Friday, October 31, 2014

Life Insurance

My Dad is shown in the following picture.  It was 1945 and he was heading to Germany.                                 "Pvt. H.E. Jones, Sqdn M" it states on the bottom tag as shown.                                                                 

 On the reverse it gives a chronology of his life in the military.

Kessler Field March 1945, Armillo Texas August 1945, November boat going to France in 1945, In Germany August 1945-1946, it seems to be reading.

Now near this photograph in the box of family keep sakes is the follow.

Hum..."Veterans Administration National Service Life Insurance" it states proudly.  A premium of "6.50" is written, and a "Policy Number" shown.  Life insurance before heading to Germany during the close of the second world war.  You certainly needed to get things in perspective.  You what will happen to me...were all important considerations.

Enclosed in this box of keepsakes was the following additional life insurance.

Inside the cover is written:  "Pfc. Henry E. Jones, Landsburg Germany".  It was certainly a different kind of life insurance.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Highest Hotel

"Schneefernerhaus Hotel (8696 ft.) on Germany's highest mountain Zugspitze near Garmisch-Partenkirchen" this post card reads on the back.

Hum...Germany's highest mountain would mean Germany's highest hotel.  It seems wedged into the side of the mountain with various stories, and lots of windows.  A sky-lift appears to rise to the top. [Would not want to pay the heating bill here!]

Does anyone know if this "Highest Hotel" is still in existence?  My Dad once spent the night there in 1946.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Berchtesgaden 1946

The "THIRD US ARMY 'TOURS' " provided this post card to my Dad in 1946.

On the back it reads: "Berchtesgaden, with Watzmann Mt. (8,150 ft.) in background.

The card goes on to read: "Watzmann offers unique view of rugged chalk mountains encircling this area and lesser Tyrols".

Chalk mountains indeed it is.  Can anyone update us on this city?