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    Posted 6 years ago

    Ted_Straub
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    As The Great War marks its centennial, I thought that this would be a fine memento of that era. All that I can determine about this is that Altenberg is near Leipzig. Also, someone had told me that this pictures a group of airmen. If anyone could help with details on this, it would be much appreciated.

    Sadly, the determination and optimism exuded by this photo is tempered by the German writing on the reverse indicating that one of those pictured lost his life in battle, and that he was loved & will always be remembered.

    Und laß uns Alte Kameraden sein…...

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    1. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Good morning, Julie! Thanks for the love of this old postcard….Hava great day!
    2. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      3rd Squadron (or platoon)
      Recruits Depot 2
      Ersatz Battalion
      Infantry Regiment 153
      Altenburg
      During World War I, Altenburg–Nobitz was mainly used as a production centre for German military aircraft, with Albatros, DFW, Rumpler and Fokker types all being assembled there. A military flying school was also located on the airfield.
    3. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      Ersatz = Replacement or Reserve
    4. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Thank you, aghcollect, your contribution to solving this mystery is invaluable. I certainly appreciate it….
    5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Hi, Buss….thanks for the love!
    6. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Good afternoon, Sean…..thanks for the love!
    7. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      The only other info I could find, (it's all German records), was they were mobilized in the 1916 Battle of Somme - maybe that's where the one individual lost his life?
    8. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      They are so young. Thanks for showing this.
    9. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Aghcollect…thanks again…..i'll find that card, and maybe the back of it has more info….
    10. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Thank you Racer4four. They do look young. Looking at photos from all of the wars, all of the fighters look so young…and all of the leaders look so old….
    11. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Hey, Sean…thanks for the love!
    12. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Hi, austrohungaro, thanks for the love!
    13. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Good evening, Radegunder……I appreciate the love…..
    14. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Hi, gc, thank you very much!
    15. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Greetings, musikchoo….thanks for the love!
    16. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Hi, Dave….thanks for the love!
    17. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Thank you, Trey…..
    18. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Hi, ttom…thank you very much!

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