US Militaria: Treat ’em Rough

US-01b Added some material from my US holdings on a new page: US Militaria – Treat em’ Rough. I recently acquired some images of prewar M1 and M2 combat cars and tanks that were at Fort Benning at the beginning of 1941, some images of the early “doughnut” tanker helmet in wear, an example of a mint helmet similar to the one in my collection, a 1st-pattern tanker jacket for a Technical Sergeant in the 3rd Armor Division and a camouflage coverall for First Sergeant Lozmack of one of the troops of the recon battalion of the 16th Armor Division.

 

New Ephemera For Sale Added to Site

Just added the following to the Ephemera page:

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NSO-Eph-01 Postwar signature of Walter Böhm, KC recipient from the 1./Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 8. $15.

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NSO-Eph-02 Postwar signature of Hermann Eckardt, KC recipient of the 1./Panzer-Abteilung 8. $15.

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NSO-Eph-03 Nice 4-color image of Panzer I’s advance during prewar training. Three-color prewar camouflage scheme can be seen to good advantage. No writing on reverse. These postcards were printed and distributed by the periodical Die Wehrmacht. $20.

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NSO-Eph-04 Nice postcard image of an early Panzer IV (Ausführung B?) with the lyrics to a military song below: Vorwärts nach Osten! (Forward to the East!). No writing on back. $15.

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NSO-Eph-05 Postcard of prewar demonstration of air/ground coordination between armor and airpower (viewers in the background). Three-tone prewar camouflage can be seen on the advancing Panzer I’s. Writing on the reverse and stamped. Stamp also be the soldier’s convalescent unit: the Genesende Kompanie of Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 25Dated: 25 January 1942. $10.

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NSO-Eph-06 Sd.Kfz. 263 “on patrol” in a staged image in the Soviet Union. Part of the Unsere Wehrmacht series. No writing on reverse. $10.

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NSO-Eph-07 An unidentified scout poses in front of his Sd.Kfz. 221 in a German town. Typical studio photo postcard of the time. Early uniform and crash helmet/beret. No writing on reverse. $15.

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NSO-Eph-08 Photo postcard from 1943 with bird’s eye view of several scout vehicles, including a Sd.Kfz. 232 (8 Rad), Sd.Kfz. 221′s, Sd.Kfz. 222 and Sd.Kfz. 223′s. No writing on reverse. $15.

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NSO-Eph-09 Photo postcard portrait of an unidentified armor soldier wearing a 1st-pattern Panzer wrap and a black enlisted Panzer overseas cap with pink soutache applied to the upturn. Personal dedication on the reverse. $20.

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NSO-Eph-10 Photo postcard portrait of an armor soldier wearing a 2nd-pattern Panzer wrap without skulls on the collar tabs. Soldier identified on reverse as Harry Linke (DOB: 27 March 1912). $15.

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NSO-Eph-11 Prewar colorized photo portrait postcard of an unidentified soldier, probably from Artillerie-Regiment 25. Original coloring and tinting of image suggested the Waffenfarbe might have been kupferbraun. $10.

Death Cards

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NSO-DC-01bNSO-DC-01a  Josef Wenisch, scout in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung. Died of wounds in a military hospital in Italy on 14 December 1944. I have two of these. $10.

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NSO-DC-02a NSO-DC-02bUnteroffizier Armin Röck, identified as a Panzerspähtruppführer (Armored Car Section Leader), died of wounds in a military hospital in Germany on 25 September 1944. Wears a 1st-pattern Panzer jacket and crash helmet/beret. $10.

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NSO-DC-03a NSO-DC-03bAlois Dobler, was an ordained priest (Heart of Jesus Missionaries), who was drafted into the Army and rose to the rank of Gefreiter in a Kradschützen-Bataillon. He was mortally wounded in the east, dying on 25 September 1941. He was a recipient of the Iron Cross, Second Class, and the Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. $15.

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NSO-DC-04a NSO-DC-04b Ottmar Pösterl was a Gefreiter in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, who was killed in the east on 19 May 1944. $5.

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NSO-DC-05bNSO-DC-05a  Franz Garhammer was a Gefreiter in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, who was killed in the East on 22 August 1944. $10.

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NSO-DC-06a NSO-DC-06b Josef Gruber was an Obergefreiter in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, who was killed in the East on 20 March 1943. $5.

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NSO-DC-07bNSO-DC-07a  Engelbert Wimmer was an Obergefreiter in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Ersatz-Abteilung, who was killed in an automobile accident in Vienna on 31 January 1944. $5.

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NSO-DC-08a NSO-DC-08b Hans Steinberger was a Gefreiter in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, who died from wounds sustained in the East on 11 May 1944. $5.

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NSO-DC-09a NSO-DC-09b Matthias Maier was an Obergefreiter in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, who died from wounds sustained in the East on 15 November 1942. He was a recipient of the Iron Cross, Second Class, the General Assault Badge and the Black Wound Badge.  $5.

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NSO-DC-10 Robert Rasp was an Unteroffizier and officer candidate in a Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung, who was killed in the east. No other details available. This is an image and caption clipped from a newspaper obituary. $1.

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NSO-DC-11a NSO-DC-11b NSO-DC-11c Lot of 12 death cards for enlisted personnel and noncommissioned officers serving in Aufklärungs-Abteilungen (with one in a reconnaissance replacement detachment and another in a mountain reconnaissance battalion). $20.

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NSO-DC-12 Lot of six death cards to enlisted personnel and noncommissioned officers of Kradschützen-Bataillone (one double death card shows two brothers, the other of whom was in a combat engineer battalion). $10.

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NSO-DC-13 Lot of five death cards to soldiers and an airman assigned to a variety of units but who were killed while conducting patrol activities. (The Luftwaffe airman was most likely assigned to a ground combat unit; another card is for the leader of an armored car section.)