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    Hi guys. I'm interested in this small lot.
    What do you think on the disc?
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Info from the seller:

    ''set of Luftwaffe rank insignia and dog tag (Erkennungsmarke) to a member of the 7. Fl. Haf. Betr. Kp. 77 (7. Flughafen Betriebskompanie 77). [Formed 5.39 in Königgrätz. On 10.1.43 redesignated 118. Flughafenbetriebskompanie (Qu).; served with III./KG77 (5.39 - 1.43). Single shoulder board (sew in) and collar tab to Luftwaffe Oberfeldwebel (flying branch). All items worn.''
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Hi Chris, all items look OK to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I agree- although I doubt the disc goes with the rank insignia; airfield operations and flying personnel are not the same thing and so far as I know, Luftwaffe flying personnel strictly wore coded discs.

    And ErkennungsmarkEN is plural- this is an ErkennungsmarkE (no 'n' at the end)
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    The problem with sets like this Chris is that unless their is provenance it will never be known if they belong together and as Matt has pointed out the EK is probably not from flying personnel !!
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    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
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    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

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    Ground crew still wore the yellow waffenfarbe as far as I know.

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    Oh really? Actually, I suppose that does make sense- I can't think of another colour that'd work and they were involved with the flying, but just didn't fly themselves... I never really considered it before.

    The only specific job that relates to an airfield that I found has its own Waffenfarbe was air traffic control (mint green), so I guess it's reasonable that the others had the golden yellow.
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    Hi guys and thank you very much for your input and thoughts.
    I tend to agree with Ade that ground personnel were wearing also the yellow waffenfarbe.
    Anyway what is important is that these are all original pieces and like Paull said you can never be 100% sure that a group belonged to the same person.
    Thanks for the correction on the plural Matt
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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