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Legend

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Stumbled across this:

I think we're all familiar with this photo, usually accepted as Gunther Burstyn:

Burstyn3.jpg

This photo, from a very reputable Austrian archive, is also said to be him:

Burstyn1.jpg

They don't look particularly like the same chap to me. The collar patches match - a wheel and wings, badge of Railway and Telegraph troops, 2 stars for lieutenant, but no explanation for the armband.

Some other views for comparison. The hairline is a bit more like the second pic.

Burstyn4.jpg

In later life:

Burstyn2.jpg

Can anyone identify the real Gunther Burstyn?



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The last Picture is definatly Burstyn. See also this newspaper scan from 1941.



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