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  1. Michael1000

    Some Cheap Stuff

    I have some stuff lying around here which I don't need and therefore try to move for low prices. Ok, I am the seller so I will always claim to have low prices 😊 But I try to be really fair here. I will ship by regular mail to keep it simple, if you don't receive an item I will refund. It is in the end cheaper and simpler than tons of registered letters. Prices include Paypal and normal shipping. 1. Two Kragenspiegel of a Leutnant of the Flak. Scans make them appear a bit pinkish but they are red. EUR 15 2. Two shoulderboards. EUR 15 3. Piece of black fabric with an eagle EUR 10 4. Medal Romanian Crussade agains Communism EUR 15 5. Some Finnish WW2 medal EUR 15 6. A star for a Frontflugspange EUR 15
  2. Michael1000

    Soldbuch Photos

    Have I ever showed this one? No awards but they would give him a good table in every restaurant anyway 😊
  3. Michael1000

    26 Pz Div Traditions Abz

    Here is such a document I have. Also the paper is very thick. With my group came a short explanation. Apparently many of those soldiers destroyed their soldbücher because they were affraid to be caught by partisanen. Perhaps later when their unit was dissolved in relatively good order they got their wehrpässe and already knew that there was not much danger so they kept them. Was your guy a PAK gunner? That was an important and interesting job at the same time but for some reason a bit overlooked by collectors.
  4. On the back of the DL it gives FP Nr. 13268 so apparently in March 1944 he was already with Werfer Regiment 83. This looks like a totally interesting and fine soldbuch to me. I also have a soldbuch to a gunner in a Beobachtungsabteilung who received an EK2 in September 1944 and it also mentions SS Pz. Korps. No idea why but perhaps they were awarding EK2 for soldiers of support units who fought with them.
  5. Recently there was a discussion here about groups being split. The seller of this little group also wanted to do this when he sold it on the WAF which I thought is a bit of a shame so I bought it. As it turns out it was a very fortunate decision for me and it is now one of my favorite groups. There were his soldbuch and over 100 fotos which show his entire career. Over time I was able to get also three of his award documents and also a copy of his flugbuch. This soldier was one of the quiet guys who just did his duty without a big show. He was "only" a recon plane pilot but I am sure the info he brought back from his flights was very valuable. He had more than 900 training flights behind him when he had his first Feindflug over the Eastern front. But then it went quickly and in his flugbuch appear many famous names like Cholm or Weliki Luki where he took pictures. Occasionally they also flew a few bombing runs in their JU-88. After 130 feindflüge he finally changed to JU-188. He fared well with the JU-88 but it was with the JU-188 when he was first shot down by Russian fighters. He managed to bail out without the slightest scratch. He flew on and occasionally he was also involved in high altitude test flights with a JU-188 with GM1 or test flights with the JU-188 D2. All this ended in 1945 after more than 200 frontflights. By then he had the clasp for 200 flights and also the DKiG. What then came is perhaps quite special. His unit (1. Fernaufklärungsgruppe 100) changed to a new plane - the AR-234. He was by then a really experienced pilot with over 1000 flights but even to him it must have been a callenge to handle the new plane. After just 7 training flights on AR-234 he had is first operational flight in AR-234 T5+EH April 17 1945. He took photos of Nürnberg. What happened then is a bit unclear. Apparently on April 22 he was show down or crashed in another AR-234. He survived the war but when he woke up in hospital he was apparently already a POW. I hope you like it as much as I do!
  6. Michael1000

    Some Cheap Stuff

    7. Some pins of ships, of course made after the war EUR 10 8. Some Finnish badge, no idea what it is EUR 5 9. Medal for 13. März 1938 EUR 20 10. Medal Volkspflege EUR 25 11. Badge 1941 Hrvatska Legija EUR 50 (can also send this registered) 12. KVK2 with piece of packing paper EUR 20
  7. Here is one that fits in here too. This Leutnant was a member of Pz. Abt. 206. This unit was equipped with older French tanks and was unfortunate enough to be in Normandy when the Invasion started. Because of that the unit is a bit better known but of course with its relatively weak equipment it is a strange unit. I read in the internet that one German commander used it to bolster the moral of the troops by letting them hear the sound of tank engines near them but made sure that they did not actually see the tanks. If that is true or if those older French tanks had the same sound like Tigers is unknown to me but in the end it is better to have an old tank than no tank at all I guess ?. Anyway, what the task of this Leutnant was is unknown to me. The soldbuch is a second issue and he saw lots of action in Africa during 1941 & 42. He managed to go to Africa in 1941 and 1942 and made it out both times which is also quite uncommon. Later he found himself with this poor tank unit which was apparently closely connected to the 716. Infanterie Division as there are a lot of stamps of that unit in the soldbuch too.
  8. Michael1000

    A special plane in the end

    Thanks all for the replies. He was too late for Cholm as he arrived at the front only beginning of 1942 and was over Cholm only after the siege. Attached two urkunden. Ratisbons also sold at least the one for the Ehrenpokal once so I guess the group must once have been very complete. I have none of the more exoctic documents, only the earlier ones. Very fortunately there is also a lot of info available on the pilot on the internet, e.g. here: http://www.ghostbombers.com/recon/234/F100/1F100_6.html
  9. Michael1000

