05-25-2014 08:38 PM
This is another family member of mine. I don't mean to be too much of a bother, but if anyone could tell what rank/role/ribbons he has, that would be great. Thanks.
I'd be surprised if that was his aircraft as it's an American Corsair.
...During the Korean War period.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
4 bladed prop, well spotted that man.
by big ned
Ok, what I've gotten so far from the third picture is that he is an infanterie Unteroffizier. I'm still not sure what the ribbons/lanyard mean.
?, 1914-18 Hindenburg Cross of Honor, ?, Sudetenland Medal with Prager Burg device
I believe the first two ribbons are the Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen and the Kriegsverdienstkreuz II Klasse mit Schwertern...AKA the Westwall medal and the War Merit Cross II Class w/swords...can't quite make out the other two....I speculate that the lanyard is for a whistle...
The F4U Corsair tail marking looks like a single letter K. If that is so the bird was based at the US Naval Air Station Olathe, Kansas. That being the case it would be an F4U-4 and the photo would date sometime between 1953 & 1956.
The photo of the Lw guy is of a Private with No awards of any kind. His is Not a pilot!
Wow, thanks for those! I think the last one has a Prager Burg spange attached to it, if that helps.