As Bob Coleman said, he's an NCO in the second photograph, thus it was taken later.
His rank in this wartime picture is now Feldwebel (or the equivalent; for example, in the artillery branch the rank was called Wachtmeister).
The other man next to him - whose left sleeve is visible at the edge of the photo - is a private-ranked motor vehicle driver of the Luftwaffe.
10-09-2014 07:42 PM
Yes, as above, it appears the Gefreiter to the right is wearing a LW specialty patch for driver. Any chance you can get an uncropped version? NH
Here is same photo with the LW driver (his older brother). all further suggestions welcome. Great sleuthing guys! sam