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by ealdwita
Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe Badge ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Re: Luftwaffe Badge ID

Looks like a flak Oberfeldwebel who has seen service in the Condor Legion to me.
by ealdwita
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: unit flag
Replies: 1
Views: 806

Re: unit flag

It's obviously a Fallschirmjaeger pennant, but I can't narrow it down, and I'm not sure it's a unit flag. The Fallschirmjaegers were known collectively as 'The Green Devils' so perhaps the devil on a pitchfork represents that. I'm wondering if it's only semi-official.
by ealdwita
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Waffen SS Colour Photo Name Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

Re: Waffen SS Colour Photo Name Translation

The badge on the left looks like a wound badge (silver?), and the other is a General Assault Badge. He may be wearing a Close Combat Bar (above the breast pocket), but it seems to have come unpinned (?)
by ealdwita
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: German uniform
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: German uniform

The collar patches are as worn by Wermachtbeamten personnel (Administration Officials). It's hard to tell what type of epauletts he's wearing, but taking into consideration the very elegant cut of his tunic and his splendid office I would venture a guess that he was Stabsofficiererang (Field officer...
by ealdwita
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys
Replies: 15
Views: 4147

Re: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys

The 'feldmutz' worn by the soldier on the right is an M38, and is common to most units. The Waffenfarbe is obviously not white so that rules out infantry. Many other units wore a rose pink waffenfarbe (if indeed that's what it is), but it's impossible to narrow it down any further for certain withou...
by ealdwita
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger
Replies: 2
Views: 4939

Re: SS-Sonderkommando Dirlewanger

I'll answer as many questions as I can. The field cap is quite correct as it's a 'crusher' style. The 'crossed rifles' patch was worn 1944-45. (An 'unauthorised' patch of crossed grenades also existed, 1945) The tunic seems to be M36. The epaullets are silver with the usual white waffenfarbe. A poin...
by ealdwita
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Uniform ID please?
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

Re: Uniform ID please?

The Observer's badge was worn by Prussian Army pilots who no longer flew on active duty.
by ealdwita
Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: WWI Luftwaffe uniform ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: WWI Luftwaffe uniform ID?

The badge being worn below the EK is the 'Bavarian Army Air Observers' badge.
by ealdwita
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: who have the photo of General von Siegroth
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

Re: who have the photo of General von Siegroth

After being replaced as CO by General der Infanterie Theodor Busse on 5 April 1945, von Siegroth remained with 712 Div. After the third breakout attempt from the 'Cauldron' he was pronounced MIA on the 2 May. He was posthumously awarded his Oakleaves on the 9 May 1945.
by ealdwita
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Waffen SS Leibstandarte help identify...
Replies: 3
Views: 2253

Re: Waffen SS Leibstandarte help identify...

SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2, 18.Aufklärungs-Kompanie.

The laurel wreath was standard LAH insignia 1943-45.

Date? Only a guess, late in the war - Ardennes - as part of XXXIX Korps, 5. Pz. Armee.
by ealdwita
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: EK2
Replies: 2
Views: 2746

Re: EK2

The criteria for EK2 award...
outstanding service of combatant personnel and for bravery in the face of the enemy.

Almost 5 million EK2's were awarded between 1939 and 1945, so verification is easiest from Soldbuch entries.
by ealdwita
Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.
Replies: 163
Views: 48847

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Hello to all :D; comrades not only at war....... From: eBay auction (now expired). Cheers. Raúl M 8). In the photo captioned 'the team rider and horse...' (back on page 1 of this thread, sorry), I noticed the beautiful sabre he's carrying. It's a 1796 pattern Light Cavalry Sabre and was used primar...
by ealdwita
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Hitlers Victory
Replies: 7
Views: 2736

Re: Hitlers Victory

The King of England liked Hitler so much I'm surprised he didn't give him a Knighthood!
by ealdwita
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What do you collect?
Replies: 159
Views: 84733

Re: What do you collect?

Edged weapons. Mostly Japanese ( have almost 60 - ranging from battlefield jin-tachi thru katanas, wakasashis and tantos etc.) Several 18th. and 19th. Century Japanese Field officers sabres, and other ranks daggers and bayonets. German dress daggers (6). Next purchase - a 'signed' Munehisa suit of s...
by ealdwita
Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Women In Panzer Uniform?? Comments Please!
Replies: 11
Views: 9644

Re: Women In Panzer Uniform?? Comments Please!

The tunic fastens on the 'male' side.