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US WWII ARMORED Photo Album & Insignia Grouping - 12th Armored Division - TOP!
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445 photos in two albums!! Absolutely one of the best US armored groupings we have ever offered! Named to Andrew HANKOVSKY who served in B Troop of the 92nd Can Recon Squadron of the 12 Armored Div. He was from Lakewood Ohio. All from the same man who served in the 92nd Cavalry Recon Squadron of the 12th Armored Division! At war's end he transferred to the 1st Armored Division and played in the unit band. Comes with some very RARE insignia including two matching theater made Armored tabs " Old ironsides" and "Hellcats." Guaranteed wartime theater made; you will never finding a matching pair like this again! The Patch & Tab pairs would sell for $800 by themselves! Also rare are the two matching pairs of DI's - one for the 92nd Cavalry Recon Squadron and the other for the 81st Cavalry Recon Squadron - These would sell for $500 for each pair! there is also a very rare wartime unit history for the 92nd Cavalry Recon Squadron as well as an equally rare 1945 printed unit roster! The large, fold-out 12th Armored Division map is also a rare find! It is amazing that all this survived together for so long due to the group butchers amongst us. The photo content is fantastic - 445 photos!! Filled with good armored photos, fantastic German-made studio portraits showing rare unit theater made unit patches and DI's in wear. Many photos are captioned on the reverse. The 12th Armored Division liberated LANDSBERG CONCENTRATION CAMP and there are original, unpublished photos the man took of the camp and prisoners. Also photos of 80th Armored Regiment tanks with insignias visible, nice photos of take nicknames and emblems painted on sides of thanks, good images of tanker gear in wear, burning villages, captured German vehicles in use by the unit, identified locations in France, Belgium and Germany, good jeep photos, original photos of one of GOERING'S houses where they went looking for Frau Goering but she had left "we rode some of his finest horses though and looked over part of his loot." Fantastic grouping!
$2850 - sold


US WWII Armored Photo & Insignia Grouping - 8th Armored Division
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138 photos, all from the same man who served in the 8th Armored Division, 80th Tank Battalion- NOTE - the 536th patch DOES NOT go with this grouping - it was photographed in error. SUPER armored photos - many great images of tanks, Sherman Tanks with additions including bulldozer features and Flail chains, He indicates on the back of one of the photos that the bulldozer tank was their tank and they named it "BOGIE BUSTER." Awesome! German trucks in US service, good photos of other vehicles, identified locations in France and Belgium, KIA German soldier - looks like Grossdeutschland Division, French girlfriends, battlefield decimation, Ruhr River crossing, captured railway cannons, French girl giving troops Cognac, nice photos of 8th armored Div patches being worn, named tanks, more!
$950

US WWII PILOT Medal, Document & Photo Grouping - Egypt & North Africa
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Extensive grouping named to Lt. Colonel Jean C. KENNEDY. He served from WWII through until 1977. Comes with a nice framed shadow box with his wings, photo, dog tag and more. A nice grouping of original photos of his serving with a RAF unit, nice Spitfire photos, named personnel, base life, air crew in flight gear, crashes, photos from Cairo 1944, photos from North Africa, crashed planes, USAF and RAF New Testaments,flight log books, complete flight files listing many C-46 flights, very nice bullion RAF cap badge, box of insignias, Air medal, and more! Needs more research!
$750

GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD Winner Photo & Document Grouping - REGIMENT GENERAL GOERING + 12 Fallschirmsturmgeschütze Brigade
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90 photos and original large formal German Cross in Gold award document to Feldwebel Arulf KETTERL. He received the DKiG while serving with 7./Flak-Regiment 43 on March 31, 1943. At this time, Flak Regiment 43 was part of REGIMENT GENERAL GOERING under the command of Major Karlhuber! There is also a letter he wrote o General Heinrich Plickert in 1954 discussing his being proposed for and approved the Knights Cross by General Erdman.He indicates that at war's end he was serving in the 6 Fallschirmjaeger Division in the 12 Fallschirmsturmgeschuetze Brigade.  Great group at a great price!
$1650

Kriegsmarine ZERSTÖRER Photo Album - Destroyer FRIEDRICH IHN - Nice!
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84 photos of a sailor who served on the Destroyer Friedrich Ihn. He also served on the Z24 and  Z27.  Named to a Ob. Fk. Maat WERNER MAAK. Comes with his ORIGINAL Zerstörer Friedrich Ihn cap tally!  Well captioned throughout.  photos start with his KM training in Stralsund, identified officers, ship postcards, good photos of him and the crew onboard the Ihn, Ihn cap tallies in wear, arriving in Hamburg harbor, photos of the ship's captain and other officers, photos inside the ship, great STUDIO PORTRAITS of the man wearing Ihn Cap Tally and another wearing his DESTROYER BADGE! medal award ceremonies, photos of the ship in NORWAY, ship convoys at sea, photos from Copenhagen, original documents named to the man including an ID card/document indicating he was awarded the Destroyer badge on Oct 19, 1940 with original ship's stamp.  At the end of the album is a good typed summary of his service! 
$395

