Decipher German Writings

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Hohlladung » 11 Feb 2024 13:47

Hi jpz4 and Greg,

Addition for 3):

(kann auch Feldwebel sein)

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by jpz4 » 11 Feb 2024 14:58

Thanks guys!
Did some digging in additional records and your translations make sense considering what was going on

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 15 Feb 2024 17:39

Can anyone read the name and surname of this officer?
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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Hohlladung » 17 Feb 2024 18:07

Hi,
I read the signature as Graf Beissel.

So it could be him:
Kapitän z.S. Dankmar Graf Beissel zu Gymnich
CO of Marine-Flak Regiment 9 Gotenhafen in September 1942

Can someone confirm?

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 18 Feb 2024 10:49

Hohlladung wrote:
17 Feb 2024 18:07
Hi,
I read the signature as Graf Beissel.

So it could be him:
Kapitän z.S. Dankmar Graf Beissel zu Gymnich
CO of Marine-Flak Regiment 9 Gotenhafen in September 1942

Can someone confirm?

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Thank you very much Armin!

I think you got it right and it's indeed Dankmar Graf Beissel zu Gymnich.
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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 12 Mar 2024 16:10

Hello,
Is the marked word "Kreuz" or "Krone"?
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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by nichte » 12 Mar 2024 20:40

I read "Krone". "Kreuz" would have a line over the letter "u".

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Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 13 Mar 2024 10:59

nichte wrote:
12 Mar 2024 20:40
I read "Krone". "Kreuz" would have a line over the letter "u".

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 23 Mar 2024 00:44

Please help me decipher the marked awards.

First photo below:
6) ???

Second photo below:
1) Hamburger Hanseaten Kreuz (---? ---?) [what is the month and year written in the brackets?]
2) ???

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by dusty_shelf » 24 Mar 2024 18:33

I acquired a book that personally belonged to German general Ludwig Cruewell. It was acquired by him while held by the British at Trent Park. Later in the war, he was transferred to American custody and sent to Prisoner of War Camp Clinton in Mississippi. A special compound had been constructed there for the confinement of the German generals held by the US.

General Cruewell signed and dated the title page. The inscription is under a slip of tissue paper with the address to which his personal belongings was being mailed upon his repatriation. There are two handwritten words above the signature and date (March 1943) I cannot read or translate. One suggestion was “Von Werner” (“From Werner”). Any help appreciated.
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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Hohlladung » 25 Mar 2024 00:22

#309:

6.) Sudetenmedaille

1.) Oktober 1916

2.) Kronenordenmedaille

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Igor Karpov » 25 Mar 2024 14:15

Please help me decipher this surname.

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Hohlladung » 25 Mar 2024 17:53

#310:
Dusty_shelf:

von Werner is correct.

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Hohlladung » 25 Mar 2024 17:54

#312:

It's most likely Sobel.

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Re: Decipher German Writings

Post by Igor Karpov » 25 Mar 2024 20:08

Thank you, Hohlladung.

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