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Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-17-2019, 04:11 PM
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Posted By Simon O.
My guess would be Hipper

My guess would be Hipper
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-17-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Simon O.
A later war reserve unit like this, which was to...

A later war reserve unit like this, which was to all intents and purposes a field unit included officers of various career paths, regular and reservist just as field unit were largely made up of...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-17-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Simon O.
The Tirpitz's onboard newspaper was called Der...

The Tirpitz's onboard newspaper was called Der Scheinwerfer (the searchlight), very similar in layout to that of the Hipper's referenced above.
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 11-14-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Simon O.
Did you know that this could also include...

Did you know that this could also include Reserve-GJR 139 ?
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-11-2019, 04:33 PM
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Posted By Simon O.
Rudolf Petersen is behind Schneiwind The...

Rudolf Petersen is behind Schneiwind

The sailor receiving an award is an oberbootsmann and i would think it is a DKiG as Brian says

Not sure about the other RKT, perhaps Kurt Fimmen?
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-09-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Simon O.
Hei Torstein Seidel commanded III./IR 236...

Hei Torstein

Seidel commanded III./IR 236 during the invasion and later the regiment.

Have you seen this thread and photo?

I think early photos of his time prior to joining the army would be...
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-07-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Simon O.
Here's a great place for you start ...

Here's a great place for you start

http://www.sturmpanzer.com/Default.aspx?tabindex=5&tabid=611&item=1&sec=1
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-07-2019, 02:18 AM
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Views: 1,060
Posted By Simon O.
I didn't say anything about dating the contents...

I didn't say anything about dating the contents did i? I'm simply curious about the newspapers
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-05-2019, 02:24 PM
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Views: 1,722
Posted By Simon O.
Getting them from NARA is quite expensive now but...

Getting them from NARA is quite expensive now but sometimes people have some up on ebay. There's also the less complete archives of the three corps belonging to 20 Geb.Armee and their divisions.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 11-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Simon O.
There are various books on the division and on...

There are various books on the division and on the campaigns on the Litsa Front, if you want to go deeper then there's the archive records of the 3 Geb.Div., XIX Geb.Korps and 20 Geb.Armee
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-03-2019, 03:58 PM
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Posted By Simon O.
In this case the archives of 20 Geb Armee from...

In this case the archives of 20 Geb Armee from the NARA microfilm rolls, now digitized, T-312 R-990 to R-1075.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-03-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By Simon O.
Here's a map of Nord's positions february 44,...

Here's a map of Nord's positions february 44, i've ringed Kiestinki in Blue and the abteilung's position in red
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 11-03-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By Simon O.
Here's the composition of SS-Pz.Jg. Abteilung 6...

Here's the composition of SS-Pz.Jg. Abteilung 6 in June 42 and May 44

In 42 you can see that both it's companies were equipped with 9 x 5cm Pak 38, the 4.) is a side note stating that the...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 11-03-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Simon O.
Lost a leg perhaps?

Lost a leg perhaps?
Forum: Wehrmacht Equipment Forum 11-02-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By Simon O.
What's the dates on the newspapers?

What's the dates on the newspapers?
Forum: Kriegsmarine Uniforms and Equipment Forum 10-31-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Simon O.
Almost certainly this guy ...

Almost certainly this guy

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/14770/Knecht-Wilhelm.htm

https://uboat.net/boats/u81.htm
Forum: Testing and Technical Advice 10-31-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By Simon O.
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 10-27-2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Simon O.
You should have posted this in the research forum...

You should have posted this in the research forum really.

To answer your question about the Ostmedaille, yes, the unit did qualify as it was placed under Gebirgskorps Norwegen (XIX GebirgsKorps)...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 10-26-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Simon O.
The entry is absolutely correct, you're...

The entry is absolutely correct, you're misunderstanding what the dates mean and as you can see the number belonged to the same unit throughout.

Date ranges in brackets mean within which period...
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 10-23-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Simon O.
@Arctic War You won't know because it stands for...

@Arctic War You won't know because it stands for nothing, it's incorrect, the only way you could know is if it came with the man's documentation and you had good provenance. The inscription also...
Forum: Living History Forum 10-20-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 795
Posted By Simon O.
Zeigenhagen i find listed with 4 victories to his...

Zeigenhagen i find listed with 4 victories to his name.

A grouping to a pilot from the same staffel who later went on to a nightfighter staffel sold today at Ratisbons and i have a grouping to a...
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 10-20-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Simon O.
8/II/ 20 Geb. Armee makes no sense whatsoever and...

8/II/ 20 Geb. Armee makes no sense whatsoever and the material could be from almost anything, like a mess tin for example
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 10-19-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Simon O.
Looks like he was convicted of something which...

Looks like he was convicted of something which got him busted, then worked his way up again
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 10-19-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Simon O.
Total rubbish

Total rubbish
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 10-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Simon O.
I've seen several similar types to these which...

I've seen several similar types to these which are amongst the most poorly executed examples, without the accompanying paperwork there's nothing much to say about them
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