GEBIRGSJAEGER Photo and Document Group -  2. Gebirgs Division - GRUPPE FEURSTEIN AWARD DOCUMENT - RARE!
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Amazing grouping of a German Gebirgsjaeger (named to a Gef. STAIGER).  Comes with the Very Rare GRUPPE FEURSTEIN AWARD DOCUMENT (in original period frame) issued to him for the Invasion of Norway issued by GJR 137. Generalleutnant Valentin Feuerstein was Commander of the 2nd Mountain-Division from April 1938 till March 1941, (Knight´s Cross 12th of August 1944). was awarded to the soldiers of Gruppe Feurstein who participated in a forced march from Fauske towards Narvik to rescue Dietl's troops in the battle of Narvik in 1940. On May 4th 1940 General Feurstein’s 2nd Gebirgsjäger Division started marching 350 miles North from Trondheim to relieve Dietl’s 139th Gebirgsjäger Regiment isolated in Narvik, fighting Allied troops at various points along the way.
Also comes with a very rare original unit history covering the unit in the Norway campaign with good campaign details and ORIGINAL photos added in for illustration.  Also comes with his original PHOTO ALBUM containing 170 photos. Contains TWO ORIGINAL PHOTOS OF GENERAL DIETL in Norway, nice studio portrait of the man, photos of the unit interacting with Norwegian locals, good GJ gear and uniform details, Krads, photos of a Destroyer crew posing in Narvik with their newly awarded EK2s, British troop graves, captured British AA artillery, and more.   Great grouping!
$875
 
WWII USAAF Airplane Instruments & Souvenirs - Dealer's Lot
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MASSIVE lot of original USAAF aircraft instruments and equipment.  Comes with a MINT Type N6A reflector GUNSIGHT (appx. $350-$450), appx 22 original helmet  & headset extensions (sell for $10-20 each), appx. 60 various type PL-540, PL-54, and other plugs ($6-10 each) , several original flight computers, original throat microphones ($25-$40 each), original headset assemblies, three original SW-141-E Press to Talk assemblies - two in original packaging! ($50-80 each),  M-1 eye shields in original packaging, Microphones Type RS 38-A and more! Appx $2000 conservative value.
$1150 - reduced to $850

NINE Luftwaffe Photo Album & Document Grouping - Luftwaffe FELD-DIVISION - France, Italy, Sicily, Leningrad, AFRIKAKORPS++
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Amazing grouping of 9 photo album grouping, all from the same man - Willy Eschweiler who served in various Medical units! Appx 2500 photos!  Comes with his KVK2 award document awarded Jan 30, 1944 when he was serving in medical unit of the 9. Luftwaffe Feld-Division. Starts with his RAD service, then a who album dedicated to the NEUENBURG AM RHEIN 1940.. After the attack of the Wehrmacht on France in 1940, Neuenburg was under fire. It was the first German city to be completely destroyed during the Second World War. On the 10/11th June, French artillery leveled the town. This album shows his unit visiting it and inspecting it, with some building still on fire. Also contains newspaper articles. Then album dedicated to the FRANCE CAMPAIGN 1940 when he served in Luftwaffen-Sanitats-Bereitschaft 4/VII. with souvenirs and mementos in brought back including Paris Ausweis - Good photos of destroyed French TANKS, crashed French airplanes, destroyed French towns, many identified locations - Vannes, Angers, Rouen, Nantes, St Naziere,Chartes, Cherbourg, photos from Normandy beaches, and more.  Then THREE entire albums dedicated to his time in ITALY & SICILY - also with newspaper articles, original maps he used, many identified locations - Trapani, Palermo, Catania, Naples, Castelvetrano, etc. Italian solders, visit of the Italian Crown Prince, field hospitals, Ju 87 in flight. good photos of ships loading weapons and vehicles for departure to Africa, warships in harbor, photos and postcards from the Isle of Capri, more.
A large album dedicated to his time in AFRIKA - also contains Mao of Africa he used while there and other souvenirs and mementos, good photos from Tripolis, many tropical uniform photos, field bivouacs in the desert, field ambulances in the desert, road signs, crash landed Me 110 Zerstoerer, field hospital in the desert, camp painted vehicles, photos from Derna, nice TOBRUK road sign, and more. Then an album os his time in the medical unit of Luftwaffe Feld-Division 9 with content from LENINGRAD & ORANIENBAUM - nice hand drawn maps, souvenirs, troops in foxholes, great photo of Luftwaffe Feldgendarmerie wearing Gorgets and cufftitles, letters he wrote home, Russian POWs, newspaper articles, passes & IDs, harsh Wolchow battlefield conditions, and more.
$2500

WWI & WWII Photo & Document Grouping - OBERSTLEUTNANT
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Very nice grouping to Oberzahlmesiter Otto LINZ. During WWI he served in Inf. Rgt. "Kaiser Wilhelm II" no. 116. Comes with a very nice large WWII euro photo of him in Major uniform wearing all his medals. Also comes with three WWI era photos of him. Very nice, extensive award document grouping including EK2, EK1, Ernst Ludwig Bravery Medal, and several others. Also his WWII ear large promotion document to Oberfeldzehlmeister, promotion document to Oberstleutnant, and more. nice lot!
$385


