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by gerhard2
Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43
Replies: 6
Views: 2106

Re: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

It means grave or the place where he was buried.
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS-Nummer
Replies: 8
Views: 3775

Re: SS-Nummer

When about 16 1/2 years old our school principal brought a well decorated Oscha to class one morning. He told us we had the honor of joining a new division (Hitlerjugend) to be assembled. I am not sure but I think the whole class signed up. Almost immediatly we had a physical examination and receive...
by gerhard2
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Uncle's Memoirs
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: Uncle's Memoirs

Hi:
If you like I can give it a try.
Considering that I have not spoken German for many years it would take me a while.
I was born in 1926 and likely had similar experiences.
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Haen
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: Haen

Hello HaEn:
You better get well soon or I am going to tell the Spiess where you are. :evil:
Take care and hopefully tomorrow will be better.
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Is Rudi Salvermoser still around?
Replies: 59
Views: 22176

Re: Is Rudi Salvermoser still around?

Hello Rudi Nice to see you are still around or maybe I havn't been around. Anyway I hope you had a nice Christmas and will have a Happy New Year, same for HaEn and the rest. Just think I received notice to repeat my driver's test, here in Canada everybody after 80 has a driving test every two years,...
by gerhard2
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Happy Christmas HaEn
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Happy Christmas HaEn

Hi HaEn: HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you and everybody here . Remember your Christmases from our days with Adolf and the other guy's? I can remember in 43 getting ready for Christmas eve and Ivan starting to join in with the Stalin organ we had to leave in a hurry, Ivan got all our Christmas goodies. 44 Chri...
by gerhard2
Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Happy Birthday, HaEn!
Replies: 39
Views: 17381

Re: Happy Birthday, HaEn!

Hi HaEn:
All the best to you :wink:
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: 94. Inf Div Veteran fellowship disbands end of the Year 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2202

Re: 94. Inf Div Veteran fellowship disbands end of the Year 2009

Hi D Dutch: Just happened to come across the Feldgrau Forum again and remember all the arguments I had there, especially with Sid and a few others. As I only had my memories I did have a lot of trouble when talking about my experiences for which of course I had no proof. In fact with the conditions ...
by gerhard2
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Happy Birthday, HaEn!
Replies: 39
Views: 17381

Re: Happy Birthday, HaEn!

Have a nice Birthday and all the best. :up:
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 7874

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Andre This constant, just because some avid readers of the usual propaganda klap-trap say it happened like that therefore it must have happened like for that everyone is tiresome. Read my previous post "How on earth can anyone compare the Hitler jugend of up to 1943 with the Hitler jugend of 1944 ti...
by gerhard2
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 7874

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

How on earth can anyone compare the Hitler jugend of up to 1943 with the Hitler jugend of 1944 till wars end. I was in the Hitler jugend until early 1943. Hans mentioned Klein kaliber drill. Well I did not handle a gun, .22 or otherwise until basic training after joining up. If the Hitler jugend was...
by gerhard2
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 7874

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Mathias: As for your question: "So what do you think, were waffen SS solders ordinary solders like Heer solders or were they politic indoctrined SS solders prepared to do everything for nazi regim and never raise any questions ?" I can only speak for myself and as far as I was concerned the only tim...
by gerhard2
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 7874

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Matthias I looked forward to my leave when discharged from hospital and sorry when I had to return. As for loving to fight ? after being wounded twice and once driving my bike into a bomb crater, somehow I did not think that was much fun. Do you think I was the exception ? I can assure you my comrad...
by gerhard2
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 7874

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Hans I guess where I was your "Das Wesen der ausbildung für 10 - 14 Jährigen muss sein:" was not very important. "Kleinkaliberschiesen," did not handle or fire a gun until basic training in my Ausbildungs Abt. That was my experience and I do not like to make sweeping statements like "they were trein...
by gerhard2
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 7874

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Matrhias, When with a Ausbildungs Ersatz Abbteilung for basic and gun training our batterie manned from year 1926/25 guy's like me was earmarked to join the 12th (HJ) division which was training in Belgium. Somehow part of our batterie ended up with the 2nd in Russia. Like the guy's of the 12th we ...