German Army abbreviations

German uniforms, clothing, and awards 1919-1945.

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Ronald Lameck
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German Army abbreviations

Post by Ronald Lameck » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:20 am

While examining the official certificates for awards received by my wife's Onkel (adoptive father), I have encountered some abbreviations for which I require the meanings. These are:

1. His award (1 Sept. 1944) of "Das Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse Mit Schwertern [The War Merit Cross 1st Class With Swords]" is signed by "Der Kommandierende General des XVIII (Geb.) Armeekorps m.d.F.b. [The Commanding General (of) the 18th Mountain Army Corps ...] - WHAT does "m.d.F.b." mean"?

2. His award (19 June, 1944) of "das Kraftfahrwahrungsabzeichen in Silber [the Vehicle Maintenance Badge in Silver]", under the official "Stempel [Stamp]" appears "blt.u.stv.Div. Adj." - I presume that this is some sort of approval or acknowledgement by the Division Adjutant.

Any and all assistance anyone can provide to increase my understanding will be greatly appreciated.

Ron Lameck

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Re: German Army abbreviations

Post by ljadw » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:15 pm

mdfb=mit der fuehrung beobachtet =deputy,temporary,acting commander

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Re: German Army abbreviations

Post by ljadw » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:18 pm

number two =batallions und stellvertretender Divisionsadjudant :adjudant of the batallion,at the same time deputy divions adjudant .

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Re: German Army abbreviations

Post by Quax der Bruchpilot » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:28 pm

m.d.F.b.: mit der Führung beauftragt

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