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Help needed with German uniforms
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 14:55 GMT (UK) »
The young man on the far left of the group is also the man in the second photo - born 1923. Does anyone have ideas regarding any of the uniforms depicted? Many thanks!
ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES:áKirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 15:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi, bottom photograph far left, I would say the German Air force.

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:52 GMT (UK) »
I think it be of a FLAK unit to be precise.

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 20:34 GMT (UK) »
The collar tab is *just* about clear enough to spot a single winged motif. That suggests a "Flieger", or Aircraftman Second Class, or indeed a Flak unit's soldier.

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Do you want me to post this in a German forum?
I┤m sure someone there can help

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Sure, Dave, thanks - and thanks, too, to the previous repliers, who gave me a much better idea of what kind of jacket appears on the left in the group photo.

Just to get it clear in my own head - although he was a Flieger in the Luftwaffe doesn't mean he was or ever became a literal "Flyer" in the air force, but rather fired flak *at* aircraft?
ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES:áKirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Yes, that would be correct. Basically "Flieger" is the lowest rank in the Luftwaffe and does not necessarily mean that he was a flyer, despite that being the direct translation of the German word into English.

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 February 18 12:30 GMT (UK) »
I agree with RRTB

Left:  Flieger,  Private,  Aircraftman 2nd Class

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranks_and_insignia_of_the_Luftwaffe_(1935%E2%80%9345)


Right: One forum member thinks, due to the Emblem on the cap, that this is German Navy.

http://www.militaer-wissen.de/ranks-of-the-german-war-navy-kriegsmarine-until-1945/?lang=en

Bottom, middle. No idea

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Re: Help needed with German uniforms
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 February 18 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the extra information. I just found another photo (attached) of the same young man in yet another setting. He is seated on the far right. Any ideas, clues, etc. would be most welcome -
ENDSOR: Tamworth/Manchester
LAMB: Leeds/Manchester
SMITH: Manchester
HOLMES:áKirk Ireton/Manchester
WORTHINGTON: Middleton/Manchester
SHORROCK: Manchester
BROOKS: Wilmslow/Knutsford
By marriage in Manchester: BAXENDALE, DODD, EYERS, FIRTH, FISHER, FO(R)STER, HARGREAVES, J(A/E)RVIS, McKEOWN, OSBALDESTON, PICKWELL, PODMORE, SCHOFIELD, SHALLCROSS, STONES, WALKER
GREY, DOYLE, GOLDEN, MONAHAN: Ireland
HAWE, FRENEY, NARY: Co. Kilkenny
DONOHO and variants: Co. Longford