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by c.d.Schmidt
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: wehrmacht use of dogs
Replies: 12
Views: 5879

Re: wehrmacht use of dogs

My grand father was in Das Reich SS division 4./Deutschland . He survived the war moved to Vancouver Canada. His family brought their German Shepherd bitch with them . They brought it over in the hold of the ship they came over in and had to be quarantined for 6 mths but my grandmother insisted. It ...
by c.d.Schmidt
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: 2nd SS Panzerdivision Unterstrumfuhrer d.R. Johann (Hans) Karl Schmidt German Cross in Gold holder
Replies: 0
Views: 497

2nd SS Panzerdivision Unterstrumfuhrer d.R. Johann (Hans) Karl Schmidt German Cross in Gold holder

Searching for info on my grandfather Johann ( Hans) Karl Schmidt born in Worms on July 16,1917. He served in the Hitler Youth from July 33 to July 34. He served to.periods in the RAD from July 34 to March35 and Oct 35 to Marc37. He joined the SS(SS#342 344) and the SS/VT on Nov1,1937.Assigned to 4./...
by c.d.Schmidt
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger
Replies: 211
Views: 128194

Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Just found out now about Mark Yerger I appreciated his help with my grandfather Johann(Hans ) Karl Schmidt from 2nd SS Panzer division. Sorry to hear of his passing. He mentioned my Opa in one of His book. My Opa had a War Merit in gold for a tank trap in Russia.
by c.d.Schmidt
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: KIA's SS Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

Re: KIA's SS Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"

At one point my grandfather went with a bunch of soldiers to get their palms read and the lady would only tell his fortune and he was one of the only ones to.survive.
by c.d.Schmidt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: KIA's SS Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"
Replies: 5
Views: 3429

Re: KIA's SS Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 3 "Deutschland"

My grandfather was in the 2nd Panzer division assigned to 4./ Deutschland ,he served in the Russian campaigns and received the War merit in gold. At one point alot of his fellow soldiers were killed. His name was Johann( went by Hans)Karl Schmidt.
by c.d.Schmidt
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion
Replies: 25
Views: 21045

Re: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion

My grandfather Johann(Hans) Karl Schmidt from the 2nd SS Panzer division was offered the French Foreign Legion but instead spent 2 yrs in a French run German jail for 2 years the 4 years as a POW in Bordeaux. His finishing rank was Unterstrumfuhrer. He didnt want to fight anymore or ever have his 3 ...
by c.d.Schmidt
Tue May 11, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS Waffen soldier
Replies: 9
Views: 3844

Re: SS Waffen soldier

Thank you very much for all the great info. If I hear any more info or receive pics which familly members agree to show, I'll get in touch.

thanks
Cathy Schmidt
by c.d.Schmidt
Sun May 09, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS Waffen soldier
Replies: 9
Views: 3844

Re: SS Waffen soldier

I talked to a Uncle. Haven't got a birthdate yet but have more info. My Opa earned German Cross in Gold for the capture of the tank trap during the recapture of Kharkov in 1943. He was Hauptscharfurer at this time. He completed his time with this rank till Prag, Chechoslawakia May 1945. His wife and...
by c.d.Schmidt
Sat May 08, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS Waffen soldier
Replies: 9
Views: 3844

Re: SS Waffen soldier

Additional info "Deutschland"
by c.d.Schmidt
Fri May 07, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS Waffen soldier
Replies: 9
Views: 3844

SS Waffen soldier

I'm the granddaughter of a SGT then Hauptman of the SS Waffen. I've been trying to do research for years but have been looking for info from the wrong name and I was looking in the Heer. I've recently been in reintouch with a Oncle that gave me some more info. My Opa's name was Johann Karl Schmidt b...
by c.d.Schmidt
Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: 62 regiment vet info
Replies: 0
Views: 535

62 regiment vet info

I'm looking for info on my Opa, Johann Karl Schmidt. From info I've found, he could of been with/of II Grenadier of Regiment 62 in 7 Infanterie division. Info I know, he was a POW for 6-7 years in France, most of those he served with died, he was on the Russian front, he has a fairly rare medal(mayb...