Yes, this would have been around Leningrad.

Yes, this would have been around Leningrad.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-23-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Simon O.
i'm sure it's just lost in translation but...

i'm sure it's just lost in translation but neither an infantry regiment nor a flak abteilung were commanded by officers of general rank. I think you just mean commander.

Who signed the documents,...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-22-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Simon O.
Used in printing

Used in printing
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-22-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Simon O.
I believe Flak.Abt.99 was serving in the Anzio...

I believe Flak.Abt.99 was serving in the Anzio area around this time, I'm sure our Italian specialists will know all the details.

The Inf.Rgt. 322 EK is slightly unusual in that is is awarded at...
Forum: John Burnett Helmet Forum 03-14-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Simon O.
It's KG 252 Bob ...

It's KG 252 Bob

http://www.ww2.dk/air/kampf/kg252.html
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 03-11-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Simon O.
the night action reads Elverum and refers to the...

the night action reads Elverum and refers to the famous (in Norway) action at Midtskogen.
Is this to a member of 2./FJR 1?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Midtskogen

The action on the...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-10-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Simon O.
Facsimile. These awards were spread around in...

Facsimile. These awards were spread around in their hundreds of thousands.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-07-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Simon O.
Your hometown

Your hometown
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 03-06-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Simon O.
Quote from the book 'Lions of Flanders' by...

Quote from the book 'Lions of Flanders' by Richard Landwehr

The W-SS offensive had the net result of regaining old positions and stabilizing the front by throwing the enemy completely off balance....
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-06-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Simon O.
Nothing in my collection but i came across...

Nothing in my collection but i came across several wehrpass to members of Brieftaubenzug Norwegen in the Norwegian national archives.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 03-06-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By Simon O.
I have to agree with the other guys. He was...

I have to agree with the other guys. He was captured in Tunisia.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Simon O.
I've also never come across documents to one of...

I've also never come across documents to one of these units. Hardly surprising, they were only between 5-15 men strong.
Here's the LW weather offices deployed in Norway Nov.44 And some photos from...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-04-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By Simon O.
Another one for the fake gallery

Another one for the fake gallery
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