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by fridgeman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: How to pronounce Marseille
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: How to pronounce Marseille

In german, you pronounce Marseille almost as in french or english. But a non french-speaking german
pronounce it a bit more like mar-see, a german familar with french pronounce it more like mar-say.
Noone would pronounce it Mar-sale. Same for his nickname, its pronounced like say or sey.
by fridgeman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Kukurutz
Replies: 1
Views: 510

Re: Kukurutz

Guten Tag Helmut! I will give it a try. But we have to dig a bit. I hope you have already some knowledge in south-east european history, else it might get confusing. Kukurutz is a term used for corn in Austria, and as you pointed out, used by german settlers in south east europe. The term is used to...
by fridgeman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Pfeifpatronne
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Pfeifpatronne

Hi Helmut!

It is a round that whistles, but not exclusively. Can also have tracer or other pyro effects to it.
by fridgeman
Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: What is a Stabsheft Inf. 24?
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: What is a Stabsheft Inf. 24?

Possible that its unclean copied? Stabschef would make much more sense, and might look the same.
by fridgeman
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Railroad Reichsbahn question
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Re: Railroad Reichsbahn question

Most Reichsbahn passenger waggons had electric heaters in 1939 and earlier, 1 small in every cabin. Unsure if any Reichsbahn still heated with coal or so. Maybe in some cattle waggons, that were used in 44-45 for evacuation purposes, or for KZ and war prisoner transports. Reichsbahn had more than a ...
by fridgeman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Update of Server / Forum Software
Replies: 14
Views: 6963

Re: Update of Server / Forum Software

Fresh new look, but still the Feldgrau feeling. I like it, thanks for the effort! Just missing the "new posts" "active topics" etc. buttons. Some bug on my side, or they are removed? If removed, would be nice if only temporarily. Edit: Sorry, found it! If anyone else is wondering, its behind the Qui...
by fridgeman
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: Abwehr in Vienna - location
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Re: Abwehr in Vienna - location

Hello! From what i read it could been located in Hetzgasse 2 back then. It is a building from 1900s and was a Telephone / Post Administration before the war, and today its (what a coincidence) the location of "Abwehramt" from austrian Bundesheer. Abwehrstellen in general might be hard to trace nowad...
by fridgeman
Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 16
Views: 5986

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

Hi! Best would be you give us the original text or picture and we have a look. So far it does not really make sense, maybe you mixed up some information or the translation was wrong. What would help too, the month or year when it happened. The information you have direct at 2 different places for my...
by fridgeman
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Hitler visits the front!
Replies: 32
Views: 8907

Re: Hitler visits the front!

As always nice pictures tigre :up: Any reason Hitler called his train Amerika, sounds kinda weird idea.
by fridgeman
Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: What unit is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Re: What unit is this?

Hi Hambone! Here is my guess: #1 Leichtes Bataillon (light (infantry) batallion). Pretty unprobable, the term was common in ww1, but outdated in ww2. Also it would have a "B." for batallion, and another "batallion" outwritten right after it. Uncommon too. #2 Luftschiffer-Bataillon (Airship/Zeppelin ...
by fridgeman
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Forum Heroes - The Red Knob
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: Forum Heroes - The Red Knob

Guess im not long enough here to get the story, but your webpage is quite interesting!
Welcome back then!
by fridgeman
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: aircraft fuselage markings KG 26 (white band)
Replies: 3
Views: 1997

Re: aircraft fuselage markings KG 26 (white band)

This was done to identify friendly machines in the air. During air battle over britain, germans colored whole nose or parts of the wings yellow, to make it easier to identify enemy or friend in short time. Of course for the enemy this was practical too. Later in war the markings became smaller, usua...
by fridgeman
Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Translation Reqeust
Replies: 5
Views: 2630

Re: Translation Reqeust

Hello guys! TSA: #1 Truppensanitätsausrüstung - troop medic gear - large boxes with medical supply and instruments - 99% sure #2 Tragkraftspritzenanhänger - as howard wrote, a trailer specially for firefighters, with water pump and such - 1% sure #3 Tief- und Sturzflug- Anlage - Low flight and nosed...
by fridgeman
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: A Sentence and a Word.
Replies: 2
Views: 2191

Re: A Sentence and a Word.

I translate it word by word, so you get the meaning of it. But my english is not A+, so you might come up with an even better translation afterwards. 1. It could be attacked only for a quarter hour because of the ongoing enemy fighter defense. "Jagdabwehr" assumes that it was most probably airforce,...
by fridgeman
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: help identifying unit 7/II Mo
Replies: 2
Views: 1677

Re: help identifying unit 7/II Mo

Hello! The best you can do, scan the pages you refer to, and let us have a look. Im quite experienced in making out old handwritings, and some other users on this board are even more experienced. Im sure together we can make out the text, and if you know 100% what it says, im sure someone can help y...