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Decoding trophy cards of german soldiers (WWII)

I can confirm that the text on both cards is indeed in German. Your first card is dated to 1920, the second one seems to have been stamped by the post office in 1917. As far as I know Sütterlin was ...
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Information and photos of WW2 RAF aircraft and crew?

This article describes the incident: http://aircrewremembered.com/roy-arnold.html and leads me to search for "Oblt Walter Schneider" which comes up with another website or two. https://...
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Finding records of Berlin Airlift Service by a Whitehead?

The "Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation" have a website with a fair amount of information. That includes "The Men Who Participated". That has a list of units that were involved, only some of which ...
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German POWs in Camp Upton and Fort Dupont

The Delaware Military History organization may have some useful material, including pictures and camp activity reports and newsletters. The National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) has basic ...
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Finding specific records of US WW2 veterans?

Service records for those who served during the 20th century are held by the National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) (part of the US National Archives in St Louis). ...
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WWII Draft Records for Washington State

The collection on Ancestry is just the draft cards from the Fourth Registration (April 1942). The US had seven draft registration periods for WWII service. This is from the Fold3 blog: There were ...
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Tracing ancestor CF Evans who died in World War 2 (aged 39 in 1945)?

If I am correct the Charles Fredrick Evans as required by you is listed as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery. His service number was 1801591 and you could follow him up on line via Forces war records, ...
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Looking for grave of German soldier who died in World War II

The German War Graves Commission (Volksbund) is the authority that maintains a database of German war graves (especially World War I and World War II). The only mandatory information you need for a ...
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Finding records of Berlin Airlift Service by a Whitehead?

From Ancestry.com I can see that your great grandfather certainly registered for the draft during World War 2: These details: Name: Robert Seaborne Whitehead Age: 50 Birth Date: 22 Jun 1892 ...
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How to return NSDAP Membership Book to family of Adolf-Georg Werner?

There were two similar questions, but on military records: Returning German air force record book to family of Walter Schamberger of Sonneberg? and Returning World War I era German dog tags? My ...
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Looking for family of Heinrich Märte from Sipplingen, Germany?

Volksbund, where a database of German war graves is kept, has the following information: Nachname: Märte Vorname: Heinrich Dienstgrad: Oberfeldwebel Geburtsdatum: 01.07.1912 Geburtsort: Sipplingen ...
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Possibility of tracing my great grandfather's wife's homeland

Having so little information about the "where", focus on the "what" and "why". I think you should put the emphasis on the trading activity of your Grandfather. What did he trade with? What was the ...
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Finding alternatives to World War 2 U.S. Army records burnt in1973

You don't say where you accessed this record, but I suspect it was via Ancestry's database. I went to the US National Archives' Access to Archival Databases (AAD to see if I could learn more. For the ...
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Tracing German WW2 soldier's name with number 7001519

Wehrmacht soldiers had indeed a unique identification number. It’s the number engraved into the ''Erkennungsmarke'' (“dog tag”). The number usually consists of the abbreviation of the unit in which ...
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Searching for Austrian WW2 Prisoner of War who was held in Worcestershire, England?

Unfortunately, "Schmidt" in all it's variants is a quite common name in Austria. How you wrote it it may be also be more common for a German person. Providing more detailed information about the ...
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What was the process for joining the military in Canada for WW2 and what are the different associated records?

There are several paths of research that come to mind: 1939-1945 Canadian newspapers with enlistment advertisments and articles explaining the process to potential recruits biographies, memoirs, and ...
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Finding World War 2 English sailor’s number and ship name

If your Dad was in the Royal Navy, rather than the merchant navy: WW2 service records are still held by the Ministry of Defence; this page on the MOD website tells you how you can get a copy: https://...
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Finding alternatives to World War 2 U.S. Army records burnt in1973

The page titled Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests on the US National Archives website says the following about records destroyed in the 1973 Fire at the National ...
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Where are US WW2 "War Bride" Marriage Records Located?

Church & Hospital Wikipedia lists the church as being built in 1927-1929. The page about the hospital says that from 1945-1954 the hospital was seized by the US army. Since the church has always ...
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Female WW2 U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls

I don't have a full answer, but this is too much like an answer to be a comment. FPOSF is Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, where she would have received her mail. 1-17 & 19-30, combined with 18 ...
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Looking for evidence of my grandfather's German citizenship?

If Mr Wolf served in the German military during WW II you can contact Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) for a compiled service record. You just need the name and birth date. Please see my answer on How to ...
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How should I interpret this Buchenwald camp card?

I believe the notation on your card "Kriegsdientzeit: 26.1.1945 Bu" means that your cousin was serving time at Buchenwald on January 26, 1945. He was sent to Sachenhausen on February 6, 1945. Note ...
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Record of 2/10 Baluch Regiment soldier in the British archives?

I emphasise that I know nothing about researching the Indian Army and its successors but this might be a start - more definitive responses welcome. Reading Wikipedia, it seems to me that in WW2 the ...
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Seeking WW2 death record in Russia for Paul Krahn who was born 1917 at Lauenburg (Germany)?

Volksbund has no information in its database of wargraves on Paul Krahn born in 1917. Your primary source of information should be Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), as detailed in How to find information ...
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Finding US marine ancestor without knowing birthdate?

Contact Jennifer Holik; she knows WWII era and Korean War era records for deceased servicemen better than anyone. She did four presentations at the giant national genealogy conference RootsTech this ...
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Seeking records of German relative in French Camp de Gur during World War II?

You're talking about "Camp de Gurs", a french internment camp between 1939 and 1946. Given that your great-grandfather have fought during the Spanish Civil War, I find your hypothesis quite good. ...
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Seeking photos from HMS Glendower & Royal Arthur?

There is a chapter with photos on both HMS Royal Arthur and HMS Glendower in The Reminiscences of a Radar Plotter by John Barford Lindop ( Amazon Books ) where all, well ...
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