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Old 11-07-2019, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I am having a great difficulty reading the germanic writing on this name tag, and wanted to see if anyone could help correct what I think is written?

I was able to read " Ranonier Karl Zollmarsch 1 bttr. Feftungs-flatabt. 31 ".

Lastly, is anyone familiar with these abbreviations? Any help would go a long way!

Thank you in advance,
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:59 PM   #2
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I believe the first word is actually Kanonier and the last line is 1. Bttr. Festungs-Flakabt. 31. My German isn't that great, but I think it translates to (gunner in the first battery of fortress antiaircraft battalion 31)
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:26 PM   #3
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I believe the first word is actually Kanonier and the last line is 1. Bttr. Festungs-Flakabt. 31. My German isn't that great, but I think it translates to (gunner in the first battery of fortress antiaircraft battalion 31)

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I believe the first word is actually Kanonier and the last line is 1. Bttr. Festungs-Flakabt. 31. My German isn't that great, but I think it translates to (gunner in the first battery of fortress antiaircraft battalion 31)
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Thank you very much Bern for the help! I really appreciate it!!

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Good translation and fantastic set you have there! 🖒

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Thank you very much!

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Old 11-09-2019, 10:31 AM   #6
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Here you can find the history of it - http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/...ment/FFR31.htm. It's in German, but it basically says that it only existed as an abteilung (battalion) in Trier from July 1938 until August 1939 before being renamed as a regiment. Always cool to find named items like this, congratulations!
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:59 AM   #7
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For the FPN :
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(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) Stab Festungs-Flak-Regiment Eifel Sud,
dann Regimentsstab Flak-Regiment 30
(12.3.1943-7.9.1943) Regimentsstab Flak-Regiment 30 (v)
(8.9.1943-22.4.1944) 1.4.1944 Flak-Regimentsstab 30 (v)
(25.11.1944-Kriegsende) 4.12.1944 gestrichen
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:04 PM   #8
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Thank you all very much for the information! I now have a clear understanding of where this gas mask may have been used, making this set altogether one of my favorites to date.

Hopefully sometime in 2020 I can make a trip to Trier and take some photos of the set there

Thank you again for all the help!

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