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  1. When he was killed he was the Colonel-in-Chief of Artillerie-Regiment 12, having been recalled back in to service on the eve of the war. Even though he had been set up by Hitler and his cronies Fritsch still remained loyal to Hitler and remained an anti-Semite to his dying day. He used to have a memorial on the spot he was killed in Warsaw but it was destroyed during the 1944 Uprising.
  2. That is an interesting piece of paper which I have never seen before. It was strange for someone with such a high rank commanding an artillery regiment and due to his high rank and the way he had been treated prior to the war in the well known 'Blomberg-Fritsch Affair' there were rumours at the time that he deliberately got himself killed, something that could well be true.
  3. Panzer Assault Badge IV Stufe Name: Sunderhauf Unit: Führer-Panzerjäger-Abt 1 (FBD) Before - ORIGINAL After - Faked: Notice the adding of the '7' and the 'V'
  4. I think it could be Verwaltungsanwärter.
  5. The publishers of Armourer magazine are going to be publishing a quarterly 132 page magazine from June 2019 that concentrates on German military history of both World Wars. Priced at £8.99 per issue and available as an actual magazine or a digital download version and it will be called Iron Cross: IRON CROSS QUARTERLY
  6. Another GD item, this being a Wehrpass for a soldier who served in 10./Inf.Rgt GD. He joined GD two months before the drive to capture Moscow in 1941 but that winter campaign was also the last campaign he saw action in as he was killed in the early months of 1942. During the push to Moscow he won the EK II in November 1941 for actions during the fighting for Tula. He was also posthumously awarded the Ost Medal.
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    26 Pz Div Traditions Abz

    There certainly does seem to be an increase of people coming in to the hobby just for the money, or collectors becoming purely dealers once they make a few £££.
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    26 Pz Div Traditions Abz

    As long as you were happy to pay it then its no drama. The drama belongs to the previous owner and the potential trouble maker, and it is something that happens more often than you think.
  9. Kevin H

    26 Pz Div Traditions Abz

    Nice little set and with a desirable citation. Just out of curiosity, how big is the Traditionsabzeichen citation? I have always thought it was a small size but it looks like a normal A5 size from the size of the stamp.I would imagine that the addition of the Nahkampftage list would really appeal to the collector of the Italian theater.
  10. The Feldpost number on the small travel document is for Luftwaffe-Jäger-Regiment 34 so it looks like he was transferred over from the Luftwaffe to the Heer late in the war. The Jäger-Rgt was formed in the West in 1943 (part of Luftwaffe-Feld-Division 17) and was destroyed in September 1944 fighting against the British & Canadians. He was transferred to the Heer and ended up in Hungary with 711.Infanterie-Division.
  11. The Soldbuch is fine, Gangl's signature is in the SB on numerous pages so it isn't half of one SB and half of another. Just curious as to why a unit he joined in 1944 is listed on page 4 but one that he served in before that is listed later in the book on page 17 when it should be the other way round.
  12. Aye, I have just seen the dates on page 15 for the big gun units which begs the question if he was (and he certainly was) with the Eisenbahn Artillerie units in 1943 why are they listed on page 17 when Werfer-Rgt 83 is listed before them on page 4 and yet the dates for Werfer-Rgt 83 on page 3 and 15 shows that he went to it afterwards? The signature you can see throughout the Soldbuch, including for the award entries is that of Josef Gangl who won the DKiG in March 1945. And the signature at the top of page 15 is that of Hauptmann Römer who as a Major commanded Eisenbahn-Artillerie-Abt 640 (I have never been able to find out his forename.)
  13. Very nice example. Not sure if the railway artillery units would still of had their big gusns by the time he joined them as he was still with Werfer-Rgt 83 until at least January 1945, but interesting none the less. Here is 'Bruno' of Batterie (E) 692 after being captured: https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/germany/railway_gun/la-coucourde-france-27-cm-schneider-bruno-1944/
  14. It is fairly common, and it is also common for the medical unit to put down a different unit for the man.
  15. Please delete - member's thread has been moved in to this section.