Seeking photo information

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Seeking photo information

Post by Devilishblue02 » 16 Jan 2022 20:13

Hello,

I am trying to research photos that my grandfather brought back to the US after his service in WW2. He found them in a bombed out hotel and my family is trying to find out details about the photographer, purpose of photos, locations, people, events, etc. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I am attaching a few of the 103 photos we have.
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Post by Devilishblue02 » 16 Jan 2022 21:31

Here are some additional photos from same collection.
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Post by GregSingh » 17 Jan 2022 00:35

Photos seem to be taken by Luftwaffen-Propagandakompanie 1 during Polish Campaign 1939.
Perhaps they can be found as well in this collection at Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/item/2005677062/

Anti-Jewish text to two photos was prepared by Josef Grabler (Reich Ministry of Aviation employee) who was assigned to a Luftwaffe propaganda company as a war correspondent.
One photo allegedly shows fleeing Jewish family, second photo is not attached ?

Photo of a damaged bridge is of Vistula river bridge in Grudziądz.
http://www.kaczorek.easyisp.pl/pisz/fort/grudz002.htm
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Post by Linkagain » 17 Jan 2022 14:54

The Second picture Luftwaffe OFFice in Center has a World War I pilot/Observer badge
HAve posted link to website http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/showt ... post760448
Identied ?

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 17 Jan 2022 18:25

The standind officers look like a Generalleutnant with his adjutant (cord, oberstleutnant) and a second oberstleutnant who appears to be wearing a WW1 cross.
Besides the WW1 observers badge the adjutant also seems to have a WW2 observers badge. The two others wear what looks like pilot badges. The oberstleutnant also wears a wound badge (WW1/2 ?). The generalleutnant might have a WW1 badge beside the pilot badge (if it is a crown on top) but I‘m not sure.

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Post by Devilishblue02 » 11 Feb 2022 03:47

Any ideas of the name of this camp? Photo taken in September 1939 in Poland. City unknown. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
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Post by LAstry2 » 22 May 2022 22:33

The man on the right in first picture cetainly has a non regualation hat..can anyone recognize it? :milwink: :thumbsup:

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