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i.steinmetzer
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Hi, pictured on the top left in the first picture is my grandfather Jean Steinmetzer with two friends.

I don't have any info on his involvement in the military but my father thinks he was in the British military during WW2 and I recall him saying he was there at Normandy in 1944...but he never talked about it.

Someone from another forum pointed that he and his mates could be from a royal marine commando or another commando from their uniforms. Can anyone help? I know I can request his official records but I just started my research and I currently enjoy this personal mission! :-)

I also found this panoramic picture (numbered) on another forum and could find similarities in facial features between #1 and the man right next to my grandpa in the first picture. Am I crazy?

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i.steinmetzer
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Here are the other pictures that couldn't fit in my first post.
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i.steinmetzer
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And the last one.
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It certainly looks like him. How exciting!

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Hi, The best place to start is really to apply for his service record which should show any attachment to a Commando unit. Have you begun the process ? Then afterwards look at the photos we have against any Commando unit shown on the Service record. I have known many photo comparisons made that look like someone , but are indeed found not to be the person in question.

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i.steinmetzer
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No I have not started the process. I need to gather the paperwork and birth certificates and that kind of stuff.
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How do I try and find info on my grandad??? I believe he was a commando.. green beret... Gibraltar always in the story... I have pics that may help but don't know how to post???..
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Hi Angie,

If you email me the details of your grandad and the photos then I will start a new topic for you.

Email: no5cdo@aol.co.uk

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I was able to find his full name and date of birth.

Jean Robert Steinmetzer
March 1, 1924

 
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