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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 01-11-2020, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Simon O.
I'm pretty sure this is a Bf 109 E-1 of 1./JG 77...

I'm pretty sure this is a Bf 109 E-1 of 1./JG 77 flown by an Unteroffizier Keck who bailed out and was captured unhurt. The aircraft was on escort duty for bombers attacking Hornchurch airfield and...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-11-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Simon O.
Yes indeed, so you'll know he was in hospital...

Yes indeed, so you'll know he was in hospital during the first days of the offensive.

I have the AOK Norwegen/20 Geb.Armee archives and they include the order for the division's formation and an...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-11-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Simon O.
The vast majority of awards were made July/...

The vast majority of awards were made July/ August 45, fewer during september /October and only a handful after that. Any pre-8 may 45 awards are backdated from July onwards
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-11-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Simon O.
How to get a Bulge grouping when you don't collect in that area

As you all know we've just had the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge and as many of you will also know, i collect documents exclusively with a connection to Norway and Finland. So, how do i...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-11-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Simon O.
Sorry, i don't like either. Fest.Inf.Btl....

Sorry, i don't like either.

Fest.Inf.Btl. 655 was deployed on the west coast of Norway at the time with the 3 Kp. on the island of Florøy. Obviously a Kp. Chef was far too low an authority to...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-10-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Simon O.
As Brian said and their presence or not can't be...

As Brian said and their presence or not can't be used as an indication of authenticity unless it's known for certain a particular awarding authority was using a runic typewriter for a particular...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 01-01-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Simon O.
Brian is right, the key with documents is that...

Brian is right, the key with documents is that all the elements have to hang together because they tell a story, the 14 Pz.Div. stamp here is rather like having Gandalf turn up in Star Wars, it just...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 12-30-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Simon O.
That's interesting, so Swiss tailors were doing...

That's interesting, so Swiss tailors were doing business in Germany?
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 12-30-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Simon O.
Copying this thread here to get more looks. ...

Copying this thread here to get more looks.

I'm not a uniform collector so have no opinion on the construction of the tunic but as mentioned above the attribution to a tailor in Linz looks to be...
Forum: General Wehrmacht Awards 12-29-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Simon O.
Very good explanation by hpl and i agree, nothing...

Very good explanation by hpl and i agree, nothing about to suggest a military connection
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 12-28-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Simon O.
Bringing this thread back up after acquiring a...

Bringing this thread back up after acquiring a small group to the same unit and having done some further research into this interesting story.

It turns out Auer was part of a 22 man group...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 12-27-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Simon O.
A well known and often published photo

A well known and often published photo
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 12-23-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Simon O.
That's a really nice thing, it's Ålesund on the...

That's a really nice thing, it's Ålesund on the West coast, you can still the remains of the bunkers today.

Here's some aerial photos from 1947 and today, i've ringed the area of the 'stutzpunkt'
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 12-21-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Simon O.
War officer, aircrew. Ie. Only commissioned...

War officer, aircrew.

Ie. Only commissioned for the duration of the war.
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 12-21-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Simon O.
Generals tunic attribution help

A fellow collector here in Norway has acquired this generals tunic and is trying to attribute it.

It has gone through the hand of military antiques of Stockholm and from the tailor's label was...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum 12-21-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By Simon O.
Generals tunic attribution help

A fellow collector here in Norway has acquired this generals tunic and is trying to attribute it.

It has gone through the hand of military antiques of Stockholm and from the tailor's label was...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 12-20-2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Simon O.
Indeed and i bet there's a soldbuch and wehrpass...

Indeed and i bet there's a soldbuch and wehrpass out there to this soldier that was the basis for this bit of 'boosting'
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 12-19-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By Simon O.
The Lappland stamp should be Gren Rgt.517, but it...

The Lappland stamp should be Gren Rgt.517, but it does not match the examples i know of, if it does indeed show 917 then it's rubbish.

Lappland docs stamped with the Gren.Rgt.517 stamp are signed...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 12-16-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Simon O.
I don't see any immediate red flags with the...

I don't see any immediate red flags with the grouping, if you have concerns i'd try tracking down the signing Hauptmann
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 12-11-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Simon O.
I guess your Kiwi served in North Africa ...

I guess your Kiwi served in North Africa


http://www.ww2.dk/air/recon/aufklg14.html
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 12-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By Simon O.
That's great information.

That's great information.
Forum: Eric-Jan Bakker Wehrpass and Soldbuch Forum 12-08-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By Simon O.
Definitely looking forward to seeing the award...

Definitely looking forward to seeing the award documents, clearly a healthy dose of sceptism is only understandable. My initial feeling is he was an officer posted to a training unit, but that's it....
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 12-06-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Simon O.
Awards lasted in to 1946 but most were awarded in...

Awards lasted in to 1946 but most were awarded in July and August prior to the majority of the troops leaving Norway.

All military decorations could be worn as long as they were de-nazified, with...
Forum: Campaign Shields and Cufftitles 12-06-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By Simon O.
The shield was authorised in march 45 but was not...

The shield was authorised in march 45 but was not instituted by General Böhme until 1 July 1945 and all awards are from that date onwards, any you may see with a pre-8 may 45 date are backdated.
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Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 12-06-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Simon O.
You don't indicate which branch of the Wehrmacht...

You don't indicate which branch of the Wehrmacht but i'm guessing you mean the Heer.

No officers by that name in the January 39 rank lists and no regular officer of the rank of major or above in...
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