AWARD DOCUMENT Grouping - LUFTSCHUTZPOLIZEI Munich
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Nice Luftschutzpolizei award document grouping named to Zugwachtmeister Adolf KUEBLER. Served in Luftgau VII - Munich. Comes with KVK2 WITh Swords award document awarded Jan 1945 with original signature General Wolfgang Vorwald (RK.KvK winner), KVK2 WITHOUT Swords also for service in Munich with Luftgau VII, Westwall Medal Document, Hindenburg Cross award document, large version Luftschutz Medal 2nd Class award document, and Silver Service Medal from 1939.
$265


German AFRIKAKORPS POW in the USA Letter, Diary and Scrapbook Grouping - Nice!
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VERY nice grouping to Austrian-born AFRIKAKORPS POW Ladislaus KAPPEL. Comes with a large amount of original POW correspondence from various POW camps in the USA (Fort George Meade, Camp Howze Texas), two scrap book/diaries with really good content - photos, detailed service history from time he was captured in Casablanca by the British on April 10, 1943, original mementoes form the camps he was interned at including two desirable canteen chits! and more!
$850 - sold
 

WAFFEN-SS Medal, Document & Photo Grouping - SS Division "DAS REICH" - TOP!
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One of the best SS groupings we have offered. All directly from the family. Named to SS-Sturmann Josef BRANDSTOETTER, He served in 13./(I.G.) SS regiment "Der Fuehrer" of the SS Division "Das Reich." After his wounding in Russia, he served in occupation duty in the NETHERLANDS. Comes with his Black Wound Badge, Infantry Assault Badge, court mounted EK2 with original envelope and extra ribbon inside. All in the original box they were kept in since the war. Comes with a large folder with many great documents including INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE with orig. sig. "Der Fuehrer" commander SS-Standartenführer Georg Keppler (RK winner), IRON CROSS SECOND CLASS with orig. sig. PAUL HAUSSER (RK+Swords), two BLACK WOUND BADGE award documents - oe from hospital and the other from the Regiment, also with original signature Rgt Cdr. SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto KUMM (RK+ SWORDS winner), His original SS Fuehrerschein with photo also with original signature KEPPLER, app 44+ pieces of Feldpost he wrote, military discharge, documents related to him working for the British Army in 1946, many other documents related to his service, original SS-Der Fuehrer Bierzeitungen, and more. Comes with Three photo albums and loose photos totaling appx. 360 photos. Has a SUPER very LARGE format portrait photo of him in SS uniform, many other excellent SS Studio portraits, good photos from the France Campaign - shot down and burning British planes, FLAMMENWERFERS, unit graves, bunkers, good photos of Infanterie Geschutz cannons and crews in the field, SS camp smocks and helmets in wear, SS vehicles, KO french Tanks, Panzers, French POWs, photos of Hans Albin RAUTER, photos o him interacting with Dutch locals and kids, several large unit photos and more!
$4310 - sold

FOUR Photo Album Grouping - FEMALE DANSK BRIGADE - Rare!
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HUGE grouping of FOUR photo albums, 100’s of photos, of a young Danish woman - Annie TOUSSING - who served in the Tanks Brigade! It appears that her father was also a Danish general. Possible they were members of the Danish Brigade in Sweden during the war, also. Very good photos of her in Danish brigade FOVA uniform, interesting photo showing German and British officers at ceremony, photos from occupation duty in Germany after the war, nice portrait photos, photos of the father and mother also in uniform, more! Also some original paperwork from her service.
$750


Soldbuch, Wehrpass & Award Document Grouping - GEBIRGSNEBELWERFER ABT. 10  LAPPLANDSCHILD
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Rare grouping to Obergef. Emmerich HIBLINGER who served in Gebirgs Nebelwerfer ABt 10. Comes with his Wehrpass, Soldbuch & rare original award document for the LAPPLANSCHILD with original signature Oberstlt. and Geb. Art. Rgt. 118 commander! Soldbuch is his original issue with uniform photo, well filled out. Award page missing. Wehrpass is also well filled out listing awards as KVK2, Sudetenland medal, and LAPPLANDSCHILD. extensive campaign entries, Great grouping!
$650
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Luftwaffe Photo Album & SOLDBUCH - ITALY, SICILY, Balkans, Austria - Flak Sturm Abt. 28
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122 photos. Named to Uffz. Gunther LOOSE. Comes with a certificate indicating that he received points for the Flak Badge for shooting down an aircraft in Kalamaki, Greece. His SOLDBUCH is well filled out with nice uniform photo. Many Flak unit entries. Awards entered include Iron Cross Second Class, Flak Badge, Ground Combat Badge, Flak Tactical Badge. The Photo Album has nice studio portraits of the man, unit photos, photos from BERLIN, Photos from ROME, photos from SICILY, 8.8cm FLAK firing at night, transport plane, photos from TAORMINA, Sicily, and more.
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435

Army Photo Album - Propaganda Kompanie - Rare!
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112 photos of a man in a Propaganda Kompanie. Named to Obergef. Harry SILZ. Many photos showing personnel wearing "propagandakompanie" cufftitles, scarce postcards - one very uncommon Italian Sanzioni postcard, good front photos, burning vehicles, refugees, weapons, destroyed towns, mounted troops, soldier firing Luger with strange barrel, posing with their mascot puppy, posing with cameras, French colonial POWs, KO Panzers, aircraft, KIA on litters, more.
$265

