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00.00.00-00.00.00 Flughafen Semlin (Serbia)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Wetterbezirkszentrale Rom (Rome, Italy)
00.00.00-00.00.00 General der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Italien
00.00.00-00.00.00 Flugplatz-Kommando A 4/XVII in Havlickuv Brod (Czech Republic)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Flugplatz-Kommando A 6/XVII in Nisch (Serbia)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Wetterwarte Sofia (Bulgaria)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Wetterwarte Tirana (Albania)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Feldluftgaukommando XXX in Belgrade (Serbia)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Flughafen A/0/111/XVII in Zagreb (Croatia)
00.00.00-00.00.00 Wetterbezirk Alpen
Pages 12 and 13 from ?? Wehrpas.
00.00.00 DRL Sportabzeichen (DRL Sports Badge)
00.00.00 SA Sportabzeichen (SA Sports Badge)
00.00.00 Medaille Zur Erinnerung An Den 1. Oktober 1938 (Commemerative Medal of 1.10.38)
00.00.00 Segeflugabzeichen "C"
00.00.00 Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerten (War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords)
00.00.00 Medaille Für Italienisch-Deutschen Feldzug in Afrika (The Italo-German Campaign Medal in Africa)
7 April 36
This Luftwaffe branch was established to observe the weather and give recommendations and reports to the flying LW units. They were mostly installed on airfields. The Soldbuch was started in November 1939 and Swetly served with a lot of different units in many countries throughout the war, mostly on the southern and southeastern front. Here's a list of most of his active units:
During his many years of military service, Swetly earned no less than six awards: the DRL Sportabzeichen, SA Sportabzeichen, Sudetenerinnerungsmedaille, Segeflugabzeichen C, the KVKII and, interestingly, the German-Italian commemoration medal for the African campaign. He must have seen some action in Africa when he was with his 'Italian' units in 1942-43. Swetly was promoted four times, from Assistent up to Oberfähnrich. During his time in Serbia in the summer of 1944, he was hospitalised with malaria.
He survived the war and was released from service 4th of May 1945.
Great photo of him in his Spezialpersonal uniform. Interesting little detail: Swetly, a born Austrian, has denazified the front cover and put a national Austrian shield beneath the swastika. No further denazifications inside.