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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-21-2020, 02:44 PM
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Views: 687
Posted By Simon O.
8 is the same for me Hucks, also 1940 As a...

8 is the same for me Hucks, also 1940

As a test I took the 11 with the rank of Hptm. buried at Narvik with death dates ranging from 1940 to 1945. Of those I found cards for 9, the 2 without of...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-19-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By Simon O.
That's interesting news. I'm working on...

That's interesting news. I'm working on reconstructing the original places of burial, units and cause of death of soldiers who died in Norway and see these index cards mentioned a lot, but that they...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-17-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Simon O.
The doc is fine, signed by Franz Pöschl, RK,...

The doc is fine, signed by Franz Pöschl, RK, DKiG, EBS

The shield may or may not belong with it. There is a particular shield type connected with the 6 Geb.Div. and this isn't it, i haven't seen...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-11-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Simon O.
Make it 4

Make it 4
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 05-10-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Simon O.
Here's an example for you of the various...

Here's an example for you of the various timeframes and order of paperwork typical for the award of the DKiG.

In this case Lt. Josef Dechant who was acting kp. führer of 6./Gren.Rgt.378, 169...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-01-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Simon O.
The battalion functioned as an independent...

The battalion functioned as an independent motorized anti-tank unit, in January 43 it was re-designated as a self-propelled anti-tank unit (sfl.) or Selbstfahrlafette. Equipped at that time with the...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 04-26-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Simon O.
It is uncommon, i don't think it was always...

It is uncommon, i don't think it was always entered in to the SB/WP, I've seen 7777 awarded 4 July 44, so several hundred being awarded in one go.

Looks like he belonged to LW Bau.Btl. 2./3/VIII ?
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-26-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Simon O.
To be honest i don't think it's going to be...

To be honest i don't think it's going to be possible. They're not general rank officers, only the guy with glasses taking the salute is between major and oberst and none are highly decorated....
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 04-22-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By Simon O.
Thrown away of course, just like so much else...

Thrown away of course, just like so much else dumped in 1945 prior to troops being shipped out of Norway.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-22-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By Simon O.
Kommando, here it would mean the divisional...

Kommando, here it would mean the divisional command.
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 04-22-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By Simon O.
A nice one. Attributable to the 6 Gebirgs...

A nice one. Attributable to the 6 Gebirgs Division and other units within their area on the Lyngen line. Fortunately, there have been several examples ground dug in the area which makes attribution...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-19-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Simon O.
I don't see anything immediately wrong with it,...

I don't see anything immediately wrong with it, though slightly strange folds and of course the tape effects its value. The 1 batterie was equipped with 4 8.8cm flak and 3 2cm flak 30/38
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-15-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Simon O.
uploaded the doc as a jpeg image so it's easier...

uploaded the doc as a jpeg image so it's easier for people to see.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-11-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Simon O.
Communications including radar in a nutshell.

Communications including radar in a nutshell.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-11-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Simon O.
Looking at the Fpnr the lightning bolts make...

Looking at the Fpnr the lightning bolts make sense as it belonged to a luftnachrichten unit. Southern Greece/Crete it seems rather than Italy.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-10-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By Simon O.
I have to agree with Hank

I have to agree with Hank
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-10-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Simon O.
That's an interesting question, i have the...

That's an interesting question, i have the complete list of units/offices etc. for the LW in Norway in Nov.44 and May 45 and not a single veterinary unit is listed. The 14 LW Feld Div. isn't included...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 04-06-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
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 04-06-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
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: 18
Views: 1,280
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: 18
Views: 1,280
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
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
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: 332
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: 184
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: 156
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...
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