I just saw this thread for the first time...
My 2 cents (or shall I say, my 2 grandfathers):
From my mother's side - he served in the Royal Hungarian Army in WW2 as Private (PV2) - according to this 1944 photo.
He was captured by the US Army - so he feared much better than my other grandfather -
From my father's side - Also a soilder in the Hungarian Royal Army - he served as a private in the Eastern Front, and was captured by Soviets during Stalingrad - he was in a Soviet prisoner camp in Siberia for 3 years - but eventually returned home (with all kinds of health problems).
Because of these 2 photos - I've started collecting WW2 stuff around 3 years ago.
Both of them passed on years ago...