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Nazi Afrikakorps insignia, POW letters, chevron, etc.

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Location: Alabama, United States
Started: 11-Sep-2010 10:12:45 PM
Ended: 16-Sep-2010 10:12:45 PM
Seller: teacherlady52 (0)
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Nazi Afrikakorps insignia, POW letters, chevron, etc. | Militaria | WARSTUFF
Additional Information
Era: 1914-1945
Conflict: World War II
Service: Not Specified
Country: Germany
Provenance: Not Specified
Condition: Not Specified
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Offered for auction is the following:

1)  Prisoner of War letters written to Robert Craig who was a mess sergeant at Fort Crockett, Texas.  These letters were part of a scrapbook from the Craig family.  Apparently, Mr. Craig became 'friends' with these German prisoners while they were at Ft. Crockett.  One of the letters is written in German, and I have not tried to get this translated.  It appears that the letters were sent to Mr. Craig once the prisoners were transferred from Ft. Crockett to Europe and were sent about 1944-45.  They are still attached to the scrapbook page, and I have not tried to remove them from the page for fear of damaging them.  One is from:  Horst Stiehler A398094, POW Camp 41, Ganger Camp, Romsey Hants, Great Britain; one is from a POW who has signed the letter in cursive, and I cannot make out the name - perhaps you'd be able to?; one is from Albert Veit Minden,/Westf. Sandtrift 20, Germany, Britische Besatzungs - Zone Deutschland; and the fourth one is from Werner Sprute, A 398072, 1011 (G) PWW Coy No. 19, Bicester Tented Camp Arncott Deport, Oxon, England. The letters are requesting toiletries in some instances and one talks about an "apparatus" that one of the prisoners was able to get into the home of Robert Craig.  Ms. Craig was supposed to have given this POW a pair of moccasins in exchange for the "apparatus", but did not keep his end of the bargain!


2)  Four black and white photos of German POW's when they were stationed at Ft. Crockett, Texas - the album page has handwritten:  1944-45.  There is some writing on the back of the photos, but I haven't tried to remove these from the album page, so I'm not sure what it says. 


3)  Off-White M33 Fatigue Chevron HBT - has been taped into the album with scotch tape.


4)  Breast Eagle Insignia from the Kriegsmarine (Navy?) and the Heer (Army) tropical issue for Afrikakorps so I've been told. Have been taped into the album with scotch tape. 


I am NO EXPERT on military uniforms, insignia, etc.  I provide this information as it was given to me from research on the Internet about the origin of these insignia, chevrons, etc. I hope that this is accurate information.  I have made every effort to provide accurate information for your consideration, but as I said, I really know very little about this military paraphernalia. I am offering this collection 'as is'.


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