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  1. Hi mfarb, That is an entry for a KvKII, the...

    Hi mfarb,

    That is an entry for a KvKII, the clerck has written the two "I" very close to eachother, you can't be awarded the KvKI without having received the KvKII first.
    Pre war medals like long...
  2. Hello mfarb, To me it looks like a KvKII...

    Hello mfarb,

    To me it looks like a KvKII ribbon, but his medals should be listed in the Soldbuch, usually also those earned in WW1.
    Did he receive a KvKII?

    I tend to see a #31, it is written...
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    The Cherkassy pocket, one of the worst places to...

    The Cherkassy pocket, one of the worst places to be for a German soldier in WW2.

    Nice Soldbuch thanks for posting it.
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    Today it has been 80 years ago. Thanks guys!

    Today it has been 80 years ago.


    Thanks guys!
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    A link to another "Voraus Abteilung" Soldbuch...

    A link to another "Voraus Abteilung" Soldbuch from the same period:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread.php?17145-Soldbuch-K1-Battle-of-Bodange
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    "Blitzkrieg" Soldbuch: SR1

    It is May, I’am in Covid19 locked down at home and the weather isn’t great so I thought it to be a good idea to show something of my collection that has a very good connection with the Blitzkrieg of...
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    In 2010 I found another great "then & now" photo...

    In 2010 I found another great "then & now" photo opportunity with a picture from the same photoalbum.

    This is on the Scheldt River, the farm is now a restaurant and notice that the door frame...
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    We know exactly how and where the troops of...

    We know exactly how and where the troops of I/IR59 attacked the city of Louvain, so that limited the options of where this picture could have been taken, the house itself is on pretty busy street, I...
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    MG position - Then & Now

    Recently a local military history enthusiast was able to find the spot where my favorite MG position picture was taken.
    - Thanks koen! :thumbsup:
    The photo is in an album from someone of the I/IR59...
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    Nice officers Soldbuch, he was a signals officer...

    Nice officers Soldbuch, he was a signals officer and made some interesting transfers, he served with higher level signals units but also for a while with the Panzer Lehr Division and finally ended up...
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    Thanks for posting it Mark, looks to be a nice...

    Thanks for posting it Mark, looks to be a nice one indeed, I'll take a closer look this weekend.

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    Hello Albert, May 13 1940 he is in a hospital...

    Hello Albert,

    May 13 1940 he is in a hospital in Darmstadt, if it is a combat related wound he should have received it around May 10 or 11 but this seems to be impossible because his unit (8 Pz...
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    Nice Soldbuch Albert! Was he hospitalized on...

    Nice Soldbuch Albert!


    Was he hospitalized on 13 May 1940?


    Cheers,
    Peter
  14. Operation "Market-Garden", a good example of...

    Operation "Market-Garden", a good example of underestimating your enemy.
    It also showed the vulnerability of airborne troops, the Germans experienced it in The Hague and even more of course in...
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    Of course, let them come. :thumbsup:

    Of course, let them come. :thumbsup:
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    Mark, their is a leave entry for January 1945 and...

    Mark, their is a leave entry for January 1945 and then he is with a non-combat unit, I seriously doubt that he flew combat missions after April 1944.
  17. Nice Panzer recon Soldbuch! Thanks for posting...

    Nice Panzer recon Soldbuch!

    Thanks for posting it here.:thumbsup:

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    Good point Wolfgang! I took another look and it...

    Good point Wolfgang!
    I took another look and it seems he wasn't on active duty as a pilot or radio operator/gunner anymore from april 1944 onwards because of his medical problems, after he was...
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    Hello Mark, First of all, thanks for taking...

    Hello Mark,

    First of all, thanks for taking your time to post this one on this forum! :thumbsup:


    It is like you already know a replacement Soldbuch, thus we can pick up the soldiers story...
  20. Thread: Pol Bat 306

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    I'am not entirely unbiased when it comes to this...

    I'am not entirely unbiased when it comes to this subject matter because I have a relative that was detained by the Nazi's but I never understood why murderers, like in this case for example Hptm...
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    This is what makes WW2 special, for Nazi Germany...

    This is what makes WW2 special, for Nazi Germany WW2 was not only a war against nations but also a war against an idiology, races and religions, a war that had to be fought without mercy and this...
  22. Thread: Pol Bat 306

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    His Wehrpaß, not much details in this one but we...

    His Wehrpaß, not much details in this one but we know that he volunteered for the Waffen SS in April 1940, he became a member of the armed SS in April 1943, when his unit became SS Polizei Regiment...
  23. Thread: Pol Bat 306

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    His "Dienstausweis", on it you can see the...

    His "Dienstausweis", on it you can see the signatures of Lt Plantius and Hauptmann Waltz, both convicted (war)criminals.
  24. Thread: Pol Bat 306

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    Pol Bat 306

    Recently I acquired an ID booklet set of a member of one of those notorious Police Battalions, Pol Bat 306, which was responsible for the murder of 16.200 Jews and 6.000 Soviet POW’s.
    Four officers...
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    Exactly, it was the major problem of jumping...

    Exactly, it was the major problem of jumping Fj's, there weapons, besides their pistol were dropped seperate in containers, so when they landed they were basically unarmed and it took a while to get...
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