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Old 10-24-2009, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default Ballontruppen related photos

I collect Ballontruppen-related photos, as some of you might know.

Quite a few have been accumlated but unfortunately I do not have any books or magazine artilcles that are focused on Ballontruppen. Are there any? I ask this because I am not still sure what I should look for...

Also, I would appreciate it if you post your photos.

I will start from my recent acquisition, Ballon-Batterie 101 group.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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From another Batterie 101 group.

Note "101" on his shoulder boards.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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To protect from freezing up in the air...
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Silver whale.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:08 AM   #5
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Until several years ago I met few competiters on ebay, but now it has become harder to win photos related to Ballontruppen; it might mean increased interest on this minor subsection.
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Really fantastic photos Akira.

Thanks.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:16 PM   #7
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I don't know of anything specific on Ballontruppen but as they were part of the Beobachtungs Artillerie perhaps that's the best bet,
For example Hans-Joachim Froben's book 'Aufklärende Artillerie'?

Photos i'm afraid i dont have but i do have some monthly strength reports from le.Geb.Beob.Abt.18 and 38.

One, from 38, mid '44 complains about the ballonzug only having 1 balloon operational. The other having been destroyed by enemy action over a year previously yet still not having been replaced.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:17 PM   #8
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Akira- amazing photos!
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:46 PM   #9
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Here is one of my pictures from Baloon Troops! The officer was awarded with the baloon badge!
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:07 AM   #11
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Here is one of my pictures from Baloon Troops! The officer was awarded with the baloon badge!
Hello chrisson007,

Is this The Army Balloon Observer's Badge? I have never seen this badge in wear.

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Old 10-28-2009, 04:16 AM   #12
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Hi Akira,

I found this Bundesarchiv photo of a French Latil truck with a balloon tethered to it.

The symbol on the fender looks like a balloon with a dog tethered to it?

Have you seen this unit emblem before?

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Superb photos! I especially like the colour ones.

What are the harnesses for, parachutes?

Thanks for posting.

I have these waffenrock, which i understand could be Observation Battalion, Balloon Battery, or Flash Ranging Battery.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=384813


However, the unit stamp is 4/Bb.4....could this stand for Balloon battery?



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Hello chrisson007,

Is this The Army Balloon Observer's Badge? I have never seen this badge in wear.

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yes its the army Balloon Observer´s Badge! I think its a rare picture :-)
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yes its the army Balloon Observer´s Badge! I think its a rare picture :-)

No it isn't. It's the NSFK balloon badge. First pattern i believe.
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