Female Auxiliary Photographs

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Post by Heimatschuss » 13 Feb 2008 22:55

Hello,

some more shots of Flakhelferinnen. These are just receiving a lesson about the 'Flakfernrohr' (flak telescope) that was used for measuring the bearing between the searchlight position and the target.
In the background you can see part of a searchlight and (even further back) a radar dish.


Top photo
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 150145672845

Centre photo
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 150145673545

Bottom photo
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 150145674071

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Helferin und Hund

Post by Vikki » 07 Mar 2008 05:49

Some photos on the subject that began this thread: Helferin und Hund.

Three of a set of about 80 of the same group of women in their living quarters, unfortunately removed from the original album.

The first shows a good, and seldom seen, view of the raincape.

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by colt45 » 10 Mar 2008 01:51

great photos and hard to find

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by WolfgangKessler » 12 Mar 2008 14:58

A few I found while surfing eBay.de.

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by Vikki » 12 Mar 2008 16:00

Wolfgang,

Great photos of both the workdress and the women's work (or training?) environment!

So that the photos are more fully sourced, can you also give the auction number for them?

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by WolfgangKessler » 12 Mar 2008 16:58

Hi Vikki. Unfortunately, I can't. I just right clicked and saved several days ago without taking any further info. :( Sorry. I can remove them if need be. Just let me know. :)

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by Heimatschuss » 13 Mar 2008 20:16

No problem people,

your 'Völkischer Beobachter' never sleeps and always has an eye on such things :P

Auction numbers at http://www.ebay.de were from top to bottom:
Artikelnummer: 310027448652
Artikelnummer: 310027448887
Artikelnummer: 310027449126
Artikelnummer: 310027449620

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by WolfgangKessler » 14 Mar 2008 00:22

Excellent work! Thank you.

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by Vikki » 14 Mar 2008 00:45

Yes, thanks Torsten! :D

And very interesting photos, Wolfgang!

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by WolfgangKessler » 14 Mar 2008 01:04

Glad I could contribute to this awesome thread. :)

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by Heimatschuss » 14 Mar 2008 21:31

Hi,

another one from me. An auxiliary that seems to be rather sceptical regarding the talents of her photographer. But he did a good job. She's a Heer Nachrichtenhelferin-Unterführerin (Army signals auxiliary with a rank roughly equalling that of a sergeant) as indicated by the chevron with the two pips on her upper left arm. The photo was presumably taken before March 1942 because she's lacking the piping around the cap edges and the Blitz patch that were introduced then. Curiously she seems to wear a wide rim Führerin brooch though belonging to the NCO category.

Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 220202510329

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by Heimatschuss » 17 Mar 2008 12:07

Hello all,

after Vikki published those Helfs & hounds photos I'll come up with another animal pic. Two Luftwaffen Helfs trying to commandeer a Greek mule that seems to be offering quite some resistance. Perhaps they shouldn't previously have claimed that it was planned to become Göring's personal mount. :lol:

Source:
http://www.ebay.de auction no. 330094082346

Another nice donkey pic can be found at http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... t=helferin

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by sylvieK4 » 17 Mar 2008 21:02

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by Heimatschuss » 18 Mar 2008 00:53

Nice picture of a Marinehelferin, Sylvie.

Here are some more from me.

Top picture:
This lady from the Luftwaffe holds a Führerin rank as indicated by the pips on her jacket collar. On her left arm you can barely see part of a chevron so she must actually be a Luftnachrichten-Führerin. As she's still lacking the silver piping around the jacket collar the photo must have been taken between July 1941 and October 1943.
The two stripes around her cuffs indicate that she is in charge of a Luftnachrichten-Helferinnen-Betriebskameradschaft.
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 130193618861

Centre picture:
A Luftwaffe auxiliary as indicated by the tie pin. Interestingly she's wearing some earrings. Photos of auxiliaries with jewlry a seldom to be seen because it was disliked by the authorities for being somewhat indecent.
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 230217101671

Bottom picture:
Fine study of a Flak auxiliary. On her right arm the Flakwaffenhelferin patch.
Source: http://www.ebay.de auction no. 360011297106

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Re: Female Auxiliary Photographs

Post by colt45 » 19 Mar 2008 00:29

Great photos, I had that Flakwaffenhelferin patch. we didn't know what it was and had a hard time selling it for 10 dollars

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