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How should I interpret this Buchenwald camp card?

I understand it as follows: He arrived in Buchenwald 26 January 1945 ("26.1.45 eingel.") and was send to Sachsenhausen on 6 February 1945. This is however not verifiable just from the card. The ...
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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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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 records of Berlin Airlift Service by Robert 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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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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Finding records of Berlin Airlift Service by Robert 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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Interpreting WW2 discharge papers codes?

In the post Meaning of GO 33 WD 45 on a WWII Veteran’s Discharge on the blog Tribute to an 82nd Airborne Veteran, Jeff Clark breaks it down for us as follows: GO 33 40 is General Order 33 and ...
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Getting military records on WW2 Luftwaffe personnel?

Please see my answer on How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?. The Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt, Deutsche Dienststelle für die Benachrichtigung der nächsten ...
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Discovering descendants of 19th Century German immigrant to Australia who served in World War 2?

Note: this answer pertains to the question as it was originally asked, and not necessarily to its edited form. The question was how to find any surviving relatives of Phillip Post (who came from ...
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Finding the burial place of British service members killed in WW2

A search of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission grave locator for service members from WW2 who served with the Lancashire Fusiliers with a rank of Corporal yields 103 records. If your granddad is ...
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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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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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Finding World War 2 Royal Naval Reserve Record of Edgar Graham?

You may want to submit a Request for personal data and service records to the Ministry of Defence. I does not sound like the The National Archives (TNA) has complete Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) records ...
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Returning German air force record book to family of Walter Schamberger of Sonneberg?

What about scanning the record book for public access and returning the book to Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), a federal organization maintaining records on servicemen? They can use the content to ...
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How to reach out to strangers that could be relatives from an illegitimate birth?

There is no single best way to do this but in my research I have come across some similar situations including for some close family as well as had people reach out to me trying to establish a ...
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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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How should I interpret this Buchenwald camp card?

To put this card in context, we can look at the information pane on Fold 3. This image is from NARA microfilm publication A3355, roll 0012B, Miscellaneous Lists and Registers of German Concentration ...
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Is there a list of interned in 2-4 Rosenstrasse?

In looking for the answer to this I saw noted several times that there is not a ton of documentation of the Rosenstrasse / Rosenstraße event that survived the war and there is limited resources that ...
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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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Finding World War 2 Army or Navy service record for resident of Sussex, England?

As he died more than 25 years ago, you (or anyone) can apply for a copy of his full service record. These are still held by the Ministry of Defence. You will need to supply a copy of his death ...
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How to reach out to strangers that could be relatives from an illegitimate birth?

Rather than a lawyer, which might give the wrong impression, I would suggest you look for someone who provides counselling and intermediary services for adoption reunions. While your family's case is ...
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Finding World War 2 Royal Naval Reserve Record of Edgar Graham?

The National Archives' research guide Looking for records of a person in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve warns: Many records are online, but it is important to note that not all records survive....
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