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Forum: Police & Civil Organizations Forum Today, 12:50 PM
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Posted By HPL2008
Almost smilewink : It's pay group 11 to 7a. ...

Almost smilewink : It's pay group 11 to 7a.




For the benefit of the non-German speaking members, allow me to add a translation of the above document:

"UM. As we had previously reported,...
Forum: Heer Uniforms and Insignia Forum Today, 06:04 AM
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Posted By HPL2008
Just a remark on the chart in post # 3: I...

Just a remark on the chart in post # 3:

I created it back in 2013. Then as I now I would like to add the disclaimer that it is somewhat schematic and that the colors are a bit off, as it is not a...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum Today, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 76
Posted By HPL2008
These collar patches were worn by the ranks of...

These collar patches were worn by the ranks of Arbeitsmann up to and including Haupttruppführer.
Forum: Communist Bloc Militaria 03-28-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 79
Posted By HPL2008
I did a reverse image search for the unidentified...

I did a reverse image search for the unidentified patches.

According to this site...:

https://allbadges.net/he/badge/19434

...# 4 is Finnish and a qualification badge for Border Guard Long...
Forum: Luftwaffe Flying Corps: Uniforms, Traditions, and Equipment 03-28-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 834
Posted By HPL2008
An observation: "Berkfel" is not a German...

An observation:

"Berkfel" is not a German word; it's nonsensical.

I dare say that inscription was copied from the one on the brown leather case by someone who can't read German Gothic letters:...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-24-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By HPL2008
I can't ID the uniform offhand, but it's...

I can't ID the uniform offhand, but it's definitely not Reichsbahn.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By HPL2008
Because the smaller image is a cropped detail of...

Because the smaller image is a cropped detail of the bigger picture with the face of the man behind Heydrich retouched out.

What I did was: I simply reversed the colors of the posted image and...
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-23-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By HPL2008
It's Portuguese, actually: This is the Medalha de...

It's Portuguese, actually: This is the Medalha de Mérito Militar [Medal for Military Merit], IV. Class*.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medalha_de_M%C3%A9rito_Militar

*) I'm not 100 % certain on...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-22-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By HPL2008
Here's a positive of the negative together with...

Here's a positive of the negative together with the original image:
Forum: Living History Forum 03-22-2020, 06:04 AM
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Posted By HPL2008
Not that much can be found on Gert Fröbe's...

Not that much can be found on Gert Fröbe's wartime service online, and some of those secondary sources are contradictory.

According to Michael Strauven's biography of the man (...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-22-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By HPL2008
The text translates as: "In faithfulness...

The text translates as:


"In faithfulness and gratitude, the homeland greets* her brave sons who have fought and triumphed for the liberty of Greater Germany.

Presented to
OGefr. [=...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-21-2020, 04:14 AM
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Posted By HPL2008
The missing word is "Schäften": ...

The missing word is "Schäften":

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch%C3%A4ften
Forum: Tony Barto SS Uniforms and Insignia Forum 03-21-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 875
Posted By HPL2008
Just an observation: He is also seen in a...

Just an observation: He is also seen in a photograph (but not identified) in Christopher Ailsby's The SS:Hitler's Instrument of Terror.
Forum: International Militaria Forum 03-14-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By HPL2008
Another example (plus a miniature version) can be...

Another example (plus a miniature version) can be seen here:

http://www.ww2wings.com/wings/latvia/latviapilot.shtml
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-14-2020, 09:03 AM
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Posted By HPL2008
# 1 = "Quadrat" [square] # 2 = "waagerechter"...

# 1 = "Quadrat" [square]
# 2 = "waagerechter" [horizontal]
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-13-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,263
Posted By HPL2008
A group photo:

A group photo:
Forum: Deutsche Demokratische Republik 03-13-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,263
Posted By HPL2008
Here's the latest addition, and I am very pleased...

Here's the latest addition, and I am very pleased with finding this piece: The first model full-size qualification badge of the Bergrettungsdienst (see posts no. 10-12, 38 and 52) with skies for...
Forum: 1957 Medals, Orders and Decorations 03-13-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By HPL2008
Rudolf Souval made these blank-core crosses for...

Rudolf Souval made these blank-core crosses for Austrian veterans. Here are my 2nd- and 1st Class specimens:
Forum: Order of Battle and Individual Research Forum 03-12-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By HPL2008
It's the SMS Oldenburg. ...

It's the SMS Oldenburg.

https://elgrancapitan.org/foro/viewtopic.php?f=109&t=26117&start=30

(The ship's crest mounted on the railing is the coat-of-arms of the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg.)
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-12-2020, 12:43 AM
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Views: 1,299,612
Posted By HPL2008
No. As Gerdan wrote, that word is definitely...

No. As Gerdan wrote, that word is definitely "Euerm" [your]. (Anything else wouldn't make sense here, anyway).
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By HPL2008
Yes: "Zwischen Aisne u. [= und] Marne" = "Between...

Yes: "Zwischen Aisne u. [= und] Marne" = "Between the Aisne and the Marne".

The next one says "Zwischen Chemin des Dames and Aisne" = "Between the Chemin des Dames and the Aisne".
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum 03-11-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By HPL2008
I am aware of this and didn't say they were...

I am aware of this and didn't say they were official. This was just intended as an illustration of what existed and was worn (with a single bronze-grade badge shown as a representative example for...
Forum: Tinnies & Political Badges Forum 03-10-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By HPL2008
As said above, post-war and inexpensive. (In...

As said above, post-war and inexpensive. (In Germany, you can buy a bronze DSB badge for about 10 to 20 Euros.)

The DSB badge was awarded from 1952 to 2007, when it was replaced by the DOSB one.
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-10-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By HPL2008
It's certainly plausible that this is the same...

It's certainly plausible that this is the same man. The document is for the pilots' wings for civilian pilots in Luftwaffe service, which was indeed Schröder's occupation at the time:
...
Forum: Photos and Paper Items Forum 03-10-2020, 12:46 AM
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Views: 1,299,612
Posted By HPL2008
I already translated those on the original...

I already translated those on the original thread:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1036976
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