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Discussion in 'Death Cards' started by Otto, Sep 21, 2000.

  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'm referring to the cards that you can often see on ebay, such as this one here:
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    Does anyone have any info on these items? Did other counties produce such cards? (I know that Italy did at times). I'm assuming that these were published in bulk and distributed at any funeral services there might be, but this is mere speculation on my part, and by knowledge on the subject ends there. Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. Yankee

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    Huh never heard of that before.
     
  3. C.Evans

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    I have 2 death cards, anyone want them?
     
  4. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Sure, I'll email you about them and the photos as well.
     
  5. C.Evans

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    Sounds great to me, I will be awaiting. Thanks-yours-Carl.
     
  6. Erich

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    Carl/Otto what or whom were the death cards about ? I am supposing the deal went okie dokey ? :D yes it has been 7 years
     
  7. Skipper

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    France used death cards too, they were usually more religious and less martial and did not often have pictures , but rahther a psalm or an icon.
     
  8. Skipper

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    Otto have you heard about this site?

    Sterbebilder - German Death Cards

    I bought his cd for a few euros and got a double cd with over 5700 death cards on it. They are both WWII and WWI from all fronts includingg R.K soldiers, ordinary sailors from the Bismarck, airmen, panzer units etc... It's a great quality work and with high definition scans of both sides, including the religious pic. The only thing is tha there are so many that they are scanned randomly.
     
  9. Erich

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    that is a huge CD Skipper

    I own about 2 dozen of different types, Heer, KM, Luftwaffe

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    a couple of examples ~
     
  10. Erich

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    some card's speak a thousand words. a very rare item - a Ta 152H-1 pilot of Geschwaderstab JG 301

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  11. bigfun

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    i was watching Cash In The Attic a while back and saw death coins, anyone else know anything about those? thanks!
     
  12. Skipper

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    the sattler card is a beauty indeed Erich! The man was higly decorated for such a young pilot.
     
  13. Erich

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    and since I am a NF nut heres one more, sadly a stupid crash killed this BF and his whole crew upon landing at L├╝beck. I believe the crew was from NJG 2 and not NJG 5.
     

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    Oh my, this is beter than a baseball card! any more of these secrets? NJG2 you say?
     
  15. Erich

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    yes........... :D I have another NJG 2 crewmember KIA with his crew. he was also a Bf and I need to see if I put his pic in the saved files, I also have a photo of the pilot/sister in a peaceful pose together. The crew was KIA in November of 44............funny we have been talking abit about that bloody month haven't we. See what I can do to get it loaded up //

    4 November 1944 shot down by a Mosquito night fighter: B. Burbridge and F.S. Skelton crew, engagement took place over Hardet and S.W. over Rengsdorf which is mentioned on the crewmans card - Unteroffizier Oswald Wagner , all 3 crewman including the pilot were Unteroffiziers according to WASt report.
    To further this our forum member and friend Stevin also supplie me with the report from the Volksbund back in Januar 2005.....thanks Stevin !
     
  16. Skipper

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    ok my turn here is a pilot from a bomber unit (don't know which one)


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  17. Erich

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    very sharp details skipper - excellent ! anyone else add, because if you do not I will in several hours after work....

    one more for the road something up Paul Errass interests. A Stug member

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    before I go for a few hours...........another LW member

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  19. Erich

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    geez these come out better than in my files..........last one for the day.....

    quite an interesting little story about this young " jet" pilot

    E ~ like I said alot of history in these little packages, great for research and they are uncommon meaning not the big aces that we always hear about in the media/net/books
     

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  20. Stevin

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    I have no originals but a (self published) book with hundreds of them about Belgian SS men who died at the Ost front. Some come with (researched) biographies....Very interesting...
     

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