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Comparative military ranks of Korea[edit]

Thanks for answering my query on this; are those documents you mentioned publicly available? The article is crying out for a source.
Also, do you know if the OF-n designations stand for anything? Does it represent the degree of responsibility (size of unit commanded, for example)? An explanation of that would be useful, too.
The reason for the mismatch in ranks, I’ve found (and which isn’t made clear at all in the article) is that the NK Army follows the Soviet ranking system, while the SK Army follows the US one. So (it would seem) Brigades, Divisions and Corps are commanded by Major-General, Lt. General and Colonel-General respectively in the NK Army, but by Brigade Gen, Maj Gen and Lt Gen in the SK one. Which makes the Generals (Daejang) equivalent to each other, as far as I can see; and the SK Wonsu equal to the NK ones.
But I'm wondering whether the page needs a complete overhaul; what do you reckon? Moonraker12 (talk) 23:12, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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Frohe Weihnachten - 2012[edit]

Christmas Greetings. Kierzek (talk) 15:07, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

  • I hate to do this, but... non-free image removed. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:17, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
 :-) -OberRanks (talk) 17:12, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

(aged 90)[edit]

Hello OberRanks, you can clarify whether Hugo Gutmann in "1971 (aged 90)" (your info) or 1962 (rijo) died?[1] [2] --Virtualiter (talk) 23:10, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

I think the 2nd one makes more sense and is better referenced. -OberRanks (talk) 23:31, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

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cf. Totenkopf[edit]

I reverted your good faith edit. Please look first at the discussion Kierzek's talk page and also at the article Totenkopf, where over some time I tried to exactly explain the meaning of that word. Sincerely, 79.230.173.95 (talk) 08:48, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Chaplain's medal, rather ribbon, image[edit]

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OberRanks, I am troubled about the Chaplain's Medal image you uploaded. While it is similar to the neck ribbon, I do not see the ribbon itself listed by TIOH. Did you create it yourself? If so, I hope you will take steps to remove it. Thanks. – S. Rich (talk) 22:27, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

It's in the database at NPRC from 2004 when it was e-mailed to use by IOH....a permissions e-mail can be sent, I suppose, if its really that big of an issue. I'm doing a project at work and came across some info about this award; amazingly, its still on the books and could be awarded tomorrow if Congress so desired. Pretty neat. -OberRanks (talk) 22:48, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for removing the image from the article. And please forgive me if I got steamed up over it. I just want to make sure info about the award is 110% correct. My interest with chaplains in war started as a kid when I collected stamps and came across the postage stamp honoring the four chaplains. On a personal note, Father Tim Vakoc ministered to me on the day he was hit by an IED in Mosul, Iraq. – S. Rich (talk) 04:25, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

I did a major revamp of the bottom of the article and re-directed the dead article on unofficial awards. I hope it is all to your liking. -OberRanks (talk) 15:24, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

While the work on that section is an improvement, I can't say I am happy. Including these ersatz ribbons is not proper because we are presenting "ribbons" which are simply the creations of different editors. [I believe (added comment)] The ribbons themselves were never authorized, issued, or even created by the military departments or TIOH. I've posted a notice at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Orders, Decorations, and Medals asking for members to comment. – S. Rich (talk) 17:05, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
Not sure what other ribbons you are referring too. The only ones I can think of are the expedition ribbons from the 1930s (NC-4, Polar, etc) but all of those were real ribbons worn on uniforms. Separate issue, though, I'm sure others will comment. -OberRanks (talk) 17:11, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
The "ribbon" for the Cardenas Medal is an example. (I've removed the link for the image and nom'd it for deletion.) The ribbon image was purely the invention [creation (added comment] of the editor who posted it. I suspect the other ribbon images are editor inventions [creations (added comment)] as well -- but more research is needed. Hopefully my notice on the WikiProject page will stimulate some other editors to comment & research this issue. – S. Rich (talk) 17:18, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
The Cardenas ribbon was real and was worn on the uniforms of the Revenue Cutter Service. I don't have much time to dig up the stuff about the medal right now, but will keep it on the back burner. -OberRanks (talk) 17:30, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
The strikeout text above was done by me to correct my intemperate and inappropriate descriptions of the medals. In using the term "creation" I seek to commend the contributing editor in that the image was created based on information found in WP:RS. – S. Rich (talk) 00:54, 3 May 2013 (UTC)00:56, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

