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Old 24 April 2002, 04:59 AM   #1
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German Army Pilot Badge with the following inscription:





Who can ID the Flg KOM II? *Perhaps then I can track the signature. *Help pelase.



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Old 11 May 2002, 08:43 AM   #2
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Flg Kom II? - That is a tough question!

Flg = Flieger is clear.

Kom could stand for
Kommando,
Kommandeur or
Kompanie

but in general these words got abbreviations like
Kdo (Kommando),
Kdr (Kommandeur) or
Komp (Kompanie).

Despite these abbreviations I tend to believe in Fliegerkommando. There were Fliegerkommandos on training fields for the Field- and Foot artillery in
Thimougies, Hirson, Jurbise, Ciney, Sebourg, Maubert-Fontaine, Maubeuge, Longuyon and Bitsch - but did these Fliegerkommandos have Roman numbers? Also a connection to air victories ("10. Luftsieg") seems to be strange!

Another opportunity would be a that Flg Kom is a (reversed) term for Kommandeur der Flieger - of the II. Army in this case. Nevertheless I wonder because the abbreviations Kofl or Kdr. der Flieger would make more sense.

Strange.

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Old 23 May 2002, 08:16 AM   #3
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Think the piece is quite suspicious. Not the mistakes you might expect from the German 'Grundlichkeit und Punktlichkeit'. I have my doubts on the authenticity, certainly concerning the text.
Perhaps someone wanted to make it more interesting than it was ?

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