whereisstrathmere t1_itop5wx wrote

Staff Sargent, which is E-7... quite an achievement. Takes time, so he may have already been in the Army when the war broke out. Not sure, but time-in-rank-wise it may make sense. In any event, that is a face that has seen things. Respect. EDIT: I got the level wrong E-6… but still a big deal.


whereisstrathmere t1_itooim9 wrote

Businessman in Hamburg (literally "salesman in Hamburg).

Edit: I am doing a literal translation of the German title beneath his name. While it may not suit our current sensibilities, it is very gender specific for the time. There was no female equivalent. It would be inaccurate to say, “Business person.” (I am saying this because I got a snarky message about using gender specific language.) We simply cannot impose 21st-century ideals on vintage, era-specific messages.