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Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 07-22-2019, 10:10 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Amazing Herlé! thumbsup Seems in many cases...

Amazing Herlé! thumbsup

Seems in many cases knowledge is decreasing on WAF instead of increasing.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-06-2016, 09:02 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Thanks for the additional intel Piotr, really...

Thanks for the additional intel Piotr, really like your zinc Sturm ID. You have an outstanding collecting of discs.

Reiner, I can contribute to your Wittstock School post. Here is mine: Staff,...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-04-2016, 08:07 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
This is very interesting information Piotr,...

This is very interesting information Piotr, thanks very much. Knowing that SS VT ID tags were zinc at least illustrates that some prewar tags were produced in zinc. If a small number of SS VT tags...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-03-2016, 10:05 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Perhaps Willi, and I thought of this, but...

Perhaps Willi, and I thought of this, but remember he was captured in Africa where very few mid war produced uniforms and gear were in use, if any at all.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-03-2016, 08:42 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
I also disagree that zinc is late war. The first...

I also disagree that zinc is late war. The first tag I posted (zinc) is from a prewar Heer Fj NCO, later Leutnant. Wartime he served in the Luftwaffe Fj Sturm Rgt. He fought at Eben Emael, Crete, and...
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-03-2016, 08:28 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
As one would expect a stainless tag to be.

As one would expect a stainless tag to be.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-03-2016, 08:26 AM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Have had several Fj tags in which the blood type...

Have had several Fj tags in which the blood type was scratched on by the Fj. This information is often critical in combat.

A couple more tags. FLA MG Batl. and Lw Rgt. Barenthin.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-02-2016, 07:58 PM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Thanks Herlé! Fox Terier, do you know the...

Thanks Herlé!

Fox Terier, do you know the veteran? Number 7 would be important. Very fine group! 13. Kp. Fallschirmjäger Rgt. 3
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-02-2016, 03:30 PM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Yes indeed Herlé. IMHO it is factually...

Yes indeed Herlé.

IMHO it is factually incorrect to claim most Fj IDs did not have blood type. To claim many or most late war IDs were without, yes. But not most throughout the entire war.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-02-2016, 01:11 PM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Really? Most all of mine, both zinc and aluminum,...

Really? Most all of mine, both zinc and aluminum, have blood type on them. Some tetanus as well.
Forum: Fallschirmjäger Forum 06-02-2016, 01:00 PM
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Posted By John Hodgin
Why no blood type? Looks aluminum, not steel....

Why no blood type? Looks aluminum, not steel. Sturm Rgt.
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