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Feldpost numbers - that don't match the soldiers unit?

Article about: by Danmark Oh, I assumed start / end ....So using the 33336 as an example, there would be multiple kompanies using the same number at the same time? Using that particular example the unit is

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    So here is my problem guys - I have bought a large lot of feldpost letters and pictures all for the same soldier - Rudollf Kallart - and am attempting ( slowly ) to translate them and develop a picture of this soldier.

    My problem is his letters home ( and they are ALL to his family in Ausburg in Bavaria ) come from various feldposten and looking them up I cannot see any logic to what his unit/s may have been. They come from such a mix ...


    09322 - letters stamped 3.6.40, 11.4.40, 11.6.40, 20.5.41, 3.6.41, 17.6.41

    01797C - letter stamped 23.6.40

    20594E - letter stamped 10.9.41

    33336 - letter stamped 2.10.41

    18456B - letter stamped 3.11.41

    35522 - letter stamped ?.12.41

    A Lazarette in Sagan stamped 4.4.42

    25909D - letter stamped 20.10.42

    49833 - letter stamped 23.2.43

    It doesn't seem to follow any pattern of units - seems to be all over the shop?? As I translate the writing I may decipher more but does any feldpost experts understand any pattern? ( from the online database some of the FP nummers don't seem to exist at the time the envelopes were stamped ...?

    Help please, Dan
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    Hi Dan,

    have you worked out any of the units that the FP numbers are linked to?

    Perhaps he was a specialist of some sort or his unit was and got moved around a lot.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Hi Dan,

    have you worked out any of the units that the FP numbers are linked to?

    Perhaps he was a specialist of some sort or his unit was and got moved around a lot.
    Was in the process of doing so Jerry but then at the time the letters are postmarked the FP numbers were issued to such diverse units I became confused ( easy for me ) and I keep going in circles and had to ask the forum ...
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Dan, maybe if you post the units you have found so far it might be possible to establish some sort of pattern. Looking up so many must be a pain, but that is the only way to do it, one at a time etc.....
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Are you sure they are all from him? Maybe some are from brothers? It is possible that the Feldpost was processed by another unit that was close to his. It might also be a possibility that someone has added random stamps to the envelopes post-war.

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    Quote by hucks216 View Post
    Are you sure they are all from him? Maybe some are from brothers? It is possible that the Feldpost was processed by another unit that was close to his. It might also be a possibility that someone has added random stamps to the envelopes post-war.
    Thanks Hucks - looking closer, while the recipient family is the same, the handwriting is slightly different. I know writing changes especially under duress but it could well be from two brothers. I do not think the envelopes are messed with as the FP numbers are hand written on the back of the envelopes and the actual letters as well and match the stamps.

    I will delve further - thanks for you ( always ) helpful input and comments.
    Cheers, Dan
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    I see the 33336 is for Luftwaffe
    1.9.1939-1.1.1940 1. Fernsprech-Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7. 1.10.1940-27.2.1941 1. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7. 1.3.1942-7.9.1942 1. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 137. 12.3.1943-7.9.1943 Luftnachrichten-Betriebs-Kompanie 137.
    Typ: Einkreisstempel / Form: Kreisstempel
    Verwendungszeit: 1.9.1939 bis 21.5.1945

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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    I see the 33336 is for Luftwaffe
    1.9.1939-1.1.1940 1. Fernsprech-Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7. 1.10.1940-27.2.1941 1. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7. 1.3.1942-7.9.1942 1. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 137. 12.3.1943-7.9.1943 Luftnachrichten-Betriebs-Kompanie 137.
    Typ: Einkreisstempel / Form: Kreisstempel
    Verwendungszeit: 1.9.1939 bis 21.5.1945
    Yes you are quite correct - but the FP letter is stamped 2.10.41 and this listing does not have a unit assigned for that date?
    And there are others like that where the date of the letter is for a period where the FP database has no unit allocated - so you see my reason for confusion.
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    The dates you see at the beginning of the FpNr unit listings such as 1.10.1940-27.2.1941 1. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7 are the approximate dates that the particular unit started using that number, not the start and end dates.

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    Quote by hucks216 View Post
    The dates you see at the beginning of the FpNr unit listings such as 1.10.1940-27.2.1941 1. Kompanie Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 7 are the approximate dates that the particular unit started using that number, not the start and end dates.
    Oh, I assumed start / end ....So using the 33336 as an example, there would be multiple kompanies using the same number at the same time?
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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