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  1. imalko

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    I hope this is the right place for this kind of thing....

    I have recently rediscovered two family artefacts (I don't know how else to call them), which I inherited some time ago and which are related to World War Two. I hope some of you gentleman will be able to help me with this...

    First is a photograph of my great grandfather's brother (from my mother's side) of himself and his friend in German uniforms, which he send to his family. This ancestor of mine who served in Wehrmacht never returned home and remained missing, presumably somewhere on the Eastern front. Any relatives who could tell me more about him had passed away long ago. I have only one clue about this photo - it was send from Feldpost No 63051 C.

    The other is a letter send to my grandfather (from my father's side of family) from his friend, who also served in Wehrmacht. This letter was send in 1943 from Feldpost No 09113 C.

    Is there any way to find out from where this photo and letter were actually send? What was the name of the place or unit designated Feldpost No 63051C and where was Feldpost No 09113C located? Can someone offer some advice regarding this matter?

    Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the link! It looks interesting. I will check it out carefully, maybe I will find informations I'm looking for.
     
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    After a quick search on the net came up with this:

    "(feldpostnummern) Broken down as follows:

    A - Stab II. Btl. (Btl - Battalion)
    B - 5 Kp. (kp -Kompanie)
    C - 6 Kp.
    D - 7 Kp.
    E - 8 Kp. "

    Check this out: Axis History Forum • View topic - Feldpost numbers

    (One of the feldpostnummern mentioned is 63961 C regarding 6 kompanie/ II. Batt. serving in the Mediterranean.)
     
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    Evan, I was looking for that site. I knew another forum had the post numbers. Good find!
     
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    Thanks Chris! I would like to take this moment to thank my mother, my father...oh, and of course Google... :)
     
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    #8 Yerger, Jun 12, 2009
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    09113 was the number assigned to the battalion staff and the 5th through 8th Companies of the Army's Grenadier Regiment 383. Letters were progressive from staff down, so the "C" denoted the 6th Company of the unit. Location was only given for a Feldpost (and not always) if something that did not move, like a training area or non-moving area HQ away from the front lines (normally in Germany). Operational units moved constantly so the location data would be outdated before the FP list would be printed.

    Will add the other when I find it

    63051

    (25.11.1944-8.5.1945) 19.12.1944 12. Minensuch-Flottille M 804.

    In the dates shown was the number for the Navy's 12th Minesweeping flotilla, ship M 804.

    FP numbers changed as various times for general security, as well as units lost, changed, etc. If the material is earlier could be for a complete different unit/area
     
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