Awesome information!! There's so much for me to look at now I don't know where to start
Torsten, thank you very much for the spelling corrections I was trying to decipher the handwriting and your corrections are very helpful, thanks very much.
To answer some questions:
Just for clarification: Faye = Felicitas Maria
Yes, everything before Faye came to the US is signed "Fee" and everything after is written "Faye".
Raphael may be a code name for a Luftwaffe position but could also be Saint Raphael on the Cote d'Azur in Southern France. You mentioned a photo with swim suits and palm trees, that could be Cote d'Azur.
There are some more pictures with captions from "Raphael". I will try to get the fronts and backs of them up sometime this evening, if not then tomorrow for sure and hopefully that will help. But it is definately somewhere tropical and beachy looking.
the decoration on the breast Claas is wearing is the Baltenkreuz (Baltic Cross)
Torsten, thank you so very much! There are some pictures dated in that time period of very dark, swarthy looking soldiers next to blown up buildings, sitting with their family, ect. and this may very well be what they are of! Thank you again!! Since Faye was the last surviving sibling it looks like what I have here is not only her belongings but also those of Maria and Claas that she may have received upon their death or at some point in time.
An Army female auxiliary, [which was] a [female hospital] patient, and her nurse . Ride to the hopital
France, 3 June 1944
The strange thing is: On the photo with the Renault ambulance there's no army auxiliary, just two Luftwaffe auxiliaries. Does this backside really belong to the Renault photo? Or have I misunderstood something?
I caught the word "Heereshelferin" on this caption and thought that it may provide something useful. The front of the picture appears to be Maria in uniform with another woman in uniform and a dog, in a car making a stop on the road
So it looks like Maria was a nurse stationed in France and again the tropical look of the picts with the word Raphael would make Cote d'Azur a very likely possibility! Awesome!! That would also mean that the ambulance picture is probably Maria and the license plate would confirm that theory since that picture is dated 1943, the same as the bathing suit pictures?
FABER, Gustav. (DOB: 20.05.10). 01.07.43 promo to Oblt. (Kr.O./Flak).
Perhaps he's a member of your family?
So far no Gustav but my dining room table and coffee table are taken over with pictures. There are some more of pre-WWII for me to go though (yet again!!) to make sure I am getting the time lines correctly and boxes from the Jewish side of the family for me to make sure I have the right family members in the right places, so far I've already caught several of my mistakes, just from what I've learned here so I'm sure there's more. Something may turn up, I will look diligently!
Cammie - there is some additional information for you at these threads:
Larry, I checked out those threads a couple times but it's a little over my head. When it says "Subordinated" does that mean that the school was moved to another location? Is there any reading that you might recommend that would help me to understand what role Faye would have played in laymans terms?
Thank you again Larry, Torsten and Bill and for your help, I'm having so much fun with this project and your help keeps it fun rather than fustrating...where it was a couple weeks ago when I was trying to figure it out without help