PANZER Photo Album & Document Grouping - Aufklarungs Abt. 7 - Austrian Anschluss
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82 photos of Ernst RAMPL who served in Aufklarungs Abt. 7 of the 7 Inf Division. Starts with a nice studio portrait of him wearing Panzer Aufkl Abt 7 shoulder boards, parades, Fahnentraeger & Standarde, many good PANZERSPAHWAGEN photos, nice portrait photo of him in Kradschuetzen gear, Panzerspahwagens with EMBLEMS of the Austrian Anschluss, photos of the unit moving through Austria, many photos of panzer, troops in black Panzer uniforms, Panzers with AA7 insignia, Austrian ADMK wheel-cum-track vehicles, Krads, more.   Also comes with his large original Austrian Anschluss Medal award document.
$445 - sold



U-BOAT Photo Grouping - U-427 - NORWAY - Nice!
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Appx 200 photos of sailor who served on the U-427. Many very good photos of the crew on deck, many photos of the man and U-Boat in Norway, photos form inside the U-boat, cap badges in wear, hanging out with Norwegian women, portrait photos, good photos of conning tower emblems, Christmas tree onward at sea, quartered in Norwegian hotels, studio portraits of the man, many photos of the crew in Norwegian towns and more.
$675 - sold

PANZER Photo Album - 2./(Pz.Spah.) Aufklarungs Abteilung 6 - Sudetenland - Top!
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287 photos named to Panzer soldier Walter MEYER. Amazing album starting with the man's service in the Hitler Jugend in 1932 with very good photos of his HJ unit at the 1933 & 1944 NURNBERG PARTY RALLY, great photos of HJ uniforms, HJ drunms and musical instruments, rallies, ceremonies, marching, camping, Zeppelins, portraits, high ranking HJ officers, then photos from NSKK Motorsportschule, then photos of him in his Panzer service starting with 2./(Pz.Spah.) Aufklarungs Abteilung 6. Great photos of 8-wheel Panzerspahwagens, 6 and 4-wheel Panzerspahwagens, nice Grand and Kradschuetzen photos, Panzers, Panzers on transport trailers, photos from the SUDETENLAND Camapign, good photos of Panzerspahwagens rolling through Czech villages, early Panzer uniforms and panzer berets, and more.
$745


PANZER Photo Album - Panzer Regiment 31 - Poland & France - JEWISH CONTENT - TOP!
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116 super photos. Content from Poland and France. Starts with a Panzer Rgt 31 Christmas card with original signature Kompanie commander. Portrait photo of the man wearing panzer Beret. Very good Panzer III photos, vehicles, funerals in the field, captured French Tanks, Krads, Panzers on the roll, Panzers on transport trailers, POLISH Refugees fleeing battle, Polish JEWS expelled form villages, captured POLISH TANKS, Luftwaffe aircraft, photos of captured POLISH AIRPLANES, Panzer iV tanks with Polish campaign Balkankreuz, great armored halftrack photo towing 8.8cm Flak, destroyed French towns, French POWs, Bunkers, more!
$685 - sold

 

PANZER Photo Album - Panzer Regiment 5 - Nice!
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127 photos of a Panzer soldier. Good Panzer photos, several photos of the man wearing small non-standard Panzer berets, artillery cannons, French Tanks, captured artillery cannons, vehicles, troops in French towns, French road signs, Krads, bunkers, medals in wear, good photos of crew posing in Panzers, captured French tanks, Panzer portrait photos, destruction, winter retreats, more.
$385 - sold



PANZER Photo Album - Panzer Regiment 6
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148 photos of Panzer crewman who served in Panzer Regiment 6. Filled with excellent photos of Panzers. Very good photos of Panzer uniforms in wear. Well captioned.Large unit photo from 1937 with many Panzer berets in wear, portrait photos, great photos of Standard & Fahnentraeger in Panzer on parade, Regimental Commander Oberst Meyer who served as the commander at the Regiment's formation, many other identified officers, vehicles, maneuvers, photos of departure of Oberst Meyer, motorcycles, and more. great history of the early development of the regiment!
$510

Luftwaffe Award Document Grouping - Schnellkampfgeschwader 10  - NORMANDY - D-DAY !!
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Historically important award document grouping to FW 190 pilot Oberfahnrich Georg KOEPPEL. He served in 3./Schnellkampfgeschwader 10.  This unit is famous for its attacks on D-Day over the landing beaches. It shot down four Lancasters during this time! According to the dates of his award documents, he was with the unit at this time!
The I. Gruppe of SKG10 remained in France under the control of II. Fliegerkorps when the rest of the Geschwader transfere to Italy in July 1943. Due to the lack of regular night fighters in France, it was decided in April 1944 to employ I./SKG 10 on Wilde Sau missions over North Western France and Belgium during full-moon periods. The group's most successful outing was on the night of 3/4 May, when Fw 190s of I/SKG-10 accounted for six victories in the air combat during the night raid against the panzer training center at Mailly-le-Camp. I. Gruppe was put under the control IX. Fliegerkorps in 1944 and operated against the Allied troops during the Normandy Invasion in June 1944. Two Fw 190 pilots of I./SKG 10 were over the landings at dawn on a reconnaissance mission, and claimed four Avro Lancasters shot down.
Comes with his Pilots Badge award document, his Flight Clasp in Bronze award document awarded Jule 25, 1944 with original signature of Gruppenkdr. KURT DAHLMANN (Knights Cross + Oakleaves winner -  the highest-decorated German Jabo (Schlachtflieger) pilot of the war!). Iron Cross Second Class award document awarded June 4, 1944 (!!) with orig. sig. IX Fliegerkorps commander Generalmajor Dietrich PELTZ (Knights Cross + Swords - youngest General in the Wehrmacht and flew 350 combat missions as Stuka pilot. Also awarded for the Mistel and Ramjaeger programs).
$750
 
