A few days ago I bought the photo album of Ritterkreuzer DKiG Leutnant Wilhelm Hofmann, pilot of Jagdgeschwader 26. There are 211 photos, almost all strongly glued.
When I received the album I scanned all the photos and then enlarged:
-none of the aircraft in the photos have visible symbols, except for two which have the symbols but are JG.2 and not JG.26. Hofmann never served at JG.2;
-with Microsoft's "Facial Recognition" web program, I made sure that the photos in the album are all from different people (only one person has two photos). If a soldier forms his album, there must be many photos of him I think;
-with the "Facial Recognition" program I have ascertained that none of the photos in the album correspond to the known photos of Wilhelm Hofmann;
-in the album I have not found any element or writing that certifies that the album is by Wilhelm Hofmann.
I have strong doubts about the authenticity of this album even if the photos seem to me from the time, I think it has been tampered with, and that it is not pertinent to Wilhelm Hofmann.
But I am not an expert and I hope I am wrong.
I would like your kind opinion.