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Oberstleutnant Walter Oesau, a popular Hoffmann photo as a postcard, unwritten.

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Small photo of an unidentified pilot - Flugzeugführer, Uli (Ulrich) born 12.5.1919, failed to return from a mission on 14.10.1941, on Velox photopaper.

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Dornier Do 215 medium bomber, postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, Berlin SW68 No. R.194. This aircraft was only produced in small numbers and was also exported to various countries.

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Heinkel He 111 - Unsere Wehrmacht - Das Flugzeug wird zur Tankstelle geleitet. Kunstverlag Schwerdtfeger, Berlin. Photo: Riebicke

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Unsere Wehrmacht - He 111 - Startbereit. Schwerdtfeger, Berlin. Photo: Heinke

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Unsere Wehrmacht - Blick in den Funkraum einer BV 138. Schwerdtfeger, Berlin. Photo: A. Schulze

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Photo series of a funeral for Luftwaffe personnel, probably Flak, one photo is dated 14.3.1943. No further description

 

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A Luftwaffe group photo, undated, no caption, possibly a school or a squadron photo

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A presumably early photo of soldiers of the Luftwaffe. These were possibly from a Luftwaffe School.
Unfortunately no further information on this group, apart from the studio name and address stamped into the right bottom corner:
M. Seidig
Photograph
DESSAU
Passage
The Junkers aircraft works were in Dessau. The photo is probably before October 1940, as they are not wearing a breast eagle on the blouse, many of them seem to be Flak soldiers (darker collar patches, possibly red).

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A painting of an unidentified Oberstleutnant presently at an Auction. Stated as ca. 1942, with unknown artist's signature. He could be possibly identified by the decoratons worn:
Iron Cross 1. and 2. Class 1914, Oldenburg 1. and 2. Class, Saxony, Albrechtsorden with Swords, Württemberg, Friedrichs Orden, Bulgaria, etc.
The officer is probably from Saxony, as the first decoration behind the Iron Cross is the Albrechts Orden, the others following.
I would hazard a guess that this was possibly the (later) Generalmajor Dietrich Volkmann, from March 1942, Kommandeur of Luftkriegsschule 7 in Tulln-Langenlebarn.
(image has unfortunately disappeared)

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A Heinkel He111 carrying a single bomb, probably a 250kg flying low over a country landscape, possibly in the region of Blankensee (Baltic) or  Oldenburg (North Sea), ca. 1940

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An early photo of an unknown airman 1939/40 wearing the standard summer comibination.
Inscribed Dedelsberg ?

Dedelstorf is probably meant here. Dedelstorf is between Gifhorn and Uelzen, Lower Saxony. As from 1936 Dedelstorf became a garrison town and an airbase was built.

Ferienwohnung Dedelstorf - Unterkunft und Ferienhaus in Dedelstorf

Dedelstorf today.

Units based in Dedelstorf:

August 1939 September 1939 I./KG 55 (I. Gruppe des Kampfgeschwaders 55)
Dezember 1939 April 1940 IV.(Stuka)/LG 1 (IV. (Sturzkampf-)Gruppe des Lehrgeschwaders 1)
März 1944 November 1944 II./KG 200
September 1944 März 1945 I./KG 66
November 1944 Dezember 1944 I./JG 11 (I. Gruppe des Jagdgeschwaders 11)
Dezember 1944 Dezember 1944

14./KG 200 (14. Staffel des Kampfgeschwaders 200)

 

 

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Original Press photo:

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Norway, 1940: Norwegians talking to our flyers
Press photo with original attachments and various stamps: Pressekorrespondent, Lange, Atl. (Atlantic), fr. (frei) OKW
In the background, Stuka and snow. Exact place and date not known, but certainly Winter April-May 1940, early phase of the Norway campaign.

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Unsere Luftwaffe: Alarm bei der Bomberstaffel He 111

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Card dating from 1940/41, written and post circulated, from Kassel, Nov. 1941. Photo has a slightly silvery shimmer due to age.

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