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Delete away. The guy listed on that page was a really big pain, claiming to hold the copyright on military award pictures and he tried to sue both MPRC and Randolph Air Force Base. What's ironic is that we had actually tried to get in contact with him several times for help with an awards database. He then claimed to hold personal copyright on all military award and insignia pictures listed on government and military websites. I remember him very well.... -OberRanks (talk) 14:40, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

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Patton[edit]

Do you have source information for File:Pattonphoto.jpg? The article is going through a FAC right now and someone has asked. Thank you. Ed! (talk) 02:40, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

Its an official photo from his service record which is now public at the Military Personnel Records Center. -OberRanks (talk) 04:15, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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Amon Göth[edit]

Hi OberRanks. I just noticed your addition to the Amon Göth article. I was wondering if you have a minute if you could add some page numbers and ISBNs to your citations, for added verifiability? Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 16:52, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Yes, sure thing. I'll check the books with in the next 24-48h. They are both at home. -OberRanks (talk) 17:21, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Super, thanks. So glad you could source this piece of info. -- Diannaa (talk) 18:34, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

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Richard Radecki[edit]

OberRanks, reflect back to 2009 when you created Richard Radecki. (Ahh, those were the days!) For some reason I came across the article myself and did a bit of cleanup. Well, I returned today and removed the two non-reference references. Only the external IMDb link remains. Next I did a Google news and came up with two items. The stories are about diving, and they seem to have Radecki commenting about diving safety. (I'm too cheap to pay to view the entire stories.) A search on the American Film Institute database came up with nothing. So I've tagged the article with no refs & BLP notability. With all this in mind, I'm thinking about an AfD. Thought I'd give you a heads-up. – S. Rich (talk) 00:12, 18 September 2013 (UTC) PS: I'm not entirely cheap -- I do subscribe to HighBeam Research. Nothing came up. 00:29, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Sounds good to me, go for the Afd or maybe just be bold and redirect to Men of Honor. I wont vote or comment since I haven't touched that article in quite some time and am very neutral. Most of my time is off Wiki now writing professional these days. -OberRanks (talk) 02:30, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Always happy to help the Navy. (Spent an enjoyable year with them during OEF-HOA. Learned they were always having meetings because life at sea consisted of looking out at the open ocean or at each other.) Your WP:BLAR suggestion is a good one. I'll do it. – S. Rich (talk) 03:10, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Independence Hall[edit]

I switched out the occupation link on the Independence Hall page with the Wikipedia article covering the capture and winter occupation of Philadelphia by Crown Forces. That article looks like it could use some more interesting material in that section, so I'm planning to add a bit, including on what was done with Independence Hall. I just don't see invasion of the United States fitting in the context - it is certainly far from a sovereign nation invading another sovereign nation, when the army was here in their colonies before independence was declared. --JC1008 (talk) 13:41, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! -OberRanks (talk) 16:33, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Template:Nazi Germany Paramilitary Ranks[edit]

When you get a chance, please double-check this for accurate placement of "combat" and "non-combat ranks". Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 21:27, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Maybe have the super high ranks like (at first glance) Reichsführer-SS, Stabschef, Gauleiter, and Reichsjugendführer in their own section?
Looks pretty cool, I'll take a look. In the real world, the book is coming along nicely, going to the publishers by March/April of next year. Turned into a pretty massive thing and took five years to write! -OberRanks (talk) 22:47, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, maybe a national (Reich) section; akin to a leadership/command section. BTW- glad the book is going well. Kierzek (talk) 13:31, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas...[edit]

Hope you have a good relaxing holiday...Cheers, Kierzek (talk) 04:43, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

You too! The service record of Husband E. Kimmel on CD! The gifts are easy when you're a military historian! -OberRanks (talk) 19:13, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

List of abbreviations of United States military ranks[edit]

Hi, OberRanks. I hope you've been doing well. I've noticed that we don't have anything on Wikipedia for a List of abbreviations of United States military ranks or something like that. I know that this is your field of expertise and I hope that you will consider creating it.Hoops gza (talk) 02:46, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

There are a few tables already in existence for that. One of them is on my user page. -OberRanks (talk) 16:28, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

File:USnuclearstrike.jpg[edit]

Hi!

