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by mightythor99
Mon May 12, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe during D-day/Normandy campaign
Replies: 7
Views: 13590

Re: Luftwaffe during D-day/Normandy campaign

a man in my town, is documented as shooting down the first enemy aircraft on d-day, and, in fact, he said it was a very low flying aircraft, that was reported as a friendly, and not to shoot at it. he was the gunnery commander, and was in the crow's nest, of the ancon. he said he saw it fly by, extr...
by mightythor99
Mon May 12, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 38
Views: 16127

Re: Goodbye

i dont know why these most recent posts werent visible when i started writing... but i guess, as always, i'm a day late, and a dollar too short! story of my life! guess he wont be reading my post. i need to talk to one of the moderators, and get my info changed/updated email address please! thanks! ...
by mightythor99
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Netherlanders- Need help with photos
Replies: 1
Views: 3762

Re: Netherlanders- Need help with photos

hi,
there is a military museum on the island of texel, that might be able to help you out some. not sure what it's called, do a search on google, for military museums on texel.
hope that helps ya!
by mightythor99
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Soldbuch returned to original owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2985

Re: Soldbuch returned to original owner

one of my family stories, is of "mein onkel", who was in the luftwaffe, went to leningrad, transfered to italy. he was in palermo, and fought all the way up the italian boot. he was in monte cassino. a little past there, someone stole his backpack, with all his papers and stuff in it........ he ende...
by mightythor99
Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: In search of a German artist?
Replies: 2
Views: 1520

Re: In search of a German artist?

what is your tif? there were several good artists in that camp. most, if not all, were captured either in afrika, or italy. i have a couple things from that camp in my archive. 1. a photo album, from a prisoner, and there is some artwork in it, nickol, or something like that is the name on some of i...
by mightythor99
Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: B-17G "Yankee Lady" Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Re: B-17G "Yankee Lady" Flight

one of the photo albums in my archive, is from the RAD and luftwaffe flak defense around schweinfurt, and includes shots of the big raids, etc. the owner of the album had an eye put out during the bombings. might be interesting, to scan them and have your friend make comments where he can to go alon...
by mightythor99
Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: POW Camp located in central Virginia
Replies: 2
Views: 1654

Re: POW Camp located in central Virginia

found this on a quick search.......... http://www.thelongestpatrol.com/pwoverview.html many of the prisoners of war here, state side, were captured in north africa, but not all. i live near camp atterbury, indiana, and there were prisoners of war there. they were not completely confined to the camp,...
by mightythor99
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: German Troops in Brunssum - Holland
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: German Troops in Brunssum - Holland

here are a couple of possibilites for you. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/SS-Divisionen/SSDivVT.htm http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/SS-Divisionen/SSDivLSSAH.htm i would think the first one........ they were in holland the longest it looks like. hope that helps ya! ...
by mightythor99
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veterans POW number.
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Re: Veterans POW number.

what day, and location was he, when he was captured? the dog tags might be traceable, but he wouldnt have gotten it til he was processed into the camp. do you know what camp he was in in england? i have some of the camp "newspapers", from camp 230, in england, '46 - 48 dated, mostly early ones i thi...
by mightythor99
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: German Troops in Brunssum - Holland
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: German Troops in Brunssum - Holland

do you know which units were in your town? ie,... 20th infantry division, etc.
thanks!
ted
by mightythor99
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: meaning of upsidedown german wwii shoulder boards
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

meaning of upsidedown german wwii shoulder boards

might seem like a dumb question,... but what does that actually mean? is that soldier an acting sgt or something? i've seen it several times, once was on a parade tunic dressed portfolio style photo,........ just saw it in a mountain troop pic. the boards are put on, upside down, so that the unit nu...
by mightythor99
Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: German Troops in Brunssum - Holland
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Re: German Troops in Brunssum - Holland

do you know what german units were there?
by mightythor99
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: U-77 Survivor Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Re: U-77 Survivor Question

hi, not sure, but just looked at your web page/link attached to your name. i have something you guys might be interested in, it is a large framed (original frame) of the brittanica, with a brass plaque attached, saying cunard lines......... it hung in a ticket sales office or something from you guys...
by mightythor99
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: this must be one of the most highly decorated divisions
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: this must be one of the most highly decorated divisions

Close Combat Bar (Nähkampfspange) Instituted: 25 November 1942 First Awarded: Gold version - 27 August 1944 Requirements: Participation in at least 15 days of close combat (10 if recipient wounded) qualified one for the Bronze award. For service in Russia, credit was backdated to June 1941 and the B...
by mightythor99
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: this must be one of the most highly decorated divisions
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: this must be one of the most highly decorated divisions

but, to put it in realistic view................ it would be scary as hell, seeing even one of those iron monsters rolling towards you, trying to kill you!! :-)