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#51 Old Marine

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:09 AM

Great Work



#52 gwb123

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:35 PM

Those custom markings are unique.  I light the one on the tail with the Knight(?) (Squire?) holding a lantern while riding the aircraft. You are lucky to have these as a reference.



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Posted 26 April 2019 - 04:02 AM

What a terrific story with your dad and the model.  This is what collecting is about when it comes to kids-building memories.



#54 Proud Kraut

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:53 AM



What a terrific story with your dad and the model.  This is what collecting is about when it comes to kids-building memories.

 

Thanks Sky. Finally I would like to add some more of the remaining paperwork. Let's start with grandpa's awards. Walter received his EK II 4 weeks after the outbreak of the war.

 

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 10:58 AM

One year later he received the EK I. It was awarded to him bei Göring personally. Grandma has marked Walter standing in the airmen row. Let me add that I'm not very proud of this fact since Göring belonged to the category of persons who were directly responsible for the death of Walter and million others.

 

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Posted 26 April 2019 - 11:04 AM

Finally the Frontflugspangen. He received the silver one (60 combat missions) on June, 1st 1941. The golden one (110 missions) was awarded 6(!) weeks later. Where are the medals today? Probably in the U.S.A. When U.S. troops occupied Grandpa's hometown, Eschwege, they were taken by or given to some GI. Nobody knows exactly and I do not care about since we do have the documents. Thanks for looking!

 

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#57 Proud Kraut

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:10 AM

I would like to finalize my little project by posting some more pictures of Walter and his comrades. Some pictures of the whole wing.

 

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One of my favourite photographs

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:12 AM

Walter, upper row far right

 

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Pictures taken during a flight

 

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Two more shots

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:15 AM

So this is my tribute to my grandpa whom I never met - you will never be forgotten!

 

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 05:42 AM

Fine tribute to your grandfather Lars,

Thank you very much for sharing.

Mike



#61 Proud Kraut

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

Fine tribute to your grandfather Lars,

Thank you very much for sharing.

Mike

 

Mike, thanks very much for your kind feedback!

 

Lars



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 10:03 PM

Fantastic thread Lars, a wonderful tribute to your grandfather. You are lucky to have at least some of the documents and those fine photographs of him.

Regards

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#63 Proud Kraut

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 11:08 AM

Thank you Russ, I appreciate your kind words!



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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:27 AM

Thank you for sharing! That was an incredible journey. 



#65 Proud Kraut

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

Thank you for sharing! That was an incredible journey. 

 

Thank YOU for looking!



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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:18 PM

Lars; a very dignified tribute to your grandfather. Thank you for sharing.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 06:31 AM

Lars,

 

Thank you for sharing this important family history with us all..

 

We often forget the stories of the Soldier's who stood on the opposite side of the front lines, on the seas and in the air...

 

A remarkable gentleman..

 

Leigh



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 10:20 AM

Leigh & Manny, thanks very much for your kind comments!



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Posted 24 July 2019 - 03:45 PM

Hi Lars,  

 

That is a great model, you did a splendid job.  Thanks for posting the photos and documents.  



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Posted 26 July 2019 - 07:54 PM

Hi Lars,  

 

That is a great model, you did a splendid job.  Thanks for posting the photos and documents.  

Hey Lars, I got so involved with the photos and regalia from your grandfather's time that I forgot to say what a nice job you did on that Dornier. I like how you blacked out the side insignias as per how the Luftwaffe did it. The weathering and shading is excellent. Splendid job.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny




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