Photo Album & Medal Grouping - Gebirgsjaeger MAJOR - Nice!
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50 photos of Gebirgsjaeger Major Werner KAUPERT. What makes the album special is his extensive horse racing and horsemanship experience. Comes with his original Polizei oak leaf collar tab insignias, original Reiter & Fahrer Badges he inserted in the album and EXCELLENT audio portraits of him wearing them! Also included are many newspaper clippings about races and competitions he won. Also photos of him as a Polieifahnenjunker in the 1920's. Great album!
$665

SS POLIZEI Award Document Grouping - NORWAY - Historically Important
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Grouping named to Wachtmeister Paul SCHMIDT. Comes with his Ostmedaille award document for service with 10./Polizei Rgt. 13, his Bronze Driver's Badge for service with II./SS-Polizei Rgt. 7 with orig sig Rgt. Cdr.. SS-Pol Rgt 7 was stationed in Spillum Norway at this time. Also comes with his KVK2 award document. He was Feldwebel at this time and was serving in the Gen. Kdo. XXXIII Armee Korps in DRONTHEIM, Norway. Original signature General and cdr. XXXIII AK Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann 9RK winner). Also interesting is that the reverse of his KVK2 has a typed grounds for the award, in this case, for his personal courage in participating in arresting SS Oberfuehrer Heinz ROCH - very uncommon. ROCH's service can be found below. He committed suicide before the arrival of the Allies.
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinz_Roch
$515
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FLUGBUCH & Award Document Grouping - FW 190 Pilot - Jagdgeschwader 103!
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Document grouping to Feldwebel Gunter GRUNERT. Comes with his Luftwaffe FLugzeugfuehrerschein (Pilot's License) with photo listing his qualification to fly Me 109 E,F and G models and FW 190. Units listed in his license include Jagdgeschwader 104 and 103. Another Airfield license for Langendiebach, His Luftwaffe Bordschuetzenschein for previous service as Air Gunner in Fern Aufklarungs Gruppe 22. Document listing his promotions as well as his awards and dates including - Air Gunner Badge, Pilot's Badge, EK1 (AS fighter Pilot on April 7, 1945), Ek2, and Front Clasp in Bronze. His Flugbuch has his named embossed on the cover. Starts with his Pilot training. Many Me 109 as well as FW 190 flights listed.
$850
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Award Document Grouping - 34 Inf. Division CAP BADGE - Divisions-Erinnerungszeichen
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Award document grouping to Obergef. Johann BECK who served in Gren. Rgt. 107. Comes with the very rare document to Obergef. Johann BECK of Grey Rgt 107, allowing him to wear the divisional cap badge - Divisions-Erinnerungszeichen. Also comes with his Ostmedaille award document, Black Wound Badge award document, Silver Wound Badge award document. Also a document confirming his award of the Krimschild and Anti-Commie medal. Great grouping!
$550
 - sold


GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD Winner Award Document Grouping - 253 Inf. Division
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Grouping of Oberfeldwebel Bernhard DIEPER. He was a German Cross in Gold Winner Comes with his letter from the commander of Gren Rgt 453 on Regimental letterhead congratulating and enclosing his DKiG - with original signature, two map postcards of the 253 Inf Division, ORIGINAL Tegesbefehl for Sept 12, 1944 listing Dieper as having received the DKiG (rare), and another rare document - 253 Inf Division citation for uninterrupted service in Russia from 1941 to 1944, with original signature of 253 Inf Div commander General KARL BECKER (RK+Oakleaves) - first time I have offered this document!
$450

CLOSE COMBAT CLASP & GOLD WOUND BADGE Award Document Grouping
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Grouping to Obergef. Mathaeus RAUH who served in 1./Pionier Batl 173. Comes with his Iron Cross First Class document with original signature General XXX Korps Commander Maximilian FRETTER-PICO (RK+Oakleaves), NAHKAMPFSPANGE 1 Class awarded Dec 8, 1943 with orig. sig. btl commander, WOUND BADGE In GOLD awarded Sept 23, 1944 with orig. sig. Btl. cdr., KRIMSCHILD award document, STURMABZEICHEN with orig. sig. div. cdr. Rudolf Freiherr VON ROMAN (RK+Oakleaves winner).
$
425

US GI Photo Grouping - DACHAU CONCENTRATION CAMP
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16 original wartime photos taken by a US GI of DACHAU Concentration Camp.  All with hand written captions on reverse.
$450
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ULTRA RARE Original Wartime German DOG & PIGEON Unit
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36 ultra rare original photos of a Germany Army Dog & Pigeon unit in the field, Amazing images, all publishable.  Showing great, sharp detail of all manner of Dog/Pigeon equipment, carrying devices, field operations, etc.
$1500 - sold
 

