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by cassarnold
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Eastern Front, Russia pics, 1941-42
Replies: 4
Views: 2843

Re: Eastern Front, Russia pics, 1941-42

Hello, Sorry for the absurdly delayed response. Between summer gardening and waiting to hear from the German entities, I have fallen behind on my research, but am back into it. Finally heard from WASt (!) and got great information about my great-uncle. He was in Infanterie-Division 206, which I have...
by cassarnold
Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Help with interpreting WWI military doc.
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Re: Help with interpreting WWI military doc.

Thank you both. Marty, my apologies for not getting back to you, haven't had time to work on this project lately, but will get back to it. (wish I could work on it full-time!!) I'm guessing that the swastika in the stamp is because the document was obtained during WWII. My grandfather Horst was kill...
by cassarnold
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Help with interpreting WWI military doc.
Replies: 4
Views: 2944

Help with interpreting WWI military doc.

Hi, I managed to find documentation of my grandfather's activity in WWI. He lived from 1897 to 1940, originally from East Prussia. I am able to decipher much of it, such as he was an Air Force Observer, received 2 Iron Crosses, and was wounded. Would greatly appreciate any information this forum may...
by cassarnold
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Invading Poland
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Re: Invading Poland

My great-uncle was 34 or so when he went to the Eastern Front in Russia in 1941. I think he was in reserves before that. so don't know when he joined. He was born in 1908.
by cassarnold
Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

Of interest: I had also sent this photo to my 79-year-old German aunt (born in 1932) who lived in East Prussia as a child. Below is her response (pardon her sometimes broken English). This will definitely go into my book of my family, if I ever get it written!! -Cassandra "The picture are all prison...
by cassarnold
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

Thank you so very much. Gefangene--that was the one word in particular that I couldn't get, and the key word of course. My grandmother grew up in GroBHerzogswalde, an "estate" of sorts from what I have learned, so I guess they had prisoners working on the farm there. Interesting. I wonder what happe...
by cassarnold
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: World War I
Topic: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please
Replies: 1
Views: 2760

Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

Hi, Came across these photos from my Mom/Grandmother's archives (they were from E. Prussia). There are 2 photos of the same group: 1 is better, the other has numbers written on ink on the photo itself, with a "key" of sorts on the back, but I cannot interprete the text. I have enclosed the back text...
by cassarnold
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

Hi, Came across these photos from my Mom/Grandmother's archives (they were from E. Prussia). There are 2 photos of the same group: 1 is better, the other has numbers written on ink on the photo itself, with a "key" of sorts on the back, but I cannot interprete the text. I have enclosed the back text...
by cassarnold
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Welcome to the forum, tell us about yourself!
Replies: 168
Views: 73885

Re: Welcome to the forum, tell us about yourself!

oops! my family fled FROM East Prussia to the West in 1945. (must preview my posts!)

cassandra
by cassarnold
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: Welcome to the forum, tell us about yourself!
Replies: 168
Views: 73885

Re: Welcome to the forum, tell us about yourself!

Hi everyone, I am Cassandra, live in Maryland, USA with my husband and 3 cats. My mother, who died in 2000, was originally from East Prussia and my family fled there in the great trek of 1945. She moved to America in 1957 (I was born in 1967) and she never talked about it. I have recently come acros...
by cassarnold
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: German medics in WW2
Replies: 30
Views: 44191

Re: German medics in WW2

Thanks, all, for the medical information. As a physician who ended up here looking for family history, the medical info is intriguing. To Guy: I had a similar q about my great-uncle was born in 1908 (and was 18 years old in 1926). He served in Russia 1941-1942 and was apparently "reserves", which I ...
by cassarnold
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys
Replies: 15
Views: 3970

Re: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys

Thanks everyone, Ah, Heer, not Herr, yes, now I understand, no worries. :-) Since Georg was born in 1908, he was 18 in 1926. Perhaps he joined the army then and received training and then was put into the reserves? I don't know much about his education, but I doubt he went to any military school. Th...
by cassarnold
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys
Replies: 15
Views: 3970

Re: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys

Thank you for the cap information. That is right-on. I even found the following description online (what did we do before the internet?): "The following regulations govern the actual wearing, or carrying, of some of the more common items of uniform and equipment used by the German soldier: "M.38 Fel...
by cassarnold
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Pics from the Eastern Front 1941-42
Replies: 5
Views: 4637

Re: Pics from the Eastern Front 1941-42

Hi Linkar, My goodness!! Thank you so much. Yes, it "helps a bit." This is fantastic, it would have taken me forever to get even to this point. That he was in Heer and Wehrkreis 1 is incredibly helpful. I will peruse the maps and sites you suggested, and hopefully will get some info. I agree that Go...
by cassarnold
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys
Replies: 15
Views: 3970

Re: Pic from WWII of 3 uniformed guys

Ok, now I see that the "wings" are typical for all Wehrmacht (d'uh on my part). I wish I could see the colors of the arm stripes, but obviously cannot. I found another website with close-up photos and will try to distinguish.

Again, though, a Herr patch and panzer unit?

thanks!
cassandra