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    The monsun u-boat U-178, I./Pz.Rgt. 26, I./Pz.Rgt. "Brandenburg", Pz.Gren.Div. "Kurmark" and the battles of the seelow heights/Halbe pocket 1945.

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  1. Hello, today I want to show you my new acquisition, a nice early panzer wrap, made from "Schmidt & Zoeltsch, München". Nice tabs and eagle, with old modification allowing to wear shoulder straps with tongues. On the right sleeve are traces from a removed Afrikakorps cufftitle. The wrap comes from the region around stuttgart, so maybe the owner served as a member of Pz.Rgt. 8 (Böblingen) in Afrika. Best regards, Wolfgang
  2. Obermaschinenmaat Adolf Gneiding, U 29, U 875 DKiG 25.3.1944 This group was once in my collection. Unfortunatly, the medals were sold separately before I could buy the group. Please note the early EK2 document. I believe these were the first EK awards to a german u-boat crew and the only EK documents with original Dönitz signature. The commissioning photo shows the crew of U 875. Best regards, Wolfgang
  3. Hello, today I want to show you some interesting photos from 1944. Some Kriegsmarine Schnellboot commanders, including the famous Eichenlaubträger Kapitänleutnant Wuppermann, Eichenlaubträger Korvettenkapitän Klug and Ritterkreuzträger Oberleutnant z.S. Karcher, visit the Daimler-Benz AG motor factory ín Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, where the 20-cylinder Diesel Schnellbootmotoren were produced. Regards, Wolfgang
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    U-Boat Award Ceremonies

    U 37 ("Westward Ho"), Wilhelmshaven 1940.
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    Another nice photo of a Vorpostenboot at sea.
  6. Hello Eduardo, great job, thank you! I hope it was ok if I add here some photos of Kriegsmarine Feldgrau Shoulder Straps in wear. Best regards, Wolfgang
  7. Hello, a rare photo of the auxiliary raider Adjutant. "Built as the Norwegian whaler Pol IX, she was captured on 14 January 1941 by the auxiliary cruiser Pinguin. She was renamed Adjutant and used as a commerce raider. Captained by Adjutant Hemmer and used as a scout. She then was used as a minelayer in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean. She was scuttled on 1 July 1941 by the German auxiliary cruiser Komet after suffering engine trouble off Chatham Islands" (source wikipedia). Best regards, Wolfgang
  8. Hello, I want to add some photos of a GD-group with a nice Soldbuch I once had in my collection. Oberleutnant Dr. Herbert Athenstaedt served 1943 in the 4./Gren.Rgt. Großdeutschland until he was in september 1943 seriously wounded. Best regards, Wolfgang
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    U-Boot Prisoners of War

    Hello, today I want to add some interesting POW photos and documents from the estate of the former commander of U-516, Oberleutnant z.S. Friedrich Petran. He was a prisoner of war in the Camp 18 at Featherstone Park, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, P.O.W. No. B 132112 Oberleutnant z.S. Petran studied construction industry / civil engineer (Baulehre/ Bauingenieur) in the Camp. Please note that the Camp administration uses captured German POW study booklets! I´ve never heard that American or British prisoners could study in German captivity? The first photo shows him as first watch officer on U-178. Best regards, Wolfgang
  10. Hello, one of my favorite photos from a tanker wearing a PAB in silver. Regards, Wolfgang
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    DKiG in wear: Kriegsmarine

    Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) Herbert Panknin, LI U-861 DKiG: 02.02.1942 RK: 04.09.1943
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    Hermann Schrenk,HK THOR.

    Hello Martin, I am sure that he kept contact with his Thor crewmates. I have a few photos from him with war comrades, maybe from the Thor? I add two other interesting photos from Schrenks estate, from a deck gun, maybe on the German blockade runner "Rio Grande"? Best regards, Wolfgang
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    DKiG in wear: Kriegsmarine

    Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) Max Kiessling, LI U-188 DKiG: 03.08.1944