    Panzerkampfabzeichen Silber

    Thanks for the feedback ... unfortunate but it is what it is.
  10. Dear all, I have started a bit to reduce the amount of items in my tradebox. Among them is this Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber. I had 5 different ones initially and this is the only one which is still here. So far nobody wanted it so I wondered if something is wrong with it. Does one of you know if it is good or now? Many thanks!
  11. Michael1000

    A special plane in the end

    And here is a painting of the plane with which he made his first jet-flight: T5+BH. Credits go to this page: http://wp.scn.ru/en/ww2/b/444/2/1 Where they got the info of the paint scemes from is not mentined however. Later he would also fly T5+EH and Werknummern 140602, 140605 and 14060?
  12. Michael1000

    A special plane in the end

    And finally very close to the end. He is already wearing his 200 clasp. A few months later the war would be over.
  13. Michael1000

    A special plane in the end

    Getting olders, a little celebration after his 100th frontflight where he is showing to the others how it is done ... On the other pictures he is already wearing the EK1. Typical for LW aircrew he is wearing the EK1 only on his jacket.
  14. Michael1000

    A special plane in the end

    Some of the planes of his career, the BF-110 is showing the markings of his unit.
  15. Michael1000

    A special plane in the end

    As a youngster ... planes are getting better slowly ...
  16. Michael1000

    Monte Cassino?

    It is still a bit small but I would say 2. Abwehrschlacht bei Cassino. Could that be it?
  17. Michael1000

    Führerhauptquartier !!!!!

    Cool picture! I think you must have had a very special status too if you were on leave wearing such a cufftitle on your uniform.
  18. It starts with the usual everything for Grossdeutschland stuff like it was seen a thousand times. Like you say one had to be a real fanatic to even read this ? But the long text is remarkably well written. It is about a wife who writes how her husband died in a plane accident and how she never wanted to hear anything from planes anymore. She writes how her own mother every time she receives news that a relative died becomes a bit smaller and more broken-hearted. Not only because she suffers but because there is nothing she can do to ease the suffering of her family. And it tries to encourage to look forward. Life goes on and and there will be better moments perhaps when a new child is born. Also it sais that the men who died would not want their wifes to give up but to think of the good times they had together, how they laughed together etc. I find the text really touching. I guess every writing to a relative of a person who died could be described as empty words somehow. But the person who wrote the long text (I guess also sitting somewhere in the Propagandaministerium) was very very good. I would love to know who it was and what background he / she had because this guy knew how to write! If you ever don't want this document anymore drop me a line please.
  19. Nice item - I wonder if there was once an additional paper on page 12 & 13. He was in Lazaretts after 1942 too. Questions is - do you also have an ID document of a member of such a Bersaglieri Company? I would love to see that ?
  20. Michael1000

    Cottage industry

    This thing appeared first at the site of Bethge. A mail was sent to him and he was told and explained that it is fake - no reply. A week later it suddenly appeared at the page of Baldes. Believe it or not but it is still for sale at the page of Bethge with the text "Originalität wird zu 100% garantiert". Meaning "authenticity 100% guaranteed". He must know by now it is fake and he still tries to sell it and even guarantees it is good? It is not so much that I am surprised fakes are sold but I am surprised that such dealers don't even give a shit if they are caught. And why should they, nothing is going to happen to them anyway. But if I look at the other Wehrpässe at the page of Bethge I have a feeling this guy must be very close to the source of those fakes and his behavior supports that thought.
  21. Another one for the obsure unit corner. This soldier belonged to a unit called Lehrregiment Kurfürst for the second half of the war. This Lehrregiment was kind of a training centre of the German Abwehr. They did all sorts of spectacular things there like training spies but of course there were also many people doing much more common tasks. What this guy did exactly I don't know. But fortunately they did not black the Feldpostnummern so it is relatively easy to track in what units he was. Why every German sailor on an old trawler in the Mediterranean had to make them unreadable why a member of the Abwehr apparently did not have to do it also makes one question a bit the sense of that regulation. Anyway, based on staps it seems he was with the following units: 3. V-Einheit (Abwehr-Stamm-Abteilung) Verband 805 Sonderverband Brandenburg Nachrichten-Kompanie Lehr-Regiment Kurfurst OKW-Amt Ausland Abwehr Abteilung II
  22. Michael1000

    PoW Camp Guards

    One of those soldiers who served in the army of different countries. Small details but not something seen every day! Here is one of mine again. He was lucky, got some awards while they still won their battles relatively easily and then spend the rest of the war at home guarding prisoners.
  23. "Small" and "incomplete" is quite an understatement here. Seems like a very interesting lot to me. Documents of a Stug crewman with an additional ID document and lists with combat days till February 1945. That is a really good group, isn't it? And perhaps the first and the third award document are a bit special even? It seems they are not total standard - maybe a special print for that unit? Is the first pictures showing him? He also looks a bit different I think.
  24. Michael1000

    Stalingrad wounded?

    If he was with Gren. Rgt. 212 at that time I would say it is quite likely. Of course he was out when operation Uranus started but that does not mean he did not fight at Stalingrad. Would be good to know where Laz. VII/528 was at that time.