VIETNAM GENERAL Photo Album & Document Grouping - Major General Lloyd B. RAMSEY - Americal Division
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A fantastic photo album, from personal estate of Major General Lloyd B. RAMSEY. Ramsey had very colorful service from WWII through Vietnam.  During WWII he served as Aide-de-Camp to British General ALEXANDER during the North Africa Campaign, participated in the Battle of Kasserine Pass, he and his unit were the FIRST to BERCHTESGADEN (Sorry 101st AB, it wasn't you), was present at the raising of the American Flag over the Eagle's Nest, and recipient of multiple Purple Hearts, Silver Star and multiple Bronze Stars.  During Vietnam, he served as the commander of the Americal Division. This album covers his Vietnam service. It is a MASSIVE, heavy thing, hand made from wood with personalized engraved name plate on cover. Also comes with award document from South Vietnam and a large pile of letters, many from other Generals and high officers as well as Ramsey's response letters, after his injury from an in country helicopter crash.  The album is filled with excellent photos - many excellent color photos,  everything you would want to see, combat, many named officers (including NORMAN SCHWARTZKOPF and COLIN POWELL), tanks, heavy weapons, on stage with Bob Hope, helicopters, Ramsey receiving medals, many articles about significant battle he commanded, photos of his helicopter crash and him recovering in hospital and much more!  A historically significant album!
$3250
 

WWII RAF Trunk Grouping - NAVIGATOR - Very Complete Grouping!
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VERY nice trunk/suitcase grouping named to P/O Raymond A. WOODHOUSE.  Original suitcase he brought/shipped his effects home in is in very good condition. It survived me checking it as luggage back from England last week!  It is full of, likely, everything he brought home,  Comes with a very nice, professionally framed display of his War Medal, Cap Badge, Nav WIng, photo and ID tag. On the reverse is a copy of his Record of Service from the RAF.  Comes with his officers flying tunic with label from Moss Bros & Co Ltd., Covent Garden, London, his officer's greatcoat, also from same tailor, period framed group photo, his painted RAF duffle/kit bag, ID tag, medal boxes and insert letters, Flying LOG BOOK & RCAF Sight Log Book (mostly training in Canada, he did make it over to the CBI theater after the war - he was assigned to TFU Defford in July 1945), his RAF Paybook, RAF Service & Release  Book, various other ID cards and booklets, invitations, box of various uniform effects - buttons, extra pair of shoulder boards, etc., a nice lot of photos showing aircraft, him and comrades in uniform, base life, photos when he was posted in India,  several maps he used in flight, engraved lighter in box, and more. great grouping that would make a very nice display.
$850 - sold

 

Army Photo Album & Award Document Grouping - 81 Inf Division - France Campaign
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Very complete grouping to Obergef. Herbert NAUMANN, who served in Inf Rgt 174 of the 81 Inf Division. An increasing difficult to find complete album with award documents! Comes with his EK2 award document with original sig. 81 Div Cdr. Generalleutnant Erich Schopper (Knights Cross Winner), Infantry Assault Badge award document with original sig. Rgt. Cdr., Oberst Hanns von Rohr (DKiG), Black Wound Badge, and Ostmedaille award documents.  the album contains 170 photos and is beautifully captioned throughout.  Starts with a nice studio portrait of him. Starts with his training and then very good photos from the France campaign 1940. troop movements, French POWs, motorcycles, destruction, KAI French troops, Panzers, river and canal crossings, many identified locations, wounded troops, French planes, Maginot Line bunkers, bicycle infantry, and more.  Don't miss this one!
$665
 
Army Photo Album & Award Document Grouping Infanterie Regiment "LIST" - Rare!
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170 photos, all from Hauptfeldwebel Michael MOSER, the Kompanie Spiess of 4./ Infanterie Regiment 199 "List." Many photos have detailed captions on the reverse! This was Hitler's unit in WWI. They were allowed to wear the special cufftitle "Infanterie Regiment List." Adolf Hitler served in Königlich Bayerisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 16, named "List" after its commander Oberst Julius List, of 6. Königlich Bayerische Reserve-Division during the First World War. Comes with his award documents for the INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE awarded August 1944, KVK2 with original signature 57 ID commander Generalleutnant Otto Fretter-Pico (RK winner), and Ostmedaille with orig. sig. Regimental commander. The album is full of examples of the man and his comrades wearing the "Infanterie Regiment List" cufftitle. Many photos showing the man wearing Spiess sleeve tress, good front shots from Russia, photos of unit graves particularly a Lt. Moser - perhaps a relative?,vehicles, Russian POWs, KO Russian Tanks, PAK cannons, Identified KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER (Heindl, Josef 09.02.1943 Hauptmann d.R. Kdr I./Gren.Rgt 199 „List“) , burning Russian towns and cities, KIA Russian soldiers, motorcycles, and more.
 
