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Old 12th April 2018, 14:19
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Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

Hi,

Recently bought this portrait on Ebay thinking it was a flier with German Cross in Gold just visible. If so, does anyone know who he is?

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Old 12th April 2018, 20:14
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Re: Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

Reminds me somewhat to Hans Döbrich.
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Old 12th April 2018, 20:35
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Re: Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

Possibly. A careful look at the hairline, eyes and lips are important clues. And his age when the photo was taken.


https://www.amazon.de/ZEITGESCHICHTE.../dp/3803500524


http://www.jagdgeschwader5und7.de/lt-hans-d%C3%B6brich/


https://www.ebay.ca/itm/WWII-GERMAN-...wAAOSwwE5WZgBd


The above photo is likely a copy.






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Old 12th April 2018, 22:20
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Re: Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

It does look a little bit like him, but I do not feel that it is.
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Old 15th April 2018, 23:01
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Re: Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

Hi,

I did translate H-J Röll´s Döbrich-book to Finnish language last year, and I spent quite a lot of time staring the many pictures in the book.

Based on that, although especially the hairstyle has similarities, I´d say this is NOT Hans Döbrich.

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Old 16th April 2018, 10:00
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Re: Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

Isn't the black eagle in the flying clasp in the downwards direktion?
(it's not clear visible on the published foto).
If it's so, this man is not a member of a fighter unit.

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Old 16th April 2018, 10:29
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Re: Identity of German Cross in Gold Flier?

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Operational Flying Clasp with the center design being a winged arrow
pointing downwards:


a) For Long-Range Day Fighters and Air-to-Ground Support Squadrons (Zerstörer und Schlachtflieger), with the center design being a winged arrow pointing downwards (after April 12, 1944, this was for "Zerstörer only).
(initiated May 26, 1942)

b) For Long-Range Night Fighter and Night IntruderSquadrons (Fernnachtjäger), with the center design being a winged arrow
pointing downwards within a black wreath. (initiated October 14, 1942)

c) For Heavy, Medium and Dive-Bombers (Kampf- und Sturzkampfflieger),
with the center design being a winged bomb pointing downwards.
(initiated January 30, 1941)
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