You uploaded File:USnuclearstrike.jpg in 2010. I see that the source is the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but that says little about the context where it was found. I wanted to verify what the colors meant, but I haven't been able to find the image together with that information. Where did you get the image, more precisely? Sjö (talk) 22:29, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

P.S., the image you linked above is actually a dead link which needs to be deleted. The current image is File:US nuclear strike map.svg. Theres a procedure to delete dead images, but my knowledge is not very high on how to do it. -OberRanks (talk) 17:43, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
I know, but it's the file that's closest to the original source. Sjö (talk) 18:54, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
It was out of a very old manual (published 1974), republished in 1984 as part of FEMA's disaster preparatory program for the Washington DC area. The dark areas were radiation. I updated the image page with all of this information. Hope that helps! -OberRanks (talk)
Actually, no. It's still not possible to verify the source. What's the name of the manual and where was it published? Where can it be found today? Sjö (talk) 17:04, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to Wiki Commons Images. I entered all the data I know about the image on that site. The disaster book the map originally came from could probably be easily requested from FEMA since its all declassified pubs now. The address is FEMA, 500 C St SW, Washington, DC 20472 and the phone is (202) 646-2500. Best. -OberRanks (talk) 17:39, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Oak Leaf Image[edit]

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That was uploaded ten years ago. :-) I think its a dead image and should be deleted. -OberRanks (talk) 20:32, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Hellmuth Dobbrick[edit]

You forgot to add persondata and a defaultsort for this person. - Hoops gza (talk) 23:47, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

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Six star insignia[edit]

I see from Talk:General of the Armies#Verifiable six-star insignia? that you have seen some plans for a proposed six-star rank insignia. Can you remember if the plans show several options, as shown at: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/184041-us-navy-style-6-star-admiral-shoulder-board-prototype/, or is the six stars of equal size five in a circle and one in the middle the only image in the archive? Thanks. DrKiernan (talk) 07:37, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

That's a very cool picture, and yes, that design was in the package I received from the IOH. Sorry I haven't updated the article; I'm full speed ahead trying to get a book published so a lot of Wiki work was put to the side. An excellent find, however, great picture. -OberRanks (talk) 14:57, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Hi, OberRanks, I really like the first two paragraphs on your profile page. I wish we all could abide by that. God bless, Musdan77 (talk) 18:26, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
 :-) -OberRanks (talk) 19:06, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

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SS officers[edit]

Hello, OberRanks. You may wish to translate the German de:Ernst-Heinrich Schmauser to help you with this article. Also, you forgot to add persondata and defaultsort. - Hoops gza (talk) 04:28, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

"I leave such worldly matters to younger men" ;-) -OberRanks (talk) 14:24, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

Greetings, again. Might you know what SS rank Albert Speer obtained? It is not mentioned in his article. - Hoops gza (talk) 23:55, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

I actually talk about that in a book I'm writing. Believe it or not, I'm prohibited by contract from discussing Speer's SS membership on Wikipedia. Its actually quite a big subject in academic circles. Check the book stores next year for the answer! -OberRanks (talk) 14:05, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Nazi-Rank structure[edit]

Check out this new page. I am not sure we really need it given all the similar pages as shown listed on the article page: Nazi party paramilitary ranks and on the page Comparative officer ranks of World War II. Kierzek (talk) 16:14, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Very nice. We should do some merging as well. I noticed on the paramilitary ranks page, it has Bannführer listed as the equivalent of a Major General and HJ-Scharführer listed as a Lieutenant which is clearly incorrect. Clean-up is needed. -OberRanks (talk) 16:40, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
It needs detail work and better formatting, as well. BTW-have you seen this: SS-Volksmarschall. Kierzek (talk) 22:06, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes...V-Marshall. Under contract on that one to not write about it on Wikipedia. My upcoming book has some significant material on it. Can't post what I have on Mann (military rank) either....found some fascinating stuff. -OberRanks (talk) 12:57, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I had heard of V-Marshall before, but can't recall too much about it. BTW-don't forget my copy of your book, when it comes out. ;) Kierzek (talk) 18:23, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

If we can figure out a way to friend on Facebook, I have some interesting material there. A long time ago, I knew how to send private messages on Wikipedia, but have long since forgotten how to do it. -OberRanks (talk) 22:53, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

You can send me an email through my Wikipedia page if you wish. If not, no problem. Kierzek (talk) 02:58, 8 October 2014 (UTC)