Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

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Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by sqnldr » 27 Apr 2020 17:13

Hi,

I have two feldpost letters which i've had in my collection for many years despite not yet having them translated. Someone on here helped with a letter before so I hope someone can help decipher some of the text. Hopefully the result is something of interest to others on here. Please help! :)

Letter 1 Front - https://imgur.com/2prfyfH
Letter 1 Back - https://imgur.com/eyguIgm

Envelope 2 Front - https://imgur.com/la9GJfG
Envelope 2 Back - https://imgur.com/9vaXhUj
Letter 2 Front - https://imgur.com/9aGfE6J
Letter 2 Back - https://imgur.com/9sUrwMb

Also, I havent used the forum in a very long time but want to get more involved again. Can anyone suggest the best ways to share images like the above. Attachments seem to be too large to upload hence using Imgur.

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by history1 » 28 Apr 2020 08:50

Hi,
here´s the envelope front side:
Kuvert_Empfänger.jpg
Feldpost
An Fräulein
Anni Starzengruber

12b [Postal district] Offenhausen bei Wels

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You need to downsize your files in the future. With 2300 pixel the long side you´re far about the limit. The half is enough (normaly).
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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by sqnldr » 28 Apr 2020 09:29

Thanks! I think it was actually you who helped with another feldpost letter translation before! Hoping you can work your magic on these ones too. All three letters are to the same Anni Harzengruber so a nice little lot.
history1 wrote:
28 Apr 2020 08:50
Hi,
here´s the envelope front side:
Kuvert_Empfänger.jpg
Feldpost
An Fräulein
Anni Harzengruber

12b [Postal district] Offenhausen bei Wels

Oberdonau
You need to downsize your files in the future. With 2300 pixel the long side you´re far about the limit. The half is enough (normaly).

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by history1 » 28 Apr 2020 09:52

You´re welcome. Note that the correct last name is "Starzengruber".

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by sqnldr » 29 Apr 2020 18:14

I was wondering by any chance if you were able to make head or tail or the letters to see if they can be translated?

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by Hohlladung » 30 Apr 2020 00:44

Sqnldr,

I continue with the envelope back side:

Abs: Jg. Starzengruber F.P.N. 41364A

The fieldpost number belongs to Stab II. Bataillon/Jäger Regiment 25, which was subordinated to 42. Jäger Division.
At that time the Regiment was stationed in Croatia.

The rank is Jäger (Jg.).

Can you confirm that it is an "A" after 41364? Can't really recognize it for sure.

Letter 1 front as far as I can read it:

15.5.1944
Liebe Schwester!
Vorerst grüße ich Dich aufs herzlichste. Bin gesund und geht mir gut was ich auch von Dir hoffe und von Herzen wünsche. Will Dir wieder einige Zeilen schreiben damit ihr immer Post von mir erhält.
Liebe Schwester wie geht es Dir immer?
Jetzt werdet ihr sicher schon draußen arbeiten auf dem Feld. Hier im Lazarett ist es auch zum Aushalten ist auch ganz schön. War vor einigen Tagen Röntgen am linken Unterschenkel. Habe durch den Steckschuß einen Wadenbeinbruch. Das Geschoß wird aber nicht rausgenommen. Vielleicht später einmal wenn es zu wandern anfängt.

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Armin
"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by sqnldr » 30 Apr 2020 09:44

Hi,

Thanks so much Armin. There is certainly an art in reading german script writing it seems! At least the letter paints a small picture of recuperation from battle. I am curious what the other letter includes so would massively appreciate if you get around to looking at it too in your own time. I believe it dates from before letter 1 so might hold a little more information.

I have also attached a very close up photo of the number for your inspection. Hopefully this is easier to read now!
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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by Hohlladung » 30 Apr 2020 11:19

Hi Sqnldr,
With that image it looks like a D to me, what do you say?

With a D it is the 8.Kp/Jg.Rgt. 25:

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... eg25-R.htm

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"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by Hohlladung » 01 May 2020 12:45

Sqnldr,
Here is the back of letter 1 as far as I can read it:

Liebe Schwester haben sich die Bauersleute schon wieder etwas beruhigt. Das glaube ich daß es auch für die schwer ist, wo es soviel mitgemacht hat und dann vermißt wird.
Nun liebe Anni will ich schließen mit vielen Grüßen Dein Bruder Gerd.
Recht viele Grüße an Mutter und Geschwister und an die Schmiedeleute.
Bleibt recht gesund
Auf Wiedersehen!

Liebe Schwester habe gerade erfahren bevor ich den Brief schließen wollte daß ich heute in ein Heimatlazarett
komme.

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Armin
"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by Hohlladung » 01 May 2020 19:51

Sqnldr,
Here's letter 2 front and backpage in one as far as I read it:
28.3.44
Liebe Schwester!
Vor allem sei herzlich gegrüßt. Bin gesund und geht mir gut was ich auch von Dir hoffe und wünsche.
Liebe Anni habe gestern von Dir deinen lieben Brief mit großer Freude und besten Dank erhalten. Sag Dir recht vergelts Gott dafür.
Meine liebe Anni habe gelesen daß nun Lois auch schon 2 Monate nicht mehr geschrieben hat, werden sich auch schon sorgen um ihn.
Liebe Anni die große Freude hatte ich gestern da ich endlich von Vater Post erhalten habe.
Nun liebe Anni sorgt euch nicht und tröstet die Mutter es grüßt Dich
Dein Bruder Gerd
Bleibt gesund
Auf Wiedersehen!
Viele Grüße an die Bauersleut!

Sqnldr,
In his first letter he is writing to his sister Anni about his fibula fracture caused by a bullit still lodged in his lower leg and that he is now being transferred to a hospital at home.
Best regards
Armin
"Ihr verfluchten Racker, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?" Friedrich, II. in der Schlacht von Kolin am 18.Juni 1757 zu seinen zurückgehenden Grenadieren.

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Re: Feldpost Help - Letters x 2

Post by sqnldr » 07 May 2020 14:28

Hi, I agree that it looks like a D to me too. This is all fascinating being able to trace letters back to particular regiments. I have lots more. Some POW ones too which may contain more interesting information. Thank you very much for your help!

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