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    A couple of photos that I have in my collection...any info would be grateful ...thank you.Click image for larger version. 

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    The first is a boy with a Hitler Youth flag and an early Hitler Youth cap. Not much else to say.

    The man in the second photograph is a senior petty officer [Unteroffizier mit Portepee] of the Kriegsmarine in a white summer uniform. His shoulder boards are not clear enough to make out his exact rank.

    Of interest is the name of the ship as seen on the life saver: The Aviso Grille was the Third Reich's offical state yacht.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German...lle_%281935%29

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    What a shame such a beautiful ship was scrapped and 'looted'

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thank you once again for the info...great help..i thought that it may of been the fuhrers yaught...

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    THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR THE INFO...GREAT HELP..I THOUGHT THAT IT MAY OF BEEN THE FUHRERS YAUGHT...

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    I hope that these close ups help to identfi the rank of the officer...
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    Quote by baronvonbee View Post
    I hope that these close ups help to identfi the rank of the officer...
    As I said, not a (commissioned) officer, but a petty officer.

    His rank is of Oberfeldwebel level (= one rank pip each above and below the specialty/career badge device on his shoulder boards).

    That device is still not clear enough to positively identify, so I can't tell you his actual rank designation, which depend on the specialty/career.

    For example, it would be Oberbootsmann for a bosun, Oberfeuerwerker for an artificer, Obersignalmeister for a signaller etc. etc.

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    Thank you...
    yet again you have been a great help.

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    HPL2008 is an incredibly helpful member on this forum. I for one (and I'm sure countless others) really appreciate his profound in depth knowledge of the German military and access to wartime records in Deutschland.



    Danke!

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