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    Aschaffenburg
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    Metal Detecting WW2, Pinball Machines

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  1. Hy This sign was found in a field today, about 3 kilometers from the actual crash site. The German sergeant and night fighter pilot Helmut Burkhard, who shot down the enemy B17, was born in Offenbach and also died in France. AB45
  2. It was around 50 years ago when you came as the 41st FA Group. The badge probably went through a lot during that time. Now you are back. In Graf since January. https://www.army.mil/article/214491/41st_field_artillery_brigade_returns_to_germany Welcome back 41st FAB ­čĹŹ
  3. Hy Pickup and I were out with our MD again. In search of Wehrmacht ghost soldiers. You could hear the soldiers' calls at night. Unfortunately it is getting more and more difficult to catch one. But I still smell a beautiful, well-preserved DUI of the 83rd F.A.R., which a friendly US soldier left there 30 years ago.
  4. Hi Those who have time and happen to be nearby. Maybe you should take a look at the spectra. It could be interesting. However, because of the great distance, I don't expect you to come. I will try to be there. To be able to report them with a few pictures. At the Nilkheim bunker, near Aschaffenburg, a 20-vehicle commemorative trip starts on the 75th anniversary of the Baum task force, the so-called Patton raid. At this command, General Patton ordered the liberation of the Hammelburg POW camp, which was then 80km behind enemy lines. The command ended in a fiasco! The historic vehicles will meet on March 28th, 2020 at 08:00 a.m. at the Nikheim Bunker (Bunker 224). The departure of the memorial trip is at 9:00 a.m. Everyone who is interested is cordially invited to take a look at the bacon rig of the historic vehicles at the Nikheim bunker from 08:00 to 09:00. https://www.facebook.com/events/bunker-224/75-jahre-patton-raid/2997231007001800/
  5. Thanks for your answers. If anyone could confirm the 3rd Infantry Regiment, that would be very good. He might have been to the 9th Field Artillery. Only these two units can be considered for the period 1945/46.
  6. Why was he buried there? The Jefferson barracks were closed in 1946. Did he live in St. Louis for a long time?
  7. Hy Last night I found this very interesting bracelet with a metal detector On the front you can read: John J. Valenti 37400667 On the backsite : Love, Virgina 10.16.44 According to NARA, he was not married. There is still a small stamp on the sign. MFG 1/20 12K Why did he have this bracelet and not a normal dog tag? Were these bracelets more common among US soldiers? He should have been in the 3rd Infantry Regiment and guarded German POWs in 1945/46. Gru├č AB45
  8. Hy I took over these two finds from a treasure hunter. At finds were found at Amberg in Bavaria. What surprised me about the brand. Why is the ID number before, US and not RA before. I could not find anything about Mr. Scott at NARA. Gru├č AB45
  9. Hello my friend. Both of us have long been a relic of this time The traces of our youth are disappearing more and more.
  10. Hy Lost Places and Metal Detecting, fits both well together It took a long time. But my little wish object, yet another video to create about my US ground finds has been completed. I hope you enjoy watching. Comments as always desired. Gru├č AB45
  11. Hy This DUI found a friend the other day. We did not know that there was a German manufacturer from Aschaffenburg. Now I would like to know if there were more badges from this manufacturer in my hometown. Fritz B├╝ttner und Sohn W├╝rzburgerstra├če 12 Aschaffenburg Who else has seen others? Gru├č AB45
  12. HY When you arrive there in 1952. Was there only a tent camp there. I think we can prove that with the tent camp. The Crest "Move and Fire" is German Made as it was for this time. Gru├č AB45
  13. Thanks Garrett AT PRO, that is very good for the militaria search.
  14. Posted Today, 11:54 PM Welcome Back. To a crazy roller coaster ride., By a military history. My friend PickUp and me. Have once again everything to find the last finds. Nothing was too far, too dark, too meaningless, when we were ready to give up. In the fight with itself, there can be nothing better. If the ground then reveals a nice find. Off to the roller coaster ride, 3 minutes are short, so hold on For my USA friends. The pendant was lost by a US soldier and is now the 3rd in the kind I found from a US soldier.
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