Army Photo Album & Award Document Grouping Infanterie Regiment 21 - 17 Inf Division
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Grouping to Uffz. Friedrich SCHOEPPLER who served in 7./Inf Rat 21. Comes with his EK2 award document with original signature of 17 Inf Div commander General der Artillerie Herbert Loch (RK winner), Black Wound Badge award document, original printed Regimental Order congratulating men on France Campaign battles, 13 Maerz 1938 Medal, Cover of soldbuch with original photo of the man, and empty photo album named to him.
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185
 
 
STUKA German Cross in GOLD Winner Photo & Document Grouping
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Small grouping to DKIG winner and Stuka Ju 87 Air Gunner  Kurt ESCHENBACHER. He flew with 2./Syuka Geschwader 77. He won the DKiG on May 17, 1943.   Comes with a stunning studio portrait of him  wearing all his medals including the DKIG, congratulation letter on his 600th combat mission signed by VIII Fliegerkorps commander Generalmajor Hans SIEDEMANN (RK+Oakleaves), and a second letter on his 700th mission, also signed by Seidemann. Also comes with large photo of Ju 87's in flight.
$250

Luftwaffe Flight License Grouping - NIGHTFIGHTER - NJG1
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Grouping of one man's Luftwaffenbordfunkerschein (for unit NGJ1) and his Luftwaffen Navigation-Lehrschein (rare!).  Also comes with three photos.
$225

Rare EHRENSCHILD DES LUFTGAUKOMMANDOS NORWEGEN
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Rare award document of the EHRENSCHILD DES LUFTGAUKOMMANDOS NORWEGEN- Honor Plaque for Special Achievement. Issued March 27, 1942 with original signature commander Luftgau Norwegen Genlt. Willi HARMJANZ. The document is rarer than the plaque itself.
$195

 
Document Grouping - 44 Infanterie Division - STALINGRAD + MONTE CASSINO!
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Extensive document grouping to Obergef. Johann KETTER who served in Artillerie Regiment 96 of the 44 Infanterie Division. He survived both STALINGRAD AND MONTE CASSINO!   The division was destroyed a STALINGRAD!  It was reformed in 1943 and became the famous  (44.) REICHSGRENADIER-DIVISION HOCH- UND DEUTSCHMEISTER that saw much action in Italy including MONTE CASSINO!  Comes with his General Assault Badge award document awarded for SERVICE IN STALINGRAD!! Rare version of this document awarded by Wehrkreis XVII when he was home recovering from wounded received at Stalingrad. this is how he escaped the destruction of his unit. Also comes with accompanying letter to his wife stating the medal and award document are enclosed. Also comes with his Iron Cross Second Class award document awarded Jan. 1944 with very nice "REICHSGRENADIER-DIVISION HOCH- UND DEUTSCHMEISTER" stamp for service at that time in MONTE CASSINO!!!  Contains orig. sig,  Oberst. Also comes with a wide variety of other documents related to his service including his original WOUND TAGS (one he wore out of STALINGRAD in Dec. 1942), hospital related documents, passes, IDs with photo, FELDPOST, other documents with" REICHSGRENADIER-DIVISION HOCH- UND DEUTSCHMEISTER" listed,
$675 - sold

zWaffen-SS Photo Grouping - LENINGRAD FRONT + Late War Photos
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80 photos, all from the same SS man. Most photos are captioned on the reverse. Good SS uniforms and insignia, SS vehicles, SS camp smocks and helmets, many photos identified from LENINGRAD, knocked out bunkers, many photos from summer 1944, SS Krads, TOTENKOPF cufftitles in wear, Sd.Kfz. 251, foxhole photos, captured Russian weapons, Demyjansk Shield in wear, medals in wear, VW Kubelwagen, KO Russian tanks, SS camo tunics, great photos of SS 8.8cm Flak with many kill rings and insignia, more
$940
 

Army Photo Album - OFFICER - KIA - Kompanie Commander - IR 78 - ORIGINAL SIGNATURE WERNER VON BLOMBERG
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88 photos and documents of Hauptmann Wilhelm BURKHARDT who was a Kompanie commander in Inf Rgt 78 of the 26 Inf Division. He was KIA on June 5, 1940 during combat on the Oise Canal - very early in the France Campaign! Comes with many documents including his promotion to Oberleutnant document with ORIGINAL SIGNATURE WERNER VON BLOMBERG! Four Yer Long Service Medal award document, other documents and citations form his time in the Landespolizei, his funeral notice, several letters from commander and comrades to his wife, several letters of congratulations to the man upon promotions, album is well captioned. Has a SUPER large portrait photo of him wearing helmet, good photos from 1938 of him and unit on parade, other studio portraits and more.
$625

 

Soldbuch, Wehrpass, Award Document Grouping - Greece + Crimea
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Grouping to Uffz. Emil CHRISTMAN who served in Very. u. Kart. Abt. (mot) 613. Comes with his KVK2 award document with original signature 12 Armee commander, General der Pioniere Walter KUNTZE (RK winner), SOLDBUCH & Wehrpass are complete and well filled out, Wehrmacht Fuhrerschein, RED Cross stretcher bearer oilcloth ID, military discharge.
$275

 

