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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-08-2020, 05:49 PM
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Posted By SprogCollector
Thanks for the fast ID

Thanks for the fast ID
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-08-2020, 04:45 PM
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Posted By SprogCollector
Unknown uniform ID assistance

I'm helping a friend research his grandfather -- MIA/KIA in Oct 1943. Luftwaffe Hauptwachtmeister with 2 Lw FD. This is a prewar photo believed pre-1935 based upon a captioned photo of same man...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-04-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By SprogCollector
Found it! It's in Belarus, just south of the...

Found it! It's in Belarus, just south of the border with Russia. The spelling variation from the book made it an easy find.

Surprised anything came up. It appears a long-abandoned village. The...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 04-03-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By SprogCollector
Thanks Monty! I'll see what I can find.

Thanks Monty! I'll see what I can find.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 03-30-2020, 02:40 PM
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Views: 209
Posted By SprogCollector
Location assistance -- Puljachi (Newel)

Doing some research on a LW Hauptwachtmeister who went missing on 17 Oct 1943.

Family has two notification documents. One is a casualty notification dated 17 Nov 1943 coming from Posen. Second...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-15-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By SprogCollector
Traded a few private messages and it was...

Traded a few private messages and it was suggested I add the limited information I have.

I had very little factual info to start my search. My aunt's first husband was Rudolf Paul. I have his...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-13-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By SprogCollector
I don't know the unit my relative served in....

I don't know the unit my relative served in. Honestly, didn't even know he existed until a few years ago. Found a potential casualty listing on the Volksbund site but, at the time, didn't have enough...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-11-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By SprogCollector
Hi Archi, Thanks for your reoly. After culling...

Hi Archi,
Thanks for your reoly. After culling tgru mapster, I was able to locate Fedjajkowo. It's slightly east of Rakitino on the north side of the river. I coukdn't find it on the 1:300,000 maps...
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 05-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By SprogCollector
Rshew/Rzhev field burial question

Hoping some folks here are more familiar with the Rshew area battles than I am.
I'm researching one of my relatives who was KIA in November 1942 at Fedjajkowo with end note commenting...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 12-09-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By SprogCollector
I have quite a few WW2-era RAF flags. All of mine...

I have quite a few WW2-era RAF flags. All of mine are sewn, multi-piece flags -- i.e the roundel and flag components are separate, sewn-on pieces.

Also, unless I'm mistaken, the wartime flags were...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 07-04-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By SprogCollector
Pre-1965 for all flying personnel ...

Pre-1965 for all flying personnel
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/06/58/6f/06586f50fe5d352e19c9d181637c9682--erich-hartmann-luftwaffe.jpg
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Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 06-04-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,308
Posted By SprogCollector
Just a quick note on the "zig-zag stitching" seen...

Just a quick note on the "zig-zag stitching" seen on the rudder. What you're seeing is not stitching. It's strips of reinforcing fabric (seam tape) doped (glued) over the underlying stitched seams....
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 06-04-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By SprogCollector
First pattern but second version of it. The first...

First pattern but second version of it. The first denims were of the same pattern but brown in color.

I always found it interesting that the denim was changed to green while the woolen British BD...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-27-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By SprogCollector
The sleeves appear to be the slimmed-down type...

The sleeves appear to be the slimmed-down type with the sleeve pleats omitted so I would put your jacket as after 1940.

The original Blouse, Serge (you will never see an original battledress...
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-27-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By SprogCollector
The sleeves appear to be the slimmed-down type...

The sleeves appear to be the slimmed-down type with the pleats seen on the early blouses absent
Forum: British and Commonwealth Militaria 05-27-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By SprogCollector
Modern copy

Modern copy
Forum: Living History Forum 10-13-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By SprogCollector
Looking through my e-mails, I made an enquiry...

Looking through my e-mails, I made an enquiry (mid-July) about a chinstrap and received a reply 2 days later. Traded a couple of e-mails on the same day as the initial reply; confirmed the total cost...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 10-09-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,565
Posted By SprogCollector
Without photos, this is just a guess. 1....

Without photos, this is just a guess.

1. Your first cap sounds something like this. If so: Polizei
http://www.mil-auktionen.de/ebay/00033179.jpg

2. Depending upon the color, cap 2 sounds like...
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 09-11-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By SprogCollector
Thanks for your comments/opinions! I was pretty...

Thanks for your comments/opinions! I was pretty sure it was good but you never know. Thanks again
Forum: Living History Forum 09-11-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By SprogCollector
I've purchased a few KuK items from him to...

I've purchased a few KuK items from him to complete a helmet for display -- this was probably ~3 months ago. I had no issues. Quality of the items I received was excellent. I used him based upon...
Forum: Belts and Buckles Forum 09-11-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By SprogCollector
SS Aluminum 36/39 opinion

I acquired this while stationed in Germany in the 1980s. It has a small ding on one side and looks like wear to the front. Sitting in a box for the last couple of decades. Sorry about the photo of...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 09-09-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,177
Posted By SprogCollector
Just an observation: How likely is a former BGS...

Just an observation:
How likely is a former BGS member's (presumably issued) uniform to have the large "A" surplus stamp on it? I have a handful of direct-from-veteran Bundeswehr uniforms and caps...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 08-28-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By SprogCollector
Hi Tomasz, Thanks for your reply. Per family...

Hi Tomasz,
Thanks for your reply. Per family lore, this was supposedly a wartime-worn piece. No photos to prove it, unfortunately. It's certainly seen some wear and tear.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 08-28-2016, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By SprogCollector
EK1 Opinion, please

I've had this KO-marked cross for decades. Family members served in both world wars and I've always been curious if this was a WW1 piece or post-war replacement?

Beyond it being 3-piece...
Forum: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1949-Present 08-21-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,382
Posted By SprogCollector
Gene, The photos I had linked were from the...

Gene,
The photos I had linked were from the site for the Schulfregatte-Scheer
http://schulfregattescheer-alben.magix.net/index_5.htm (http://schulfregattescheer-alben.magix.net)
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