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by Dale
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Vorhandwerker ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Vorhandwerker ?

Hello !
I rec'd a letter from the wife of a former panzer soldier. She told me her husband was an "Obergefreiter und Vorhandwerker".
Can anyone help clarify what this position might have been ? He served in the Stabskompanie / 505.

Thanks !
Dale
by Dale
Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: autographed photos for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

Re: autographed photos for sale

Hello -- wow, can't believe this is 11 years ago...I do still have some - most are gone - are you looking for anyone / any branch in particular ?
You can e-mail me at: [email protected]

best,
Dale
by Dale
Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Looking for help identifying KC guy
Replies: 0
Views: 1312

Looking for help identifying KC guy

I am hoping to identify an awardee of the Knights Cross -- All that I know is that the action was on December 31, 1943 - Eastern Front to a crewman on an artillery piece - He was Heer and was wounded but survived -
Thats all I have...
thanks for any help...
Dale
by Dale
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Heer Kriegsberichter - Dr. Wacker ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

Heer Kriegsberichter - Dr. Wacker ?

Hello experts -- I am trying to find information that might ultimately lead me to a Kriegsberichter named Dr. Wacker...I am not 100% sure of the name - it might be a version of the real name - I have a diary from a Heer Tiger veteran. Shortly after "Citadelle" this kriegsberichter (maybe not officia...
by Dale
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Sledgehammers
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Sledgehammers

Hello Matt -- There are some excellent Tiger books out there -- books that cover all the abteilungen with key dates / info etc. and there are good picture books / the best in my opinion are the unit histories like 503, 507, 508 and Carius' covering much of 502... I have helped a few Tiger veterans w...
by Dale
Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Feldgrau Author - Dale R. Ritter
Replies: 11
Views: 8301

Tiger Project 3 - Dr. Polzin

The third book of the series "The Tiger Project" is now available: http://www.schifferbooks.com/search/results.html?search_in_description=1&search-option=&keyword=the+tiger+project&x=0&y=0 This book, "The Tiger Project 3" is focused on Dr. Guenter Polzin with additional contributions from Martin Bur...
by Dale
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: German Cross in Gold - Otto Klein "134"
Replies: 0
Views: 2002

German Cross in Gold - Otto Klein "134"

German Cross in Gold for sale -- great condition - veteran bring back (named veteran - Silver Star awardee - some info available...
I have pictures - e-mail me if you are interested - Price is $3,000.-

[email protected]
by Dale
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Feldgrau Author - Dale R. Ritter
Replies: 11
Views: 8301

Re: Feldgrau Author - Dale R. Ritter

Hello --
This one is about 62,000 words -- more text than the previous (Kronke) volume - less photos. I will post more when I have the proofs - then I will have a page count for you.
Thanks for asking --
Dale
by Dale
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Feldgrau Author - Dale R. Ritter
Replies: 11
Views: 8301

Tiger Project - Book 3 - Dr. Polzin

The 3rd book will be in print in Spring 2014 -- This book covers Dr. Polzin - a loader in the 2nd Company of s.Pz.Abt. 503. There is plenty of information about Dr. Polzin's experiences from training through the war in Russia, France and Hungary to Russian prison camp. Included is the perspective of...
by Dale
Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: A bit lengthy -- Anyone up to tackling this one ??
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

Re: A bit lengthy -- Anyone up to tackling this one ??

That is great...thank you very much for taking the time to do that translating !! I understand the military terms, so there is no problem with clarifying some of the wording.
Thanks !!
Dale
by Dale
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: A bit lengthy -- Anyone up to tackling this one ??
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

A bit lengthy -- Anyone up to tackling this one ??

Beide Kompanieführer haben nur geringe Einsatzerfahrung nach Mitteilung des Abt.Kdr., keener das EK I. Er wollte von seiner alten Abteilung (Pz.Rgt. 36 / 16.Pz.-Div.) einige Fahrer, Panzerwarte haben. Dies wurde, da 6.Armee-Verband, abgelehnt. Ob das richtig ist, wenn man überlegt, daβ die 16. Pz.-D...
by Dale
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:36 am
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: What is a typical "finder's fee" ?
Replies: 0
Views: 2094

What is a typical "finder's fee" ?

Is there a standard "finder's fee" when talking about the military history book market ? I am talking about being a go-between, acquiring the rights to publish a book in a different language and then being the go-between for the original and the new translation publisher... Looking for any info / ad...
by Dale
Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Panzer identification by serial number ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Re: Panzer identification by serial number ?

Excellent Alan --
thanks much -- that is exactly what I was hoping for -- I knew someone would have the resources -
thanks -
Dale
by Dale
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Panzer identification by serial number ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Panzer identification by serial number ?

Hello all - I am looking to confirm a panzer type, year, or any other information that may be available using a serial(?) number. I am researching/completing a book - the story of Dr. Günter Polzin - he served exclusively with s.Pz.Abt.503. In a diary entry of his he lists his panzer as being #76387...
by Dale
Sun Sep 23, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Johannes Kummel
Replies: 5
Views: 3307

Re: Johannes Kummel

Thanks for that Oliver !
Dale