Insignia dug out- request for the ID

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  1. seesul

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    Hello,

    a friend of mine dug out some insignia close to the spot where one US bombardier hit the ground after he fell out of his B-17, probably KIA aboard.
    Can anyone tell me if those insignia were issued by the USAAF or not?
    Thank you in advance!
     

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    And...is there any good link with the aviators insignia?
     
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    #3 piet, Dec 29, 2009
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    the two wings are luftwaffe insignia

    piet
     

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    I was thinking the same thing about wing insignia Piet. And one of those coins displays Slovakian coat of arms...
    Very interesting find Roman.
     
  5. seesul

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    That´s crazy! What did they do on this place?
    Thank you guys!
     
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    Piet, after redaing your post I realized those insignia could be worn by someone serving in artilery as well, right?
    As I know, there were some german AAA guns in this area...
     
  7. B-17engineer

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    True. I am guessing that it's artillery too.
     
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    Very interesting.
     
  9. seesul

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    I think so as well Harry. Few German fighters crashed here around but no one in this area. Just one B-17, 42-97159 and its 2 KIA crewmembers. My friend Joe from S. Plainfield was aboard the same machine, btw...
     
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    the wings are used by all the luftwaffe units! ..... pilots,flak, medical ,signals,fallschirmjagers.

    piet
     
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    Dam forgot to get back to you about Joe. I told my dad and he said he'd get back to ME :lol:
     
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    O.K. Thank you!
     
  13. seesul

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    That´s O.K. Just let me know in advance. I know you got Willi Reschke´s book, do you know that Joe met Willi in person? 2 years ago...one of the pictures taken back then is in my siggy.
     
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    Wow! I sent the message, with my PC it's impossible to get PDF. :(

    Will talk to my dad again.
     
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    Interesting find there Roman, looks like you might have a Luftwaffe Flakartillerie officers chevrons. These were found up on the hill, yes? Two of the items look like cartridge cases made into tools, or possibly cigarette lighters. one of the cases at least is a 'Drill' round, inert, for loading, unloading pratcice. That's the one with the indented 'channels' up the length of the case.
     
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