US WWII 8th Air Force Air Gunner B-14 Uniform Grouping - KIA - 96th Bomb Group - MUNSTER Raid
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Named grouping to S/Sgt. Thomas J. KEEFE, Jr.  He served as a BALL TURRET GUNNER with the 413 Bomb Squadron, of the 96th Bomb Group.   At 1023 on January 4, 1944, Keefe was flying in B-17F #42-30518, Short Stride IV which collided with B-17F #42-5923, Skin and Bones. The collision occurred at 52⁰20’N 07⁰10’E at 25,000’. Both aircraft were from the 96th Bombardment Group (H), 413th Bombardment Squadron (H). B-17 #42-30518 crashed near Lingen, Germany and B-17 #42-5923 crashed near Gronau, Germany. The radio operator, T/Sgt. Lyall W. Taubert; right waist gunner, S/Sgt Gerald R. Waldron, Jr.; and tail gunner, S/Sgt. John Y. Young on B-17F #42-30518, Short Stride IV, survived the collision and became prisoners of war. The pilot, 1st Lt. James E. McLean; the copilot, 2nd Lt. Harold Ziotnick; the navigator, 2nd Lt. John R. Gray; the bombardier, 2nd Lt. John E. McGee; the top turret gunner, T/Sgt. Richard R. Winn; the ball turret gunner, S/Sgt. Thomas J. Keefe, Jr; and the left waist gunner, S/Sgt. David Miller, Jr. were all killed in action. All ten crewmembers of B-17F #42-5953, Skin and Bones, were killed.
The grouping comes with his fantastic condition B-14 Jacket, great BRITISH MADE 8th AF patch, DUC ribbon, British Made ribbon bars, VERY nice Air Gunner's Wings - scarce version without the "O" target behind the flying bullet, sterling pin back with clutch post seats - one of the best Air Gunner Wings you can find. Also comes with uniform pants, shirt, tie and belt. Family must have sewn the ruptured Duck insignia on as a memento since he was KIA in 1943.
$750 - sold

Legion Condor + AFRIKAKORPS Document Grouping - POW Tunisia
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Very nice grouping to Josef ZINNECKER. Comes with his two nice formal Spanish Medal award documents (Cruz Roja Del Merito Militar and Medalla de la Campana) - would look amazing framed, large formal SPANISH CROSS in Silver medal award document, official document identifying the medals he was being awarded for Legion Condor service, Sudetenland Medal award document, Iron Cross Second Class award document (18./Luftnachrichten Rgt 200) with original signature XII Fliegerkorps commander General Josef Kammhuber -RK winner  -for DAK service, letter to his family stating that he was being awarded the EK2 for service in AFRICA, second letter to his family saying he was captured in TUNISIA by Allied forces and also awarded the EK2 medal.
$950

Luftwaffe Officer 3x Photo Album. Diary & Award Document Grouping - Nice!
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Huge grouping to Oberlt. Technical inspector Willi Krumnow (Technischen Oberinspektor der Luftwaffe).  Diary/photo album of 3. (Pr.) Nachr. Abt. Potsdam-Nedlitz, Comes with three photo albums containing 460 photos, very well captioned - some pages read like a diary. Original photos of GOERING, SPERRLE, Knights Cross Winners, knocked Russian T-34 tanks, conferring with high ranking foreign officers in the field, many very nice portrait photos from his Reichswehr and WWII service, aircraft, Flak cannons, and more. Also comes with a nice grouping of his award documents including:  Crusade Against Communism doc with 'Bug" Clasp, Ostmedaille with original signature Abt. commander, Iron Cross Second Class with original sig. General LOEHR (RK+Oakleaves), KVK2 with orig. signature Gen Dr. Eugen Weissmann, Sudetenland Medal, promotion documents with high ranking officer signatures, and more.
$950
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USAAF Medal, Squadron Patch, DIARY & Document Grouping - CATERPILLAR CLUB - Top!

Super grouping to S/Sgt. Herbert N. ABBOTT who flew the 825th Bomb squadron, 484th Bomb group. Was part of the James CHAFIN crew.   Comes with his Purple Heart & Air Medals in original cases, original discharge, his silk escape and evasion map, large framed portrait photo, official wartime transcript of his combat missions, original discharge, original wartime photo of his B-24 in flight (8x10in), ORIGINAL WARTIME DISNEY Italian made Squadron Patch (824th) - very RARE example, impossible to find, super Italian made Ribbon Bar, Italian made Purple Heart Ribbon, Air crew wings, extra patches and rank chevrons. Comes with his ORIGINAL WARTIME Caterpillar Club certificate (not post war reissue).   Also comes with his DIARY - which is incredible! Starts with his trip "over the pond," following with very detailed entries about all of his missions including Oct 14, 1944 when, on mission to Blechhammer Germany, they had to bail out due to two engines catching on fire. Very detailed account of this and event... and rest of his missions!  Super group.
$2250

 
SOLDBUCH & Award Document Group Inf Rgt 196 + Panzerfaust Document
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Soldbuch, EK2 Award Document and Infnatry Assault Badge Award Document to Kurt BLAUL who served in Inf Rgt 196 of the 68 Infantry Division.  All awards entered into Soldbuch including the Ostmedaille.  What I really like is the document issued in 1944 which has a soldier holding a Panzerfaust - uncommon!  And first time I have seen this document. It is a thank you to soldiers from commander of a Heeresgruppe for his service on the East German border.
 $360