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by George Harper
Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Arthur Grimm, PK photogragher
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

Re: Arthur Grimm, PK photogragher

Thanks Rodrigo and Michael, much appreciated.

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by George Harper
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe StuGs in Normandy?
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

Luftwaffe StuGs in Normandy?

Hi All,

Luftwaffe Feld Div 16 deployed a small number of StuG IIIG's in Normandy. As the Heer took over control of the LW Feld Div's in November '43, would the StuG crews have worn Luftwaffe or Heer uniforms?

I don't suppose I'd be lucky enough for anyone to have pics?

Cheers,

George.
by George Harper
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Normandy - activities of Arthur Grimm PK cameraman
Replies: 0
Views: 850

Normandy - activities of Arthur Grimm PK cameraman

Hi,

Would anyone know what units Arthur Grimm photographed during the Normandy campaign? I am particularly interested in any Luftwaffe ground units he may have spent time with in June/July 1944.

Thanks,

George.
by George Harper
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Arthur Grimm, PK photogragher
Replies: 3
Views: 3121

Arthur Grimm, PK photogragher

Hi,

Would anyone know what units Arthur Grimm photographed during the Normandy campaign? I am particularly interested in any Luftwaffe ground units he may have spent time with in June/July 1944.

Thanks,

George.
by George Harper
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Performance of Luftwaffen-Field-Divisions
Replies: 15
Views: 4981

Meindl

Meindl began the war with the Gebirgsjäger (Heer). He parachuted into Narvik in 1940 and afterwards transferred to the Fallschirmjäger (Luftwaffe). He commanded the SturmRegiment on Kreta in 1941 and was seriously wounded. He recovered to command a Fallschirmjäger Kampfgruppe in Russia. He then form...
by George Harper
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Book selection for SS and Luftwaffe
Replies: 16
Views: 2517

Aussie book shops

G'day Adam, May I suggest you dump the outlets you've listed? I have found what I believe to be the best Aviation/Military bookshop is NSW (Sydney), possibly in Australia. They have a huge range of books, videos, DVDs, prints, action figures etc. Some titles they import themselves and so are not ava...
by George Harper
Thu May 06, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: P-Fausts in Allied Use
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

82nd Airborne Panzerfausts

As I recall, the 82nd captured a large number of Panzerfausts in Normandy (several truck-loads?) and, after conducting comparitive trials against the Bazooka and Panzerschrecke, went on to use them in Market Garden. I believe Gen Gavin relates this story in his book. The Heer did not receive the fir...
by George Harper
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Commander of Fallschirm-Artillerie-Regiment 2 in 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 822

FAR2

According to my sources, Major Franke was CO of FAR2 before Oberst Winkler. Major Franke commanded from 20 Dec 1943. Oberst Winkler commanded up till 3 Sep 1944. I'm sorry but I don't appear to have the "switch over" date.

Hope this helps.

George.
by George Harper
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: A message to our Spanish neighbours.
Replies: 14
Views: 2339

Bombings in Spain

I too wish to send my deepest condolances and sympathy to all our Spanish friends. A tremendous tragedy.

George Harper.
by George Harper
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Heer troops in SS camo smocks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2085

Hard to say without seeing the pic but it sounds like the 4 SS "Polizei" Div. to me. They wore Police type collar patches early on. Towards the end of the war their uniforms became more like the rest of the Waffen SS.

Cheers,

George.
by George Harper
Mon Oct 27, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: 8.8cm RW43 'Puppchen' in the Ardennes
Replies: 28
Views: 5957

Püppchen

Many Fallschirm units were issued with Püppchen. I don't know off hand if 3FJD or 5FJD had them during the Ardennes Offensive. Perhaps someone here can look into it?
If FJR9 had Püppchen, that might explain one being in La Gleize?

Cheers,

George.
by George Harper
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 2.I/FJRI commander
Replies: 1
Views: 666

2./FJR1 April 1940.

G'day Fish,

According to Rudolf Böhmler, it was Hauptman Kurt Gröschke.

Horrido,

George.
by George Harper
Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Defence of Breslau
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

So kaempfte Breslau?

Hello Doug,

I have been trying to decide if I should buy this book for some time now. My chief interest is the Fallschirmtruppe. Can you tell me if this book provides much detail on their part in the defence of Breslau?

Many thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

George Harper.
by George Harper
Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Normandy 1944
Replies: 11
Views: 3422

What about the Paras?

Halder, I like what I have seen of your work but I feel you are neglecting the role of the Fallschirmjäger. 3FJD, 5FJD and FJR6 played important parts in the German defence along with other units from II Fallschirmkorps. May I suggest the following sources? Books: "Die Deutsche Fallschirmtruppe 1942...
by George Harper
Wed May 28, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: FJR 6 officers in Normandy
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

FJR6

The following is from "Der Weg der 2.Fallschirmjägerdivision" by Willi Kammann.

5.Kp Hptm. Herrmann
6.Kp Lt. Brunnklaus
7.Kp Lt. von Socha-Borzestowski
8.Kp Oblt. Graf Bethusy-Huc (?)

13.Kp Oblt. Nahde
14.Kp Lt. Geck
15.Kp Hptm. Hauch

Hope this helps.

George.
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