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Luftwaffe Flak-Regiment 131, Oberstleutnant August Sambach
3. Reich Fotoalbum
Commemorative Nazi photo album for Oberstleutnant Sambach, Luftwaffe Flak-Regiment 131
Oberstleutnant August Sambach
Luftwaffe officer
Luftwaffe Flakregiment 131
Luftwaffe Officer Corps photo album 1942
Luftwaffe Flakregiment 131 Kaserne
Officers of the Staff of Luftwaffe Flakregiment 131 assembled this hardcover Nazi photo album for their Commander, Oberst Sambach according to the 7-1/8 x 11 inch hand-lettered card inside the front cover (shown directly above). The 36 pages in this ¾ x 11-½ x 14-½ inch original photo album contain a photo of the barracks of the Luftwaffe Flakregiment 131 and the office followed by a 4-¾ x 5-¾ inch group portrait of the entire staff, and 18 individual photo portraits of Luftwaffe Colonels, Captains, Lieutenants, and one NCO. The last portrait shows an Officer in a uniform with Luftschutz Warndienst (Air Warning Service) LSW collar tabs (shown below right).
There is no writing in this album: no photo captions, no names, no dates. However, on the internet we found that Luftwaffe Flakregiment 131 was formed on 26 August 1939 in Leipzig and that Oberstleutnant August Sambach was the Kommandeur of Luftwaffe Flak-Regiment 131 from October 1940 - June 1942. The outfit came from the Halle-Leuna area in Germany and in November 1942 it transferred to Sicily where it became part of Flakgruppe Sizilien.
Based on that information, we suspect the 4-¼ x 6-¾ inch photo of the Kaserne (shown below) was taken in the city of Halle an der Saale (the hometown of SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich), that the album dates to the summer of 1942, and that it was a parting gift to Oberstleutnant August Sambach. In June 1942 Sambach became the Kommandeur of Flak-Regiment 53 on the Greek island of Crete (Kreta) and then went on to Tobruk and Tunesia where Flak-Regiment 53 was destroyed. Sambach ended the war as the Commander of Flak-Brigade VI near Stettin, Germany.

A rare insight into the Luftwaffe Officer Corps, in very nice original condition. No odor.

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This 1942 commemorative Luftwaffe Flakregiment 131 photo album is for
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SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE 1942 NAZI PHOTO ALBUM FEATURING THE
STAFF AND COMMANDER OF LUFTWAFFE FLAK-REGIMENT 131

AN OVERSIZE NAZI PHOTO ALBUM PUT TOGETHER BY THE OFFICERS OF FLAK-REGIMENT 131 FOR THEIR DEPARTING COMMANDER, OBERSTLEUTNANT SAMBACH

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