FKO - Named: H Wollenberg
Last year I purchased an Heer Buckle by FKO with its belt. The date in the logo is 1937 . Etched inside the belt is the name H. Wollenberg.
I would like to research this individual to possibly determine his fate but find the available data base is in German and I can't seem to figure out the instructions. Any suggestions as to how I might proceed. Pictures of the piece are as follows.
02-07-2014 01:28 AM
A good Freidrich Keller, Oberstein.. I am sure their are others with more knowledge than I can offer as far as to whom it belonged to.. Andreas is usually the man though I believe...Good luck..G
Thank you for your kind reply. I gather that Freidrich Keller, Oberstein (FKO) Heer Buckles are not that common. As to finding out anything of substance about original owner, H. Wollenberg, my research revealed that four German soldiers with the name of Hans Wollenberg were killed in WWI. Given the laws of probability, there were probably 3-4 times that many who lost their lives in WWII. Accordingly I do not hold out much hope for anything conclusive. Still, it is a nice piece.
I also purchased a Luftschutz Helmet, NSDAP Armband and a Luftwaffe Dagger 2nd Pattern at the same time. The dagger, however, is in very poor shape and good only for parts. Now that I am retired, I will be sharing all and more with this forum in the future. Again, I truly feel privileged to be able to draw upon the expertise of this forum's moderators and members.
A nice set!....
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