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Luftwaffe - Air Base Fire Fighters WWII

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Luftwaffe - Air Base Fire Fighters WWII

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Re: Luftwaffe - Air Base Fire Fighters WWII

Unread postby Luke2 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:06 pm

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* A = Military officials with officer rank 1935-1940
* B = Civilian employees
* C = Military officials with officer rank 1940-1945

Military officials 1935-1940
* 1 = Hauptbrandmeister (Oberleutnant)
* 2 = Oberbrandmeister (Oberleutnant)
* 3 = Brandmeister (Leutnant)
* 4 = Unterbrandmeister (Stabsfeldwebel)

Civilian employees
* 5 = Löschmeister as Beamtenanwärter (officials candidate)
* 6 = Löschmeister (Oberfeldwebel)
* 7 = Oberfeuerwehrmann (Feldwebel)
* 8 = Feuerwehrmann (Unteroffizier)

Military officials 1940-1945
* 9 = Hauptbrandmeister, Oberbrandmeister
* 10 = Brandmeister
* 11 = Unterbrandmeister
The pipings of the collar patches for 9 and 10 should be checkerad as 11, since they belonged to the mittlerer Dienst (middle service).
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Re: Luftwaffe - Air Base Fire Fighters WWII

Unread postby Luke2 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:28 pm

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Sonderführer O, previously Löschmeister
Civilian fire fighting employees that were fit for field duty became soldiers in 1942. The others became soldiers in 1944; Oberbrandmann appointed Sonderführer G, and Löschmeister Sonderführer O.
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