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by RJH57
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Max Hansen's grave ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Max Hansen's grave ?

it would be a shame indeed if no there were no relatives able or willing to maintain his grave {sigh}
by RJH57
Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Krätschmer's book compared to Jost Schneider's ?
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Krätschmer's book compared to Jost Schneider's ?

how does Ernst-Günther Krätschmer's book compare with Jost Schneider's ?
Their titles:
https://1drv.ms/i/s!AkGpC4yjaS1olBsH5-E-t7KUgzw4
by RJH57
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Meldestaffel (Messenger) vehicles ?
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Meldestaffel (Messenger) vehicles ?

Not much detail on SS-Unterscharführer Josef Rölleke (23 August 1924 - 6 October 2011) EK II (Iron Cross 2nd Class): 27.8.1943 EK I (Iron Cross 1st Class): 21.10.1943 RK (Knights Cross): 16.6.1944 NCO in charge of Messenger Group (Meldestaffelführer), III Battalion, 5.SS-Pz.Gren Regiment, 3.SS-Pz Di...
by RJH57
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Max Hansen's grave ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Max Hansen's grave ?

Max Hansen joined the SS-Verfügungstruppe in 1933 and by 1939 was the commander of the 12th Company in the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH). In 1941, he was awarded the German Cross in Gold and promoted to Sturmbannführer (major). He was given command of the II./1st Panzer Grenadier Regiment LS...
by RJH57
Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Seeking Information: SS-Oberscharführer Walter Göttsche
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

Re: Seeking Information: SS-Oberscharführer Walter Göttsche

All, I am seeking any information available on a family member, SS-Oberscharführer Walter Göttsche born Quarnstedt 29.8.18, SS number 342713....Walter Göttsche joined the Leibstandarte as a volunteer on 5.4.1937 as an SS-Anwärter and joined the 2. Sturm, I am assuming this is 1st Battalion 2nd Comp...
by RJH57
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: KIA info ?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: KIA info ?

The VDK is the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge, the German war graves organisation. You can search there Thanks Simon, appreciate the link. But apparently it is only a database of registered graves , not a complete KIA list. I did a test search on Klidi Pass hero "GERHARD PLEISS", well know...
by RJH57
Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Ambush at Poteau photo
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Re: Ambush at Poteau photo

This photo has been discussed at length here and elsewhere: It is not Heinz Maeger. Maeger didn't participate in the Bulge. He got wounded in late 1943 and after that he served in a medical unit, his book is still in print. the book you're referring to was written by HERBERT Maeger, not the _Heinz_...
by RJH57
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: LSSAH and ani-partisan warfare...
Replies: 23
Views: 4060

Re:

Theres a German book called "Verlorene Ehre -Verratene Treue" by Herbert Maeger. He was member of )./SS-PzGrenRgt 1. His unit fought in 1943 against Partisans at the Balkans. They went from Udine in Italy via Gorizia to Istria. there they drove along the adriatic coast to Rieka, where they went lef...
by RJH57
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: KIA info ?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: KIA info ?

Just checked the VDK grave search and there are no Helmut Schloss/Schlöss listed, is the spelling correct? thank you so much Simon, I appreciate your reply. If memory serves, quite a few years ago, my father, who is 2nd from the left in the original photo, said the fellow's name was Helmut Schloss ...
by RJH57
Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Ambush at Poteau photo
Replies: 3
Views: 1391

Ambush at Poteau photo

on the "Waffen SS History" page on facebook, the soldier in the well known "Ambush at Poteau" photo (see attached URL) supposedly "was Walter Ambrush", "is known as Hans Tragarsky" and is named "Heinz Maeger" in a History Channnel screen shot. Claims that he "fought from the first day until the last...
by RJH57
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: KIA info ?
Replies: 4
Views: 847

KIA info ?

if anyone has access to Waffen SS casualty list database, I'm seeking information (KIA date) for Helmut Schloss, 2nd Company, I Battallion, 1st SS Panzergrenadier Regiment, "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler". He is the first man on the left in attached photo, taken summer 1943. So his KIA date would have ...
by RJH57
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Me-109 pilot strafed in his chute, 1944 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2894

Me-109 pilot strafed in his chute, 1944 ?

In the 1990's a TV documentary series called "WINGS" included an account about the "brutality of war" by P-51 pilot Capt. Richard A. Peterson of the 357th Fighter Group, 8th AF (see attached video link). Capt. Richard A. Peterson claimed Me109-s on the following dates, all bomber escort missions in ...
by RJH57
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: RIP Erwin Bartmann - 4 Kompanie LSSAH
Replies: 1
Views: 2109

RIP Erwin Bartmann - 4 Kompanie LSSAH

Paul E wrote: former member of 4 Kompanie LSSAH Erwin Bartmann passed away on 14/10/2012.
RIP Erwin.
I'm reading his book now:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/190938 ... UTF8&psc=1
by RJH57
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: march 1945, what SS unit ?
Replies: 30
Views: 20272

Re: march 1945, what SS unit ?

lennardg wrote:Does anyone have a clue to what SS unit on these pictures ?
the location must be somewhere in Germany ("apotheke und drogerie" )
not necessarily Germany, could be Austria which is where the 6th SS-Pz Army - including the "LAH" - fought in 1945
by RJH57
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 6.SS-TK, Prague
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

Re: 6.SS-TK, Prague

Were there other SS facilities in Prague at the time I don't know about? I think there was a Waffen-SS field hospital ("Lazarett') in Prague and also in the Czech city of Olmutz. My Dad (2 Coy, I Btn, SS-Panzergrenadier Rgt 1, "LAH") was sent there after being wounded in Greece, 1941. He is second ...